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.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. they have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!
“We atheists can . . . argue that, with the modern revolution in attitudes toward homosexuals, we have become the only group that may not reveal itself in normal social discourse”.phillip warren anderson
Whoever finishes a revolution only halfway, digs his own grave.georg büchner
The reformist illusion was paid for and is being paid for by the working class, its leaders and parties, which heroically and tragically defended it to the last moment, confirming in a dramatic fashion the phrase of the XVIII Century French revolutionary Louis de Saint-Just: "Those who make revolution half way only dig their own graves".miguel enríquez
You have no choice but to operate in a world shaped by globalization and the information revolution. There are two options: adapt or die.andy grove
Allow me to say how manly and humanly great of you I think this is. Your courageous and firm intervention have met with nothing but recognition throughout the entire world. I congratulate you for all you have given anew to the German nation by crushing the intended second revolution.franz von papen
Hitler can't walk over me as he might have done a year ago; I've seen to that. Don't forget that I have three million men, with every key position in the hands of my own people, Hitler knows that I have friends in the Reichswehr, you know! If Hitler is reasonable I shall settle the matter quietly; if he isn't I must be prepared to use force - not for my sake but for the sake of our revolution.ernst röhm
Though perhaps less universally known than such figures as Einstein or Gandhi (who became symbols of our time) Daisetz Suzuki was no less remarkable a man than these. And though his work may not have had such resounding and public effect, he contributed no little to the spiritual and intellectual revolution of our time.d. t. suzuki
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I thought Armstrong would invent some kind of a filter to remove static from our AM radio. I didn't think he'd start a revolution start up a whole damn new industry to compete with RCA.edwin howard armstrong
Recorded history starts with a patriarchal revolution. Let it continue with the matriarchal counterrevolution that is the only hope for the survival of the human race.elizabeth gould davis
The effect of the discovery of printing was evident in the savage religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Application of power to communication industries hastened the consolidation of vernaculars, the rise of nationalism, revolution, and new outbreaks of savagery in the twentieth century.harold innis
He did not write about this war and that revolution, but about war and revolution in general, the state of mind and emotion, not facts.dmitri shostakovich
The Comtists are right when they say that men's moral ideas are not fixed. The attitude of public opinion towards slavery was completely changed in twenty or thirty years. Still I am obliged to believe that such a moral revolution as the Comtists hope for is not possible within a reasonable space of time.Arnold Toynbee
revolution is not a dinner party, nor an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly, and modestly. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.Mao Tse-tung
La revolution industrielle est commencee en France.
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture and therefore eventually in society .
I'm a military man, I did what I did only because my country had to be saved from tribalism and feudalism. If I failed, it was only because I was betrayed. The so-called genocide was nothing more than just a war in defence of the revolution and a system from which all have benefited.
Their whole creed was anathema to Karl Marx. He had no sense of patriotism or love of country. He urged what he called “the proletariat ” in all countries to overthrow society by a violent revolution , to destroy the middle classes and all employers of labour , whom he denounced as ...
The classics of the ancient world are everywhere in the literature of the revolution, but thet are everywhere illustrative, not determinative, of thoughtbernard bailyn
What produces the general good is always terrible or seems bizarre when begun too soon ... The revolution must stop when it has perfected public happiness and liberty through the laws.louis antoine de saint-just
Everything is being televised so you won't be able to tell where the revolution is. "Who's revolting? Well, I don't know, what's on the other channel?"
Koyré based his analysis on a narrow definition of science that focuses only on its purely theoretical aspects. He saw the Scientific revolution as the advent and triumph of what he called the "mathematization of nature." At the same time he downplayed experimentalism as a relatively unimportant aspect of the new science.alexandre koyré
In not more than a month’s time terror will assume very violent forms, after the example of the great French revolution; the guillotine... will be ready for our enemies... that remarkable invention of the French revolution which makes man shorter by a head.
People can go to the extreme like what we saw during the Cultural revolution. For instance, in China, when people take everything into their own hands, then you cannot govern the place. ... [It] was the people taking power into their own hands. Now that is what you mean by democracy if you take it to the full swing.
Since the great French revolution all colour has been gradually dying out of the male costume, until we have got reduced to our present gamut of brown, black and neutral tint; which, combined with the chimney-pot hat and the swallow-tailed coat, form a costume by no means particularly adapted to refresh the eye seeking for form or colour.
Anarchism is voluntary cooperation for good , with the right of secession. A Christian anarchist is therefore one who turns the other cheek, overturns the tables of the moneychangers, and does not need a cop to tell him how to behave. A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world .