A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 14, 2018
“The difference between a rebellion and a revolution is which side wins”

"The difference between (a) rebellion and (a) revolution is which side wins” is a saying that has been printed on several images. A “rebellion” is usually unsuccessful and a “revolution” is usually successful.

“The only difference between a rebellion and a revolution is which side wins” was posted on the newsgroup alt.thought.southern on May 14, 1999. “The difference between a revolution and a rebellion is which side wins” was posted on Twitter on September 25, 2013. “The difference between rebellion and revolution is which side wins” was also posted on Twitter on September 25, 2013.


Google Groups: alt.thought.southern
Secession Amendment
Andy Walton
5/14/99
(...)
The only difference between a rebellion and a revolution is which side wins.

Stack Exchange—English Language & Usage
“Rebellion” vs. “revolution”
What is the difference between rebellion and revolution? These two words seem almost the same, except that rebellion is generally more distasteful.
(...)
asked Feb 23 ‘12 at 0:25
Peter Cassetta

Twitter
The Doc
@Doc_Sayer
The difference between a revolution and a rebellion is which side wins
12:02 AM - 25 Sep 2013

Twitter
Billy Voight III
@BillyVoight
“The difference between rebellion and revolution is which side wins”
11:17 AM - 25 Sep 2013

Twitter
Connie Johnie
@JonnorC
The difference between rebellion and revolution is which side wins #wisewords #randomthought
9:31 PM - 25 Sep 2013

Twitter
Sea Breeze Sean
@Real_seanboice
The difference between a rebellion and a revolution is which side wins
10:00 PM - 25 Sep 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The difference between rebellion and revolution is which side wins.
submitted May 11, 2014 by 69PrivateJoker

Reddit—Quotes
“The difference between rebellion and revolution is which side wins."-69PrivateJoker (self.quotes)
submitted May 17, 2014 by 69PrivateJoker

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
The difference between a rebellion and a revolution is which side wins.
submitted May 13, 2018 by SupreemTaco

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, May 14, 2018 • Permalink