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The lapse of ages changes all things -- time, language, the earth, the bounds of the sea, the stars of the sky, and every thing ''about, around, and underneath'' man, except man himself.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Today 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.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.

Author: Joyce Cary (1888-1957)

Profession: British Author

In pain is a new time born.

Author: Adelbert Von Chamisso (1781-1838)

Profession: French Poet, Biologist

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Author: Karen Kaiser Clark

Profession:

If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.

Author: Eldridge Cleaver (1935)

Profession: American Black Leader, Writer

You do not notice changes in what is always before you.

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Author: Henry S. Commager

Profession: American Writer

Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"