Radical Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old radical quotes, radical sayings, and radical proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Through radical generosity, we are awakening in people an in built divine consciousness of His goodness.     

Bill Johnson

Every movement has radicals. But the important thing is that the radicals are not the leaders.     

Warren Farrell

Radical changes of identity, happening suddenly and in very brief intervals of time, have proved more deadly and destructive of human values than wars fought with hardware weapons.     

Marshall McLuhan

One of the most radical things that you can do is really listen to someone.     

Katrina vanden Heuvel

To be radical is to grasp things by the root.     

Karl Marx

A radical and transformative thought goes nowhere without the willingness to challenge convention.     

Malcolm Gladwell

A real sacrifice involves a radical change in the character of a game which cannot be effected without foresight, fantasy, and the willingness to risk.     

Leonid Shamkovich

Radical transparency fosters goodness in so many ways for the same reasons that bad things are more likely to take place behind closed doors.     

Ray Dalio

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopt.     

Mark Twain

Practice radical humility when it comes to your own accomplishments, and give credit everywhere except to your ego.     

Wayne Dyer

Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing.     

Saul Alinsky

Because it is a radical act of freedom, creative achievement is a heroic process that requires, in all its permutations, specific strengths of character.     

Robert Grudin

Every valuable human being must be a radical and a rebel, for what he must aim at is to make things better than they are.     

Niels Bohr

Those who expect radical changes in policy and direction are mistaken and lost. The government of the fourth republic will build on what was undertaken by previous governments and will continue with all good things.     

Jakaya Kikwete

It is a radical act to believe in and like yourself.     

Claudia Black

One of the most radical things you can do, is to actually believe women when they tell you about their experiences.     

Anita Sarkeesian

There needs to be radical development in equality law to create the environment to allow women to stay in work.     

Ken Livingstone

Radical simply means grasping things at the root.     

Angela Davis

The most radical thing we can do is connect people to one another. That starts conversations toward a vision for change.     

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The real radical is that person who has a vision of equality and is willing to do those things that will bring reality closer to that vision.     

Bayard Rustin

A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.     

Stanislav Grof

Radicals are only to be feared when you try to suppress them. You must demonstrate that you will use the best of what they offer.     

Frank Herbert

To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair inevitable.     

Raymond Williams

The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world.     

Joanna Macy

A radical is one who speaks the truth.     

Charles August Lindbergh

Things like radical generosity and audacious faith are not produced when we focus on them, but when we focus on the gospel.     

J. D. Greear

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.     

Walter Lippmann

Radical isn't about how high you jump in a worship service, its about how you walk when you come down.     

Mike Bickle

There's a lot of active radical thought today but not much action.     

Lynne Stewart

Commit to loving yourself completely. It's the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime.     

Andrea Gibson