Revolution Quotes

Revolutionaries do not make revolutions! The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and when they can pick it up. Armed uprising by itself has never yet led to revolution.

Hannah Arendt

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

Hannah Arendt

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

In a world of hate, love is the revolution.

Bryant McGill

Germany could not win this war because it was in league with the devil. This war would not have ended without revolution.

Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

I am a person always full of contradictions... It was hard to choose whether to devote myself to revolution as a soldier or as a writer.

Li Yaotang

Of escape there are but three methods two chimerical and a third real. The first two are the dram-shop and the church, debauchery of the body or debauchery of the mind; the third is social revolution.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

The peoples' revolution .... will arrange its revolutionary organisation from the bottom up and from the periphery to the centre, in keeping with the principle of liberty.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

The classics of the ancient world are everywhere in the literature of the Revolution, but thet are everywhere illustrative, not determinative, of thought.

Bernard Bailyn

Whatever deficiencies the leaders of the American Revolution may have had, reticence, fortunately, was not one of them.

Bernard Bailyn

The Revolution had been made by voluptuaries.

Charles Baudelaire

And I realized that the only purpose to revolution is to be able to love who you want, how you want, when you want and where you want...

Dan Bern

People in debt become hopeless and hopeless people dont vote. They always say that that everyone should vote but I think that if the poor in Britain or the United States turned out and voted for people that represented their interests there would be a real democratic revolution.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Had a long talk to the Chinese First Secretary at the embassy a very charming man called Liao Dong and said how much I admired Mao Tse tung or Zedong, the greatest man of the twentieth century. He said that I couldn't admire Mao more than he did. I asked him how Mao was viewed now. He said Mao was 70 per cent right and 30 per cent wrong; the Cultural Revolution didn't work. He said he had been named after Mao it was amusing.

Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

It was the night things changed, can you see it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back fell down It's a revolution, throw your hands up, 'cause we never gave in

Taylor Swift

All who have served the Revolution have plowed the sea.

Simn Jos Antonio de la Santsima Trinidad Bolvar y

We see now that infringement of freedom is necessary with regard to the opponents of the revolution. At a time of revolution we cannot allow freedom for the enemies of the people and of the revolution. That is a surely clear, irrefutable conclusion.

Nikolai Bukharin

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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