„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.
„Life is change, to cease to change is to cease to live; yet if you may shed a tear beside the death-bed of an old friend, let not your heart be silent on the dissolving of a faith.“
— James Anthony Froude English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine 1818 - 1894
„I would think a faith in God is one thing. I think that if we could change the whole world and keep the land is another thing. Change things yet keep keep the relationship is another thing.“
— Ernest J. Gaines Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1933
Gaines response after being asked: "Do you also see things in that world that you wish could be retained?", as quoted by Marcia Gaudet and Carl WootonPorch in Talk with Ernest Gaines: Conversations on the Writer's Craft http://books.google.es/books?id=JtRNfST4g_QC&hl=es&source=gbs_navlinks_s (1990)
„The perpetual stream of human nature is formed into ever-changing shallows, eddies, falls and pools by the land over which it passes.“
— Mary Renault English novelist 1905 - 1983
Context: Christianity and Islam have changed irrevocably the moral reflexes of the world. The philosopher Herakleitos said with profound truth that you cannot step twice into the same river. The perpetual stream of human nature is formed into ever-changing shallows, eddies, falls and pools by the land over which it passes. Perhaps the only real value of history lies in considering this endlessly varied play between the essence and the accidents.
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„Law grows, and though the principles of law remain unchanged, yet (and it is one of the advantages of the common law) their application is to be changed with the changing circumstances of the times. Some persons may call this retrogression, I call it progression of human opinion.“
— John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician 1820 - 1894
1 Cababe & Ellis' Q. B. D. Rep. 135.
— Mary Augusta Ward British novelist 1851 - 1920
Robert Elsmere. Book iv. Chap. xxvi, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„The elements, though they can be changed, cannot be destroyed. Again, everything destructible is changed by time and grows old. But the world through all these years has remained utterly unchanged.“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
XVII. That the World is by nature Eternal.
„A change of world view not only brings about profound cultural changes, but also is responsible for what historians call a "change of age." An age is a period of time in which the prevailing world view has remained relatively unchanged.“
— Russell L. Ackoff Scientist 1919 - 2009
„We live in a swiftly changing world. Industrial and water-engineering projects, cutting of forests, plowing up of virgin lands, the use of poisonous chemicals — all such activity is changing the face of the earth, our "habitat."
Scientific study of all the interrelationships in nature and the consequences of our interference clearly lags behind the changes. Large amounts of harmful wastes of industry and transport are being dumped into the air and water, including cancer-inducing substances. Will the safe limit be passed everywhere, as has already happened in a number of places?“
— Andrei Sakharov Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist 1921 - 1989
— Ray Kurzweil Author, scientist, inventor, and futurist 1948
„We are changing the law and I am personally working on it to bring 16-year-olds into the purview. According to the police, 50 per cent of the crimes are committed by 16-year-olds who know the Juvenile Justice Act. But now for premeditated murder, rape, if we bring them into the purview of the adult world, then it will scare them.“
— Maneka Gandhi Indian politician and activist 1956
On the Juvenile Justice Act, as quoted in "Juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults: Maneka Gandhi" http://ibnlive.in.com/news/juveniles-who-commit-rape-should-be-tried-as-adults-maneka-gandhi/485770-37-64.html, IBNLive (14 July 2014)
— Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home
„These as they change, Almighty Father! these
Are but the varied God. The rolling year
Is full of Thee.“
— James Thomson (poet) Scottish writer (1700-1748) 1700 - 1748
„But there is one thing you must remember, if you forget all else. There is no good or evil, save in the way you see the world. There is no dark or light save in your own vision. All changes in the blink of an eyelid; yet all remains the same.“
— Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest