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Revolution Quotes

Education should not be about building more schools and maintaining a system that dates back to the Industrial Revolution. We can achieve so much more, at unmatched scale with software and interactive learning. Naveen Jain

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” 
― Jim MORRISON

A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. THOMAS JEFFERSON

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.  Che Guevara

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Che Guevara

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. Thomas Jefferson

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite! Karl Marx

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” 
― Bob Marley

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hugo

The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life. Robert Kennedy

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” 

― Jose Marti

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. THOMAS JEFFERSON

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.   Stephen Gardiner

A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind. Waldo Emerson

Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be. Rebecca Solnit

Revolutions are rarely the fault of the rebels. In every revolution if the ruling elite had not been so greedy, decadent, corrupt and vile, if they had not suppressed the people for so long, the revolutions would never have been necessary.FR. DWIGHT LONGENECKER

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

Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind. Waldo Emerson

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. John Adams

Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be. Rebecca Solnit

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” 
― Buckminster Fuller

A revolution is bloody. Revolution is hostile. Revolution knows no compromise. Revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you, sitting around here like a knot on the wall, saying, “I’m going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me.” No, you need a revolution. Whoever heard of a revolution where they lock arms, as Reverend Cleage was pointing out beautifully, singing “We Shall Overcome”? Just tell me. You don’t do that in a revolution. You don’t do any singing; you’re too busy swinging. MALCOLM X, 

We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.   Scott Cook

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln

The main effect of a real revolution is perhaps that it sweeps away those who do not know how to wish, and brings to the front men with insatiable appetites for action, power and all that the world has to offer. Eric Hoffer

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. George Orwell

The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.” 
― Richelle Mead,

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny. They have only shifted it to another shoulder. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

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

You can kill a revolutionary, but you cannot kill a revolution. Fred Hampton

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

Revolution is as unpredictable as an earthquake and as beautiful as spring. Its coming is always a surprise, but its nature should not be. Rebecca Solnit 

If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” 

― Emma Goldman

A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability. ROBERT F.

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action.   Emma Goldman

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Pawan Kalyan

“If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.” 
― Marie Lu,

A constitution imperiled justifies revolution. EDWARD COUNSEL

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.  Marianne Williamson\

Every generation needs a new revolution. Thomas Jefferson

A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses. Che Guevara

Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.” 
― Malcom X

You don’t have a revolution in which you love your enemy, and you don’t have a revolution in which you are begging the system of exploitation to integrate you into it. Revolutions overturn systems. Revolutions destroy systems. MALCOLM X

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. Douglas Engelbart

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. Douglas Engelbart

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

My social philosophy may be said to be enshrined in three words: liberty, equality and fraternity. Let no one, however, say that I have borrowed by philosophy from the French Revolution. I have not. My philosophy has roots in religion and not in political science. I have derived them from the teachings of my Master, the Buddha. B. R. Ambedkar

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” 
― Franklin D.

Revolution that divests itself of ethical values thereby lays the foundation of injustice, deceit, and oppression for the future society. EMMA GOLDMAN

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

True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Saul Alinsky

Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite! Karl Marx

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close. Neil deGrasse Tyson

“You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker” 
― Malcom X

A people contending for life and liberty are seldom disposed to look with a favorable eye upon either men or measures whose passions, interests or consequences will clash with those inestimable objects. GEORGE WASHINGTON

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

True revolution comes from true revulsion; when things get bad enough the kitten will kill the lion. Charles Bukowski

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

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” 
― Aristotle

Make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions. EDMUND BURKE, 

The seed of revolution is repression.     Woodrow Wilson

Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. Tennessee Williams

History teaches us that the great revolutions aren’t started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better — and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved. Hubert Humphrey

When I was 9, I was into T. Rex, Gary Glitter, and Alice Cooper. I knew The Beatles because my nan introduced me to them, but T. Rex was the first band I got into myself. I got ‘Metal Guru’ a few months after hearing ‘Children of the Revolution’ in Pwllheli in North Wales at a market. Ian Brown

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.” 
― Bertrand Russell

Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another. JOHN UPDIKE

The revolution that takes place in your head, nobody will ever see that.   Gil Scott-Heron


Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings. John Dryden

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

Fantasy. Lunacy.
All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.” 
― David Mitchell, 

Always beware of the fact, that the only thing hindering an all out revolution is your fear of losing the scraps they throw at you. GORE VIDAL

Revolution is born as a social entity within the oppressor society. Paulo Freire

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed. Germaine Greer

The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines. Vitalik Buterin

“Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.” 
― Vladimir Lenin

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

Every revolution seems impossible at the beginning, and after it happens, it was inevitable.   Bill Ayers\

All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. Henry David Thoreau

50I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded. Benjamin Disraeli

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

You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.” 
― Ursula K. Le Guin, 

The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.    Eugene V. Debs

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

[Remarks on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, 13 March 1962]” 
― John F. Kennedy

A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.    Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. Benjamin Franklin

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts — it’s what you do with what you have left. Hubert Humphrey

I grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship. So as a teenager, I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro. Rafael Cruz

Societies in decline have no use for visionaries.” 
― Anais Nin

The revolution is carried out by means of one’s thought, not through one’s family background.   Kim Jong Il

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

50You said, They’re harmless dreamers and they’re loved by the people. — What, I asked you, is harmless about a dreamer, and what, I asked you, is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. Tennessee Williams

I grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship. So as a teenager, I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro. Rafael Cruz

“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.” 
― Emma Goldman

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions. Edmund Burke

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