Quotes and Sayings about Revolution



"Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country."
- John Acton
(Related: Mother, Being, Constitution, Country, Democracy, English, Revolution, Opposition, Result, states, Traditions, United)

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

"For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased."
- Aeschines
(Related: Men, Laws, Will)

"The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Revolution, Will, World)

"History is a relay of revolutions."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: History)

"We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Mistake, Revolution, World)

"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."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

"Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

"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."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: People, Revolution, Historians, Will)

"I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on... It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science."
- Poul Anderson
(Related: Science, First, Harvest, Obvious, Stars, Writing)

"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Love, Trust, Women, Revolution, Necessity, Sadness)

"Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

"I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Women, God, Maxim, Obedience, Old, Tyranny)

"But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Beginning, Community, Revolution, Office)

"Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Power, Lying)

"The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Revolution, Reputation, Violence)

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Conservative, Day, Revolution, Radical, Will)

"Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions."
- Aristotle
(Related: May, Mind, Order, State)

"Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally destined to emerge from the Revolution."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Leader, Revolution)

"The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Revolution)

"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

"Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite revolutionaries. He spoke from his heart, his mind. That's what I want to do."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Heart, Favorite, Mind, Want)

"They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong."
- Ralph Bakshi
(Related: Wrong)

"Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Revolution)

"To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Idea, Hope, Day, Despair, Passion)

"Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Technology, Age, Being, Revolution)

"Revolution begins with the self, in the self."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Revolution, Self)

"The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Revolution, Job, Writer)

"In art there are only fast or slow developments. Essentially it is a matter of evolution, not revolution."
- Bela Bartok
(Related: Art, Evolution, Revolution)

"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Character, Ability, Years)

"Only since the Industrial Revolution have most people worked in places away from their homes or been left to raise small children without the help of multiple adults, making for an unsupported life."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, People, Children, Revolution, Help)

"It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Work, People, Revolution, Worry)

"While the technology revolution has yet to reach far into the households of those in developing countries, this is certainly another area where more developed countries can assist those in the less developed world."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Technology, Countries, Revolution, World)

"It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort... than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot."
- Judah Philip Benjamin
(Related: Effort, Fire, Revolution)

"Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases although many of them were created with the same technologies."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Drugs, Treatment)

"It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Crime, Revolution, May)

"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

"A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Revolution)

"Do not allow yourself to imagine that revolutionary thinking can be propagated by governmental power."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Power, Thinking)

"All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Purpose, Spiritual)

"In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population."
- Lin Biao
(Related: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

"Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Change, Politics, Revolution)

"The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Change, Friend, Constitution, Enemy, Free speech, Revolution, Tyranny)

"I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Politics, Optimism, Country, Sense)

"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution."
- John Boehner
(Related: Revolution, Ideals)

"Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture."
- David Bohm
(Related: Culture, Revolution, Self)

"A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Idea, Revolution)

"A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Children, Direction, Revolution)

"The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: People, Revolution, Meaning, Nations, World)

"Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Change, Progress, Countries, Revolution, Now, Production, Rain)

"Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous."
- Pierre Boulez
"I have always said that we did not expect a revolution in the streets."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Revolution)

"When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Saying)

"Revolutions are born of hope."
- Crane Brinton
(Related: Hope)

"So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events - pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Death, Mother, Autobiography, Events, Revolution)

"We've got to search back to our last known safe landmark. I can't say exactly where, but I think it's back there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Environment, Revolution, Tools)

"We talking about revolution because that's the era that you're caught in."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Revolution, Talking)

"We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Struggle)

"In terms of the revolution, I believe that the revolution will be a revolution of dispossessed people in this country: that's the Mexican American, the Puerto Rican American, the American Indian, and black people."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, American, Revolution, Will)

"The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Politics, People, Country, Revolution, Today)

"An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

"To love without role, without power plays, is revolution."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Love, Power, Revolution)

"Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Revolution, Grave)

"The revolutionary government is the despotism of liberty against tyranny."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Government, Liberty, Tyranny)

"We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Revolution)

"Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Children, Revolution)

"A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Power, Correction, Revolution, Reform)

"The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Revolution, Manners, Opinions)

"We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Time, History, People, Country, Revolution, Violence)

"A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Act, Authority, Class, Revolution, Violence)

"Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)

"Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Name, Reality, Rebellion, World)

"All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Power, State)

"Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic."
- Albert Camus
"The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Ideas, Expectations, Information, Internet, News, Spring)

"You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Government, End, First, Revolution, Office, Universe, World)

"We are revolutionaries."
- Stokely Carmichael
"To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that."
- Carlos Castaneda
(Related: Men, Power, Act, Revolution, Spirit, Water)

"A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Death, Future, Revolution, Past, Struggle)

"A revolution is not a bed of roses."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Bed, Revolution, Roses)

"I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement."
- Fidel Castro
"I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Faith, Men, Action, Revolution)

