Max Stirner: "The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime."

Art and Religion: Now, as soon as man suspects that he has another side of himself within himself, and that he is not enough in his mere natural state, then he is driven on to divide himself into that which he actually is, and that which he should become. Just as the youth is the future of the boy, and the mature man the future of the innocent child, so that othersider is the future man who must be expected on the other side of this present reality.

The Ego and His Own: My concern is neither the divine nor the human, not the true, good, just, free, etc., but solely what is mine, and it is not a general one, but is — unique,[Einzig] as I am unique. Nothing is more to me than myself!

The False Principle of Our Education: If my conclusion is to express in a few words which goal our time has to steer toward, then the necessary decline of non-voluntary learning and rise of the self-assured will which perfects itself in the glorious sunlight of the free person may be expressed somewhat as follows: knowledge must die and rise again as will and create itself anew each day as a free person.

The Philosophical Reactionaries: I distinguish myself from my thoughts, and I do not distinguish myself from them; there my thoughts fulfill me so much that no feeling, no sensation can produce a difference between me and my thoughts.

Stirner's Critics: "Names don't name it."

You only have the courage to be destructive: How happy I was as a child to lie on green fields and look up into blue skies. The sweet smells of Spring would waft through the air as dreamed of my bright future. I dreamed of becoming a great man. I would throw fistfuls of gold out of my carriage and masses of poor and stunned people would worship me. I would build fairy palaces and alhambras. Rosy girls would attend to my every need in flowering gardens. Had I been able to throw myself directly into the work force I should have indeed become a rich and famous man. But alas, I would have only have had the possibility of becoming it, and was therefore not a great man.


Walter Block

Auberon Herbert

Ron Paul

Carl Menger

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Max Stirner

Frederic Bastiat

Lysander Spooner