revolution

A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on jobs and revolution

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on age, competence, freedom, friendship, government, guidance, home, honesty, justice, men, nations, peace, persuasion, politics, principles, religion, revolution, safety, and support

Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, - entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigour, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad; . . . freedom of religion; freedom of the press; freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected,- these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: First Inaugural Address. March 4, 1801.

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A Quote by Thomas Frank on acting, advertising, civilization, culture, entertainment, fortune, legacy, machines, popularity, revolution, rules, and soldiers

In contemporary American public culture, the legacy of the consumer revolution of the 1960s is unmistakable. Today, there are few things more beloved of our masses than the figure of the cultural rebel, the defiant individualist resisting the mandates of the machine civilization. Whether he is an athlete decked out in a mowhawk and multiple-pierced ears, a policeman who plays by his own rules, an actor on a motorcycle, a soldier of fortune with explosive bow and arrow, or a rock star in leather jacket and sunglasses, the rebel has become the paramount cliché of our popular entertainment, and the pre-eminent symbol of the system he is supposed to be subverting. In advertising especially, he rules supreme

Thomas Frank

Source: (The Conquest of Cool)

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on fighting, freedom, goals, happiness, independence, liberty, life, mistakes, and revolution

Make no mistake; the American Revolution was not fought to obtain freedom, but to preserve the liberties that Americans already had as colonials. Independence was no conscious goal, secretly nurtured in cellar or jungle by bearded conspirators, but a reluctant last resort, to preserve "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 12

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on beauty, challenge, future, independence, inspiration, men, oppression, revolution, words, world, and worth

If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worth while. . . . The beauty and cogency of the preamble, reaching back to remotest antiquity and forward so an indefinite future, have lifted the hearts of millions of men and will continue to do. . . . These words are more revolutionary than anything written by Robespierre, Marx, or Lenin, more explosive than the atom, a continual challenge to ourselves as well as an inspiration to the oppressed of all the world.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 14

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A Quote by Rudolph Carnap on certainty, change, conflict, experience, kindness, language, logic, mathematics, physics, radicals, revolution, rules, science, truth, and value

I should make a distinction between two kinds of readjustment in the case of a conflict with experience, namely, between a change in the language, and a mere change in or addition of, a truth-value ascribed to an indeterminate statement (i.e. a statement whose truth value is not fixed by the rules of language, say by the postulates of logic, mathematics and physics). A change of the first kind constitutes a radical alteration, sometimes a revolution, and it occurs only at certain historically decisive points in the development of science. On the other hand, changes of the second kind occur every minute. A change of the first kind constitutes, strictly speaking, a transition from a language Ln into a new language Ln+1.

Rudolph Carnap

Source: "Replies and Systematic Expositions," Schlipp, The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap [Carnap63], p921

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A Quote by Richard Whately on abuse, correction, revolution, and security

The best security against revolution is in constant correction of abuses and the introduction of needed improvements. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.

Richard Whately (1787 - 1863)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on age, desires, and revolution

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 . . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on mind, revolution, and thought

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Pope Pius XII on achievement, destruction, difficulty, evolution, experience, justice, men, revolution, salvation, and violence

Salvation and justice are not to be found in revolution, but in evolution through concord. Violence has ever achieved only destruction, not construction; the kindling of passions, not their pacification; the accumulation of hate and destruction, not the reconciliation of the contending parties; and it has reduced men and parties to the difficult task of building slowly after sad experience on the ruins of discord.

Pope Pius XII (1876 - 1958)

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