What my campaign is about is a political revolution - millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires.— Bernie Sanders
Pleasurable Political Revolution quotations
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother... Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life.
If democracy is ever to be threatened, it will not be by revolutionary groups burning government offices and occupying the broadcasting and newspaper offices of the world. It will come from disenchantment, cynicism and despair caused by the realisation that the New World Order means we are all to be managed and not represented.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
The Revolution won't happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism.
If you are asking me what the individual can do right now, in a political sense, I'd have to say he can't do all that much. Speaking for myself, I am more concerned with the transformation of the individual, which to me is much more important than the so-called political revolution.
A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
...it was always our view that in order to attain this [proletarian revolution] and the other far more important aims of the future social revolution, the working class must first take possession of the organised political power of the state and by its aid crush the resistance of the capitalist class and organise society anew.
We have got to change the political culture in America.
We need a political revolution. That means we are working on politics not just three weeks before an election but 365 days a year.
One of the chief symptoms of every revolution is the sharp and sudden increase in the number of ordinary people who take an active, independent and forceful interest in politics.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
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 only after mature deliberation and thorough preparation that I have decided upon the Program of Revolution and defined the procedure of the revolution in three stages. The first is the period of military government; the second, the period of political tutelage; and the third, the period of constitutional government.
The American people understand that we need real change in this country, in my view, a political revolution, which says to the people on top, "You know what, you guys can't have it all."
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
I am extraordinarily proud of the campaign that we ran.
The issues that we raised, the fact that we got 13 million Americans to vote for a political revolution.
We are not seeking revolution. We just want democracy.
Everyone can have health care. Everyone can earn a living wage. We can educate all our kids - well. But none of that happens unless there's a political revolution. And it's not going to happen unless we deal with corporate control of the media.
Being polite is so rare these days, thats its often confused with flirting.
Revolutions and revolutionary wars are inevitable in class society, and without them it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for the people to win political power.
My belief has always been... that wherever in this land any individual's constitutional rights are being unjustly denied, it is the obligation of the federal government-at point of bayonet if necessary-to restore that individual's constitutional rights
Every provisional political set-up following a revolution requires a dictatorship, and an energetic dictatorship at that.
The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.
When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force.
When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.
But the Church cannot be, in any political sense, either conservative or liberal, or revolutionary. Conservatism is too often conservation of the wrong things: liberalism a relaxation of discipline; revolution a denial of the permanent things.
At the heart of every major political upheaval lies a fiscal revolution.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
The social revolution is seriously compromised if it comes through a political revolution.
There is only one revolution tolerable to all men, all societies, all political systems: Revolution by design and invention.
Revolutions are not push button affairs;
rather, they evolve only if there exists a reservoir of hope and grievance that can be galvanized into popular action.
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, ut because you are.
The social model of the Bolsheviks failed, as will any model that denies individual rights, intellectual freedom, and freedom of competing political parties. Without these freedoms and rights, there is no motivation for people to work. Such a system cannot be sustained, especially in light of the technological revolution of the information era.
You know, comrade Pachman, I don't enjoy being a Minister, I would rather play chess like you, or make a revolution in Venezuela.
The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.
Politeness and courteousness are a small price to pay for the goodwill of others.
Families are struggling to put bread on the table, send their kids to college and take care of their basic needs. America needs a political revolution.
The economic prerequisites for the socialist revolution are fully matured in the US. The political premises are likewise far more advanced than might appear on the surface.
As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice-there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community... this issue of paradigm choice can never be unequivocally settled by logic and experiment alone.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Through talk, we tamed kings, restrained tyrants, averted revolution
All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
The characteristic mark of this age of dictators, wars and revolutions is its anticapitalistic bias. Most governments and political parties were eager to restrict the sphere of private initiative and free enterprise.
Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards.
They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty.