„People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t“

—  Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot
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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

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„Nothing would make me happier than to have you share it with everyone you know. All surveys have shown that, the more people who see it — especially those still sitting on the fence — the more likely we will have regime change.“

—  Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
2004, [Fahrenheit 9/11 Out On Home Video/DVD Today! Pass it Around..., MichaelMoore.com, 5 October 2004, http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mikes-letter/fahrenheit-911-out-on-home-videodvd-today-pass-it-around] On the DVD release of Fahrenheit 9/11

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„The problem is that too often the only people who can act don’t want change. Power doesn’t so much corrupt as it breeds conservatism.“

—  Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935
Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, The Engines of God (1994), Chapter 25 (p. 356)

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„War will come again after this one. It will come again as long as it can be determined by people other than those who fight.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Light (1919), Ch. XVI - De Profundis Clamavi, Context: War will come again after this one. It will come again as long as it can be determined by people other than those who fight. The same causes will produce the same effects, and the living will have to give up all hope.

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„You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.“

—  Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989
Attributed, Gerhard Gschwandtner, Great Thoughts to Sell By: Quotes to Motivate You to Success, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007, ISBN 0071475990, p. 89.

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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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