"The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Beliefs)

"No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!"
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Time, Revolution)

"The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Dictatorship, Revolution)

"I love rock-n-roll. I think it's an exciting art form. It's revolutionary. Still revolutionary and it changed people. It changed their hearts. But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish, really bad music."
- Nick Cave
(Related: Art, Love, Music, People)

"In March of 1933 we witnessed a revolution in manner, in mores, in the definition of government. What before had been black or white sprang alive with color."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Government, Revolution, March)

"The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Day, Revolution, Will)

"I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel, Revolutionary Road. It's a devastating novel."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Love, Work, Road)

"The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Power, War, Communism, First, Revolution, World, World war)

"Do you think that revolutions are made with rose water?"
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Water)

"What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Society, Cruelty, Will)

"You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Democracy, Revolution, Order)

"I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun."
- Lee Child
(Related: Communication, Community, Fact, Fun, Now)

"The simple act of telling a woman's story from a woman's point of view is a revolutionary act: it never has been done before."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Act, Woman)

"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."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Idea, May, Worth)

"I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: Dream, American, Struggle)

"In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: History, Class, Revolution, Middle class)

"This open eye for possible alternatives which need to be scrutinized before we can determine which is the best grounded is profoundly disconcerting to all conservatives and to almost all revolutionaries."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Eye, Open)

"Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue."
- Robin G. Collingwood
(Related: God)

"The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: American, Consequences, Events, Revolution)

"Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Country, Revolution, Now)

"The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Revolution, Leaders, May, Victims)

"Subsequent to the original Quicken, the whole idea that we, as a consumer products company, could actually make business products, that was a whole revolution in our thinking."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Idea, Company, Revolution, Thinking)

"We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Day, First, Revolution, Internet)

"The changing nature of money is only one facet of the financial services revolution."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Money, Nature, Financial, Revolution)

"QuickBooks - the very fact that we could even dream to make something in the business arena, and that it would then succeed - was a total revolution to me."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Business, Dream, Fact, Revolution, Succeed)

"Even some of the greatest technology-led revolutions, or allegedly technology-led, really were only made possible because of trends already present."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Technology, Present)

"Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Nothing, Now)

"I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Father, People, Earth, Theory, Will)

"The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past."
- John Corigliano
(Related: Revolution, Past)

"Towards the end of the eighteenth century the industrial-financial revolution began."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: End, Revolution)

"But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Earth, Present, Sea, State)

"Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Nature, Animals, Earth, Effect)

"Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Power, Courage, Revolution, Key)

"Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Life, Evolution, Revolution, Promise)

"Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Discipline, Revolution, Now, Philosophy, Theology)

"Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Money, People, America, Americans, Army, Fighting, Revolution)

"At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power rests with the most abandoned."
- Georges Jacques Danton
(Related: Power)

"In revolutions authority remains with the greatest scoundrels."
- Georges Jacques Danton
(Related: Authority)

"Unlike other peoples the United States found their origin in a deliberate act of corporate self-assertion, and ever since the Revolution every little American has been taught to associate himself personally with this creative act."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Act, American, Corporate, Revolution, Self, states, United)

"No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Civilization, Culture, Doubt, Driving, Force, Passion, Past, Self, Unconscious)

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?"
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Heart, Challenge, Day, Revolution)

"Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always."
- Guy Debord
(Related: Boredom)

"The most heroic word in all languages is revolution."
- Eugene V. Debs
(Related: Revolution, Word)

"The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts, even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions."
- Paul Deman
(Related: Knowledge, Facts)

"Our task, of course, is to transmute the anger that is affliction into the anger that is determination to bring about change. I think, in fact, that one could give that as a definition of revolution."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Anger, Change, Determination, Affliction, Fact, Revolution)

"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."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Men, Women, Hope, Revolution, Name, Now)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Revolution, Harm, Rest, Restraint)

"We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Sense)

"I hope we can be consummate artists as women or revolutionaries, or whatever women want to be, and also have love, not only for ourselves but from a partner."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Women, Love, Hope, Artists, Want)

"Clemency is also a revolutionary measure."
- Camille Desmoulins
(Related: Measure)

"I remember those great days when we were at $176 million before the Reagan Revolution came to town."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Revolution)

"I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Opinion)

"Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long."
- Milovan Djilas
(Related: Life)

"And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Talent, Military, Participation, Soldiers)

"Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Change, Time, World)

"Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism."
- Terry Eagleton
"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Men, Women, America, Blood, Dissent, Doctrine, May, Spirit)

"All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Time, Civilization, Revolution)

"Revolutions go not backward."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing."
- Douglas Engelbart
(Related: Revolution, Invention, Printing, Writing)

"There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Revolution)

"Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?"
- Sam Ervin
(Related: American, Revolution, Right)

"The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Technology, Countries, Exercise, Revolution, Information, Pressure, Wages, Weight)

