Revolution Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Che Guevara

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.     

Fidel Castro

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

Stephen Gardiner

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

Huey Newton

We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.     

Scott Cook

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

Vladimir Lenin

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

Emma Goldman

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.     

Marianne Williamson

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

Douglas Engelbart

Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.     

Abbie Hoffman

The seed of revolution is repression.     

Woodrow Wilson

The revolution that takes place in your head, nobody will ever see that.     

Gil Scott-Heron

Revolution is born as a social entity within the oppressor society.     

Paulo Freire

Revolutions never go backwards.     

Wendell Phillips

Every revolution seems impossible at the beginning, and after it happens, it was inevitable.     

Bill Ayers

The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.     

Eugene V. Debs

A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.     

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background.     

Kim Jong Il

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.     

Edmund Burke

The revolution will come from the people and the willingness to work towards something better, to fight for a better living.     

Ziggy Marley

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.     

Marilyn Ferguson

The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.     

Abbie Hoffman

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.     

Plato

The worst of revolutions is a restoration.     

Charles James Fox

One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.     

Will Rogers

Revolution is something that actually starts in individual hearts.     

Bill Viola

Revolution begins with the self, in the self.     

Toni Cade Bambara

The revolution is really easy to do nowadays.     

Eric Cantona

The revolution doesn't always look perfect.     

Caitlin Moran