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The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.
Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Don't worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test... Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap - but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.
It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.
To tell the truth is revolutionary.
Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.
There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
H. G. Wells
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.
I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.
It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.
Without a revolutionary theory there cannot be a revolutionary movement.
A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
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