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Abraham Lincoln was not all brooding and melancholy and patient understanding. There was a hard core in him, and plenty of toughness. He could recognize a revolutionary situation when he saw one, and he could act fast and ruthlessly to meet it.
A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station, not the factory. It concentrates its energy on infiltrating and changing the image system.Source: Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980)
American Poet 1929-0
A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you... where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of desire.
All the political movements of our country that have hitherto played any important role in our modern history had been lacking in the ideal at the achievement of which they aimed. Revolutionary movement is no exception.
America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
American writer and criticus 1932-0
Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.
By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary ... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
American writer 1902-19830
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
English writer and poet 1819-18800
Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
Cincinnati attracted its first permanent white settlers by flatboat in 1788. It took its name from the Society of Cincinnati, an organization of Revolutionary officers. That name came from Cincinnatus, the Roman farmer and general.
Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
English writer 1894-19630
De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.
American writer 1891-19800
Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
French writer and essayist 1913-19600
Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.
Arthur C. Clarke
British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist 1917-20080
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.