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Can any one find in what condition his body will be, I do not say a year hence, but this evening?
  [Lat., An id exploratum cuiquam potest esse, quomodo sese habitarum sit corpus, non dico ad annum sed ad vesperam?]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 228)

Longing not so much to change things as to overturn them.
  [Lat., Non tam commutandarum, quam evertendarum rerum cupidi.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        De Officiis (II, 1)

There is nothing better fitted to delight the reader than change of circumstances and varieties of fortune.
  [Lat., Nihil est aptius delectationem lectoris quam temporum varietates fortunaeque vicissitudines.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Epistles (V, 12)

No sensible man (among the many things that have been written on this kind) ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.
  [Lat., Nemo doctus unquam (multa autem de hoc genere scripta sunt) mutationem consili inconstantiam dixit esse.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Epistoloe ad Atticum (XVI, 7, 3)

Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position.
  [Lat., Asperius nihil est humil cum surgit in altum.]
      - Claudian (Claudianus), In Eutropium
         (I, 181)

Change or die.
      - Eldridge Cleaver

So many great nobles, things, administrations,
  So many high chieftains, so many brave nations,
    So many proud princes, and powers so splendid,
      In a moment, a twinkling, all utterly ended.
      - Abraham Coles

The world is a scene of changes, and to be constant in nature were inconstancy.
      - Abraham Cowley

Still ending, and beginning still.
      - William Cowper, Task (bk. III, l. 627)

For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.
      - Quentin Crisp

Change is such hard work.
      - Billy Crystal

Nothing has changed in France, there is only a Frenchman the more.
  [Fr., Il n'y a rien de change en France; il n'y a qu'un Francais de plus.]
      - Comte d'Artois (later Charles X),
        proclamation as he entered Paris as published in the "Moniteur"

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
      - W. Edwards Deming

We begin by being dupe, and end by being rogue.
  [Fr., On commence par etre dupe,
    On finit par etre fripon.]
      - Eustache Deschamps ("Morel"),
        Reflexion sur le Jeu

Change is constant in a progressive country.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Change is inevitable in a progressive country,
  Change is constant.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield,
        at Edinburgh

Will change the Pebbles of our puddly thought
  To Orient Pearls.
      - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas,
        Divine Weekes and Workes, Second Week, Third Day
         (pt. I)

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
      - William James (Will) Durant

The times they are a-changin'.
      - Bob Dylan (f/k/a Robert Allen Zimmerman),
        title of a song

A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them.
      - Albert Einstein

For if in any manner we can stimulate this instinct, new passages are opened for us into nature, the mind flows into and through things hardest and highest, and the metamorphosis is possible.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We change, whether we like it or not.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

All is change; all yields its place and goes.
      - Euripides

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect change is the way to perfect them. It gets the name of wilfulness when it will not admit of a lawful change to the better. Therefore constancy without knowledge cannot be always good. In things ill it is not virtue, but an absolute vice.
      - Owen Felltham (Feltham)

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
      - Jacques Anatole I. France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)

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