- 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.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
We're here in this women's revolution — we're in this women's empowerment movement worldwide — and, if anything, women should stick up for each other and be like, 'No, she deserves everything she has, and she's worked hard as a woman'.
The first generation of the young people of our revolution took up arms following Comrade Kim Il Sung and fought the bloody anti-Japanese struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of national liberation.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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!
Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.
The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.
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.
Revolution — quotes and aphorisms
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.
Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
For our country and people, October 10 is a meaningful revolutionary holiday when they celebrate the birth anniversary of the genuine vanguard of the revolution, its militant General Staff, which has taken responsibility for their destiny and leads them.
The industrial revolution in the new century is, in essence, a scientific and technological revolution, and breaking through the cutting edge is a shortcut to the building of an economic giant.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.