A Quote by Paul Gauguin on art, plagiarism, and revolution

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

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A Quote by Patrick Henry on nations, people, power, punishment, and revolution

O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone. . . . Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation . . . inflicted by those who had no power at all?

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia ratifying convention, June 2–June 26, 1788. W. Wirt’s Patrick Henry.

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A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on impossibility, laws, progress, revolution, and time

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it come it moves irresistibly.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

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A Quote by Napoléon Buonaparte (Napoléon I) on revolution

A revolution is an axiom backed by bayonets.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on planning and revolution

In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Marilyn Ferguson on change, generations, life, and revolution

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

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on revolution

A revolution is not a dinner party . . . or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: 1927

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A Quote by Karl Marx on revolution and world

The workers have nothing to lose in this [revolution] but their chains. They have a world to gain. Workers of the world, unite!

Karl Marx (1818 - 1883)

Source: The Communist Manifesto, 1848, last words

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A Quote by Karl Hess on capitalism, faith, freedom, liberty, mind, and revolution

A Call for Revolution, 1993 Libertarianism is rejected by the modern left - which preaches individualism but practices collectivism. Capitalism is rejected by the modern right - which preaches enterprise but practices protectionism. The libertarian faith in the mind of man is rejected by religionists who have faith only in the sins of man. . . . The libertarian insistence that each man is a sovereign land of liberty, with his primary allegiance to himself, is rejected by patriots who sing of freedom but also shout of banners and boundaries.

Karl Hess

Source: “The Death of Politics,” Playboy, 1969

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on impossibility, peace, revolution, and violence

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1962

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