— Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks
„Death's law brings change to all created things;
Lands cease to know themselves as years roll on.
As centuries pass, e'en nations change their form,
Yet safe the world remains, with all it holds.“
Omnia mortali mutantur lege creata,
Nec se cognoscunt terræ vertentibus annis,
Et mutant variam faciem per sæcula gentes,
At manet incolumis mundus suaque omnia servat.
— Marcus Manilius, Book I, line 515, as reported in Dictionary of Quotations (classical) (1897) by T. B. Harbottle, p. 197. G. P. Goold's translation: Everything born to a mortal existence is subject to change, nor does the earth notice that, despoiled by the passing years, it bears an appearance which varies through the ages. Variant translation (disputed): Everything that is created is changed by the laws of man; the earth does not know itself in the revolution of years; even the races of man assume various forms in the course of ages.
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
„As all our knowledge of the material world is derived from the information of our senses, natural philosophers have, in modern times, wisely abandoned to metaphysicians, all speculations concerning the nature of that substance of which it is composed; concerning the possibility or impossibility of its being created; concerning the efficient causes of the changes which take place in it; and even concerning the reality of its existence, independent of that of percipient beings: and have confined themselves to the humbler province of observing the phenomena it exhibits, and of ascertaining their general laws.“
— Dugald Stewart Scottish philosopher and mathematician 1753 - 1828
— Ernesto Che Guevara Argentine Marxist revolutionary 1928 - 1967
„Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed that's all who ever have.“
— Margaret Mead, The World Ahead: An Anthropologist Anticipates the Future
„Serious tweet: we all must learn to be happy with being alone; that is when things begin to change.“
— Тайлер Джозеф American singer-songwriter and record producer 1988
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
— Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980
„Nature in fact the best and wisest is an architect and urban planner. (...) The history of establishing gardens and orchards throughout the centuries in Poland is worth knowing, taking into consideration changes in fashions and the foreign influences. Unfortunately, not many objects from those days manifesting the love of nature by man have remained till the present days.“
— Marek Żukow-Karczewski Polish historian, journalist and opinion journalist 1961
Gardens and orchards in the old Poland, "Aura" 11, 1987-11, p.17-18. http://pbn.nauka.gov.pl/sedno-webapp/works/508860
— Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Sicilian writer and prince 1896 - 1957