Revolutions never go backward!

Quotations about Revolutions

One eats, another watches; that’s how revolutions are born. ~Turkish Proverbs

Revolutionaries are more formalistic than conservatives. ~ Italo Calvino

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. ~ Abbie Hoffman

Revolution is the larva of civilization. ~ Victor Hugo

There is no revolution that can change the nature of man. ~ Benito Mussolini

The next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas. ~ Bill Hicks

The history of the human race always has been, and most likely always will be, that of evolution and revolution. ~ Lewis F.Korns

The worst of revolutions is a restoration. ~ Charles James Fox

We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in. ~ Thomas Paine

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

A constitution imperiled justifies revolution. ~ Edward Counsel

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal. ~ Erich Fromm

Stimulants do not give strength, comets do not give heat, and revolutions do not give liberty. ~ Philarete Chasles

Revolutions are like the most noxious dungheaps, which bring into life the noblest vegetables. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Arevolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past. ~ Fidel Castro

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution. ~ Havelock Ellis

Norevolution can be made with silk gloves. ~ Joseph Stalin

One revolution is just like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next. ~ Will Rogers

Revolution is just one crowd taking power from another. ~ John Updike

Nothing has ever remained of any revolution but what was ripe in the conscience of the masses. ~ Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own. ~ Abbie Hoffman

With the exception of capitalism, there is nothing so revolting as revolution. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions. ~ Edmund Burke

Do you think then that revolutions are made with rose water? ~ Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

We deplore the outrages which accompany revolutions. But the more violent the outrages, the more assured we feel that a revolution was necessary. ~ Thomas Babington Macaulay

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

A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution. ~ Vladimir Lenin

To be a revolutionary you have to be human being. You have to care about people who have no power. ~ Jane Fonda

The mills of our revolution grind well. ~ Joseph Stalin

The best security against revolution is in constant correction of abuses and introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. ~ Archbishop Richard Whately

At last I perceive that in revolutions the supreme power finally rests with the most abandoned. ~ Georges Jacques Danton

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. ~ Che Guevara

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. ~ Aristotle

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. ~ Franz Kafka

If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. ~ Mao Zedong

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering. ~ Tom Stoppard

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. ~ Fidel Castro

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution. ~ Huey Newton

The most heroic word in all languages is revolution. ~ Eugene V. Debs

Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles. ~ Aristotle

I am the signet which marks the page where the revolution has been stopped; but when I die it will turn the page and resume its course. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Revolution begins with the self, in the self. ~ Toni Cade Bambara

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

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. ~ Vladimir Lenin

Every revolution ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. ~ Albert Camus

Revolution does not insure progress. You may overturn thrones, but what proof that anything better will grow upon the soil? E.H. Chapin

Revolution is not a dinner party. ~ Mao Zedong

You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution. ~ Fred Hampton

The revolution is carried out by means of one’s thought. ~ Kim Jong

I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards. ~ William Henry Seward

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrades, you must carry on! ~ Sun Yat-sen

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed. ~ Germaine Greer

Revolutionary moments attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Revolutions are not made; they come. ~ Wendell Phillips

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power. ~ Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

It is not a revolt, it is a revolution. ~ Francois la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

Revolutions never go backward. ~ Wendell Phillips

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