Quotations About / On: CHANGE
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
(Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish Protestant political writer. Reflections on the Revolution in France, p. 19, ed. Pocock (1790).)
Change often makes accepted customs into crimes.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
True self is the part of us that does not change when circumstances do.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Any solution to a problem changes the problem.
(R.W. (Richard William) Johnson (b. 1916), U.S. journalist, newspaper executive. Washingtonian (November 1979).)
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
(Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Josef von Sternberg. Shanghai Lily (Marlene Dietrich), in Shanghai Express (film) (1932).)
The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
(Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, October 22, 1928, New York City.)
A reasonable change of the world can not be instrumented by pure reason.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).)
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Felix Holt, the Radical, ch. 48 (1866).)