"We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it."
- George Farquhar
(Related: Men, Life, Money, Accidents, Value, Worth)

"If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Day, Revolution, State)

"If I had my way, I would have sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll at least 4-6 hours a day. So long as there are going to be things in the way of that, we're going to have a revolution."
- Perry Farrell
(Related: Sex, Day, Drugs, Revolution)

"Just as radical heirs apparent are said to lay aside all inconvenient revolutionary opinions when they come to the throne, it was believed that Mr. Mill in Parliament would be an entirely different person from Mr. Mill in his study."
- Millicent Fawcett
(Related: Opinions, Parliament, Radical, Study)

"Our climate is changing. The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Climate, Earth, Fact, Revolution, Ocean)

"The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Change, Revolution)

"I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'"
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Revolution, Measure)

"I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Time, Revolution)

"The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Cause, Revolution, Key, Order)

"But as we shall see, Roosevelt, through a combination of events and influences, fell deeper and deeper into the toils of various revolutionary operators, not because he was interested in revolution but because he was interested in votes."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Events, Revolution)

"Our homeland is the whole world. Our law is liberty. We have but one thought, revolution in our hearts."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Thought, Revolution, Law, Liberty, World)

"To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Power, People, Being, Care)

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
- Henry Ford
(Related: People, Revolution, Nation, Tomorrow)

"I adapted an antiquated style and modernized it to something that was efficient. I didn't know anyone else in the world would be able to use it and I never imagined it would revolutionize the event."
- Dick Fosbury
(Related: Style, World)

"The worst of revolutions is a restoration."
- Charles James Fox
"I mean, this whole digital revolution is really eroding the director's importance on a movie because, number one, just from a practical standpoint, with floppy disks and the ability to put all of the film onto a disk, more people have access to the movie."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: People, Ability, Film, Revolution, Importance)

"It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation."
- Paulo Freire
(Related: Awareness)

"The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Civilization, Order, Self, Theory, World)

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Successful)

"The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: People, Knowledge, Building, Revolution, Germany, Party)

"There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: Life, Driving, End, Revolution, Rights, Man, Order, Woman, World)

"All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Successful)

"The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Beginning, Civil rights, End, Revolution, Glamour, Tragedy)

"This would only come if you have a revolutionary change in technology like the jet brought about."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: Change, Technology)

"The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Civilization, Revolution)

"This is the problem for which revolutionary theory has yet to find the right solution, if there is one. The difficulty is that the economic interests of the two classes are antagonistic."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Difficulty, Right, Solution, Theory)

"Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Business, Revolution)

"To the revolutionary mind the American vista must have been almost as incredible as Genghis Khan's first view of China - so rich, so soft, so unaware."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: American, First, Mind)

"A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Revolution, Years)

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Art, Revolution, Plagiarism)

"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Art)

"The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Revolution, Ideology, Man)

"Is it possible that my people live in such awful conditions? I tell you, Mr Wheatley, that if I had to live in conditions like that I would be a revolutionary myself."
- King George V
(Related: People)

"I see only adaptations - not revolutions."
- Gordon Getty
"We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: History, May, Vulnerability)

"Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason."
- William Godwin
(Related: Passion, Reason)

"Revolution is engendered by an indignation with tyranny, yet is itself pregnant with tyranny."
- William Godwin
(Related: Revolution, Tyranny)

"The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Change, Life, Being, Dignity, End, Liberty, Man, Right)

"No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Change, Thought, Action, Revolution)

"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Dance, Revolution, Want)

"I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Life, Chaos, May)

"The revolution in Russia was victorious with the help of the poor peasants. This should always be borne in mind here in Western Europe and all the world over. But the workers in Western Europe stand alone: this should never be forgotten in Russia."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Europe, Revolution, Help, Mind, Poor, Russia, Workers, World)

"The revolution in Russia was terrible for the proletariat in the long years of its development and it is terrible now, after the victory. But at the actual time of revolution it was easy, and this was due to the peasants."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Time, Development, Victory, Revolution, Now, Russia, Years)

"The revolution came so suddenly, and in a way so utterly different from what we expected."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Revolution)

"The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos."
- Stephen Jay Gould
(Related: Arrogance, Cosmos)

"In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Faith, War, Capitalism, End, Europe, Revolution, World, World war)

"To tell the truth is revolutionary."
- Antonio Gramsci
(Related: Truth)

"I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Work, People, Country, Europe, Fact, Revolution, Law)

"Revolution is the festival of the oppressed."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Revolution)

"The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Women, Revolution, Joy, Struggle)

"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall."
- Che Guevara
(Related: Revolution)

"Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge."
- Francesco Guicciardini
(Related: Change, Time, Causes, Complaints, Faces, Waste)

