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Matters change and morals change; men remain.
      - John Galsworthy

We must be the change we wish to see.
      - Indira Gandhi

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
      - "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What I possess I would gladly retain; change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He is less likely to be mistaken who looks forward to a change in the affairs of the world than he who regards them as firm and stable.
      - Franceso Guicciardini

People change and forget to tell each other.
      - Lillian Hellman

All is flux, nothing stays still.
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus

Everything flows and nothing stays.
      - Heraclitus of Ephesus, Cratylus (402a)

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
      - Herodotus ("Father of History")

Good to the heels the well-worn slipper feels
  When the tired player shuffles off the buskin;
    A page of Hood may do a fellow good
      After a scolding from Carlyle or Ruskin.
      - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,
        How not to Settle It

Nor can one word be chang'd but for a worse.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. VIII, l. 192), (Pope's translation)

A vase is begun; why, as the wheel goes round, does it turn out a pitcher?
  [Lat., Amphora coepit
    Instituti; currente rota cur urceus exit?]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Ars Poetica (XXI)

If matters go badly now, they will not always be so.
  [Lat., Non si male nunc et olim
    Sic erit.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (II, 10, 17)

Change generally pleases the rich.
  [Lat., Plerumque gratae divitibus vices.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (III, 29, 13)

I am not what I once was.
  [Lat., Non sum qualis eram.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (IV, 1, 3)

He pulls down, he builds up, he changes squares into circles.
  [Lat., Diruit aedificat, mutat quadrata rotundis.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 1, 100)

With what know shall I hold this Proteus, who so often changes his countenance?
  [Lat., Quo teneam vultus mutantem Protea nodo?]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 1, 90)

He despises what he sought; and he seeks that which he lately threw away.
  [Lat., Quod petit spernit, repetit quod nuper omisit.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 1, 98)

The lazy ox wishes for horse-trappings, and the steed wishes to plough.
  [Lat., Optat ephippia bos piger, optat arare caballus.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 14, 43)

God perchance will by a happy change restore these things to a settled condition.
  [Lat., Deus haec fortasse benigna
    Reducet in sedem vice.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (XIII, 7)

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
      - Washington Irving, Tales of a Traveller

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