Revolution Quotes

...who will show us God now? The Christians? Christianity was abolished by the Second Vatican Council. The Jews? They worship a bloody tribal deity....Then I saw how Islam contained everything and yet was as simple and sharp and bright as a sword. I had dreamt of no Islamic revolution in Britain but rather of a slow conversion, helped by an Islamic infiltration...

Anthony Burgess

You don't know old Charles as I know him. He's got into a queer set, and there's no knowing what mischief he's up to. He's perfectly capable of starting a revolution in Armenia or somewhere merely to see how it feels like to be a revolutionary. That's the damned thing about the artistic temperament.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

At the moment of a revolution there is no question of setting up a democracy like that in America. If they accuse me of dictatorship, I accept. I am creating a nation. Liberty must be suppressed until the end of the war in Algeriauntil the nation becomes homogeneous.

Habib Bourguiba

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

James MacGregor Burns

Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear the most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.

Saul David Alinsky

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Aristotle

The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.

Aristotle

We will never have Fascism in England; no Englishman will dress up, not even for a revolution.

William Bolitho

Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.

Ignazio Silone

America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social rights and the brink of nuclear crisis. And it is because our dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more united, more prosperous, and more admired than before.

Barack Obama

The Internet revolution is going to be like all the other revolutions we have seen in history. It's going to be over before a lot of us even know it started.

Adolfo Suarez

In no history has been a liberation movement that has fought alone and won liberation. Only when a concentrated power of the people rises in a revolution behind the liberation movement it attains fullness and maturity as people’s struggle,as a national struggle. Only in such a way is liberation possible.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Make every rejection moment an opportunity for revolution

William Ngwako Maphoto

The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable: There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution.

Alexander Hamilton

To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.

Adelle Davis

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

Adlai E Stevenson

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

The revolution of rising expectations

Harlan Cleveland

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrades, you must carry on!

Sun Yat-sen

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

Alexander Malina

War is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy.

Bart Simpson

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

With the exception of capitalism, there is nothing so revolting as revolution

George Bernard Shaw
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