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.
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.
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
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.
There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.
The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
Property, said Proudhon, is theft. This is the only perfect truism that has been uttered on the subject.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
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.
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
What is really important in Man is the part of him that we do not understand. Of much of it we are not even conscious, just as we are not normally conscious of keeping up our circulation by our heart-pump, though if we neglect it we die.
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
No community has ever yet passed beyond the initial phases in which its pugnacity and fanaticism enabled it to found a nation, and its cupidity to establish and develop a commercial civilization.
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
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