The revolution you dream of is not ours. You don’t want to change the world, you want to blow it up.
Some men hope for revolution but when you revolt and set up your new government you find your new government is still the same old Papa, he as only put on a cardboard mask.
Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny: they have only shifted it to another shoulder.
Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
Every revolutionary opinion draws part of its strength from a secret conviction that nothing can be changed.