Quotations About / On: CHANGE

  • 71.
    You see how full of changes his age is.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Goneril, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 1, l. 288. Speaking of her father, King Lear.)
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  • 72.
    The Ethiopian cannot change his skin nor the leopard his spots.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 14, 1847, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 140, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 73.
    No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change (l. 1). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.)
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  • 74.
    All things are moral; and in their boundless changes have an unceasing reference to spiritual nature.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 5 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
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  • 75.
    Popularity? It's glory's small change.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. Don Salluste, in Ruy Blas, act 3, sc. 5 (1838).)
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  • 76.
    We think that we can change our clothes only.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 366, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 77.
    To the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 352, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 78.
    Use almost can change the stamp of nature.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 3, sc. 4, l. 168. Proverbial; "stamp of nature" means innate characteristics.)
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  • 79.
    Human-nature will not change.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. response to a serenade, Nov. 10, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 101, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 80.
    The familiar changes as we cling to it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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