“I desire a greatness of soul, an irradiance of mind, a deeper insight, a broader hope. Give me power of soul, so that I may actually effect by its will that which I strive for”.
Richard Jefferies, The Story of My Heart
“Do not fool yourself by saying you would like to help usher in a free society, but you cannot sacrifice an armchair for it”.
Voltairine de Cleyre, The Dominant Idea
“All life, whether social or individual, that is permanently divorced from communion with the vitalising influences of free air and sunshine, will be a stunted and diseased life; and to the long disuse and degradation of natural instinct, until artificiality has become dominant in every phase of our existence, must be attributed the present numerous evils of civilised mankind”.
Henry Salt, Richard Jefferies: His Life and His Ideals
“In the same way as an acorn will not grow into an oak tree if it is confined indoors in a flower pot, so can the human collective organism never become what it is meant to be if it is not able to draw upon the full strength of its inborn resources. All layers of authority, particularly states and governments, block the emergence of human collective genius, block our vital flexibility, block the ways in which our species could emerge as a healing force despite the damage we have inflicted”.
Paul Cudenec, Antibodies