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Quotations About Change

A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in France

The strides of humanity are slow, they can only be counted in centuries.
Georg Büchner
Danton's Death

All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
Amelia E. Barr
All the Days of My Life

Time upholds or overturns The many, tight, and small concerns.
Gwendolyn Brooks
"The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock"

Some departure from the norm Will occur as time grows more open about it.
John Ashbery
"Saying It to Keep It from Happening"

When the music changes, so does the dance.
African proverb

The trees may wish for quiet, but the wind will not subside.
Chinese proverb

People's feelings turn cool and warm; the ways of the world run hot and cold.
Chinese proverb

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin

People's affections can be as thin as paper; life is like a game of chess, changing with each move.
Chinese proverb

Like every other place, I guess, Kansas City was quite a different city when I was a youngster there. They had quite a few clubs, and we had what we used to call jam sessions every night.
Ben Webster

Adapt yourself to changing circumstances.
Chinese proverb