If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of revolution when the old and the new stand side by side...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
The way of even the most justifiable revolution is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds
We need the real, nation-wide terror which reinvigorates the country and through which the Great French Revolution achieved glory.
Vanity made the Revolution; liberty was only a pretext.
And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution...
People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors
Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed
I have not always in my dealings with General de Gaulle found quotations from Trafalgar and Waterloo necessarily productive, and he has been very tactful about the Battle of Hastings.
The loss of the Battle of Waterloo was the salvation of France.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
George Bernard Shaw
Revolution: in politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment
We have a lot of people revolutionizing the world because they've never had to present a working model
Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles
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