"I realized that I had traveled to Havana during what now seems like the childhood of the Cuban Revolution, if you think that Fidel has now been in power for 44 extremely long years. I started looking at the revolution as history, and not as part of the daily news."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Power, History, Childhood, Revolution, News, Now, Years)

"Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Humor, Time, Women, Feelings, First, Pretty, Woman)

"The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty."
- Francois Guizot
(Related: Revolution, Liberty, Spirit)

"Britain is not a country that is easily rocked by revolution... In Britain our institutions evolve. We are a Fabian Society writ large."
- William Hamilton
(Related: Society, Country, Revolution)

"I believe I'm going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I'm going to die high off the people. I believe I'm going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle."
- Fred Hampton
(Related: People, Struggle)

"You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution."
- Fred Hampton
(Related: Revolution)

"America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."
- Warren G. Harding
(Related: America, Revolution, Healing, Present)

"Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Change, Leadership, Policy, Vision, Country, Revolution, World)

"It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man."
- David Harris
(Related: Man)

"But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar, we have a situation in which what we are consuming is not good nutritionally or ecologically."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Revolution)

"True revolutionaries are like God - they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: God, Children, Future, Goodness, Nobility, Responsibility, World)

"Do you think Revolutions are made with rose water?"
- Francis Bond Head
(Related: Water)

"Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: People, Revolution, Will)

"The secret of big and revolutionary actions also consists in discovering the tiny step that is simultaneously a strategic step, insofar as it entails additional steps in the direction of a better reality."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Actions, Direction, Reality)

"One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Home, Computer, Revolution, Logic, Understanding)

"The Roosevelt enactment of Social Security was a moral revolution in our country: We were assured that we would never reach the very depths of poverty. And to be told, that we are now going to gamble it, on Wall Street, is nonsense!"
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Related: Revolution, Now, Poverty, Security)

"Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Ideas, Revolution)

"The revolutionary Mozart is the Mozart of his last eight years."
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer
(Related: Years)

"Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: War)

"If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Revolution, Today)

"Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: Revolution)

"Facts are counterrevolutionary."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Facts)

"We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Change, Cause, Revolution)

"A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Television)

"The only way to support a revolution is to make your own."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Revolution, Support)

"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Duty, First)

"Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Revolution, Ideology, Spirit)

"I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Cute)

"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."
- John Andrew Holmes
(Related: Society, Radical)

"I am proud to find, from two astronomical observations, that Chapel Hill lies right in the orbit of Jupiter and his satellites, and that the period of his revolution is about twelve years."
- William Hooper
(Related: Revolution, Lies, Right, Years)

"No revolution that has ever taken place in society can be compared to that which has been produced by the words of Jesus Christ."
- Mark Hopkins
(Related: Society, Christ, Revolution, Words)

"I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: People, Community, President)

"The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Progress, Race)

"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Dictatorship, Fact, Revolution, Right)

"Fashions have done more harm than revolutions."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Harm)

"Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Content, Revolution)

"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 on the human mind."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: History, Mind)

"We really only came around to accepting and integrating the propositional dimension of identity into a concept of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Time, American, Revolution, Identity)

"My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas - there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Power, Ideas, Country, Energy, Revolution, Medicine, Sense)

"De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: History)

"A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Change, Society, Destiny, Revolution, Help, Will)

"A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Difficulties, Fighting, Man, Saying, Spirit, Struggle, Training, Trials, Youth)

"The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Family, Thought, Revolution)

"Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Expression, Revolution, Needs, Spiritual)

"I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Destiny, Free will, Living, Meaning, Words)

"I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Difference, Revolution, Popular)

"The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Revolution, Popular, Question)

"The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Action, First, Revolution)

"It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Beginning)

"First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: First, Revolution, Struggle)

"We must not expect a full-scale peaceful revolution every time a Labour Government is elected."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Government, Time, Revolution)

"Over the course of two terms, President Reagan revolutionized the Republican Party and changed the political atmosphere in a way still being felt today."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Being, Party, President, Republican, Today)

"When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Opportunity, Name, Understanding)

"I was born in revolution."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Revolution)

"It is only with burning anger that we can speak of this attack by counter-revolutionary reactionary elements against the capital of our country, against our people's democratic order and the power of the working class."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Anger, Power, People, Class, Country, Order)

"The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Evolution, Nothing, Right, Spiritual)

"Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Bureaucracy, Revolution)

"After the Revolution I was freed. I favoured the Constituent Assembly and am still for it."
- Fanny Kaplan
(Related: Revolution)

"Don't worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test... Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap - but it was a revolutionary piece of crap."
- Guy Kawasaki
(Related: First, Worry)

"Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades."
- Florence Kelley
(Related: Women, Attitude, Revolution, Generations, Space)

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Revolution, Will)

"The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning."
- Alexander Kerensky
(Related: People, Beginning, Disillusionment, End, Fatigue, Revolution, Suffering, World)

"It's time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution. We've reached a certain point, but we're not moving any more."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Time, Revolution)

