Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 41.
    ... religion can only change when the emotions which fill it are changed; and the religion of personal fear remains nearly at the level of the savage.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 61 (1871-1872).)
  • 42.
    We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. "A Time of Juveniles," The Temper of Our Time (1967).)
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  • 43.
    Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.
    (Bettina Arndt (20th century), Australian journalist. Private Lives, ch. 2 (1986).)
  • 44.
    News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956).)
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  • 45.
    We make some changes. But mostly changes make us.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 46.
    Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
    (John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. New Yorker (July 30, 1990).)
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  • 47.
    Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech at a Republican banquet, Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 10, 1856. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 385, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
    More quotations from: Abraham Lincoln, change
  • 48.
    "It is insane to think that you can change people. Unfortunately, you cannot change anyone else, not even your own children, you can only change yourself." Rosie Bourget
    (change)
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  • 49.
    ... changes are necessary, as long as they are for the better. But the problem is that this world is not changing for the better; it's changing for the worse.
    (From my satirical essay/speech entitled 'I Guess The Good Old School Days Are Gone Forever.')
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 50.
    'I often sit and watch the leaves change colour and fall from the tree. To me, those leaves signify the constant change in our own lives and all the beautiful colours signify our own emotions. As the leaves, change and fall from the tree with such grace and gentleness, they're reminding us to be gentle with ourselves as this chapter ends and the next journey begins in our lives.'
    (Changes, Personal and Spiritual Growth, Journeys, Final Chapters.)
    More quotations from: Annalee Hopkins Somerville
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