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The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.

Tags: Reach, Soon  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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

Tags: Impossible, Peace  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The industrial revolution has tended to produce everywhere great urban masses that seem to be increasingly careless of ethical standards.

Tags: Great, Seem  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally destined to emerge from the Revolution.

Tags: However, Leader  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

Anyone who makes plans for after the revolution is a reactionary.

Tags: After, Makes  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.

Tags: Age, Technology  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Before the American Revolution there were frequent slave uprisings, and a lot of people would run away.

Tags: American, Away  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Revolution begins with the self, in the self.

Tags: Begins, Self  ✍ Author: Toni Cade Bambara

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.

Tags: Job, Writer  ✍ Author: Toni Cade Bambara

My point has always been that, ever since the Industrial Revolution, science fiction has been the most important genre there is.

Tags: Point, Science  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.

Tags: Poverty, True  ✍ Author: Lloyd Banks

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.

Tags: Work, Worry  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Tags: Change, Politics  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.

Tags: Found, Idea  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.

Tags: Children, Done  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.

Tags: Moral, Opinions  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

From Caesar's legions to the Napoleonic wars. From the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution to the defeat of nazism. We have helped to write European history, and Europe has helped write ours.

Tags: History, Write  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.

Tags: Give, Reality  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The revolution is really easy to do nowadays.

Tags: Easy, Nowadays  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona
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You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices.

Tags: End, Government  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

Tags: Democracy, Order  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.

Tags: Life, Yourself  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.

Tags: Courage, Power  ✍ Author: Mary Daly

Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.

Tags: After, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

Napoleon had been fighting this army of slaves and free people in Haiti and it depleted his forces. And after the Revolution, when the French were driven out, they stopped and sold this big chunk of North America to the Americans for very little money.

Tags: America, Money  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

The British are supposed to be particularly averse to intellectuals, a prejudice closely bound up with their dislike of foreigners. Indeed, one important source of this Anglo-Saxon distaste for highbrows and eggheads was the French revolution, which was seen as an attempt to reconstruct society on the basis of abstract rational principles.

Tags: Seen, Society  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

Tags: Become, Time  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.

Tags: Exercise, Technology  ✍ Author: Laurent Fabius

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.

Tags: Real, Sad  ✍ Author: Louis Farrakhan

If I had my way, I would have sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll at least 4-6 hours a day. So long as there are going to be things in the way of that, we're going to have a revolution.

Tags: Rock, Sex  ✍ Author: Perry Farrell

Our climate is changing. The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things.

Tags: Earth, Fact  ✍ Author: Dianne Feinstein

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'

Tags: Material, Piece  ✍ Author: Brian Ferneyhough

All the big revolutions, whether it's the Industrial Revolution, the Arab Spring, those changes happened by economic and social shifts brought about by the people's voices, and those things weren't voted for. Most of our changes today are brought about through technology, not by voting.

Tags: Technology, Today  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.

Tags: Beginning, End  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher

I have my favourite fashion decade, yes, yes, yes: '60s. It was a sort of little revolution; the clothes were amazing but not too exaggerated.

Tags: Amazing, Fashion  ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.

Tags: Another, Forward  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business.

Tags: Business, Longer  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.

Tags: Generation, Period  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

It turns out one of my ancestors fought in the Continental Army, so I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution.

Tags: American, Army  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

First we have to recognize that the cause of poverty is both structural and behavioral. And the first thing about the behavior part is that we need a moral revolution within the African American community. Look - no white racist makes you get pregnant when you are a black teenager.

Tags: Black, Poverty  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Tags: Art, Either  ✍ Author: Paul Gauguin

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.

Tags: Apple, Fall  ✍ Author: Che Guevara

As the great grandchildren of the industrial revolution, we have learned, at last, that the heedless pursuit of more is unsustainable and, ultimately, unfulfilling. Our planet, our security, our sense of equanimity and our very souls demand something better, something different.

Tags: Great, Learned  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

Britain is not a country that is easily rocked by revolution... In Britain our institutions evolve. We are a Fabian Society writ large.

Tags: Country, Society  ✍ Author: Virginia Hamilton

You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution.

 ✍ Author: Fred Hampton

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.

Tags: Becomes, Fact  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background.

Tags: Family, Thought  ✍ Author: Kim Jong Il

Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.

Tags: Needs, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Eugene Ionesco

The central paradox of the machines that have made our lives so much brighter, quicker, longer and healthier is that they cannot teach us how to make the best use of them; the information revolution came without an instruction manual.

Tags: Best, Cannot  ✍ Author: Sheena Iyengar

Comic book fans have loved Wolverine, and all the 'X-Men' characters, for more than the action. I think that's what set it apart from many of the other comic books. In the case of Wolverine, when he appeared, he was a revolution really. He was the first anti-hero.

Tags: Action, Book  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.

Tags: Popular, Question  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution.

Tags: Between, Difference  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

Education should not be about building more schools and maintaining a system that dates back to the Industrial Revolution. We can achieve so much more, at unmatched scale with software and interactive learning.

Tags: Education, Learning  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.

Tags: Action, Great  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.

