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

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In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Aristotle

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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Poverty and The Poor
Aristotle

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Thinkers prepare the revolution and bandits carry it out.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Mariano Azuela

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Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Toni Cade Bambara

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

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To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.
Love
Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.
Reactionaries
Robin G. Collingwood

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Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.
Bores and Boredom
Guy Debord

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Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Camille Desmoulins

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I am thirty-three -- the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists.
Age and Aging
Camille Desmoulins

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

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Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Milovan Djilas

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Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.
Modern and Modernism
Terry Eagleton

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

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

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

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The worst of revolutions is a restoration.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Charles James Fox

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The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Erich Fromm

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Arts and Artists
Paul Gauguin

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A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Francois (Pierre Guillaume) Guizot

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Whether a revolutions succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.
Revolutions and Revolutionaries
Heinrich Heine

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