These quotes on rebellion by eminent personalities project the power of mass disobedience. Surf through the article for some famous revolt quotations and sayings.

Rebellion Quotes

Rebellion is a refusal of obedience or order by an individual, groups or organization. It is a protest against the authority and the legal system that disturbs the peace of the society and violates the general rights rather than serving any good. Rebellion is always accompanied by a range of behaviors from civil disobedience and mass nonviolent resistance, to violent and organized attempts to destroy an established authority. However, there can also be a negative side of a rebel which can be more threatening to the society than the actual cause. Here are some famous rebellion and revolt quotations and sayings for your understanding.

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

- Groucho Marx

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?

- Frida Kahlo

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.

- Germaine Greer

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.

- Marilyn Manson

Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.

- Marilyn Manson

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

- Tom Robbins

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.

- Bill Cosby

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.

- Bill Cosby

I'll probably be punished for hard living.

- Tupac Shakur

I heard people say, 'Why would he want to do this?' My answer is 'Why not?' It is what I love. It's what I know..

- Wayne Gretzky

Vote early and vote often.

- Al Capone

A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

- George Orwell

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.

- Malcolm X

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

- Herodotus

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.

- Immanuel Kant

People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.

- Robin Williams

We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.

- Robin Williams

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.

- Sigmund Freud

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly.

- Thomas Hardy

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

- Edward Abbey

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.

- Thomas Hobbes

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.

- Leon Trotsky

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.

- Simone de Beauvoir

Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!

- Oscar Wilde

If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'

- John Wayne

I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.

- Sam Walton

I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

- Henry James

Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.

- Louis XIV

I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.

- Spike Milligan

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

- Aldous Huxley

Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!

- Allen Ginsberg

Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily.

- Dorothy Day

There's no such thing as an original sin.

- Elvis Costello

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