Quotes by revolution
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American historian and theorist 1910-1977
There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati.
African-American political activist 1942-1989
By surrendering my life to the revolution, I found eternal life.Source: Revolutionary Suicide (2009)
B. R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
Francois René de Chateaubriand
French writer, politician, diplomat and historian 1768-1848
Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.
British painter and author 1882-1957
''Revolution'' today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
American journalist and filmmaker
A profoundly disturbing thing you discover very quickly traveling in Cuba is that the most dangerous person for Cubans isn't the police or even the secret police; it's their neighbor. Anyone can report you for anything 'outside' the revolution - even if you haven't done it yet.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.
Cuban revolutionary and politician 1926-2016
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
Chinese politician 1893-1976
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.
American feminist and advocate
After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do harm to others. But the one under restraint should be cut off from the rest of society as little as possible.
American feminist and advocate
After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist - if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced by the men and women in them at all as every place that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced.Source: We cannot live without our lives
British psychologist 1859-1939
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
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