"Oscar Wilde defines a perfect personality as "one who develops under perfect conditions, who is not wounded, maimed, or in danger." A perfect personality, then, is only possible in a state of society where man is free to choose the mode of work, the conditions of work, and the freedom to work. One to whom the making of a table, the building of a house, or the tilling of the soil, is what the painting is to the artist and the discovery to the scientist -- the result of inspiration, of intense longing, and deep interest in work as a creative force."

Emma Goldman

Anarchism and Other Essays:

Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
Minorities versus Majorities
The Psychology of Political Violence
Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure
Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty
Francisco Ferrer and The Modern School
The Hypocrisy of Puritanism
The Traffic in Women
Woman Suffrage
The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation
Marriage And Love
The Drama
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Pamphlets and Articles:

  • Living My Life

  • My Disillusionment in Russia

  • My Further Disillusionment in Russia

  • The Social Significance of the Modern Drama

  • Anarchist writers