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MUTABILITY
[ Also see Change Constancy Fickleness Impulse Inconsistency Inconstancy Indecision Irresolution Life Uncertainty Variety Vicissitudes ]

All our life goeth like Penelope's web,--what one hour effects the next destroys.
      - Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)

Mutability is the badge of infirmity. It is seldom that a man continues to wish and design the same thing two days alike. Now he is for marrying; and now a mistress is preferred to a wife. Now he is ambitious and aspiring; presently the meanest servant is not more humble than he. This hour he squanders his money away; the next he turns miser. Sometimes he is frugal and serious; at other times profuse, airy, and gay.
      - Pierre Charron

The uncertainty of events disturbs the purest enjoyments.
      - Duc de Levis, Gaston Pierre Marc

Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
      - Menander

When Anaxagoras was told of the death of his son, he only said, "I knew he was mortal." So we in all casualties of life should say "I knew my riches were uncertain, that my friend was but a man." Such considerations would soon pacify us, because all our troubles proceed from their being unexpected.
      - Plutarch

The blessings of health and fortune, as they have a beginning, so they must also have an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
      - Sallust (Caius Sallustius Crispus)

Time, whose millioned accidents creep in betwixt vows, and change decrees of kings, tan sacred beauty, blunt the sharpest intents, divert strong minds to the course of altering things.
      - William Shakespeare

Look at the fate of summer flowers, which blow at daybreak, droop ere even-song.
      - William Wordsworth


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