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I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts -- it's what you do with what you have left.
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
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.
Thinkers prepare the revolution and bandits carry it out.
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive to change.
Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.
Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man.
The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement -- but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.
To be a revolutionary you have to be human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
The worst of revolutions is a restoration.
A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.
When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
True revolutionaries are like God -- they create the world in their own image. Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
Whether a revolutions succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.
If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind.
History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, without hope and vision. They take place when people begin to live a little better -- and when they see how much yet remains to be achieved.
It is easier to run a revolution than a government.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose, but their chains. .Workers of the world unite!
In every revolution there intrude, at the side of its true agents, men of a different stamp; some of them survivors of and devotees to past revolutions, without insight into the present movement, but preserving popular influence by their known honesty and courage, or by the sheer force of tradition; others mere brawlers, who, by dint of repeating year after year the same set of stereotyped declamations against the government of the day, have sneaked into the reputation of revolutionists of the first water They are an unavoidable evil: with time they are shaken off.
Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.
Revolutions are not made, they come.