43 Quotes About Rebels

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Being rebellious means you challenge authority and feel the need to break the rules. For some, this is right in their character to stand up against the authority of the government and world we live in. These quotes about rebels capture the characteristics and common traits found in these individuals.

“All great rebellions are born of private acts of civil disobedience that inspire rebel bands to plot together.”

“Always be yourself and rebel against what people tell you should be and be whatever you want to.”

“As her feet beat the concrete ground beneath them, her chest began to ache. It had been a long time since she had run at a full sprint.”

“Cherish your existence, for memories become legacies and life can change in an instant.”

“Eternity will not cause our memories to fade, it will force our hearts to accept the past.”

“Every decision you make in life will stem from one of two options: love or fear. Choose love.”

“Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I’ve been labeled – short, nerdy, skinny, weak, impulsive, ugly, tomboy, poor, rebel, loud, freak, crazy – turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn’t become successful in spite of
them. I became successful because of them.”

“Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.””

“How do you rebel in a family of rebels?”

“I don’t worry. I don’t doubt. I’m daring. I’m a rebel.”

“I dug the idea that I was being perceived as the black sheep of my family, but for me, it was like, I was a rebel, and that to me was most important.”

“I feel like in my music I can be a rebel. I can say things I wouldn’t say in real life.”

“I think it’s always natural for children to rebel against their parents and establish their own identity. And also, I think parents get invested in, you know, doing the right thing? And so their anxiety about being good parents might, in a way, affect a relationship negatively.”

“If you feel like you don’t fit into the world you inherited it is because you were born to help create a new one.”

“If you live a rebellious lifestyle, then you rebel against things because they go against your ideals and the integrity of who you are as a person.”

“In general, I’m not much into etiquette and am a rule-breaker and rebel by nature.”

“In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.”

“It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.”

“I’ve always been a rebel, always curious about the world around me.”

“I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.”

“Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.”

“Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.”

“My dream is to create something so beautiful that it encourages people to present the best version of themselves to me everywhere I go.”

“Never close your hands in the face of evil fate; get up and rebel against it.”

“One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel. He rebelled against the established power that subjugated.”

“Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman.”

“Patches don’t look it, but when attached to your soul they can get pretty heavy. They go over the holes in your soul, like when you patch a sock.”

“Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.”

“Some rebels are made, not born.”

“The cynic finds love with the idealist. The rebel with the conformist. The social butterfly with the bookworm. They help each other balance their lives.”

“The nail that sticks out farthest gets hammered the hardest.”

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

“The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.”

“There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”

“There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.”

“There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.”

“To completely understand me you must first accept that I am not you.”

“To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.”

“To struggle against the weight of sleep as reality eclipses the moon of your dreams is the purest sign of true love.”

“True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.”

“What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation.”

“Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to protect the rights of man, I am a rebel. Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to give man liberty, to clothe him in all his just rights, I am on the side of that rebellion.”

“You can’t rage against the machine through rebellious consumption.”

Being rebellious will help you to rediscover your true spirit and give you the power to act fearless.