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100+ Revolution quotes

Revolution defines a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system. Revolution also refers to a complete change in ways of thinking, methods of working etc. This is collection of 100+ Revolution quotes and sayings.


1. The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters. Fidel Castro
2. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. Fidel Castro
3. When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hugo
4. Art is either plagiarism or revolution. Paul Gauguin
5. The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. Che Guevara
6. No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action. Emma Goldman
7. The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. Douglas Engelbart
8. You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution. Huey Newton
9. A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong
10. Every industrial revolution brings along a learning revolution. Alexander De Croo
11. A revolution is not a bed of roses. Fidel Castro
12. You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves. Joseph Stalin
13. Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness. Alice Walker
14. Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. Franz Kafka
15. A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution. Vladimir Lenin
16. You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution. Fred Hampton
17. The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background. Kim Jong Il
18. Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing. Che Guevara
19. A rebellion is not a revolution. It may ultimately lead to that end. Bhagat Singh
20. Mankind had the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and now this third one, the information revolution. Masayoshi Son
21. History is the only true teacher, the revolution the best school for the proletariat. Rosa Luxemburg
22. In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end. Alexis de Tocqueville
23. Give me time and I'll give you a revolution. Alexander McQueen
24. Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children. Georg Buchner
25. A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. Napoleon Bonaparte
26. The revolution that takes place in your head, nobody will ever see that. Gil Scott-Heron
27. The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions. Edmund Burke
28. Anything can change, because the smartphone revolution is still in the early stages. Tim Cook
29. Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real. C. Wright Mills
30. A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation. Jose Ortega y Gasset
31. A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
32. Every generation needs a new revolution. Jeff Rich
33. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed. Germaine Greer
34. Revolution begins with the self, in the self. Toni Cade Bambara
35. Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution. Mary Daly
36. Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov
37. Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions. H. Rap Brown
38. Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas. Bill Hicks
39. Revolution is born as a social entity within the oppressor society. Paulo Freire
40. The seed of revolution is repression. Woodrow Wilson
41. We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us. Georg Buchner
42. Revolution is glorified by intellectuals, apotheosized by poets, sanctified by visionaries, and bled white by politicians. Ameen Rihani
43. Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business. Garet Garrett
44. Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering. Tom Stoppard
45. The revolution is really easy to do nowadays. Eric Cantona
46. The defense of the revolution is the defense of the people. Sukarno
47. The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. Adlai E. Stevenson
48. Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary. Mikhail Bakunin
49. A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal. Daniel Berrigan
50. There's no cultural revolution by mistake. Morgan Neville
51. Everyone needs to carry out his own personal revolution. George Papandreou
52. Every revolution seems impossible at the beginning, and after it happens, it was inevitable. Bill Ayers
53. We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution. James Levine
55. Revolution is something that actually starts in individual hearts. Bill Viola
56. A revolution is not an event. It's a process. And it takes its time. Bassem Youssef
57. Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment. Johan Huizinga
58. Revolution is not a goal in itself. Ernest Mandel
59. The revolution came so suddenly, and in a way so utterly different from what we expected. Herman Gorter
60. Your life continues in those who continue the revolution. Samora Machel
61. We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations. Adlai Stevenson
62. To destroy images is something every revolution has been able to do. Alfred Rosenberg
63. Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull. Wyndham Lewis
64. Sometimes art is ahead of revolution. Ziad Doueiri
65. A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another. James MacGregor Burns
66. This is a revolution, damnit! We're going to have to offend somebody! Peter Stone
67. If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution. Emma Goldman
68. Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle
69. The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. Huey P. Newton
70. Revolution is not a one time event. Audre Lorde
71. A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past. Fidel Castro
72. There is no final one; revolutions are infinite. Yevgeny Zamyatin
73. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution. Subcomandante Marcos
74. Without Revolutionary theory, there can be no Revolutionary Movement. Vladimir Lenin
75. The only way to support a revolution is to make your own. Abbie Hoffman
76. The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. Abbie Hoffman
77. A revolution is an idea, taken up by bayonets. Napoléon Bonaparte
78. Revolution begins in putting on bright colors. Tennessee Williams
79. Successful revolutions are those which end up by erasing all traces of themselves. Terry Eagleton
80. The right to make revolution is unconditional, for it alone establishes right. Stathis Kouvelakis
81. A man doesn't have to be alive to start the fires of revolution. Karen Hancock
82. Revolution is everywhere, in everything. There is no final revolution, no final number. Yevgeny Zamyatin
83. The revolution lasted six minutes and covered one hundred an twelve meters. Cordwainer Smith
84. Revolutions are by definition unpredictable. A predictable revolution never erupts. Yuval Noah Harari
85. Nothing as big as a revolution can survive with only one account of it. James S.A. Corey
86. You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution. Fred Hampton
87. Isolation is the first step of revolution. Yash Thakur
89. If charity begins at home then revolution should begin from school. Subhasis Das
90. This revolution is for display purposes only. Banksy
91. These revolutions are born of hope, and their philosophies are formally optimistic. Brinton Crane
92. No revolution is made out of shame. I reply: Shame is already revolution of a kind. Karl Marx
93. Political revolutions never liberate anyone; they are always reactionary. Marty Rubin
94. Every revolution begins with one voice crying in the wilderness. Jeffrey Fry
95. Every morning is a revolution against the darkness! Mehmet Murat ildan
96. No revolution, no political change, is ever born from immaculate conception. Mike Klepper
97. A Revolution is always A Step in the Forward Direction benefiting the majority. Ashok Khurana
98. Erosion of corruption is ambition of a nation. Sow the revolution or go for contribution; if not, opt corroboration. Vikrmn
99. The revolution is for the sake of life, not death. Herbert Marcuse
100. Some revolutions resemble restorations, at least at first glance. Luigina Sgarro
101. To recreate a new aristocracy is the eternal task of every revolutionary project. Guillaume Faye
102. We preach revolution but whine about the oppression in the name of change. Goitsemang Mvula
103. A societal revolution is politically organic in nature. It can't be engineered. It has to be evolved. Mamur Mustapha
104. The natural law is an instrument for progress, not a weapon of revolution. Russell Kirk
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