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  1. Picture quote by George Orwell about truth

    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ⏤ George Orwell

  2. Picture quote by Aristotle about poverty

    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. ⏤ Aristotle

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    Every revolution begins with a spark.

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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

Real education creates revolutionaries rather than suppressing them.

Bryant H. McGill

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.

Che Guevara

If not us, who? If not now, when?


Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts -- it's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey

Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.

Scottish Proverbs

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.

T. S. Eliot

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.

Victor Hugo

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.


Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.

Marianne Williamson

A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.

Edmund Burke

I wouldn't have turned out the way I was if I didn't have all those old-fashioned values to rebel against.


Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.

Barbara Tuchman

Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite!

Karl Marx

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

Albert Camus

Whether a revolutions succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.

Heinrich Heine

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

Erich Fromm

By revolution we become more ourselves, not less.

George Orwell

One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.

Will Rogers

No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.

Lawrence Durrell

Revolutions are not made, they come.

Wendell Phillips

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

Franz Kafka

Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.


Revolution begins with the self, in the self.

Toni Cade Bambara

Riots are the voices of the unheard.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.

Edward George BulwerLytton

Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.

Kwame Nkrumah

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Kahlil Gibran

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.

Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov)

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

Hannah Arendt

With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.

Kate Millett

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.

George Bernard Shaw

In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.

Alexis de Tocqueville

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

Henry Ford

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.

Leon Trotsky

Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.

Ambrose Bierce

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.

Mao Zedong

Revolutions are always verbose.

Leon Trotsky

Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved.

Eric Hobsbawm

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.

Malcolm X

On the first day of a revolution he is a treasure; on the second he ought to be shot.


The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man. Unless he understands this, he does not grasp the essential meaning of his life.

Huey Newton

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy

The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.

Ursula K. LeGuin

Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

Germaine Greer

Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Ambrose Bierce

Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.

John Dryden

Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.

Denis Diderot

In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake.


Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.

Susan B. Anthony

Revolution is like Saturn, it devours its own children.

Georg Buchner

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.

Tom Stoppard

No power can rule this head, who is ready to be separated from its body in the name of freedom and the good of all humanity. / Няма власт над оная глава, която е готова да се отдели от плещите си в името на свободата и за благото на цялото човечество.

Hristo Botev

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history.

Lawrence Summers

We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.

Scott Cook

A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.

Vladimir Lenin

The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.

Victor Hugo

Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades.

Florence Kelley

I began revolution with 82 men. If I had To do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.

Fidel Castro

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.

Emma Goldman

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!

Karl Marx

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.

Napoleon Bonaparte

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.

Emma Goldman

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

John Quincy Adams

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.

Mignon McLaughlin

A revolution is not a bed of roses.

Fidel Castro

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.

W. R. [William Ralph] Inge

The more there are riots, the more repressive actin will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.

Karl Marx

Revolutions are not made for export.

Nikita Khrushchev

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.

Abbie Hoffman

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

Vladimir Lenin

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Thomas Jefferson

All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.

John Mason Brown

Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.

Douglas William Jerrold

A riot is the language of the unheard.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.

Jane Fonda

To destroy images is something every revolution has been able to do.

Alfred Rosenberg

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.

Jean Genet

We do not support the man. We do not support the individual. We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere, free from American intervention.

Lee Harvey Oswald

It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.

Kim Il-sung

First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.

C. L. R. James

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Abbie Hoffman

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

Fidel Castro

You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.

Malcolm X

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.

Joseph Stalin

The revolution came so suddenly, and in a way so utterly different from what we expected.

Herman Gorter

Every technological revolution takes about 50 years.

Jack Ma

If you listen to 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' by Gil Scott-Heron, that album is dripping with rage.

Henry Rollins

For some reason I get this key position of being one of two people that started the company that started the revolution.

Steve Wozniak

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.

Hugo Black

Tesla is here to stay and keep fighting for the electric car revolution.

Elon Musk

I love the 3D revolution. I love the technology today that continues to push the envelope, continues break the new ground, and continues to raise the bar.

Dwayne Johnson

The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.

Whittaker Chambers

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