Change and Transience Quotes and Quotations
A permanent state of transition is man's most noble condition.
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
All things are subject to change, and we change with them. (Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.)
If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. (Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.)
There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.
There is nothing permanent except change.
You can't step into the same river twice.
What is actual is actual only for one time. And only for one place.
As one gets older, one discovers everything is going to be exactly the same with different hats on.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is apart of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
When you get there, there isn't any there there.
Change must be measured from a known base line.
I can generally bear the separation, but I don't like the leave-taking.
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
I see gr-reat changes takin' place ivry day, but no change at all ivry fifty years.
'Change' is scientific, 'progress' is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Would that life were like the shadow cast by a wall or a tree, but it is like the shadow of a bird in flight.