Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone.
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 Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.
Revolution — quotes and aphorisms
Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
- One must command from each what each can perform. Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump into the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable.
- Then my sunset?
- You shall have your sunset. I shall command it. But I shall wait, according to my science of government, until conditions are favorable.