Ammon Hennacy quotes

  • Force is the weapon of the weak.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Peace #War #Weapons

  • An anarchist is someone who doesn't need a cop to make him behave.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Needs #Anarchist #Cop

  • I'm not trying to change the world. I'm trying to stop the world from changing me.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Trying #World #Changing The World

  • A pacifist between wars is like a vegetarian between meals.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #War #Meals #Vegetarian

  • An anarchist is someone who doesn't need a cop to make him behave. Anarchism is voluntary cooperation with the right of secession. The individual or the family or the small group as a unit instead of the State.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Groups #Needs #Cooperation

  • Oh, judge, your damn laws: the good people don't need them and the bad people don't follow them so what good are they?
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Responsibility #Law #People

  • Too many of us dissipate our energy by being 'for all good causes,' attending meetings and passing resolutions, organizing and presenting petitions — all this effort to change others, when if we really got down to it we could use this energy to change ourselves… We become tired radicals because we use our weakest weapon: the ballot box, where we are always outnumbered, and refuse to use our strongest weapon: spiritual power.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Spiritual #Tired #Effort

  • We really can’t change the world. We really can’t change other people! The best we can do is to start a few thinking here and there. The best way to do this, if we are sincere, is to change ourselves!
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Thinking #People #World

  • A Christian Anarchist does not depend on bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused and dying world.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Christian #Confused #Men

  • Despite the popular idea of anarchists as violent men, Anarchism is the one non-violent social philosophy.… The function of the Anarchist is two-fold. By daily courage in non-cooperation with the tyrannical forces of the State and the Church, he helps to tear down present society; the Anarchist by daily cooperation with his fellows in overcoming evil with good-will and solidarity builds toward the anarchistic commonwealth which is formed by voluntary action with the right of secession.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Philosophy #Men #Ideas

  • The dictionary definition of a Christian is one who follows Christ; kind, kindly, Christ-like. Anarchism is voluntary cooperation for good, with the right of secession. A Christian anarchist is therefore one who turns the other cheek, overturns the tables of the moneychangers, and does not need a cop to tell him how to behave. A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Christian #Confused #Men

  • A Christian anarchist has no business belonging to such a reactionary organization [the Catholic Church]. I do not believe in original sin, indulgences, the infallibility of the pope, or obedience to any church official if it is against my conscience. I am not interested in earning "merit" or in being saved by priestly incantation.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Christian #Believe #Organization

  • Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world.
    -- Ammon Hennacy

    #Love #Wisdom #Moving