Quotations About / On: CHANGE
Our image has undergone change from David fighting Goliath to being Goliath.
(Yitzhak Shamir (b. 1915), Israeli politician, prime minister. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Jan. 25, 1989).)
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).)
If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.
(Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa (1896-1957), Sicilian author. Prince Tancredi, in The Leopard, ch. 1 (1958, translated 1960).)
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).)
We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
(Tony Benn (b. 1925), British Labour politician. Speech, October 1, 1975, to Labour Party Conference.)
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).)
Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).)
Proverbial wisdom counsels against risk and change. But sitting ducks fare worst of all.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
(Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Tagebuch 1946-1949, Suhrkamp (1950). Sketchbook 1946-1949, p. 12, trans. by Geoffrey Skelton, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1977).)
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.)