Revolution Quotes

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

Hannah Arendt

At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can`t.

Clarence Darrow

The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

Martin Luther King Jr

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


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

Abbie Hoffman

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

Sun Yat-sen

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer

Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.

Pierre Boulez

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

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

Adlai E Stevenson

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

Franz Kafka

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

The development of the Watt governor for steam engines, which adapted the power output of the engine automatically to the load by means of feedback, consolidated the first Industrial Revolution.

Anthony Stafford Beer

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

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