Tags: Represents, Struggle  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

We must not expect a full-scale peaceful revolution every time a Labour Government is elected.

Tags: Government, Time  ✍ Author: Roy Jenkins

This revolution, the information revoultion, is a revolution of free energy as well, but of another kind: free intellectual energy. It's very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day. What will it be able to do ten or 20 years from now, or 50 years from now?

Tags: Power, Today  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do. Literally can blow it away. Corporate America has a need that is so huge and can save them so much money, or make them so much money, or cost them so much money if they miss it, that they are going to fuel the object revolution.

Tags: Money, Technology  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.

Tags: Behind, Leaves  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

After the Revolution I was freed. I favoured the Constituent Assembly and am still for it.

Tags: After, Freed  ✍ Author: Fanny Kaplan

If you look back at the history of creativity in clothes - the French Revolution, the First World War and the Second World War - they have all been creative reinventions, the moment new forms of luxury come into play.

Tags: History, War  ✍ Author: Christian Lacroix

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

Tags: History, Time  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.

Tags: Impossible, Situation  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

Not since the digital revolution in the early '90s has technology placed such a comprehensive burden on business, employees and individuals to reinvent their business plans, services and products, and themselves to keep pace with the changing marketplace.

Tags: Business, Technology  ✍ Author: Daniel Mainwaring

America is the first country... that can actually have a bloodless revolution.

Tags: America, Country  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

You don't have a peaceful revolution. You don't have a turn-the-cheek revolution. There's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution.

Tags: Nonviolent, Peaceful  ✍ Author: Malcolm X

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.

Tags: English, Spirit  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!

Tags: Lose, Win  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.

Tags: Control, Rich  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

To a considerable extent we are faced by a technology arms race with terrorists. The communications revolution has made it easier for terrorist groups to reach out to vulnerable individuals with their violent extremist ideology and propaganda. It has also facilitated fundraising, recruitment and training.

Tags: Technology, Training  ✍ Author: Pauline Neville-Jones

Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.

Tags: Perilous, Revelation  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

When I was teaching at the University of Tehran we were struggling against the implementation of the revolution rules.

Tags: Against, Rules  ✍ Author: Ralph Nader

Look at Ayatollah Khomeini's revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.

Tags: Islam, Struggle  ✍ Author: Ralph Nader

I grew up during the Revolution of Iran and the war between Iran and Iraq. The things that I saw. The impact. How it changes you. How it changes the way you look at the world.

Tags: Between, War  ✍ Author: Navid Negahban

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution.

Tags: Jail  ✍ Author: Huey Newton

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.

Tags: Hands, Young  ✍ Author: Huey Newton

And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara.

Tags: America, Hope  ✍ Author: Phil Ochs

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.

Tags: Equality, Human  ✍ Author: George Orwell

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

Tags: End, Power  ✍ Author: George Orwell

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.

Tags: Makes, Order  ✍ Author: George Orwell

I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Everyone needs to carry out his own personal revolution.

Tags: Everyone, Personal  ✍ Author: George Papandreou

What comes after the revolution is inevitably bureaucracy. Whoever wins the revolution builds a bureaucracy.

Tags: After, Wins  ✍ Author: Sarah Jessica Parker

America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution.

Tags: America, Known  ✍ Author: Francis Parkman

No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo-Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld.

Tags: End, Understand  ✍ Author: Rod Parsley

Believe me, the intellectual revolution is going on, and that has to come first before you see the political changes. That's where I'm very optimistic.

Tags: Changes, Political  ✍ Author: Ron Paul

Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced financial considerations to a point where they played no role in economic or political decisions.

Tags: Decisions, Political  ✍ Author: Carroll Quigley

There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati.

Tags: Said, Society  ✍ Author: Carroll Quigley

The problem... is emblematic of what hasn't changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.

Tags: Forward, Law  ✍ Author: Anna Quindlen

The foreign policy of this government is driven by politics - to extend a revolution worldwide. My objective with regards to foreign relations is to benefit all Venezuelans.

Tags: Government, Politics  ✍ Author: Henrique Capriles Radonski

We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn't have any problem with them. They started it.

Tags: After, Problem  ✍ Author: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.

Tags: Dad, Family  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

The revolution that takes place in your head, nobody will ever see that.

Tags: Head, Place  ✍ Author: Gil Scott-Heron

In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution, an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint.

Tags: Moral, Society  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

The very paradigm of revolution, of right versus wrong, good versus bad, is a relic with no bearing on the present. Yet artists, exhibitions, and curators valorize the sixties. People who wrote about these artists 30 years ago still write about them in the same ways, often for the same magazines.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.

Tags: Humanity, Makes  ✍ Author: George Sand

We need an energy revolution by breaking our dependence on fossil fuels, polluting fuels... I am very, very confident our small state will lead this. We will be noticed by the country and the world.

Tags: Country, Small  ✍ Author: Bernie Sanders

The French revolution taught us the rights of man.

Tags: Rights, Taught  ✍ Author: Thomas Sangster

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974.

Tags: Political, Thinking  ✍ Author: Jose Saramago

The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution, and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution. But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975.

Tags: Beginning, Work  ✍ Author: Jose Saramago
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