Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
Insurrection. An unsuccessful revolution; disaffection's failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite.
Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people.
Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
I do think I have a rebellious, metal-loving rock chick inside of me.
Revolutions are not made for export.
The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle.
The disease which inflicts bureaucracy and what they usually die from is routine.
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
Revolutions are always verbose.
There's a way that you can throw negativity out there that seems rebellious. But I've always taken pleasure in a different kind of rebellion, which is putting a positive spin on everything, trying to enjoy myself at all times.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.
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