Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway, Meeting the check of such another day.
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I (c. 1597), Act V, scene 5, line 41.
When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
Caprice, independence and rebellion, which are opposed to the social order, are essential to the good health of an ethnic group. We shall measure the good health of this group by the number of its delinquents. Nothing is more immobilizing than the spirit of deference.jean dubuffet
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent , rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.barbara ehrenreich
I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. [...] It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.thomas jefferson
The questioning spirit is the rebellious spirit. A rebellion is always either a cloak to hide a prince, or the swaddling wrapper of a new rule.honoré de balzac
Only the spirit of rebellion craves for happiness in this life. What right have we human beings to happiness?henrik ibsen
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.Albert Camus
The function of the rebel is to shake the fixated mores of the rigid order of civilization; and this shaking, though painful, is necessary if the society is to be saved from boredom and apathy. Obviously I do not refer to everyone who calls himself a rebel, but only to the authentic rebel. Civilization gets its first flower from the rebel.rollo may
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
Analysis of rebellion leads at least to the suspicion that, contrary to the postulates of contemporary thought, a human nature does exist, as the Greeks believed. Why rebel if there is nothing permanent in oneself worth preserving? ... Rebellion, though apparently negative, since it creates nothing, is profoundly positive in that it reveals the part of man which must always be defended.Albert Camus
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.thomas carlyle
Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can.Ilona Andrews