35 Revolution Quotes to Help You Reflect

Revolution has been an essential component to the formation of today’s world. It has transformed us politically, socially, and culturally over the past years. It has also changed people’s principles, opinions, and sentiments over time. It’s what sets our past from our present.

To help you realize the importance of the past revolutions, we’re sharing with you our best revolution quotes.

You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution. – Fred Hampton

In every revolution, there are winners and losers. Every dystopia is a utopia for somebody else. It just depends where you are. Are you in the class that benefits, or are you in the class that’s not? – Ken Liu

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite! – Karl Marx

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America’s present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration. – Warren G. Harding

The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. – Klaus Schwab

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves. – Joseph Stalin

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. – Fidel Castro

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The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant. – Kim Jong-un

The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines. – Vitalik Buterin

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. – Che Guevara

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Tesla is here to stay and keep fighting for the electric car revolution. – Elon Musk

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution. – Huey Newton

A revolution is not a bed of roses. – Fidel Castro

If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone. – Bill Gates

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Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses. – Che Guevara

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization. – Stephen Gardiner

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. – John F. Kennedy

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

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. – Mao Zedong

The day that the balance between the two sections of the country – the slaveholding States and the non-slaveholding States – is destroyed is a day that will not be far removed from political revolution, anarchy, civil war, and widespread disaster. – John C. Calhoun

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

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A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution. – Vladimir Lenin

It’s the Industrial Revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity. – Vint Cerf

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. – Victor Hugo

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In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end. – Alexis de Tocqueville

The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution. – Ban Ki-moon

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action. – Emma Goldman

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It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. – Henry Ford

The Industrial Revolution has two phases: one material, the other social; one concerning the making of things, the other concerning the making of men. – Charles A. Beard

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? – Dorothy Day

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In the industrial revolution Britain led the world in advances that enabled mass production: trade exchanges, transportation, factory technology and new skills needed for the new industrialised world. – Lucy Powell

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution. – Huey Newton

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. – Douglas Engelbart

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. – Woodrow Wilson

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