Quotes: revolution

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  • 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
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    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.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
  • 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
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.
  • Fidel Castro
    Fidel Castro
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    A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
    Mao Tse-Tung
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    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.
  • Barbara Deming
    Barbara Deming
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    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.
  • Barbara Deming
    Barbara Deming
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    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
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
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    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.
  • Barbara Amiel
    Barbara Amiel
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    Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
  • Paul Guaguin
    Paul Guaguin
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    Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham Lewis
    British painter and author 1882-1957
    Wyndham Lewis
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    As a result of the feminist revolution, ''feminine'' becomes an abusive epithet.
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