Quotes and Sayings about Anarchy



"The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Victory, American, Anarchy, English)

"The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Government, Anarchy, World)

"Tyranny and anarchy are never far apart."
- Jeremy Bentham
(Related: Anarchy, Tyranny)

"The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Anarchy, Chaos, Consequences, Country, Events, World)

"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Government, People, Anarchy, Contempt, Example, Law, Man)

"When anarchy is declared, the first thing we do, let's kill all the anarchists."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Anarchy, First)

"It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: War, Actions, Anarchy, Consequences, Iraq)

"As soon as liberty is complete it dies in anarchy."
- Will Durant
(Related: Anarchy, Liberty)

"There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: God, Anarchy, Chance, Universe)

"If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Day, Revolution, State)

"Anarchy may await America, due to the daily injustices suffered by the people."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: People, America, Anarchy, May)

"Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Lies, Mind, Poor, State)

"The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy."
- Mark Helprin
(Related: Life, Anarchy, Pearls, Perfection, Race)

"The Disarmament Conference has become the focal point of a great struggle between anarchy and world order... between those who think in terms of inevitable armed conflict and those who seek to build a universal and durable peace."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Anarchy, Conflict, Order, Struggle, World)

"In almost every country there are elements of opinion which would welcome such a conclusion because they wish to return to the politics of the balance of power, unrestricted and unregulated armaments, international anarchy, and preparation for war."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Politics, War, Power, Anarchy, Balance, Country, Opinion, Preparation)

"Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: War, Civilization, Anarchy, Suffering, World, World war, Years)

"I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Civilization, Values, Anarchy, Nationalism, World)

"The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Anarchy, Efficiency, Enemy, Freedom)

"Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Hope, Anarchy)

"Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network."
- Mitchell Kapor
(Related: Anarchy, Network, Old)

"In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today."
- Lincoln Kirstein
(Related: Dance, Anarchy, Authority, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Liberal, Necessity, Order, Today)

"Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia, anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Anarchy, Military, Police)

"A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Anarchy, Culture, Freedom, Property)

"Alan was always interested in politics in a major way. He actually believes that anarchy is a politically viable system, but I don't. I was always interested in putting forward the ideas that represented my viewpoint. I feel the same about anything I'm doing."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Politics, Ideas, Anarchy)

"We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Control, American, Anarchy, Danger, Flags, Revolution, Poor)

"Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns."
- Daniel Morgan
(Related: Religion, Government, Anarchy, Earth, Hell)

"There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work."
- Robert De Niro
(Related: Work, Discipline, Anarchy)

"Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama."
- J. M. Roberts
(Related: Gardening, Anarchy, Culture, Drama, Painting, Skill)

"You know, we were worried that in the UK, there's no anarchy on kids TV. When we grew up kids TV was very anarchic and it was about stuff that your parents would probably object to, if they got to object. And it's gotten very safe."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: Anarchy, Kids, Parents)

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Actions, Anarchy, Country, Laws, Will)

"Unregulated competition is a naive metaphor for anarchy."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Anarchy, Competition, Metaphor)

"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had."
- Eric Schmidt
(Related: Anarchy, First, Humanity, Internet)

"There is no greater evil than anarchy."
- Sophocles
(Related: Anarchy, Evil)

"Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE."
- Sid Vicious
(Related: Anarchy, Authority, Cause, Chaos, Disorder)

"I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left."
- Sid Vicious
(Related: Anarchy)