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I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.John Adams
Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.
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
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
The main effect of a real revolution is perhaps that it sweeps away those who do not know how to wish, and brings to the front men with insatiable appetites for action, power and all that the world has to offer.Eric Hoffer
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
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.Alexis de Tocqueville
Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.John Dryden
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
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
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
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
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.Ambrose Bierce
Revolutions never go backward.Wendell Phillips
When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
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
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.Benjamin Disraeli
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.John F. Kennedy
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
A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.José Ortega y Gasset
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.Henrik Ibsen