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Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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).)
  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    ... 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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  • 65.
    ... 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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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. XX (1936).)
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  • 68.
    Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
    (Richard Hooker (1554-1600), British theologian. Quoted in Samuel Johnson, Dictionary of the English Language, preface (1755).)
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  • 69.
    Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).)
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  • 70.
    Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
    (Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. The Origins of Totalitarianism, ch. 10, sect. 1 (1951).)
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