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We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

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

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Riots are the voices of the unheard.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third president of the United States.

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

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

Unknown Source

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

John Adams (1735-1826) Second President of the USA.

The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement -- but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) British novelist.

Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

I have been ever of opinion that revolutions are not to be evaded.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

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