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There was no question of generation change or saying goodbye to the past or modernising sloganising [on Thatcher's first shadow cabinet]
Geoffrey Howe

Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, 'Lighthouses' as the poet said 'erected in the sea of time.' They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.
Arthur Schopenhauer

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage-coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
Washington Irving

I think when you realise that something will genuinely be fatal it changes the way that you view it and how you act towards it.
Richard Hell

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
J B Priestley

Actions receive their tincture from the times,
And as they change are virtues made or crimes (A Hymn to the Pillory)
Daniel Defoe

I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Camille Paglia

I think this is a very exciting market to be in, as the potential developments and changes ahead in this sector are bound to be huge.
Andrew Gould

Times go by turns, and chances change by course,
From foul to fair, from better hap to worse.
(Times go by Turns, 1595)
Robert Southwell

The most useless are those who never change through the years.
J M Barrie

I was [working] at Ralph's supermarket when they changed over from paper to plastic. Back then, people were very suspicious of plastic.
Justin Carroll

Forming a band is like getting married.
You exchange vows and swear eternal love to each other.
Tony Hadley

Economics are the method; the object is to change the soul.
Margaret Thatcher

Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.
Glenda Cloud

Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.
Rene Daumal

'I don't believe in God, but when I see Laeticia, I might change my mind.'
- Vivienne Westwood on Laeticia
Laeticia Casta

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
Alvin Toffler

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

The first three-quarters of last season went well for me, but the final part is best forgotten - My situation with Sir Alex started to change and it became difficult for me and him to work together.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy

In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.
George Gilder

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
Alec Baldwin

I believe abortion should be available to everyone, but the law should be changed. In the past I voted for a restriction to 22 weeks and I would be prepared to go down to 20.
Michael Howard

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A Barker

If the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading, I would spurn them all
Francois De Salignac Fenelon

Now that he has changed the weather, Lion and lamb can vote together. God bless the Russian delegation, I waive consecutive translation.
Lord Caradon

Change is primary, time, if it exists at all, is something we deduce from it.
Julian Barbour

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
Barbra Streisand

Swingers was the name given to conkers that you could never hit - how times change!
Anonymous

People think I've got my nose done, my chin done. I just laugh at it. I'm just losing my baby fat - everyone grows up and changes.
Audrina Patridge

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
Richard Feynman

What the guys have learned is that whether you're preaching to one or 10,000, it really doesn't matter. That one person you touch may change the nation - could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia.
Michael Scott

The first time I sang in the Church choir, two hundred people changed their religion.
Fred Allen

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
Tony Blair

I arrived in Hollywood without having my nose fixed, my teeth capped, or my name changed. That is very gratifying to me.
Barbra Streisand

As the turning of logs will make a dull fire burn, so change of studies will a dull brain
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We turned on one another deep, drowned gazes, and exchanged a kiss that reduced my bones to rubber and my brain to gruel.
Peter De Vries

We have to change Ecuador or die in the attempt.
Lucio Gutierrez Borbua

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
Doris Lessing

Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.
Tom Peters

Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.
Peter F Drucker

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
Tom Stoppard

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J P Getty

I don't get what my signiture is supposed to mean if we haven't had some kind of exchange
Nana Visitor

Now that it's all said and done I would say that there are certain things that I would have kept exactly the same and certain things I would have changed.
Garrett Wang

Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all.
Natalie Portman

Nothing changes on New Year's Day.
Bono

On Thursday [when the game of croquet took place] the deputy prime minister was not standing in for the prime minister.

He stands in for him only when he goes on holiday. He went on holiday on Saturday.

This was an away-day for the deputy prime minister's staff, who've had a change of responsibilities [on John Prescott's scandalous playing habits... on the croquet lawn]
Paul Clark

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Nathaniel Branden



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