Revolution Page

The crowd is untruth - Soren Kierkegaard

The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting - Milan Kundera

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Eleanor Roosevelt

The majority must resign itself to the consumption of fantasy. Illusions of wealth are sold to the poor, illusions of freedom to the oppressed, dreams of victory to the defeated and of power to the weak - Eduardo Galeano

With a multitude of commodities grows the realm of alien things which enslave man - Marx

On the issue of human freedom, if you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, that hope is possible, there's a chance for you to contribute to making a better world. That's your choice - Noam Chomsky

Silence is the virtue of fools - Francis Bacon

You can have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, or democracy. But you cannot have both - Louis Brandeis

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors - Plato

Words without actions are the assassins of idealism - Herbert Hoover

Inherited economic power is as inconsistent with the ideals of this generation as inherited political power was inconsistent with the ideals of the generation which established our government - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed - William Penn

Industrial capitalism is a system of rule; it rules the people by gaining control over their means of subsistence. Economic development is the extension of this system of rule to every corner of the globe - C Douglas Lummis

People get the government they deserve

What men want is not knowledge, but certainty - Bertrand Russell

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power - Benito Mussolini (disputed quote)

All power corrupts, Absolute power corrupts absolutely - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform - Mark Twain

I think if the people of this country can be reached with the truth, their judgment will be in favor of the many, as against the privileged few - Eleanor Roosevelt

This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career - Albert Einstein

The bigger the lie, the more likely it is to be believed - Adolf Hitler

I wonder if we could contrive...some magnificent myth that would in itself carry conviction to our whole community - Plato

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth - John F. Kennedy

Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to - Hannen Swaffer

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements - Norman Douglas

The machinery of government must be constantly kept in a state of fear - Joseph Stalin

Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class - Plato

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun - Mao Tse Tung

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State - Albert Camus

If the people are unhappy, it is because they are too wise - Lao Tze

None ought to be lords or landlords over another, but the earth is free for every son and daughter of mankind to live free upon. - Gerrard Winstanley

Riots are the language of the unheard - Martin Luther King

Is it possible that my people live in such awful conditions?...I tell you, Mr Wheatley, that if I had to live in conditions like that I would be a revolutionary myself - King George V

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. - Aristotle one of the chief bulwarks of capitalism, and the day that militarism is undermined, capitalism will fail - Helen Keller

We cannot remove the evils of capitalism without taking its source of power: ownership - Neil Kinnock

The public be damned. I am working for my stockholders - William Henry Vanderbilt

Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of the crowd - Adolf Hitler

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia; it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain - Tony Benn

The workers have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to gain. Workers of the world, unite - Karl Marx

All I know is that I am not a Marxist - Karl Marx

In a state worthy of the name there is no liberty. The people want to exercise power but what on earth would they do with it if it were given to them? - Lenin

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death - Patrick Henry

When the People contend for their Liberty, they seldom get anything by their Victory but new masters - Lord Halifax

In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Communism continued to haunt Europe as a spectre, a name men gave to their own fears and blunders. But the crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the spectre of Communism - A. J. P. Taylor

Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who profess to favour freedom, yet depricate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful wrath of many of its waters. Power conceeds nothing without demands, it never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to, and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them. And these will continue until they are resisted with words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress - Frederick Douglas, escaped slave and leading abolitionist

Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organisation cannot live a full blooded life - Mickhail Gorbachov

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it - Abraham Lincoln

The actors for freedom are oppressed by the talkers and the verbal professors of freedom - Wistanley

A little rebellion now and then is a good thing - Thomas Jefferson

...if civilisation is to advance at all in the future, it must be through the help of women, women freed of their political shackles, women with full power to work their will in society. It was rapidly becoming clear to my mind that men regarded women as a servant class in the community, and that women were going to remain in the servant class until they lifted themselves out of it - Emmeline Pankhurst

Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything - George Bernard Shaw

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs - Karl Marx

Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do - Bertrand Russell

Cameron Green
Last Updated - Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:04:33 -0600