Revolution Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Revolution

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Revolution is not a goal in itself.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.
~By Steven Levy ~


Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


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


In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population.
~By Lin Biao ~


I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
~By Eldridge Cleaver ~


It's time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution. We've reached a certain point, but we're not moving any more.
~By Ken Kesey ~


I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it.
~By Henry A. Wise ~


There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
~By Mao Zedong ~


We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it.
~By Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ~


Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
~By Abbie Hoffman ~


After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold, there were all kinds of young musicians, talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz.
~By Gunther Schuller ~


However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes.
~By Joe Slovo ~


Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason.
~By William Godwin ~


And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet.
~By Katherine Dunn ~


If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
~By Emma Goldman ~


Facts are counterrevolutionary.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
~By Henry Ellis ~


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.
~By Paul Gauguin ~


To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
~By Jane Fonda ~


The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
~By Ursula K. LeGuin ~


The simple act of telling a woman's story from a woman's point of view is a revolutionary act: it never has been done before.
~By Carol P. Christ ~


I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
~By Brian Ferneyhough ~


Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics.
~By Ron Reagan ~


Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.
~By Lionel Trilling ~


The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background.
~By Kim Jong Il ~


The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany.
~By Klaus Fuchs ~


The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.
~By Stephen Gardiner ~


Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.
~By Ludwig von Mises ~


For months it seemed that a revolution was certain. But instead, slavery seems more likely now. The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution, and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.
~By Agnes Smedley ~


While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world.
~By Carol Bellamy ~


The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means- speech, writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point - to accelerate revolutionary development.
~By Johann Most ~


It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.
~By David Harris ~


Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
~By Franz Kafka ~


America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
~By Warren G. Harding ~


We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations.
~By Adlai Stevenson ~


It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
~By Vinoba Bhave ~


Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.
~By Joe Baca ~


The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


Subsequent to the original Quicken, the whole idea that we, as a consumer products company, could actually make business products, that was a whole revolution in our thinking.
~By Scott Cook ~


We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable, that it has become a frozen. Then we have the right to overthrow it.
~By Ernst Toller ~


Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.
~By Robin G. Collingwood ~


The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the revolution, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow - and they will win.
~By Michael Moore ~


Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
~By Mike Tyson ~


Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.
~By Milovan Djilas ~


No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld.
~By Rod Parsley ~


In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels.
~By Georges Jacques Danton ~


And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara.
~By Phil Ochs ~


We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed.
~By H. Rap Brown ~


Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
~By Barbara Amiel ~


Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
~By Karl Marx ~


I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


I just think we're living in a time of massive, amazing change, like the Industrial Revolution on acid.
~By Kelly Lynch ~


They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully.
~By Johann Most ~


This is a revolution, damnit! We're going to have to offend somebody!
~By Peter Stone ~


Think what a revolution it will be if we manage to get everyone to pay their taxes.
~By Romano Prodi ~


I think that Star Wars revolutionized not only sci-fi movies, but also the entire industry in the way that things are done.
~By Peter Mayhew ~


The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.
~By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~


No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
~By Fidel Castro ~


Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since.
~By W. Averell Harriman ~


A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
~By George Orwell ~


The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
~By Germaine Greer ~


Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution.
~By John T. Flynn ~


The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
~By Karl Marx ~


Legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women-with men relating to that the best they can.
~By Robin Morgan ~


When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
~By Victor Hugo ~


All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations.
~By Lawrence Lessig ~


It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
~By Henry Ford ~


As for sticking strictly to presently known science, I will simply point out that we have already experienced at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone.
~By Stanley Schmidt ~


I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


The revolution came so suddenly, and in a way so utterly different from what we expected.
~By Herman Gorter ~


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


Christianity is in its nature revolutionary.
~By Walter Rauschenbusch ~


No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
~By George Orwell ~


It was a particularly interesting and exciting time, and the European political and artistic establishment was turned on by the Civil Rights Movement and the artistic revolution that was becoming a part of jazz.
~By Archie Shepp ~


It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.
~By Courtney Love ~


The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.
~By Franz Kafka ~


The French revolution taught us the rights of man.
~By Thomas Sankara ~


But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar, we have a situation in which what we are consuming is not good nutritionally or ecologically.
~By Marvin Harris ~


It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.
~By Jose Bergamin ~


For some reason I get this key position of being one of two people that started the company that started the revolution.
~By Steve Wozniak ~


At our computer club, we talked about it being a revolution. Computers were going to belong to everyone, and give us power, and free us from the people who owned computers and all that stuff.
~By Steve Wozniak ~


I believe I'm going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I'm going to die high off the people. I believe I'm going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.
~By Fred Hampton ~


I adapted an antiquated style and modernized it to something that was efficient. I didn't know anyone else in the world would be able to use it and I never imagined it would revolutionize the event.
~By Dick Fosbury ~


The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.
~By Whittaker Chambers ~


No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


The revolution in Russia was victorious with the help of the poor peasants. This should always be borne in mind here in Western Europe and all the world over. But the workers in Western Europe stand alone: this should never be forgotten in Russia.
~By Herman Gorter ~


They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.
~By Ralph Bakshi ~


Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.
~By John Updike ~


I promote revolution against the Capitalists and the Social Marxists.
~By Tom Metzger ~


I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~

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