Revolution Quotes

A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.

Vladimir Lenin

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

It shews the anxiety of the great men who influenced the conduct of affairs at that great event, to make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.

Edmund Burke

The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The revolution of rising expectations

Harlan Cleveland

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.

Huey Newton

Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.

Edmund Burke

Revolution: in politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Ambrose Bierce

Revolution is not a dinner party.

Sun Yat-sen

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

Hannah Arendt

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

Franz Kafka

...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
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