Revolution Quotes

The purity of a revolution can last a fortnight. Jean Cocteau

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State. Albert Camus

All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind it only the slime of bureaucracy. Franz Kafka

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

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle.

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. George Orwell

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

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes but that does not make revolution a crime. Jose Bergamin

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. Lenin

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly. Mao Zedong

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before. Gloria Steinem

Revolutions are always verbose. Leon Trotsky

Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again. Friedrich Durrenmatt

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves. Lenin

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement. Lenin