"Revolutions are not made for export."
- Nikita Khrushchev
"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Defeat, Questions, Sense)

"My activism and sexual revolution in New York was a factor."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Activism, Revolution)

"Now, what tends to happen is that the stories get hyped. And the medicines are not quite as revolutionary and as dramatic as they seem to be. But, certainly, various phases of this problem are being attacked by the pharmaceutical companies."
- Mort Kondracke
(Related: Being, Now)

"Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Doctrine, Europe, France, Future, Now, Press, Results, Years)

"The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature's transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared our subdued."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Nature, Time, Force, Revolution, Now)

"My personal influence in the Revolutionary Governing Council is such that the dictatorship of the proletariat is firmly established, since the masses are backing me."
- Bela Kun
(Related: Dictatorship, Influence)

"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Change, Now)

"Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Government, War, People, Development, Enthusiasm, Blind, Effect, France, Popular, Will)

"It is the same with revolution; so long as the proper spirit is spreading amongst our young men, we are satisfied that it spreads without bombast or parade."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Men, Revolution, Spirit)

"There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn't get laid."
- Denis Leary
(Related: Clothes, Revolution)

"The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so."
- Ursula K. LeGuin
(Related: Children, Revolution)

"Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Theory)

"It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Time, Progress, Revolution, Laws)

"Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Theory)

"When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Time, Revolution, Now, Socialism)

"A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Revolution)

"All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Consequences, Revolution, Generations)

"Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Change, Nature, Work, End, Revolution, Internet, Prosperity, Rules, Will)

"We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution."
- James Levine
(Related: Evolution, Revolution)

"The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Revolution, World)

"As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet."
- Percy Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Revolution, Result)

"Restoring the Welsh language in Wales is nothing less than a revolution. It is only through revolutionary means that we can succeed."
- Saunders Lewis
(Related: Revolution, Language, Nothing, Succeed)

"As a result of the feminist revolution, "feminine" becomes an abusive epithet."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Revolution, Result)

"Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Revolution, Today)

"The Russian revolution was to an unprecedented degree the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Cause, Revolution, World)

"Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party, like the Social Democracy."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Democracy, Party)

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Government, People, Country, Exercise, Right)

"If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then."
- John Linder
(Related: War, Fathers, Founding, Now, states, Today, United)

"What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Society, Majority, Minority)

"I can walk about London and see a society that seems an absolutely revolutionary change from the 1950s, that seems completely and utterly different, and then I can pick up on something where you suddenly see that it's not."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Change, Society, London)

"In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution - a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled - worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government - worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country. And we've had complaints about this ever since."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Government, People, Complaints, Country, Revolution, Media, Property)

"The house has to serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Art, Work, Comfort, Conservative)

"It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Time, Fun, Musicians, Radical)

"China will soon emit more greenhouse gases than America, but its regime knows if it caps aspirations there will be a revolution."
- James Lovelock
(Related: America, Aspirations, Revolution, Will)

"History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: History, Revolution, School)

"Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Marxism, Struggle)

"The masses are the decisive element, they are the rock on which the final victory of the revolution will be built."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Victory, Revolution, Will)

"I just think we're living in a time of massive, amazing change, like the Industrial Revolution on acid."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Time, Change, Revolution, Living)

"The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy."
- Bryan Magee
(Related: History, Revolution, Philosophy)

"Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: History)

"The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Government, God, Revolution, Liberals)

"There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: War, Fighting, Revolution)

"Revolution is an instrument, like a party is an instrument."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Revolution, Party)

"You cannot make a socialist revolution without really trying."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Revolution, Trying)

"We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Experience, Class, Struggle, Years)

"There has been hardly a single year since 1917, and in a certain sense since 1905, without a revolution somewhere in the world in which the workers participated in a rather important way."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Revolution, Sense, Workers, World)

"Revolution is not a goal in itself."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Goal, Revolution)

"Only under conditions of revolutionary crises do you have the highest level of self-organization; this is the Soviet type of organization, which is to say, workers' councils, people's councils, call them what you want, popular committees."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: People, Popular, Self, Want, Workers)

"Furthermore, there is absolutely no contradiction between the separate organizations of revolutionary vanguard militants and their participation in the mass organizations of the working class."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Class, Contradiction, Participation)

"And you cannot have a socialist revolution commandeered from the top, ordered around by some omniscient leader or group of leaders."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Leader, Revolution, Leaders)

"Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Life, Action, Deep, Man)

"Many a revolution started with the actions of a few. Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence. A few hanging together can lead a nation to change."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Change, Men, Actions, Independence, Revolution, Nation)

"If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known."
- George C. Marshall
(Related: Peace, Man, Solution, Will, World)

"Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!"
- Karl Marx
(Related: Countries, Revolution, Nothing, World)

"Revolutions are the locomotives of history."
- Karl Marx
(Related: History)

