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129 Change Quotes

Such fire was not by water to be drown'd, Nor he his nature changed by changing ground. [Lat., Ne spegner puo per star nell'acqua il foco; Ne puo stato mutar per mutar loco.]

Ludovico Ariosto Quotes , Source: Orlando Furioso (XXVIII, 89)

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Joy comes and goes, hope ebbs and flows Like the wave; Change doth unknit the tranquil strength of men. Love tends life a little grace, A few sad smiles; and then, Both are laid in one cold place, In the grave.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: A Question (st. 1)

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Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?

Bible Quotes , Source: Jeremiah (ch. XIII, v. 23)

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Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Rabbi Ben Ezra (st. 27)

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Weep not that the world changes--did it keep A stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.

William Cullen Bryant Quotes , Source: Mutation

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I am not now That which I have been.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 185)

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And one by one in turn, some grand mistake Casts off its bright skin yearly like the snake.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 21)

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A change came o'er the spirit of my dream.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Dream (st. 3)

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Shrine of the mighty! can it be, That this is all remains of thee?

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Giaour (l. 106)

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How chang'd since last her speaking eye Glanc'd gladness round the glitt'ring room, Where high-born men were proud to wait-- Where Beauty watched to imitate.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Parisina (st. 10)

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To-day is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our Works and Thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful; yet ever needful; and if Memory have its force and worth, so also has Hope.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Characteristics

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Times change and we change with them. The stars rule men but God rules the stars. [Lat., Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. Astra regunt homines, sed regit astra Deus.]

Christoph Cellarius (Keller) Quotes , Source: Harmonia Macrocosmica

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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) Quotes , Source: De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (II, 228)

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Longing not so much to change things as to overturn them. [Lat., Non tam commutandarum, quam evertendarum rerum cupidi.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (II, 1)

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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) Quotes , Source: Epistles (V, 12)

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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) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe ad Atticum (XVI, 7, 3)

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Nothing is more annoying than a low man raised to a high position. [Lat., Asperius nihil est humil cum surgit in altum.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: In Eutropium (I, 181)

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Change or die.

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: In Eutropium (I, 181)

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Still ending, and beginning still.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. III, l. 627)

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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) Quotes , Source: proclamation as he entered Paris as published in the "Moniteur"

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We begin by being dupe, and end by being rogue. [Fr., On commence par etre dupe, On finit par etre fripon.]

Eustache Deschamps ("Morel") Quotes , Source: Reflexion sur le Jeu

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Change is inevitable in a progressive country, Change is constant.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: at Edinburgh

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He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

Harold Wilson Quotes

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

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