Revolution Quotes

Every generation needs a new revolution.

Thomas Jefferson

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

G.K. Chesterton

Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.

George Bernard Shaw

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.

George Bernard Shaw

I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards.

William Henry Seward

Revolutions are not made; they come.

Wendell Phillips

Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.

Barbara Tuchman

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the State.

Albert Camus

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.

Abbie Hoffman

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.

Abbie Hoffman

Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas.

Bill Hicks

Revolutions are not trifles, but spring from trifles.


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

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

Fidel Castro

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution.

Huey Newton

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

Vladimir Lenin

In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.

Malcolm X

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution

Havelock Ellis

The revolution... is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

Fidel Castro

The seed of revolution is repression.

Woodrow T. Wilson

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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