Quotes: Voltairine de Cleyre

Humanity can not be made equal by declarations on paper. Unless the material conditions for equality exist, it is worse than mockery to pronounce men equal. And unless there is equality (and by equality I mean equal chances for every one to make the most of himself) unless, I say, these equal chances exist, freedom, either of thought, speech, or action, is equally a mockery.

Voltairine de Cleyre In Defence of Emma Goldman and the Right of Expropriation.