Flora Tristan quotes

  • The Woman is the Proletarian of the Proletariat
    -- Flora Tristan


  • What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.
    -- Flora Tristan

    #Intellectual #Slavery #England

  • With my union project in my hand, from town to town, from one end of France to the other, to talk to the workers who do not know how to read and to those who do not have the time to read....I will go find them in their workshops; in their garrets and even, if needed, in their taverns, and there, face to face with their poverty, I will compel them, in spite of themselves, to escape from this frightful poverty which is degrading and killing them.
    -- Flora Tristan

    #Hands #Taverns #Unions

  • Virtue and vice suppose the freedom to choose between good and evil; but what can be the morals of a woman who is not even in possession of herself, who has nothing of her own, and who all her life has been trained to extricate herself from the arbitrary by ruse, from constraint by using her charms?... As long as she is subject to man's yoke or to prejudice, as long as she receives no professional education, as long as she is deprived of her civil rights, there can be no moral law for her!
    -- Flora Tristan

    #Men #Rights #Law

  • Prostitution is the most hideous of the afflictions produced by the unequal distribution of the world's goods; this infamy stigmatizes the human species and bears witness against the social organization far more than does crime.
    -- Flora Tristan

    #Organization #Bears #Doe

  • My personal influence in the Revolutionary Governing Council is such that the dictatorship of the proletariat is firmly established, since the masses are backing me.

  • The Woman is the Proletarian of the Proletariat

  • You're gonna have to keep on saying that - I am the proletariat, I am the people. I am not the pig. You've got to make a distinction.

  • The controversies between the proletariat and the middle class had to be smoothed out and bridged over by each getting to know and understand the other.

  • Fred Astaire represented the aristocracy, I represented the proletariat.

  • Having consolidated its power, and taking the lead of the peasantry, the proletariat of the victorious country can and must build a socialist society.

  • Zombies are the proletariat. Long live the workers!

  • The unity of the bourgeoisie can be shaken only by the unity of the proletariat.

  • The national question is purely a peasant question...the best way to eliminate nationality is a massive factory with thousands of workers..., which like a millstone grinds up all nationalities and forges a new nationality. This nationality is the universal proletariat.

  • If I can't have the proletariat as my chosen people any longer, at least capitalism remains my Satan.