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.Tags: Cannot, Emotional, Win ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary.Tags: After, Makes, Revolution ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary.Tags: Democracy, Freedom, Matter ✍ Author: Friedrich Ebert
An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary.Tags: Past, Problems, Words ✍ Author: Lion Feuchtwanger