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Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 41.
    Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
    (Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794), French writer, wit. Maxims and Considerations, vol. 1, no. 163, trans. by E. Powys Mathers (1926).)
  • 42.
    Everyone needs reminders that the fact of their being on this earth is important and that each life changes everything.
    (Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. author. 100 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Together..., Part 1, p. 19 (1994).)
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  • 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).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, father, change, mother
  • 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).)
    More quotations from: Dorothy Allison, woman, world
  • 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).)
    More quotations from: Kathleen Norris, future, change
  • 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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