We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops---which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.
Then how can there be a final revolution? There is no final one; revolutions are infinite.
There is no final one; revolutions are infinite.
Revolutions are not born of chance but of necessity.
Revolutions spring not from accident, but from necessity. A revolution is a return from the factitious to the real. It takes place because it must.
While you live, the revolution lives
But here's some advice, boy. Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions.
To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.
He saw the marching, shouting crowd as the image of Europe and its history. Europe was the Grand March. The march from revolution to revolution, from struggle to struggle, ever onward.
What the hell kind of revolution have you got just tossing out big words that working-class people can't understand?
The inferior position of blacks, the exclusion of Indians from the new society, the establishment of supremacy for the rich and powerful in the new nation--all this was already settled in the colonies by the time of the Revolution. With the English out of the way, it could now be put on paper, solidified, regularized, made legitimate by the Constitution of the United States.
He wondered vaguely how many others like here there might be in the younger generation, people who had grown up in the world of the Revolution, knowing nothing else, accepting the Party as something unalterable, like the sky, not rebelling against its authority but simply evading it, as a rabbit dodges a dog.
As time would prove, he had written one of the great, enduring documents of the American Revolution. The constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the oldest functioning written constitution in the world.
All revolutions are the sheerest fantasy until they happen; then they become historical inevitabilities.
Across town, over in the East Village, the graffiti was calling for the rich to be eaten, imprisoned, or taxed out of existence. Though it sometimes seemed like a nice idea, I hoped the revolution would not take place during my lifetime. I didn't want the rich to go away until I could at least briefly join their ranks.
A revolution is not a dinner party ... or doing embroidery it cannot be so refined, so leisurely.
He was prescient in appreciating how the information technology revolution would lead to an upsurge in productivity at a time when people were having a tough time understanding what all these new computers were doing to us.
Past Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas once said, America is fitted by tradition for directing and guiding revolutions. We won our freedom by revolution. ... Great revolutions are the work rather of principles than of bayonets, and are achieved first in the moral and afterwards in the material sphere.
I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.
The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.
Britain is not a country that is easily rocked by revolution... In Britain our institutions evolve. We are a Fabian Society writ large.
Never has the revolution had so much unity, strength and experience as today,
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Our team will fight for the possibility to form the government. We perceive these positions not as a goal, but as an instrument to realize the ideals of the Orange Revolution, ... I don't want people's trust in government to die.
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
There is a continuing marginalization, or downright ignoring, of women's sports by the media, ... And a lot of that has to do with the choices that TV producers and newspapers editors keep making, preferring to play it safe rather than lead a gender revolution.
The Russian people are suffering from economic fatigue and from disillusionment with the Allies! The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
It's time for RFK Jr. to lead the Cape and islands towards a clean energy revolution. It's about a vision for healthy oceans, not the view from the Kennedy compound.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
Economically considered, war and revolution are always bad business.