Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny, they have only shifted it to another shoulder.

- George Bernard Shaw

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

- Jose Ortega Y Gasset


A revolution requires of its leaders a record of unbroken infallibility. If they do not possess it they are expected to invent it.

- Murray Kempton


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

- Franz Kafka


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

- Ambrose Bierce

Insurrection - an unsuccessful revolution.

- Ambrose Bierce

Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.

- Albert Camus

We have petitioned and our petitions have been disregarded; we have entreated and our entreaties have been scorned. We beg no more, we petition no longer, we now defy.

- William Jennings Bryan