Leo Tolstoy | The Anarchists are right in everything

"The Anarchists are right in everything; in the negation of the existing order and in the assertion that, without Authority there could not be worse violence than that of Authority under existing conditions. They are mistaken only in thinking that anarchy can be instituted by a violent revolution. But it will be instituted only by there being more and more people who do not require the protection of governmental power and by there being more and more people who will be ashamed of applying this power."

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy | Money is a new form of slavery

"Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relation between master and slave."

Lew Nikolajewitsch Tolstoi

Leo Tolstoy | Governments not only are not necessary

"Governments not only are not necessary, but are harmful and most highly immoral institutions."

Leo Tolstoy