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

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Revolutions are not made for export.

Author: Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

Profession: Soviet Premier

In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

Riots are the voices of the unheard.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

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.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.

Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Profession: Russian Revolutionary Leader

"Revolution" today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.

Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

Profession: British Author, Painter

Revolutionary politics, revolutionary art, and oh, the revolutionary mind, is the dullest thing on earth. When we open a "revolutionary" review, or read a "revolutionary" speech, we yawn our heads off. It is true, there is nothing else. Everything is correctly, monotonously, dishearteningly "revolutionary." What a stupid word! What a stale fuss!

Author: Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)

Profession: British Author, Painter

At the crash of economic collapse of which the rumblings can already be heard, the sleeping soldiers of the proletariat will awake as at the fanfare of the Last Judgment and the corpses of the victims of the struggle will arise and demand an accounting from those who are loaded down with curses.

Author: Karl Liebknecht

Profession:

It is easier to run a revolution than a government.

Author: Ferdinand E. Marcos (1917-1989)

Profession: Philippines Statesman, President

In every revolution there intrude, at the side of its true agents, men of a different stamp; some of them survivors of and devotees to past revolutions, without insight into the present movement, but preserving popular influence by their known honesty and courage, or by the sheer force of tradition; others mere brawlers, who, by dint of repeating year after year the same set of stereotyped declamations against the government of the day, have sneaked into the reputation of revolutionists of the first water They are an unavoidable evil: with time they are shaken off.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

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

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

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

Author: Kwame Nkrumah

Profession: Leader of Ghana's fight for Independence

Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

Revolutions are not made, they come.

Author: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Profession: American Reformer, Orator