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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Gauguin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every revolution has its counter-revolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real.
C Wright Mills

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

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

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

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

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

Every generation needs a new revolution.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better - and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved.
Hubert H Humphrey

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

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

Revolutions go not backward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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 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



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