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Quote Left A riot is the language of the unheard. Quote Right
Quote Left The revolution will not be televised! Quote Right
Quote Left ... in order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. Love, sacrifice, and death. Quote Right
Quote Left Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. Quote Right
Quote Left The dissolution of commercial animal farming as we know it obviously requires more than our individual commitment to vegetarianism. To refuse on principle to buy products of the meat industry is to do what is right, but it is not to do enough. To recognize the rights of animals is to recognize the related duty to defend them against those who violate their rights, and to discharge this duty requires more than our individual abstention. It requires acting to bring about those changes that are necessary if the rights of these animals are not to be violated. Fundamentally, then, it requires a revolution in our culture's thought about, and its accepted treatment of, farm animals... But prejudices die hard, all the more so when they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law. To overcome the collective entropy of those forces against change will not be easy. The animal rights movement is not for the faint heart. Quote Right
Quote Left The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. Quote Right
Quote Left Revolution is not a onetime event. Quote Right
Quote Left Womens humor is part of the revolution. Quote Right
Quote Left ...with the black marble which gives the fireplace the air of a miniature family vault, to suggest early Victorian commercial respectability, belief in money, Bible fetichism, fear of hell always at war with fear of poverty, instinctive horror of the passionate character of art, love and Roman Catholic religion, and all the first fruits of plutocracy in the early generations of the industrial revolution. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. Quote Right
Quote Left You say that at the time of the Congress, in 1765, The great mass of the people were zealous in the cause of America. The great mass of the people is an expression that deserves analysis. New York and Pennsylvania were so nearly divided, if their propensity was not against us, that if New England on one side and Virginia on the other had not kept them in awe, they would have joined the British. Marshall, in his life of Washington, tells us, that the southern States were nearly equally divided. Look into the Journals of Congress, and you will see how seditious, how near rebellion were several counties of New York, and how much trouble we had to compose them. The last contest, in the town of Boston, in 1775, between whig and tory, was decided by five against two. Upon the whole, if we allow two thirds of the people to have been with us in the revolution, is not the allowance ample? Are not two thirds of the nation now with the administration? Divided we ever have been, and ever must be. Two thirds always had and will have more difficulty to struggle with the one third than with all our foreign enemies. Quote Right
Quote Left In the short run, the 'federalism revolution' of the 1990s is undeniably his most significant substantive achievement. But whether these rulings will survive in the long run, or instead be reversed, remains to be seen. It's much more likely that the Rehnquist Court's surprisingly liberal rulings -- on abortion, on gay rights, on gender -- will actually represent the most indelible legacy. Quote Right
Quote Left The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. Quote Right
Quote Left What are the convulsions of a city in comparison with the insurrections of the soul? Man is a depth still greater than the people. Jean Valjean at that very moment was the prey of a terrible upheaval. Every sort of gulf had opened again within him. He also was trembling, like Paris, on the brink of an obscure and formidable revolution. A few hours had sufficed to bring this about. His destiny and his conscience had suddenly been covered with gloom. Of him also, as well as of Paris, it might have been said: Two principles are face to face. The white angel and the black angel are about to seize each other on the bridge of the abyss. Which of the two will hurl the other over? Who will carry the day? Quote Right
Quote Left Revolution calls my name. I will soon dwell in nothingness, and my name will be in the Pantheon of history. Quote Right
Quote Left And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system. Quote Right
Quote Left In peace we can make many of them ignore good and evil entirely; in danger, the issue is forced upon them in a guise to which even we cannot blind them. There is here a cruel dilemma before us. If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the Enemy's hands; but if we guide them to the opposite behaviour, this sooner or later produces (for He permits it to produce) a war or a revolution, and the undisguisable issue of cowardice or courage awakes thousands of men from moral stupor.This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy's motives for creating a dangerous world-a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty, or mercy, which yieldsto danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful till it became risky. Quote Right
Quote Left The slanders poured down like Niagara. If you take into consideration the setting -- the war and the revolution -- and the character of the accused -- revolutionary leaders of millions who were conducting their party to the sovereign power -- you can say without exaggeration that July 1917 was the month of the most gigantic slander in world history. Quote Right
Quote Left Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. Quote Right
Quote Left When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable. Quote Right
Quote Left A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories. Quote Right
Quote Left There is something peculiarly sinister and insidious in even a charge of disloyalty. Such a charge all too frequently places a strain on the reputation of an individual which is indelible and lasting, regardless of the complete innocence later proved. Quote Right
Quote Left The enormous social change involved in a sexual revolution is basically a matter of altered consciousness, the exposure and elimination of soc... Quote Right
Quote Left We need to reach the millions who live in cities, the hundreds of thousands in industrial centers, the tens of thousands in medium-sized towns, the thousands in small towns, and the hundreds in villages -- all these at once. Like a volcanic eruption, a spiritual revolution needs to spread through the country, to spur people to crucial decisions. People have to recognize the futility of splitting life up into politics, economics, the humanities, and religion. We must be awakened to a life in which all of these things are completely integrated. Quote Right
Quote Left Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion. Quote Right
Quote Left A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation. Quote Right
Quote Left It may be that a second wave of the sexual revolution might at last accomplish its aim of freeing half the race from its immemorial subordinat... Quote Right
Quote Left 'It's disheartening that animal people criticize societies that enlist the help of actors or organize creative acts like 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur,' to increase public awareness to our cause. These are great/courageous ideas which time has come! Liberation of animals is REVOLUTION - not elegant performance/ intellectual competition. We should do most anything to advance the animal rights cause. All the bickering may make the one step forward... TWO STEPS BACKWARD???' Quote Right
Quote Left The opening of a foreign trade, by making them acquainted with new objects, or tempting them by the easier acquisition of things which they had not previously thought attainable, sometimes works a sort of industrial revolution in a country whose resources were previously undeveloped for want of energy and ambition in the people: inducing those who were satisfied with scanty comforts and little work, to work harder for the gratification of their new tastes, and even to save, and accumulate capital, for the still more complete satisfaction of those tastes at a future time. Quote Right
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Quote Left justice is hidden in revolution but most revolution begets injustice riot! Quote Right
Quote Left “Computers themselves, and software, are yet to be developed.’ ‘Will revolutionalize the way we learn.” ~ Steve Jobs ~ Quote Right
Quote Left Those that dream of a revolution must have a hidden desire to murder or they don't actually have a clue Quote Right
Quote Left "Bugger the "Group" mentality. I say burn it up with a revolutionary act, start your own. If you didn't exist, there would be no world. You are your own world, your own Cosmos, you are luminescent, keep on shining - the people who matter will move towards your light. Leave the other befuddled fools walk in the dark holding hands, following tails like sheep. This is a fantastic expression of your individuality. Always keep speaking your TRUTH." Quote Right
Quote Left Communism through social revolution seems no more possible, now we have to achieve that through capitalism in good hand. Quote Right
Quote Left Revolution in one's life leads to the revolution in society. Quote Right
Quote Left Birth cannot be illegal because mother's womb is pure creation of nature.Dimensions men put in it defining separation of legal illegal. So a revolution in it a must human need please remove barricade to roam earth every where. Quote Right
Quote Left True genius, to me, can't be measured on tests, for it is a form of revolutionary madness. Quote Right
Quote Left Genius, when fully realized, seems to me to be a form of revolutionary madness. Quote Right