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Quotes of the Day for 13 August 2002 – Revolution

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born in the Oriente Province of Cuba on this day in 1926. I think it's a good time to look at some cautionary quotes on Revolution.

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The quotes:

The genuine artist is as much a dissatisfied person as the revolutionary, yet how diametrically opposed are the products each distills from his dissatisfaction.
     - Eric Hoffer

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
     - John F. Kennedy

If you cry Forward! you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite?
     - Anton Chekhov, 1860 - 1904

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
     - Franz Kafka, 1883 - 1924

If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
     - Emma Goldman, 1869 - 1940


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