Revolution Quotes And Sayings

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The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
~By Edmund Burke ~


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


We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us.
~By Ruth St. Denis ~


I have always said that we did not expect a revolution in the streets.
~By Robert Bourassa ~


I trust that the president will try, just give it one more shot, some revolutionary way of not doing this, of bringing all those kids back home safely.
~By F. Murray Abraham ~


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


This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has.
~By Chris Wedge ~


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 ~


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


My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America.
~By David McCullough ~


We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain; attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.
~By Frederica Montseny ~


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


The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.
~By Huey Newton ~


Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life.
~By Martha Beck ~


Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts.
~By Dario Fo ~


Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.
~By Norman Borlaug ~


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


The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.
~By Huey Newton ~


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


In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
~By George Orwell ~


When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins.
~By Donald Johanson ~


It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people's democratic order and the power of the working class.
~By Janos Kadar ~


You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices.
~By Karel Capek ~


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 ~


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 ~


Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most.
~By Norman Mailer ~


Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
~By Isaiah Berlin ~


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


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


After the Revolution I was freed. I favoured the Constituent Assembly and am still for it.
~By Fanny Kaplan ~


We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
~By Christiane Amanpour ~


Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.
~By Eugene Ionesco ~


This open eye for possible alternatives which need to be scrutinized before we can determine which is the best grounded is profoundly disconcerting to all conservatives and to almost all revolutionaries.
~By Morris Raphael Cohen ~


Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades.
~By Florence Kelley ~


The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny.
~By Georg Buchner ~


Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.
~By Cathy Guisewite ~


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


He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property, is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
~By Johann Most ~


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 ~


To tell the truth is revolutionary.
~By Antonio Gramsci ~


We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution.
~By James Levine ~


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


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.
~By Andre Malraux ~


When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
~By Rory Bremner ~


Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
~By Stephen Ambrose ~


Every generation needs a new revolution.
~By Jeff Rich ~


For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
~By Aeschines ~


This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution.
~By Edvard Munch ~


Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
~By John Andrew Holmes ~


There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


There was no reason for a revolution in Paraguay.
~By Alfredo Stroessner ~


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


The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past.
~By John Corigliano ~


Only under conditions of revolutionary crises do you have the highest level of self-organization; this is the Soviet type of organization, which is to say, workers' councils, people's councils, call them what you want, popular committees.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


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


Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
~By George Cuvier ~


A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
~By Fidel Castro ~


Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.
~By Vladimir Lenin ~


Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations.
~By Rosa Luxemburg ~


It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
~By Vladimir Lenin ~


As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers. On balance, everyone will come out ahead, although there will be particular companies that will not be able to cope with a new environment.
~By Ralph Merkle ~


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 worst of revolutions is a restoration.
~By Charles James Fox ~


There is a crying need today to have this truth heralded throughout the land that youth especially may appreciate and hold the freedom of the individual as sacred as did our revolutionary fathers.
~By David O. McKay ~


With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.
~By Kate Millett ~


The Roosevelt enactment of Social Security was a moral revolution in our country: We were assured that we would never reach the very depths of poverty. And to be told, that we are now going to gamble it, on Wall Street, is nonsense!
~By Arthur Hertzberg ~


Do you think that revolutions are made with rose water?
~By Nicolas de Chamfort ~


The revolution in Russia was terrible for the proletariat in the long years of its development and it is terrible now, after the victory. But at the actual time of revolution it was easy, and this was due to the peasants.
~By Herman Gorter ~


My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas - there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary bloodshed in the population.
~By Duong Van Minh ~


More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international.
~By Agnes Smedley ~


Revolutions are born of hope.
~By Crane Brinton ~


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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


Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution.
~By Lawrence Lessig ~


Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


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 ~


The seed of revolution is repression.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals.
~By Joe Slovo ~


My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause. We must fight to obtain it.
~By George Weah ~


Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
~By Anthony J. D'Angelo ~


One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
~By Frank Herbert ~


Even some of the greatest technology-led revolutions, or allegedly technology-led, really were only made possible because of trends already present.
~By Scott Cook ~


You cannot make a socialist revolution without really trying.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


Ray Charles' revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was.
~By Diane Watson ~


And the spirit of revolution will not die while the hearts of these workers continue to beat.
~By Ernst Toller ~


I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.
~By Nicolaus Copernicus ~


You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution.
~By Huey Newton ~


If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
~By George C. Marshall ~


We do not support the man. We do not support the individual. We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere, free from American intervention.
~By Lee Harvey Oswald ~


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 ~


Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
~By Camille Desmoulins ~


To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


I didn't have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself.
~By Harry Shearer ~


I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative.
~By Andre Norton ~


De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
~By Bernard Baruch ~


I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country.
~By Joan Blades ~


But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes.
~By John T. Flynn ~

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