Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 41.
    Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
    (Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. repr. In Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell. "Philosophy and Politics," ch. 50.)
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  • 42.
    Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Nekayah, in The History of Rasselas, ch. 47 (1759).)
  • 43.
    The most conservative man in the world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him.
    (Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), British politician. speech, Sept. 8, 1927, to Trades Union Congress, Edinburgh. Report of Proceedings of the Trades Union Congress, p. 298 (1927).)
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  • 44.
    Boredom, not the will, is the mother of change. Necessity is the father.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 45.
    I aim here only at revealing myself, who will perhaps be different tomorrow, if I learn something new which changes me.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of the Education of Children," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 26, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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  • 46.
    Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 110 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 47.
    I have wanted everything as a writer and a woman, but most of all a world changed utterly by my revelations.
    (Dorothy Allison (b. 1949), U.S. author and lesbian feminist. Skin, ch. 18 (1994). Allison—a lesbian feminist essayist, fiction writer, and poet—described her poor, violence-ridden Southern childhood in her well-received autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992).)
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  • 48.
    ... disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 9 (1993).)
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  • 49.
    ... wariness about change is a kind of prairie wisdom.
    (Kathleen Norris (b. 1947), U.S. poet and farmer. Dakota, ch. 9 (1993).)
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  • 50.
    All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
    (Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 16 (1913).)
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