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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy

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Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. Ambrose Bierce

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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. John Adams

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Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. Thomas Jefferson

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The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. Hannah Arendt

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The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution. John Adams

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Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.

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A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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

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In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end. Alexis de Tocqueville

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Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite! Karl Marx

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History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better -- and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved. Hubert Humphrey

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The dead have been awakened -- shall I sleep? The world's at war with tyrants -- shall I crouch? the harvest's ripe -- and shall I pause to reap? I slumber not; the thorn is in my couch; Each day a trumpet soundeth in mine ear, its echo in my heart. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings. John Dryden

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You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. G. K. Chesterton

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I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded. Benjamin Disraeli

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Revolutions never go backward. Wendell Phillips

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You said, They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people. -- What, I asked you, is harmless about a dreamer, and what, I asked you, is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. Tennessee Williams

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When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.

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Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. Albert Camus

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Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts -- it's what you do with what you have left. Hubert Humphrey

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A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation. José Ortega y Gasset

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A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. Mao Zedong

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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