Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.
Author: Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)
Profession: British Labor Politician
Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.
Author: Robin G. Collingwood (1889-1943)
Profession: British Historian, Philosopher
A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA
Those old faces, in Pasadena, California, and Tucson, Arizona, and Dallas, crumpling in hatred and fear at the mention of the United Nations or those liberals in government who constitute for them the fifth column of communism, yearn for an America that is as far from the society of the present as is the extended family system in village India.
Author: Ronald Segal
All the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.
Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State