Thoughts and quotes about revolution

What Is revolution?

I found this definition on the internet: “a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system”.

Are revolutions good or bad?

Young people very often believe that all revolutions are good and often sacrifice their lives for a transfer of power from one group of people to another.

However, I don’t know any revolution that was good for majority of population of any country. I do know that in many countries revolutions brought mass murders of innocent people.

Below are some quotes about revolution.

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Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

George Orwell

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the ‘freedom of the press’ goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.

Vladimir Lenin

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.

Joseph Stalin

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

Franz Kafka

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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3 quotes of M. Zhvanetskyi

DARK PAST + BRIGHT FUTURE = GRAY PRESENT

 

OPTIMIST IS A PERSON WHO DOES NOT WASH DISHES IN THE EVENING HOPING THAT IT WILL BE PLEASURABLE TO DO IT IN THE MORNING

 

DEMOCRACY WITH ELEMENTS OF DICTATORSHIP IS LIKE CONSTIPATION WITH ELEMENTS OF DIARRHEA

Selected Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.

It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.