65 Upheaval Quotes On Success In Life

These upheaval quotes will inspire you. Upheaval is a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging upheaval quotes, upheaval sayings, and upheaval proverbs.

Best Upheaval Quotes

  1. “The upheaval of our world and the upheaval in consciousness is one and the same. Everything becomes relative and therefore doubtful. And while man, hesitant and questioning, contemplates… his spirit yearns for an answer that will allay the turmoil of doubt and uncertainty.” ~ Carl Jung
  2. “The upheaval of our world and the upheaval of our consciousness are one and the same.” ~ Carl Jung
  3. “We cannot be satisfied with things as they are. We cannot be satisfied to drift, to rest on our oars, to glide over a sea whose depths are shaken by subterranean upheavals.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  4. “This Revolution is genuine because it was born from the same womb that always gives birth to massive social upheavals – the womb of intolerable conditions and unendurable situations.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. “At a time of great social upheaval, all things are possible.” ~ Jill Stein

  6. “When the ego dominates in organizations, even spiritual organizations, there is usually a big drama or upheaval of some kind, and self-destruction begins.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  7. “Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author’s soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.” ~ Robert Benchley
  8. “I think the Americans don’t understand that this is a complicated new ball game. People everywhere have seen that a few determined people who were not scared to die can create a huge upheaval within a major superpower.” ~ Imran Khan
  9. “Artfulness is not simple entertainment,
    especially during upheaval,
    unleashing creative life is sacred duty.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  10. “Conflicts and factions, violence and upheavals are caused by the neglect of human values in daily life.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba

  11. “Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.” ~ Karl Marx
  12. “But through world wars and a Great Depression, through painful social upheaval and a Cold War, and now through the attacks of September 11, 2001, our Nation has indeed survived.” ~ Nick Rahall
  13. “The real cause of the great upheavals which precede changes of civilizations, such as the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of the Arabian Empire, is a profound modification in the ideas of the peoples …. The memorable events of history are the visible effects of the invisible changes of human thought …. The present epoch is one of these critical moments in which the thought of mankind is undergoing a process of transformation.” ~ Gustave Le Bon
  14. “Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future.” ~ Louise J. Kaplan , Emotional upheaval quotes
  15. “I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman within me.” ~ Dylan Thomas

  16. “The vast upheaval of the World War set in motion forces that will either destroy civilization or raise mankind to undreamed of heights of human welfare and prosperity.” ~ Arthur Henderson
  17. “Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes – it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.” ~ Peter Drucker
  18. “The line between inner and outer landscapes is breaking down. Earthquakes can result from seismic upheavals within the human mind. The whole random universe of the industrial age is breaking down into cryptic fragments.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  19. “In Europe, the various ranks of society are, like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized. There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval, a social earthquake.” ~ Josiah Strong
  20. “It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism.” ~ Robert D. Kaplan

  21. “Many years before, I had left a beautiful country and a rich nation and I returned to that country six years later to find it fundamentally changed and in a state of upheaval, and in great spiritual and material need.” ~ Fritz Sauckel
  22. “The more dynamic the capitalistic expansion, the greater the disparity. It is from the disparity that we are going to get all the political upheaval for the next few years.” ~ Robert D. Kaplan
  23. “My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son.” ~ Conrad Veidt
  24. “To be clear, climate change is a true 800-pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.” ~ Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  25. “In the midst of economic recovery and global upheaval, disasters like this remind us of the common humanity that we share.” ~ Barack Obama

  26. “What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise, in another upheaval, there will be further cruelty.” ~ Jung Chang
  27. “As major orchestras around the world are gripped in various kinds of crises and upheaval, we need to be sure that we are bringing up this new generation.” ~ James Levine
  28. “A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society’s resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization.” ~ Wilhelm Dilthey
  29. “As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.” ~ Al Gore
  30. “If I feel any sort of emotional upheaval, I go for a jog and I feel better.” ~ Kelly Ripa

