Famous Quotations
Animal Farm: Power, Revolution, and Class Struggle
1. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. –Lord Action
2. Workers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but you chains. –Karl Marx
3. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle. –Karl Marx
4. From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. –Karl Marx
5. The rich experience of history teaches that up to now not a single class has voluntarily made way for another
class. –Joseph Stalin
6. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. –John F. Kennedy
7. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. –George Orwell
8. It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on
attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. –Herbert Hoover
9. Todays rebel is tomorrows tyrant. –Will and Ariel Durant
10. The measure of man is what he does with power. –Pittacus
11. Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same old story. –Lincoln Steffens
12. The tyrant is nothing but a slave turned inside out. –Herbert Spencer
13. Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed. –Barbara Tuchman
14. The purity of a revolution can last a fortnight. –Jean Cocteau
15. Revolution is an idea that has found bayonets. –Andre Malraux
16. Revolution is not a dinner party, nor an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be
advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly, and modestly. –Mao Tse-tung
17. Revolutionary movements attract the best and worst elements in a given society. –George Bernard Shaw