„Those of us who do not live forever do not like change perhaps as much as those of you who do.“

—  Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Princess

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„The diagnosis is clear, but changing the status quo has proven difficult, because often those who are elected do not govern, and those who do govern are not elected.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
2013, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas 2013 Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

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„Sky, not spirit, do they change, those who cross the sea.“

—  Horace, livro Epistles
Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC), Caelum, non animum mutant, qui trans mare currunt. Book I, epistle xi, line 27

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„Some of you will not come back. Some of you will come back maimed. Those of you who do come back will come back changed men. That is war!“

—  Jan Smuts military leader, politician and statesman from South Africa 1870 - 1950
When seeing off young South Africans in World War II, as cited in Antony Lentin, 2010, Jan Smuts – Man of courage and vision, p. 138. ISBN 978-1-86842-390-3

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„There are some things people can do to change and some things they cannot do — character can be formed, but temperament is given. And the strong who cannot bend are just as much to be pitied as the weak who cannot stiffen.“

—  Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986
Clearing the Ground (1986), Context: The core in the mystery of what we call personality resides in the individual mix between character and temperament. The most successful personalities are those who achieve the best balance between the strict demands of character and the lenient tolerance of temperament. This balance is the supreme test of genuine leadership, separating the savior from the fanatic. The human Jesus is, to my mind, the ultimate paradigm of such psychic equilibrium. He was absolutely hard on himself and absolutely tender toward others. He maintained the highest criteria of conduct for himself but was not priggish or censorious or self-righteous about those who were weaker and frailer. Most persons of strength cannot accept or tolerate weakness in others. They are blind to the virtues they do not possess themselves and are fiercely judgmental on one scale of values alone. Jesus was unique, even among religious leaders, in combining the utmost of principle with the utmost of compassion for those unable to meet his standards. We need to understand temperament better than we do and to recognize its symbiotic relationship to character. There are some things people can do to change and some things they cannot do — character can be formed, but temperament is given. And the strong who cannot bend are just as much to be pitied as the weak who cannot stiffen. “Confusing ‘Character’ with ‘Temperament’”

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„Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
1780s, Context: My manner of living is plain. I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready; and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome. Those, who expect more, will be disappointed, but no change will be effected by it. Letter to George William Fairfax (25 June 1786), published in The Writings Of George Washington (1835) by Jared Sparks, p. 175

Citát „Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.“
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„Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1940s and later, Context: Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Creeds, articles, and institutes of religious faith ossify our brains and make change impossible. As such they are nuisances, and in practice have to be mostly ignored. Everybody's Political What's What? (ebook, must be borrowed) https://openlibrary.org/books/OL24979564M/Everybody's_political_what's_what (1944), Chapter XXXVII: Creed and Conduct, p. 330

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„Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.“

—  Jane Goodall British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist 1934
Reported in Yolanda Brooks, Do Animals Have Rights? (2008), p. 23

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