Quotes about revolution

“It is a know fact that almost all revolutions have been the work, not of the common people, but of the aristocracy, and especially of the decayed part of the aristocracy.” -Pareto

“Revolutions are the locomotives of history.” -Marx

“The bourgeois revolutions of the past required from the universities merely lawyers as the best raw material for politicians; the emancipation of the working class needs, besides, physicians, chemists, agronomists and other specialists; for it is a question not only of leading in the political machinery but also of taking the entire production of society in hand; and here, in place of high-sounding phrases, solid knowledge is needed.” -Engels

“I only know of one France. That of the Revolution. That of Toussaint L’Ouverture. Too bad for the Gothic cathedral.” -Césaire

“Every collective revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of ‘Emergency.’ It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains.” -Hoover

“My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal.” -Evola

“A revolution is not a dinner party.” -Mao

“A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief.” -Horkheimer

“There is a Satanic element in the French Revolution which distinguishes it from any other revolution known or perhaps that will be known.” -de Maistre

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