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When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

John Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Liberty Song

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O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level. and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (King Henry at III, i)

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Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.

John Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Liberty Song

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Revolutions are not made; they come.

Wendell Phillips Quotes , Source: Speech--Public Opinion

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Those who hate most fervently must have once loved deeply; those who want to deny the world must have once embraced what they now set on fire.

Kurt Tucholsky Quotes

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Every generation needs a new revolution.

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

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Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Mao Tse-Tung Quotes

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The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives

William James Quotes

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If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Quotes

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Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Politics (bk. VII, ch. IV)

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A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: Speech, in the House of Commons, on the Reform Bill

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Revolutionaries are more formalistic than conservatives.

Italo Calvino Quotes , Source: Il Barone Rampante (ch. 28)

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Do you think then that revolutions are made with rose water? [Fr., Voulez-vous donc qu'on vous fasse des revolutions a l'eau-rose?]

Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort Quotes , Source: to Marmotel, who regretted the excesses of the Revolution

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It is not a revolt, it is a revolution. [Fr., Ce n'est pas une revolte, c'est une revolution.]

Francois la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt Quotes , Source: to Louis XVI on July 14, 1789

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The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.

Francois la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt Quotes , Source: to Louis XVI on July 14, 1789

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I am the signet which marks the page where the revolution has been stopped; but when I die it will turn the page and resume its course. [Fr., Je suis le signet qui marque la page ou la revolution s'est arretee; mais quand je serai mort, elle tournera le feuillet et reprendra sa marche.]

Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) Quotes , Source: to Count Mole

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Revolutions never go backward.

Wendell Phillips Quotes , Source: Speech--Progress

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I know and all the world knows, that revolutions never go backwards.

William Henry Seward Quotes , Source: Speech on the Irrepressible Conflict

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Revolutionary moments attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Androcles and the Lion

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Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: Man and Superman--"The Revolutionist's Handbook"

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