  31. “I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my inquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, down throw and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression.” ~ Dylan Thomas
  32. “Times of upheaval require not just more leadership but more leaders. People at all organizational levels, whether anointed or self-appointed, must be empowered to share leadership responsibilities.” ~ Rosalynn Carter
  33. “This is a catastrophic universe, always; and subject to hidden reversals, upheavals, changes, cataclysms, with joy never anything but the song of substance under pressure forced into new forms and shapes.” ~ Doris Lessing
  34. “People from authoritarian, male-dominated, punitive families tend to vote for “strongman” leaders and for “hard” punitive policies (prisons, wars) rather than “soft” caring policies (healthcare, childcare). Not everyone from this background does. But many people do. And this conditioning can be exploited, as Trump’s campaign did, especially in times like ours of economic, social, and technological upheaval.” ~ Riane Eisler
  35. “The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.” ~ C. L. R. James

  36. “The onset of this second movement is characterized by the falling away of self and coming upon “that” which remains when it is gone. But this going-out is an upheaval, a complete turnabout of such proportions it cannot possibly be missed, under-emphasized, or sufficiently stressed as a major landmark in the contemplative life.” ~ Bernadette Roberts
  37. “Here they are, all in one place. Circle back to them when you need some poetic shine.
    It is not revolutions and upheavals that clear the road to better days,
    but revelations, and lavishness of someone’s soul-inspired, and ablaze.” ~ Boris Pasternak
  38. “Everything established, settled, everything to do with home and order and the common ground, has crumbled into dust and has been swept away in the general upheaval and reorganization of the whole of society. The whole human way of life has been destroyed and ruined. All that’s left is the bare, shivering human soul, stripped to the last shred, the naked force of the human psyche for which nothing has changed because it was always cold and shivering and reaching out to its nearest neighbor, as cold and lonely as itself.” ~ Boris Pasternak
  39. “It is the same India which has withstood the shocks of centuries, of hundreds of foreign invasions of hundreds of upheavals of manners and customs. It is the same land which stands firmer than any rock in the world, with its undying vigour, indestructible life. Its life is of the same nature as the soul, without beginning and without end, immortal; and we are the children of such a country.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  40. “At the heart of every major political upheaval lies a fiscal revolution.” ~ Thomas Piketty

  41. “You think the end justifies the means, however vile. I tell you: the end is the means by which you achieve it. Today’s step is tomorrow’s life. Great ends cannot be attained by base means. You’ve proved that in all your social upheavals. The meanness and inhumanity of the means make you mean and inhuman and make the end unattainable.” ~ Wilhelm Reich
  42. “The land promised to Abraham and his descendants is once again theirs. God always keeps His promises. Even in times of cataclysmic upheaval and change, God’s love and faithfulness are unchanging.” ~ Lynn Austin
  43. “Each of us, even the lowliest and most insignificant among us, was uprooted from his innermost existence by the almost constant volcanic upheavals visited upon our European soil and, as one of countless human beings, I can’t claim any special place for myself except that, as an Austrian, a Jew, writer, humanist and pacifist, I have always been precisely in those places where the effects of the thrusts were most violent.” ~ Stefan Zweig
  44. “I’ve been in love and it doesn’t last. And when it’s over, it’s hell for a while. And then one discovers that life goes on. Eventually, one falls in love again. This pattern repeats itself until one is too jaded to believe in it anymore, or too old for all the upheaval.” ~ Laura Lee
  45. “Mass civil disobedience is like an earthquake, a sort of general upheaval on the political plane.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  46. “In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals.” ~ Nick Clooney
  47. “I think we’re in a 1970s-level moment of social transition and they’re always full of upheaval. As violent and deranged as we can be to each other and to other species, we’ve got nothing on tsunamis, hurricanes or tornadoes.” ~ Eden Robinson
  48. “Modern Art is being used to index me. Surely it was a source but photographers have influenced Modern Art quite as deeply as they have been influenced, maybe more. Anyway, painters don’t have a copyright on M. A. We were all born in the same upheaval.” ~ Edward Weston
  49. “You’re not insensitive or indifferent, but you’re also not vulnerable to the upheavals that cause emotional stress because you can buffer that… So that’s the result of meditation; you could call that emotional balance.” ~ Matthieu Ricard
  50. “I don’t think of the New Urbanism as an economic or political train wreck. I think of it as one of these great generational upheavals that’s coming.” ~ Jane Jacobs

