Max Stirner

The Ego and His Own

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  • Liamhas quotedlast year
    I do not want to recognize or respect in you anything, neither the proprietor nor the ragamuffin, nor even the man, but to use you. In salt I find that it makes food palatable to me, therefore I dissolve it; in the fish I recognize an aliment, therefore I eat it; in you I discover the gift of making my life agreeable, therefore I choose you as a companion. Or, in salt I study crystallization, in the fish animality, in you men, etc. But to me you are only what you are for me,—to wit, my object; and, because my object, therefore my property.
  • Liamhas quotedlast year
    The forming of family ties, e. g., binds a man: he who is bound furnishes security, can be taken hold of; not so the street-walker.
  • Liamhas quotedlast year
    If you command them, "Bend before the Most High," they will answer: "If he wants to bend us, let him come himself and do it; we, at least, will not bend of our own accord."
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