"Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished. Tomorrow, as today, I will speak on the radio from London."
—General Charles de Gaulle
You did not bear the shame.
You bestowed the eternally vigilant symbol of change
by sacrificing your lives for freedom, justice, and honor.
—Memorial to the German Resistance
Do you hear the people sing/ singing a song of angry men
It is the music of a people/ who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart/ echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start/ when tomorrow comes!
—Do You Hear the People Sing?, Les Misérables
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows
— La Complainte du Partisan
We are the ones who break the jail bars in two for our brothers,
hunger drives, hate pursues, misery binds us to one another.
There are countries where people sleep without a care and lie dreaming.
But here, do you see, we march on, we kill on, we die screaming.
"Who asks for justice? We make our own justice. We make it here on Arrakis—win or die. Let us not rail about justice as long as we have arms and the freedom to use them"
—Duke Leto Atreides I, Heretics of Dune
"Ah, yes, a rag-tag group of heroes... The evil overlord's biggest weakness."
— George, Bob and George
Det. Preston: The Governor assures me that if you let the hostages go, he'll reduce the charges against you to incitement to riot.
Webb: ...That's it?! What about closing the Sanctuary, what about jobs?
Preston: The Governor intends to form a committee to look into the problems facing the District residents.
Sisko: So what you're telling us is that nothing is going to change.
Preston: I wouldn't say that. But change takes time...
Sisko: You've run out of time.
—Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Past Tense Pt. 2"
"Conquered, we conquer."
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
“Two principles have stood face-to-face from the beginning of time; and they will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings.”
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
"My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right."
— Carl Schurz
"Contrary to the beliefs/wishes of many, revolution, broadly considered, is a wholly straightforward phenomenon that has nothing to do with the supposed apathy of a population. Take any population and give them high unemployment, particularly high unemployment among younger and more educated citizens, remove all evidence of a long-term solution or even that the government cares about this, add in rising food prices, and crank up the temperatures to summer levels and you will have an explosion."