"The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour."
- Karl Marx
(Related: English, Revolution, Spirit)

"Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Love, Motivation, Values, Needs, Reality, Self, Theory)

"I think that Star Wars revolutionized not only sci-fi movies, but also the entire industry in the way that things are done."
- Peter Mayhew
(Related: Movies)

"By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Power, Mistake, Impression, Revolution, Leaders, Republican)

"My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, America, Army, Focus, Revolution, states, United, Washington)

"There is a crying need today to have this truth heralded throughout the land that youth especially may appreciate and hold the freedom of the individual as sacred as did our revolutionary fathers."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Truth, Fathers, Freedom, Land, May, Today, Youth)

"As in any technological revolution, there will be winners and losers. On balance, everyone will come out ahead, although there will be particular companies that will not be able to cope with a new environment."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Balance, Environment, Revolution, Will)

"I promote revolution against the Capitalists and the Social Marxists."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Revolution)

"All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Conquest, Opinions)

"We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Control, American, Anarchy, Danger, Flags, Revolution, Poor)

"With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Act, Cruelty, Execution, First, Revolution, Murder, Name)

"A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Women, Ending, Revolution, Oppression, Victims)

"Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Revolution)

"We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary bloodshed in the population."
- Duong Van Minh
(Related: Government, Power, Ceremony, Population, Vietnam)

"Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Business, War, Revolution)

"We have confirmed something we only knew in theory, namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable forces operate imperiously, is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Blind, Revolution, Theory)

"We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain; attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: People, Feelings, Communism, Revolution, Spain)

"When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period."
- John Moody
(Related: First, states, United)

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the revolution, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow - and they will win."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Enemy, Revolution, Numbers, Occupation, Will)

"Legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women-with men relating to that the best they can."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Men, Women, Revolution)

"I have nothing revolutionary or even novel to offer."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Nothing)

"Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Tragedy)

"They make revolutionary propaganda because they know the privileged class can never be overturned peacefully."
- Johann Most
(Related: Class, Propaganda)

"He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property, is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist."
- Johann Most
(Related: Society, Present, Property, Sharing)

"Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means- speech, writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point - to accelerate revolutionary development."
- Johann Most
(Related: Development, Deed, Revolution, Speech, Writing)

"Above all, what socialist, without flushing with shame, maintains he is not a revolutionary? We say: none!."
- Johann Most
(Related: Shame)

"There appears to be no limit as to how far the women's revolution will take us."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Women, Revolution, Will)

"This kind of painting with its large frames is a bourgeois drawing-room art. It is an art dealer's art-and that came in after the civil wars following the French Revolution."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Art, Revolution, Painting)

"Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Revolution)

"I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: History, Nature, Poetry, Revolution)

"So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Society, Time, American, Revolution, Living, Thinking)

"The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man."
- Huey Newton
(Related: First, Man)

"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Revolution)

"You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Revolution)

"Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought."
- Kwame Nkrumah
(Related: Men, Thought, Action)

"I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative."
- Andre Norton
(Related: Mistake, People, Beginning, Revolution, Race)

"And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Hope, America, Revolution, Lies)

"When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Change, Society)

"When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Wealth, Revolution, Workers)

"In the last five or six thousand years, empires one after another have arisen, waxed powerful by wars of conquest, and fallen by internal revolution or attack from without."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Conquest, Revolution, Years)

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell
(Related: Truth, Act, Deceit, Will)

"One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship."
- George Orwell
(Related: Dictatorship, Revolution, Order)

"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer."
- George Orwell
(Related: Equality, Wealth, Revolution, Manners, Reform)

"Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
- George Orwell
(Related: Power, Dictatorship, End, Revolution, Order)

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell
(Related: Truth, Act, Deceit)

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell
(Related: Time, Truth, Act, Deceit)

"Revolutions require work, revolutions require sacrifice, revolutions, and our own included, require a certain amount of rationing, a certain amount of calluses, a certain amount of sacrifice."
- Lee Harvey Oswald
(Related: Work, Sacrifice)

"We do not support the man. We do not support the individual. We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere, free from American intervention."
- Lee Harvey Oswald
(Related: Idea, American, Revolution, Man, Support)

"America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: America, Revolution)

"No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: America, End, Revolution, State)

"At the time of the Revolution, dogs howled day and night all over Russia."
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Time, Day, Dogs, Revolution, Night, Russia)

"If the experience of science teaches anything, it's that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Experience, Science, World)

"Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Fact, Revolution, Merit, Will)

"Film then does not promote socialist revolution in any consistent way."
- Mark Poster
(Related: Film, Revolution)

"Think what a revolution it will be if we manage to get everyone to pay their taxes."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Revolution, Taxes, Will)

"But you say you are conservative - eminently conservative - while we are revolutionary, destructive, or something of the sort. What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?"
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Conservatism, Conservative, Old)

