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Wise Quotes about Rebellion

May you find great value in these Rebellion quotes and sayings.

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Government Political Freedom

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
- George Orwell

 

The worst...
was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali
women after their failed rebellion.
- Iris Chang

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence
and an appeal to the essence of being.
- Albert Camus

The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.
- Frederick Douglass

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Having proceeded to this length, for which they are now ripe,
we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason,
the principle of all government, and against the very name of liberty.
- Henry Knox

Learning is always rebellion...
Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary
to what was believed before.
- Margaret Lee Runbeck

I find rebellion packaged by a major corporation a
little hard to take seriously.
- David Byrne

So one reason the science educators panic at the first
sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure
of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching.
- Phillip E. Johnson

Break up the printing presses and you break up rebellion.
- Dudley Nichols

It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion;
it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.
- H. L. Mencken

Originality is independence, not rebellion;
it is sincerity,
not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes

The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.
- Algernon Sydney

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.
- Amy Tan

The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion,
ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making,
and by officers of their own appointment,
are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God.
- Orson Pratt

A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation
in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.
- Charles Inglis

Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons.
I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach
your own children yourself,
because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.
- Keith Emerson

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.
- Albert Camus

I always believed in God and Christ,
but I was in rebellion -
trying to make my relationship with God fit into my
life instead of making my life fit in with him.
I was stubborn.
- Scott Stapp

Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!
- Marianne Faithfull

If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country,
we should not infer that this Institution is useless,
or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse.
- Charles Inglis

The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world
wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.
- Kevin Patterson

I have moved from certainty to doubt,
from devotion to rebellion.
- Phil Donahue

Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.
- Curt Flood

Repression will provoke rebellion.
- Hugh Williamson

Allow me a bit of philosophy here...
We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules.
- Paul Parker

Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion;
the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.
- James Gould Cozzens

A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot,
the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended
to dread before the Rebellion commenced.
- Charles Inglis

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
- James Branch Cabell

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak,
arid desert.
- Khalil Gibran

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876,
have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
- Susan B. Anthony

This writer, and all others of his stamp,
should remember that the colonies are now in a state
of revolt and rebellion against their rightful sovereign.
- James Chalmers

Certain I am, that Christian Religion does no where allow Rebellion.
- Mary Astell

Drinking bear is easy.
Trashing your hotel room is easy.
But being a Christian, that's a tough call.
That's rebellion.
- Alice Cooper

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
- William Penn

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie...
a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
- George Orwell

There is something that Governments care for far more than human life,
and that is the security of property,
and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy.
Be militant each in your own way.
I incite this meeting to rebellion.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

But however long you may have continued in rebellion,
and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins,
yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance,
and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ,
you shall not be cast out.
- Archibald Alexander

I was still interested in the youth rebellion but never-the-less
I stopped being a victim.
Stopped trying to attack the establishment realizing
that it takes too much of your energy.
- Vivienne Westwood

That's one reason why it's pretty worthless,
I can't totally buy it, if you think about it,
it's things like the Phil Spector records.
On one level they were rebellion, on another level
they were keeping the teenager in his place.
- Lester Bangs

Job's avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing
to do with God being good or wise or anything like that;
it's strictly because God is so powerful,
and you don't fight something when you are so much
weaker than that which you would fight.
- George C. Williams

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home,
goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having
everything handed to him on a platter -
for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me,
because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
- Eminem

It seemed that rebellion must have an unassailable base,
something guarded not merely from attack,
but from the fear of it: such a base as we had in the Red Sea Parts,
the desert, or in the minds of the men we converted to our creed.
- T. E. Lawrence

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,
we are determined to foment a rebellion,
and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice,
or representation.
- Abigail Adams

The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics
which isolate slaves from each other,
obscure the reality of a common condition,
and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
- Andrea Dworkin

Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period
of my life was not of reckless drug use,
hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion,
of a little experimentation of a darker side of my
confusion in a confusing world,
lost in the midst of finding my identity.
- Jennifer Capriati

There were speeches made in Congress in the very last
session before the outbreak of the Rebellion,
so ferocious as to show that their authors were under
the influence of a real frenzy.
- Edward Everett

I went through a period of great rebellion within my family,
when I was about 9 or 10.
I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything,
and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.
- Kevin Spacey

Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature,
and more and more does he turn himself against the
harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
- H. G. Wells

I was not cut out to be a rebel.
- Gene Tierney

In the '60s, parents were told to let their teens rebel,
explore their boundaries.
Increasingly the same message is being given to the parents of tweens.
- Maggie Gallagher

I've always been in a rebel.
- Donnie Yen

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed,
chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins,
let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me
hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
- Ada Cambridge

I've been reckless, but I'm not a rebel without a cause.
- Angelina Jolie

I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films;
I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
- Elvis Presley

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel,
but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny
has a better title to Defender of the Faith,
than George the Third.
- Thomas Paine

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire.
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.
- David Herbert Lawrence

I'm a real rebel with a cause.
- Nina Simone

Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with -
I still do -
but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks
the law as someone who goes against the odds.
- William Petersen

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
- Taylor Caldwell

I will die like a true-blue rebel.
Don't waste any time in mourning - organize.
- Joe Hill

Pride is still aiming at the best houses:
Men would be angels,
angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
aspiring to be angels men rebel.
- Alexander Pope

I was a real rebel.
I got expelled.
- Katie Price

My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
- Sherman Alexie

Master of the universe but not of myself,
I am the only rebel against my absolute power.
- Pierre Corneille

I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash.
He's the biggest.
He's like an Elvis in this business,
but no,
he's never been the rebel.
- Waylon Jennings

Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty,
to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism,
without home, who has found his people everywhere.
- Chaim Potok


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