  51. “There was a time, with the Berlin Wall down, that [it looked as if] the UN finally could do what it was set up to do, the rivalry between the two camps would dissipate, and we could all co-operate. And then, of course, Iraq came and blew it all apart. These upheavals will always take place in the world, and the design and construct of the UN ideally should be such that it can deal with these upheavals, and possibly influence them, and survive and thrive, but it doesn’t work out that way, because as an organization we are so dependent on the same member states.” ~ Kofi Annan
  52. “We don’t have a choice. A united democratic Eurasian continent welded together by common economic interests is our only hope and contribution to stability in the world. If we fail, I fear that Russia in its present form is in for the most serious of upheavals – the outcome of which is extremely unpredictable.” ~ Garry Kasparov
  53. “Many who have nothing opposed to the few who have everything, and as long as these disparities remain, as long as these distances remain between people and forces, I think we’ll be in a perpetual state of upheaval.” ~ Harry Belafonte
  54. “Women if you want to realize yourselves – you are on the eve of a devastating psychological upheaval – all your pet illusions must be unmasked – the lies of centuries have got to go – are you prepared for the Wrench?” ~ Mina Loy
  55. “In times of upheaval, people wish for nothing more than composure and sincerity.” ~ Martin Schulz

  56. “The problems that we are facing are multiplying on the planet – economic, environmental, social, political upheaval, the list goes on. It’s a time of change and transition and, as I see it, we are entering a new state of consciousness. It’s a transition between one state of consciousness and another. It’s an evolutionary leap that is happening.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  57. “The old dead trees are the most fascinating – the countless trees lying in the gullies and up the hills that fell perhaps a century ago, pulling up their roots from the earth as they toppled. The great upheavals left rocks in their huge tentacles and, as they slowly rot, the trunks are home to populations of creatures, from goannas to wild pigs. As grey as tombstones in a cemetery, they lie there, having outlasted generations of farmers, as they’ll outlast me. In their own way they are as beautiful, more beautiful, than living trees.” ~ Phillip Adams
  58. “The vast majority of us don’t want to face the fact that we’re in the middle of a sweeping social revolution. In sex. In spiritual values. In opposition to wars no one wants. In opposition to government big-brotherhood. In civil rights. In basic human goals. They’re all facets of a general upheaval.” ~ Johnny Carson
  59. “Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.” ~ Alvin Toffler
  60. “Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn.” ~ Anouk Aimee

  61. “We are a revitalized tribe. After every major upheaval, we have been able to gather together as a people to rebuild a community and a government. Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward. We are able to do that because our culture, though certainly diminished, has sustained us since time immemorial. This Cherokee culture is a well-kept secret.” ~ Wilma Mankiller
  62. “The upheavals [of artificial intelligence] can escalate quickly and become scarier and even cataclysmic,” the New York Times tech columnist once wrote. “Imagine how a medical robot, originally programmed to rid cancer, could conclude that the best way to obliterate cancer is to exterminate humans who are genetically prone to the disease.” ~ Jaron Lanier
  63. “If I’ve had a bad day, if I’m feeling stressed out, if I’m feeling overwhelmed – it takes it all away. It’s my antidote for everything. If I feel any sort of emotional upheaval, I go for a jog and I feel better.” ~ Kelly Ripa

  64. “But tonight I finally made the connection that change always strolled hand in hand with loss, with upheaval, and that I would always feel it keenly because, in the end, I did not live under the same sky as most other people. (p179)” ~ Meera
  65. “There is always the risk that a conflagration in the Middle East becomes larger and more dangerous. In this scenario, we discover that the Arab Spring was merely the prelude to a deeper and much farther-reaching upheaval in the region that has greater impact on countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia.” ~ Ian Bremmer

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