"There have been only rare moments in history where individual histories were able to run their course without wars or revolutions."
- Raymond Queneau
(Related: History, Moments)

"Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Financial, Decisions, Revolution, Germany)

"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."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Society, People, American, Revolution, Washington)

"The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Opportunity, Corporations, Revolution, Law, Years)

"We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Americans, Revolution)

"Christianity is in its nature revolutionary."
- Walter Rauschenbusch
(Related: Nature, Christianity)

"Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Medicine, Research)

"We might possess every technological resource... but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Vision, Feeling, Language, May, Old, Running, Thinking)

"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."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Desire, Living, Will)

"Every generation needs a new revolution."
- Jeff Rich
(Related: Revolution, Needs)

"I wanted to make sure that this be the first scientific and technology revolution in history in which the public thoroughly discussed all the potential benefits and all the potential harms, in advance of the technology coming online and running its course."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: History, Technology, Benefits, First, Revolution, Potential, Public, Running)

"All revolutions devour their own children."
- Ernst Rohm
(Related: Children)

"To destroy images is something every revolution has been able to do."
- Alfred Rosenberg
(Related: Revolution)

"The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead."
- Harold Rosenberg
(Related: Art, Politics, Revolution, Lies, Will)

"The backseat produced the sexual revolution."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: Revolution)

"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."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: End, Liberal, Radical)

"Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before."
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
(Related: Truth, Learning, Rebellion)

"Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Thought, Habit, Privilege)

"When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality."
- George William Russell
(Related: Business, Life, First, Habits, Harmony, Man, Punctuality)

"No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand."
- George Sand
(Related: Revolution, Humanity)

"We need an energy revolution by breaking our dependence on fossil fuels, polluting fuels... I am very, very confident our small state will lead this. We will be noticed by the country and the world."
- Bernie Sanders
(Related: Country, Dependence, Energy, Revolution, State, Will, World)

"The French revolution taught us the rights of man."
- Thomas Sankara
(Related: Revolution, Rights, Man)

"Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Adolescence, Beginning, Being, Dictatorship, Direction, Revolution, Marxism, Thinking)

"The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution, and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution. But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Work, Beginning, Revolution, Literary, Result)

"Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Possibility, Revolution, Loyalty, Military, Violence)

"One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Being, Day, Revolution, Help, Intention, Kindness, Prayer, Protest, Respect, Sense)

"The revolution has been dubbed The Orange Revolution, orange being the campaign color of Viktor Yushchenko. The demonstrators say they are tired of living under a corrupt government."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Government, Being, Revolution, Living)

"Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response."
- Arthur M. Schlesinger
(Related: Science, Technology, Memory, Myth, Tradition)

"As for sticking strictly to presently known science, I will simply point out that we have already experienced at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Science, Will)

"After the war, once the bop revolution had taken hold, there were all kinds of young musicians, talented young musicians, who were ready for this fusion of classical and jazz."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: War, Revolution, Jazz, Musicians)

"They came down on us because we had a grass-roots, real people's revolution, complete with the programs, complete with the unity, complete with the working coalitions, where we crossed racial lines."
- Bobby Seale
(Related: People, Revolution, Unity)

"I didn't have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Film, Revolution)

"It was a particularly interesting and exciting time, and the European political and artistic establishment was turned on by the Civil Rights Movement and the artistic revolution that was becoming a part of jazz."
- Archie Shepp
(Related: Time, Civil rights, Revolution, Jazz)

"And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Authority, Old)

"And lastly, the political revolutions from 1911 to the present time have done more to bring about tremendous social changes everywhere than even the economic and industrial changes and the new schools."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Time, Present, Schools)

"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."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: War, Action, America, Congress, Terrorism, Today, Troops, Veterans)

"A revolutionary idea is usually one with its sleeves rolled up."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Idea)

"Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place."
- Ignazio Silone
(Related: Fascism, Revolution)

"Therefore, our fight must primarily be a political mass struggle with revolutionary goals."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Goals, Fight, Struggle)

"We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation, just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate and comprehensive assumption of power by the people."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Power, People, Possibilities)

"However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Crisis, Enemy, Violence)

"More and more do I see that only a successful revolution in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself. It is not a national question concerning India any longer; it is purely international."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Successful, EnglEurope, Revolution, Question)

"For months it seemed that a revolution was certain. But instead, slavery seems more likely now. The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution, and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Class, Revolution, Months, Now, Russia, Slavery)

"After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Comedy, Revolution, Songs)

"Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing."
- Georges Sorel
(Related: Country, Hate, Nothing, Ruin)

"You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Revolution)

"Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Family, Dream)

"Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Art)

"My show was revolutionary, ground-breaking. When I came on the scene, people were not doing a thing."
- Howard Stern
(Related: People)

"The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Time, Beginning, End, Revolution)

"We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Expectations, Revolution)

