Rebellion Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rebellion quotes, rebellion sayings, and rebellion proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
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
Rebellion makes for queer bedfellows. And none more queer than this fat man and me. George R.R. Martin
When all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect. Thomas Paine
Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway, Meeting the check of such another day; And since this business so fair is done, Let us not leave till all our own be won. William Shakespeare
Rebellion has its roots in government's indifference and incompetence. Mike Barnicle
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
General rebellions and revolts of a whole people never were encouraged now or at any time. They are always provoked. Edmund Burke
The undermining of the home and family is on the increase with the devil anxiously working to displace the father as the head of the home and create rebellion among the children. Ezra Taft Benson
The rebellion of art is a daily rebellion against the state of living death routinely called real life. Jeanette Winterson
A rebellion against God, even as believers, is fueled by the toxic fumes of unbelief. James MacDonald
Rebellion is necessary for development of character. Cynthia Voigt
The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion. Frederick Douglass
The root of all rebellion, it is because we are not near enough to Thee to partake of thy liberty that we want a liberty of our own different from thine. George Macdonald
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
Learning is always rebellion. Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before. Margaret Lee Runbeck
Innocence was gone from all our acts. Our habitual state of rebellion became a serious political crime. Anais Nin
A rebellion is something that is developing as an explosion coming out of the righteous grievances of a community of people. Grace Lee Boggs
The questioning spirit is the rebellious spirit. A rebellion is always either a cloak to hide a prince, or the swaddling wrapper of a new rule. Honoré de Balzac
In every rebellion is to be found the metaphysical demand for unity, the impossibility of capturing it, and the construction of a substitute universe. Albert Camus