Quotations on Revolution

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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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Successful, Conviction, Discontent, Revolution, Rights, Importance, Justice, Necessity)

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
(Keywords: People, Revolution, Historians, Will)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Men, Women, Cause, Discontent, Revolution, Nation, Rebellion)

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
(Keywords: Beginning, Community, Revolution, Office)

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

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Countries, Revolution, World)

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

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
(Keywords: People, African, American, Cause, Revolution, Majority, Population, World)

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
(Keywords: Change, Friend, Constitution, Enemy, Free speech, Revolution, Tyranny)

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
(Keywords: Culture, Revolution, Self)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Change, Progress, Countries, Revolution, Now, Production, Rain)

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
(Keywords: Energy, Environment, Revolution, Tools)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Leadership, People, African, Revolution, Old, Will)

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

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
(Keywords: Time, History, People, Country, Revolution, Violence)

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

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Thought, Revolution, Name, Reality, Rebellion, World)

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
(Keywords: Government, End, First, Revolution, Office, Universe, World)

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
(Keywords: Men, Power, Act, Revolution, Spirit, Water)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Government, Revolution, March)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Democracy, Revolution, Order)

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
(Keywords: History, Class, Revolution, Middle class)

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
(Keywords: Country, Revolution, Now)

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
(Keywords: Business, Idea, Company, Revolution, Thinking)

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

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
(Keywords: Business, Dream, Fact, Revolution, Succeed)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Discipline, Revolution, Now, Philosophy, Theology)

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
(Keywords: Act, American, Corporate, Revolution, Self, states, United)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Society, People, Revolution, Harm, Rest, Restraint)

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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Technology, Countries, Exercise, Revolution, Information, Pressure, Wages, Weight)

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
(Keywords: America, Anarchy, Country, Day, Revolution, State)



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