"But I think the bomb instead constitutes merely a first step in a new control by man over the forces of nature too revolutionary and dangerous to fit into old concepts."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Nature, Control, First, Man, Old)

"And I don't expect anyone can bring about a revolution in the way that Bob Dylan did - and really didn't - in the 1960s."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: Revolution)

"This is a revolution, damnit! We're going to have to offend somebody!"
- Peter Stone
(Related: Revolution)

"Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering."
- Tom Stoppard
(Related: Revolution, Suffering)

"There was no reason for a revolution in Paraguay."
- Alfredo Stroessner
(Related: Revolution, Reason)

"The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history."
- Larry Summers
(Related: History, Revolution)

"It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious."
- Kim Il Sung
(Related: Peace, Independence, Revolution, Struggle, Wrong)

"It's interesting to note that all revolutionary literature was written by pastors. These guys were involved in a revolution against the mightiest power that the world had ever seen."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Power, Revolution, Literature, World)

"Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution."
- Randall Terry
(Related: Negative, Purpose, Behavior, Revolution, Law)

"The crisis triggered a fertile period of scientific ferment and revolution in economic theory."
- James Tobin
(Related: Crisis, Revolution, Theory)

"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, American, Battle, Chance, Crisis)

"I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Men, Danger, First, Revolution, Help, Innovation, May, Theory, Trouble)

"In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: End, Revolution)

"To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Economy, Revolution, London, Saying)

"We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable, that it has become a frozen. Then we have the right to overthrow it."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Revolution, Right)

"The revolution is like a vessel filled with the pulsating heartbeat of millions of working people."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: People, Revolution)

"And the spirit of revolution will not die while the hearts of these workers continue to beat."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Revolution, Spirit, Will, Workers)

"Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Humor, Irony)

"Revolutions are always verbose."
- Leon Trotsky
"The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians."
- Robert Trout
(Related: American, Battle, English, Fact, Revolution, Philosophy)

"Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed."
- Barbara Tuchman
(Related: Time, Successful, Revolution)

"Revolution! The people howls and cries, Freedom, that's what we're needing! We've needed it for centuries, our arteries are bleeding. The stage is shaking, the audience rock. The whole thing is over by nine o'clock."
- Kurt Tucholsky
(Related: People, Freedom)

"A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Revolution, Painting, Party, Writing)

"Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Time, Revolution, Reading)

"Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism."
- John Updike
(Related: Being)

"People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Love, Life, People, Positive, Class, Revolution, Struggle, Talk, Understanding)

"Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida's most important objective - to trigger revolutions."
- Gijs de Vries
"The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Progress, Ideas, American, Revolution, Manners, Principles)

"Ray Charles' revolutionary approach to music was also reflected in his politics and his deep and abiding commitment to Martin Luther King and the plight of African-Americans. Ray Charles may not have been on the front lines, but he put his money where his mouth was."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Money, Music, Politics, African, Commitment, Deep, Martin, May)

"My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause. We must fight to obtain it."
- George Weah
(Related: Cause, Fight)

"This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has."
- Chris Wedge
(Related: Technology, Computer, Film, Result, Will)

"The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Thought, Doctrine, Heaven, Teaching)

"There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Death, Purpose, Danger, Revolution, Nothing, Suffering, Wrong)

"Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Revolution, Will, World)

"We are redefining and we are restating our socialism in terms of the scientific revolution."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: Revolution, Socialism)

"Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry. I'm not saying I've got the answers, just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Music, Poetry, Answers, Artists, Prose, Questions, Saying)

"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: American, Beginning, Revolution)

"The seed of revolution is repression."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Revolution, Repression)

"I will not nullify, I will not secede, but I will under sovereign State authority fight in the Union another revolutionary conflict for civil liberty, and a Union which will defend it."
- Henry A. Wise
(Related: Authority, Conflict, Fight, Liberty, State, Will)

"It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Time, Dignity, Effect, Revolution, Manners, Morals)

"The Almighty has fixed the distinction of the races; the Almighty has made the black man inferior, and sir, by no legislation, by no partisan success, by no revolution, by no military power, can you wipe out this distinction."
- Fernando Wood
(Related: Power, Success, Revolution, Legislation, Man, Military)

"For some reason I get this key position of being one of two people that started the company that started the revolution."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: People, Being, Company, Revolution, Key, Reason)

"At our computer club, we talked about it being a revolution. Computers were going to belong to everyone, and give us power, and free us from the people who owned computers and all that stuff."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Computers, Power, People, Being, Revolution)

"Reform is China's second revolution."
- Deng Xiaoping
(Related: Revolution, Reform)

"There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Art, Politics, Cause, Fact, Literature)

"If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Change, Experience, Knowledge, Eating, Revolution, Taste, Theory, Want)

"What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution. Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending huge amounts of time alone, isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their face-to-face contact with other people."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Technology, Time, People, Revolution, Internet, Shyness)