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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Revolution:

A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.
~ Daisaku Ikeda.

A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.
~ Daniel Berrigan.

A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset.

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
~ Havelock Ellis.

Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Every generation needs a new revolution.
~ Thomas Jefferson.

Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order.
~ Adolf Hitler.

From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
~ Thomas Jefferson.

I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
~ Fidel Castro.

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution.
~ Abraham Lincoln.

In America, the land of the permanent revolution, ulcers and cancer often become, for the men at the top, the contemporary equivalent of the guillotine.
~ Ted Morgan.

Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly.
~ Albert Camus.

Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
~ Angela Davis.

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
~ Tom Stoppard.

Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
~ Ambrose Bierce.

Revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.
~ Mao Tse-Tung.

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.

Revolution is not the uprising against preexisting order, but the setting up of a new order contradictory to the traditional one.
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset.

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
~ Germaine Greer.

Revolutions always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions.
~ Terry Pratchett, Night Watch.

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

Revolutions never go backwards.
~ Proverb.

The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
~ Hugo Black.

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