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Chinese politician 1893-19760
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
Russian revolutionary and writer 1879-19400
Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
English novelist and screenwriter 1948-0
It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.
French writer 1802-18850
Most commonly revolt is born of material circumstances; but insurrection is always a moral phenomenon. Revolt is Masaniello, who led the Neapolitan insurgents in 1647; but insurrection is Spartacus. Insurrection is a thing of the spirit, revolt is a thing of the stomach.
American president (7th) 1767-18450
Nullification means insurrection and war; and the other states have a right to put it down.
When Castro was put on trial in 1953 by Batista's government and asked who was intellectually responsible for his first attempt at insurrection, he dropped the name of the poet Jose Marti.
American writer 1842-1914-1
Insurrection: An unsuccessful revolution.Source: The Devil's Dictionary (1911)