Selected Quotes about Revolution

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

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

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. -- Aristotle

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. -- Aristotle

The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed. -- Alexis Carrel

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. -- Fidel Castro

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

We are opposed to support for any ideas pursuing a revolutionary, forcible change in the current system. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

The most heroic word in all languages is revolution. -- Eugene Debs

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. -- John Dickinson

Stalin was a guy like we are, not only that he considered himself a revolutionary and lived like one, but he was a character in the truest sense of the word ... We have finally to let out this psychological wreckage ... it is our and my darkest chapter, I know or better to say I suspect it, because I am extremely afraid of certain things that are inside of me. -- Joschka Fischer

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

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. -- Kahlil Gibran

In moving toward such bold revolutionary transformations, we understood that there would be errors, that there would be resistance, that the novelty would bring new problems. We foresaw the possibility of breaking in individual sections. However, the profound democratic reform of the entire system of power and government is the guarantee that the overall process of restructuring will move steadily forward and gather strength. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. -- Stephen Jay Gould

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

For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order. -- Adolf Hitler

If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution. -- Adolf Hitler

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

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

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

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. -- Abraham Lincoln

Revolution is not a onetime event. -- Audre Lorde

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it. -- Mignon McLaughlin

The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. Unless he understands this, he does not grasp the essential meaning of his life. -- Huey Newton

By the end, everybody had a label -- pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary ... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary. -- Jerry Rubin

To be a young Gaullist is to be a revolutionary! -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering. -- Tom Stoppard

The seed of revolution is repression. -- Woodrow Wilson

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