Emma Goldman quote about effort from Anarchism and Other Essays - Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
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Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
 Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays (1910). copy citation

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“Nor is he aware that Anarchism, whose roots, as it were, are part of nature's forces, destroys, not healthful tissue, but parasitic growths that feed on the life's essence of society. It is merely clearing the soil from weeds and sagebrush, that it may eventually bear healthy fruit.
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think. The widespread mental indolence, so prevalent in society, proves this to be only too true. Rather than to go to the bottom of any given idea, to examine into its origin and meaning, most people will either condemn it altogether, or rely on some superficial or prejudicial definition of non-essentials.” source

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