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Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.

Author: Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

Profession: American Attorney General, Senator

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

Author: Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958)

Profession: American Engineer, Inventor

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.

Author: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

Profession: British Author, Clergyman

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.

Author: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Profession: Swiss Artist

The most serious charge that can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.

Author: Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970)

Profession: American Writer, Critic, Naturalist

The word change, so dear to our Europe, has been given a new meaning: it no longer means a new stage of coherent development (as it was understood by Vico, Hegel or Marx), but a shift from one side to another, from front to back, from the back to the left, from the left to the front (as understood by designers dreaming up the fashion for the next season).

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.

Author: Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa (1896-1957)

Profession: Sicilian Author

A rut is a grave with no ends.

Author: Alan Lampkin


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Author: Lao-Tzu

Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Author: Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Profession: Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist

All things must change to something new, to something strange.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

Author: Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Profession: American Army General in WW II