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

Author: Jane Fonda (1937)

Profession: American Screen Actor

The worst of revolutions is a restoration.

Author: Charles James Fox (1749-1806)

Profession: British Statesman, Foreign Secretary

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

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

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.

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)

Profession: American Economist

A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.

Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955)

Profession: Spanish Essayist, Philosopher

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

Author: Jean Genet (1910-1986)

Profession: French Playwright, Novelist

A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

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

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929)

Profession: American Author

The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty.

Author: Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787)

Profession: French Historian and Statesman

When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.

Author: Edward F. Halifax (1881-1959)

Profession: British Conservative Statesman

True revolutionaries are like God -- they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.

Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (1941)

Profession: American Author, Publicist

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

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.

Author: Alexander Herzen (1812-1870)

Profession: Russian Journalist, Political Thinker

The main effect of a real revolution is perhaps that it sweeps away those who do not know how to wish, and brings to the front men with insatiable appetites for action, power and all that the world has to offer.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher