Revolutions go not backward.
Revolutions are the locomotives of history.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.
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.
Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future.
It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.
There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century.
Revolutions are the produce of passion, not of sober and tranquil reason.
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
Waste no time with revolutions that do not remove the causes of your complaints but simply change the faces of those in charge.
We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.
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 on the human mind.
All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
If the experience of science teaches anything, it's that the world is very strange and surprising. The many revolutions in science have certainly shown that.
All revolutions devour their own children.
When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
Revolutions are always verbose.
And lastly, the political revolutions from 1911 to the present time have done more to bring about tremendous social changes everywhere than even the economic and industrial changes and the new schools.
And revolutions always mean the breakdown of old authority.
Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing.
Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
The Internet revolution is going to be like all the other revolutions we have seen in history. It's going to be over before a lot of us even know it started.
History bears out the proposition that political revolutions have always been preceded by social and religious revolutions. Social reform in India has few friends and many critics.