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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.
In a revolution, as in a novel. the most difficult part to invent is the end.
Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice.
You said, They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people. -- What, I asked you, is harmless about a dreamer, and what, I asked you, is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.
Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
So they united, and the Communist revolution took the chain from their legs and wound it around their necks.
Men are made uneasy; they flinch; they cannot bear the sudden light; a general restlessness supervenes; the face of society is disturbed, or perhaps convulsed; old interests and old beliefs have been destroyed before new ones have been created. These symptoms are the precursors of revolution; they have preceded all the great changes through which the world has passed.
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
I had such a wonderful feeling last night, walking beneath the dark sky while cannon boomed on my right and guns on my left the feeling that I could change the world only by being there.
The dead have been awakened -- shall I sleep? The world's at war with tyrants -- shall I crouch? the harvest's ripe -- and shall I pause to reap? I slumber not; the thorn is in my couch; Each day a trumpet soundeth in mine ear, its echo in my heart.
More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had [To] do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
The revolutionary spirit is mighty convenient in this, that it frees one from all scruples as regards ideas. Its hard absolute optimism is repulsive to my mind by the menace of fanaticism and intolerance it contains. No doubt one should smile at these things; but, imperfect Esthete, I am no better Philosopher. All claim to special righteousness awakens in me that scorn and anger from which a philosophical mind should be free.
Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Our cause is just. Our union is perfect.
I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.
Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
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, and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era?
All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. The violence of revolutions is the violence of men who charge into a vacuum.
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government.
The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so.
The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty.
We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.
I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.
The main effect of a real revolution is perhaps that it sweeps away those who do not know how to wish, and brings to the front men with insatiable appetites for action, power and all that the world has to offer.
Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.
He that goeth about to persuade a multitude that they are not so well governed as they ought to be shall never want attentive and favorable hearers.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.
Revolutions are notorious for allowing even non-participants -- even women! -- new scope for telling the truth since they are themselves such massive moments of truth, moments of such massive participation.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.
And then, Sir, there is this consideration, that if the abuse be enormous, nature will rise up, and claiming her original rights, overturn a corrupt political system.
Although a system may cease to exist in the legal sense or as a structure of power, its values (or anti-values), its philosophy, its teachings remain in us. They rule our thinking, our conduct, our attitude to others. The situation is a demonic paradox: we have toppled the system but we still carry its genes.
Revolutions are not made for export.
The more there are riots, the more repressive actin will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.
Riots are the voices of the unheard.
You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
Revolutionary politics, revolutionary art, and oh, the revolutionary mind, is the dullest thing on earth. When we open a revolutionary review, or read a revolutionary speech, we yawn our heads off. It is true, there is nothing else. Everything is correctly, monotonously, dishearteningly revolutionary. What a stupid word! What a stale fuss!
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
At the crash of economic collapse of which the rumblings can already be heard, the sleeping soldiers of the proletariat will awake as at the fanfare of the Last Judgment and the corpses of the victims of the struggle will arise and demand an accounting from those who are loaded down with curses.
Most revolutionaries are potential Tories, because they imagine that everything can be put right by altering the shape of society; once that change is effected, as it sometimes is, they see no need for any other.
Revolutions never go backward.
The word revolution itself has become not only a dead relic of Leftism, but a key to the deadendedness of male politics: the revolution of a wheel which returns in the end to the same place; the revolving door of a politics which has liberated women only to use them, and only within the limits of male tolerance.
All revolutions devour their own children.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The differences between revolution in art and revolution in politics are enormous. Revolution in art lies not in the will to destroy but in the revelation of what has already been destroyed. Art kills only the dead.
No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
A nation grown free in a single day is a child born with the limbs and the vigor of a man, who would take a drawn sword for his rattle, and set the house in a blaze that he might chuckle over the splendor.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag, wash it.
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
It is almost never when a state of things is the most detestable that it is smashed, but when, beginning to improve, it permits men to breathe, to reflect, to communicate their thoughts with each other, and to gauge by what they already have the extent of their rights and their grievances. The weight, although less heavy, seems then all the more unbearable.
Revolutions are always verbose.
On the first day of a revolution he is a treasure; on the second he ought to be shot.
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
If not us, who? If not now, when?
All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.
We are the products of editing, rather than of authorship.
Two million years from now the scientists can start a row by claming that the creatures of that period descended from us.
After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it The Amazing Professor. The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a Ph.D.
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces -- in nature, in society, in man himself.
The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is -- a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
An extra-terrestrial philosopher, who had watched a single youth up to the age of twenty-one and had never come across any other human being, might conclude that it is the nature of human beings to grow continually taller and wiser in an indefinite progress towards perfection; and this generalization would be just as well founded as the generalization which evolutionists base upon the previous history of this planet.
Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoon to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoon, who gives us this assurance.
We live between two worlds; we soar in the atmosphere; we creep upon the soil; we have the aspirations of creators and the propensities of quadrupeds. There can be but one explanation of this fact. We are passing from the animal into a higher form, and the drama of this planet is in its second act.
All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.
One of the stupidest theories of Western life.
Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law.
Historians will have to face the fact that natural selection determined the evolution of cultures in the same manner as it did that of species.
The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival.
God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed -- that is the meaning of evolution.
Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.
It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.
The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.
Evolution is gaining the psychic zones of the world... life, being and ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence, of that very doubling back upon himself becomes in a flash able to raise himself to a new sphere.
Man has lost the basic skill of the ape, the ability to scratch its back. Which gave it extraordinary independence, and the liberty to associate for reasons other than the need for mutual back-scratching.
Revolution is a tool of the past. A revolving door for corruption. The time has come for an Evolution for all humanity. Violence and hatred have no place in an Evolution.
Revolutions are the only way we can evolve coincidentally. Otherwise well be held back while the people we need to revolt against do.
A revolution lead by fox news and establishment types is not a revolution at all.