"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."
"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
"When a load of bricks, dumped on a corner lot, can arrange themselves into a house; when a handful of springs and screws and wheels, emptied on a desk, can gather themselves into a watch, then and not until then will it seem sensible, to some of us at least, to believe that all these thousands or millions of worlds could have been created, balanced and set to revolving in their separate orbits - all without any directing intelligence at all."
"We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln."
"When you are through changing, you are through."
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."
"In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable."
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
"If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves."
"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
"We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it."
"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."
"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly."
"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
"The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me."
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