Society is undergoing a silent revolution, which must be submitted to, and which takes no more notice of the human existences it breaks down than an earthquake regards the houses it subverts. The classes and the races, too weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way.
But say That death be not one stroke, as I supposed, Bereaving sense, but endless misery From this day onward, which I feel begun Both in me, and without me, and so last To perpetuity; ay me, that fear Comes thund'ring back with dreadful revolution On my defenceless head; both Death and I Am found eternal, and incorporate both, Nor I on my part single, in me all Paradise Lost Posterity stands cursed: fair patrimony That I must leave ye, sons; O were I able To waste it all myself, and leave ye none!john milton
I am a person always full of contradictions... It was hard to choose whether to devote myself to revolution as a soldier or as a writer.ba jin
We see now that infringement of freedom is necessary with regard to the opponents of the revolution. At a time of revolution we cannot allow freedom for the enemies of the people and of the revolution. That is a surely clear, irrefutable conclusion.nikolai bukharin
What is necessary is for workers and the left to obtain all the lessons the Chilean experience can offer, so that we never again make these errors. That’s why I maintain, that in Chile the left has not failed, socialism has not failed, nor has the revolution failed, nor have workers failed. What came to a tragic end in Chile was the reformist illusion of modifying socio-economic structures and making revolutions before the pasive consent of those to be most affected: the ruling classes.miguel enríquez
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.ernesto 'che' guevara
The US has always taken velvet revolution into consideration by promoting Western culture in the society and by causing strife between people and the government through propaganda, organizing certain individuals, psychological warfare and making intentional use of media, intellectual circles, university student's establishments and feminism movements in order to implement its interfering policies.ahmad khatami
There was never a revolution to equal it, and never a city more glorious than Petrograd, and for all that period of my life I lived another and braved the ice of winter and the summer flies in Vyborg while across my adopted country of the past, winds of the revolution blew their flame, and all of us suffered hunger while we drank at the wine of equality.norman mailer
I am not for separatism from the United States. My motto is justice but not independence from or revolution against the United States.reies tijerina
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it drop.ernesto 'che' guevara
We have the State Department working together with Google, MTV , MSNBC, Facebook , all of these all of these giant corporations. Google now has two executives that we know of that were charged to help this revolution.glenn beck
Instead of gambling on the eternal impossibility of the revolution and on the fascist return of a war-machine in general, why not think that a new type of revolution is in the course of becoming possible , and that all kinds of mutating, living machines conduct wars, are combined and trace out a plane of consistance which undermines the plane of organization of the World and the States?gilles deleuze
A great revolution is hardest of all on the great revolutionists.Randall Jarrell
Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas.bhagat singh
Keep this straight in your head: we are not fighting an alien invasion we're leading a revolution. And today the battle begins.matt smith
When Victor Adler objected to Berchtold, foreign minister of Austria-Hungary, that war would provoke revolution in Russia, even if not in the Habsburg monarchy, he replied: "And who will lead this revolution? Perhaps Mr. Bronstein [Trotsky] sitting over there at the Cafe Central?"
In the middle of the last century there was comparatively little movement of workmen from place to place:;; but Adam Smith's fierce attack on the law of settlement shows that migration was on the increase. The world was, in fact, on the eve of an industrial revolution:;; and it is interesting to remember that the two men who did most to bring it about, Adam Smith and James Watt, met, as I have mentioned, in Glasgow, when one was dreaming of the book, and the other of the invention, which were to introduce a new industrial age.Arnold Toynbee
The French revolution was to change the political state of Europe, to terminate the strife of kings among themselves, and to commence that between kings and people. This would have taken place much later had not the kings themselves provoked it. They sought to suppress the revolution, and they extended it; for by attacking it they were to render it victorious..
Scientific enterprise , according to Kuhn revolution is exceptional and, indeed, extra-scienti?c, and criticism is, in ‘normal’ times, anathema...
The idea of sovereignty current in the English speaking world of the 1760's was scarcely more than a century old. It had first emerged during the English Civil War, in the early 1640's, and had been established as a canon of Whig political thought in the revolution of 1688.bernard bailyn
In the course of history periods of capitalism and socialism alternate with one another; capitalism is the unnatural, socialism the natural economic system...The National Socialists and the Red Front have the same aspirations. The Jews falsified the revolution in the form of Marxism and that failed to bring fulfilment.heinrich himmler
In every revolution a dictator is needed to save the state by force, or censors to save it by virtue.louis antoine de saint-just
Koyré's exaltation of the " Platonic and Pythagorean " elements of the Scientific revolution... was based on a demonstrably false understanding of how Galileo reached his conclusions. ...By avoiding consideration of nonmathematical sciences, Koyré reduced the Scientific revolution to the ideas of Copernicus , Kepler , Galileo, and Newton .alexandre koyré
From 1789 to late in 1791 the French revolution was an orderly process, and from the summer of 1794 the Republic was an orderly and victorious state. The Terror was not the work of the whole country, but of the town mob which owed its existence and its savagery to the misrule, and social injustice of the ancient regime...More lives were wasted by the British generals alone on the opening day of what is known as the Somme offensive of July, 1916 than in the whole French revolution from start to finish.
"Evolution was Vladimir Ilich Lenin’s problem. Lenin lead the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 and took over Russia. He killed the Zar [ sic ] and his family in cold blood. There would not be communism in Russia today if had not been for Charles Darwin's book on evolution."
It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
I respect the establishments of the revolution , at least as much as those who are remarked for their deference to them to serve on occasion. I am sensible how much was done for liberty at the revolution.