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).)
As humans we must change ourselves in everyday, months & years we live through. A living thing always evolves & changes over time. If we don't change, it means we are dead objects, not animated beings.
'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.)