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Revolutions And Revolutionaries Quotes

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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John Adams
The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
John Adams
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I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
John Brown
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Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
John Dryden
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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.
Mao Zedong
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Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
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Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
It is almost never when a state of things is the most detestable that it is smashed, but when, beginning to improve, it permits men to breathe, to reflect, to communicate their thoughts with each other, and to gauge by what they already have the extent of their rights and their grievances. The weight, although less heavy, seems then all the more unbearable.
Alexis de Tocqueville, ,
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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George Orwell
Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.
George Orwell
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The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
Ursula LeGuin
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Fidel Castro
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
Fidel Castro
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When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
Edward Halifax
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The worst of revolutions is a restoration.
Charles Fox
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It is easier to run a revolution than a government.
Ferdinand Marcos
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Fidel Castro
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
Fidel Castro
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Only the truth is revolutionary.
Graffiti Graffiti
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What's so revolutionary about this stuff?
Howard Cutler
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A nation grown free in a single day is a child born with the limbs and the vigor of a man, who would take a drawn sword for his rattle, and set the house in a blaze that he might chuckle over the splendor.
Sydney Smith
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side, and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Albert Camus
Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.
Albert Camus
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Our cause is just. Our union is perfect.
John Dickinson
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At the crash of economic collapse of which the rumblings can already be heard, the sleeping soldiers of the proletariat will awake as at the fanfare of the Last Judgment and the corpses of the victims of the struggle will arise and demand an accounting from those who are loaded down with curses.
Karl Liebknecht
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If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
Wilhelm Humboldt
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Karl Marx
In every revolution there intrude, at the side of its true agents, men of a different stamp; some of them survivors of and devotees to past revolutions, without insight into the present movement, but preserving popular influence by their known honesty and courage, or by the sheer force of tradition; others mere brawlers, who, by dint of repeating year after year the same set of stereotyped declamations against the government of the day, have sneaked into the reputation of revolutionists of the first water They are an unavoidable evil: with time they are shaken off.
Karl Marx
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Albert Camus
More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other.
Albert Camus
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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 Aristotle
In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.
Aristotle
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Eric Hoffer
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
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