Revolution Quotes

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

Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The revolution... is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Fidel Castro

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

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

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

'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

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

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

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
Adlai E Stevenson

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

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

Every generation needs a new revolution.
Thomas Jefferson

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

Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Camille Desmoulins

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

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable
John F Kennedy

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight Eisenhower

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

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

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

The revolution of rising expectations (1950)
Harlan Cleveland

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

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

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

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

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

We forget how he revolutionised acting. [On Marlon Brando]
Anthony Quinn

Revolutionaries are more formalistic than conservatives.
Italo Calvino

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

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the State.
Albert Camus

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

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

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
Adlai Stevenson

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

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



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