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Everything passes; everything wears out; everything breaks.
I've learned only that you never say never.
Always! That is the dreadful word ... it is a meaningless word, too.
The most ominous of fallacies: the belief that things can be kept static by inaction.
What is actual is actual only for one time, and only for one place.
Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place. ... New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. ... The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
We change, whether we like it or not.
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
The moral world is as little exempt as the physical world from the law of ceaseless change, of perpetual flux.
Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different.
All is change; all yields its place and goes.
O visionary world, condition strange, Where naught abiding is but only change.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
All things change, nothing is extinguished.
Life is always at some turning point.
Everything flows, nothing stays still.
Nothing in this world is permanent.
There are no permanent changes because change itself is permanent.
Nothing is permanent but change.
Time, in the turning-over of days, works change for better or worse.
Impermanence is the law of the universe.
Everything changes but change itself.
Would that life were like the shadow cast by a wall or a tree, but it is like the shadow of a bird in flight.
Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Change is the law of life.
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to change often.
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
When you're through changing, you're through.
Change is the only evidence of life.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Someday change will be accepted as life itself.
What is more enthralling to the human mind than this splendid, boundless, colored mutability!-Life in the making?
You must change in order to survive.
The basic fact of today is the tremendous.
Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one, and do without change.
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
I'm tired of playing worn-out depressing ladies in frayed bathrobes. I'm going to get a new hairdo and look terrific and go back to school and even if nobody notices, I'm going to be the most self-fulfilled lady on the block.
The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of the Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.
Impermanence is the very essence of joy-the drop of bitterness that enables one to perceive the sweet.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting to change all the tenor of our lives.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form ... happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.
Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring.
Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
I've learned that you'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun.
The things we fear most in organizations-fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances-are the primary sources of creativity.
It is in changing that things find purpose.
Turbulence is a life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
In all change, well looked into, the germinal good out-vails the apparent ill.
The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change; then let it come.
Society can only pursue its normal course by means of a certain progression of changes.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
To remain young one must change.
Where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
Weep not that the world changes- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were a cause indeed to weep.
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
If folks can learn to be racist, then they can learn to be antiracist. If being sexist ain't genetic, then, dad gum, people can learn about gender equality.
Change is inevitable in a progressive society. Change is constant.
All bonafide revolutions are of necessity revolutions of the spirit.
We can say "Peace on Earth." We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be.
We're just getting started. We're just beginning to meet what will be the future-we've got the Model T.
Why do we shrink from change? What can come into being save by change?
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
The mind of the most logical thinker goes so easily from one point to another that it is not hard to mistake motion for progress.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
In a moving world readaptation is the price of longevity.
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
It's quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person- beguiled, enchanted.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.
There is nobody who totally lacks the courage to change.
I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it. Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within.
The most amazing thing about little children ... was their fantastic adaptability.
Let a man turn to his own childhood-no further-if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
People change and forget to tell each other.
When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different.
There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
We measure success and depth by length and time, but it is possible to have a deep relationship that doesn't always stay the same.
One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction that nothing will ever again happen to you.
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.
A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.
Our being is continually undergoing and entering upon changes. ... We must, strictly speaking, at every moment give each other up and let each other go and not hold each other back.
Change the fabric of your own soul and your own visions, and you change all.
A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influence, to change.
There are people who not only strive to remain static themselves, but strive to keep everything else so ... their position is almost laughably hopeless.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good.
Things do not change; we change.
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning.
The absurd man is he who never changes.
Man would be "otherwise." That's the essence of the specifically human.
Never swap horses crossing a stream
Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
I am not now That which I have been.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
The world goes up and the world goes down, And the sunshine follows the rain; And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown Can never come over again.
All things must change To something new, to something strange.
Revolutions are not made; they come.
The old order changeth, yielding place to new.
Everything changes but change.


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