Revolution Quotes

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There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
Andre Malraux

There is no revolution that can change the nature of man
Benito Mussolini

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Douglas Engelbart

Revolutions go not backward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
John Mortimer

Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.
Pierre Boulez

The experience of the irrationality of the world has been the driving force of all religious revolution.
Max Weber

you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
Mao Zedong

J'ai vecu. I survived. (Reply when asked what he did during the French Revolution)
Abbe Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes

As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles: its commercial values will be limited. [hmm, history would tend to suggest that it helped revolutionise the world, actually]
Elisha Gray

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.
James MacGregor Burns

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Hannah Arendt

Winning the World Cup is the most beautiful thing to have happened to France since the Revolution.
Emmanuel Petit

There was reason to fear that the Revolution, like Saturn, might devour in turn each one of her children.
Pierre Vergniaud

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

Britain is not a country that is easily rocked by revolution: In Britain our institutions evolve. [on the lack of revolution in Britain]
William Hamilton

'Revolution' today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
Wyndham Lewis

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love.
Che Guavara

The betting market is only going to get bigger and bigger and the internet revolution has brought a whole new set of people who would never go into the traditional bookies.
William Hill

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Angela Davis

Every oppressed individual, class, race and group begins to form a mental picture of a revolution.
Alexander Malina

Taxation without representation is tyranny. (Watchword of the American Revolution.)
James Otis

I meet fathers who talk about the issues of child care, some of them are going to parenting classes. But I believe we need this fathers' revolution
Gordon Brown

Revolutionaries are more formalistic than conservatives.
Italo Calvino

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.
Francesco Guicciardini

The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring about a revolution of the heart.
Dorothy Day

The onlooker had better wipe the sympathy off his face. What he has seen is a revolution, not the home of little cogs and drones. What he has seen is the dormitory of the next managerial class.
William Whyte Jr

Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Camille Desmoulins

I suggested [in 1966] that we use the panther as our symbol and call our political vehicle the Black Panther Party. The panther is a fierce animal, but he will not attack until he is backed into a corner; then he will strike out. (Revolutionary Suicide)
Huey Newton

We have a back four of players from Gillingham, Wrexham, New England Revolution and San Juan Jaboleth - heard of them?
Leo Beenhakker

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
Abbie Hoffman

I perceive that, in revolutions, the supreme power rests with the most abandoned.
Georges Jacques Danton

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
Emma Goldman

Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
Kwame Nkrumah

The Cuban revolution had just taken place, and there was a tremendous discussion going on about it [on reading about Marxism]
Henry Flynt

'There won't be any revolution in America,' said Isadore. Nikitin agreed. 'The people are all too clean. They spend all their time changing shirts and washing themselves. You can't feel fierce and revolutionary in a bathroom.'
Eric Linklater

We are creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love! The Children of the revolution
Moulin Rouge

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Orison Swett Marden

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Albert Camus

Owning your own home is America's unique recipe for avoiding revolution and promoting pseudo-equality at the same time.
Florence King

No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
George Sand

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Paul Gauguin

I guess with myself, I was probably the first woman to lift weights and do circuit training and to run the sand hills. [Revolutioning female tennis]
Margaret Smith Court

Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
Barbara Tuchman

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
Albert Camus

The revolution of rising expectations (1950)
Harlan Cleveland

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind it only the slime of bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka



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