— Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960
„According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that.“
Response to a story in the European Magazine which had accused him of harshly criticizing Joseph Haydn (14 September 1785), as quoted in Haydn, A Documentary Study (1981) by Howard Chandler Robbins Landon, p. 88
Kontext: According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
„It is never to be expected in a revolution that every man is to change his opinion at the same moment. There never yet was any truth or any principle so irresistibly obvious that all men believed it at once.“
— Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
1790s, First Principles of Government (1795)
Kontext: It is never to be expected in a revolution that every man is to change his opinion at the same moment. There never yet was any truth or any principle so irresistibly obvious that all men believed it at once. Time and reason must cooperate with each other to the final establishment of any principle; and therefore those who may happen to be first convinced have not a right to persecute others, on whom conviction operates more slowly. The moral principle of revolutions is to instruct, not to destroy.
„America has changed over the years. But these values that my grandparents taught me — they haven’t gone anywhere. They’re as strong as ever, still cherished by people of every party, every race, every faith. They live on in each of us.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, DNC Address (July 2016)
Kontext: America has changed over the years. But these values that my grandparents taught me — they haven’t gone anywhere. They’re as strong as ever, still cherished by people of every party, every race, every faith. They live on in each of us. What makes us American, what makes us patriots is what’s in here. That’s what matters. … And that’s why we can take the food and music and holidays and styles of other countries, and blend it into something uniquely our own. That’s why we can attract strivers and entrepreneurs from around the globe to build new factories and create new industries here. That’s why our military can look the way it does — every shade of humanity, forged into common service. That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.
That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.
„Love is a power, a mighty principle that exists in its own right independent of any individual. Man changes, but the principle of love does not and cannot. Love does not leave men and women. Men and women leave love.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Knowing Yourself: The True in the False (1996)
„[A]ll things as subsist from nature appear to contain in themselves a principle of motion and permanency; some according to place, others according to increase and diminuation; and others according to change in quality.“
— Aristotle, kniha Physics
Book II, Ch. I, p. 88.
„There is a reciprocal action between the work of art and the viewer. The river changes the work of art and criticism can also change the artist... There are so many ideas afloat; any of them could have triggered the work of art. It is impossible to determine exactly if the idea has been transmitted by the critic, or if the work itself has determined its outcome..“
— Anselm Kiefer German painter and sculptor 1945
Structures are no longer valid', in "Ein Gespräch..."
„According to Saeed Ramadan in his book Ḍawābiṭ al-Maṣlaḥ and Muslehuddin in The Philosophy of Islamic Law, any ruling that can be changed is restricted to custom.“
— Said Ramadan Egyptian political activist 1926 - 1995
22 October 2015, page 186 of Legal Maxims in Islamic Criminal Law: Theory and Applications https://books.google.ca/books?id=2bC8CgAAQBAJ&pg=PA186 by Luqman Zakariyah
„George W. Bush has said he wants to change things in Washington. On this President's Day, we find him attempting this change in a most profound way. President Bush is to be commended for his recent Proclamation of National Sanctity of Human Life Day, in which he reminds his fellow citizens of the true principles of free government. But those principles today are usually ignored, or scorned. By taking up the challenge of defending these principles, President Bush aligns himself with the greatest President of our nation's history.“
— Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015
2000s, Bush's Lincolnian Challenge (2002)
„It’s true that government cannot prevent all the downsides of the technological change and global competition“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2013, Remarks on Economic Mobility (December 2013)
Kontext: It’s true that government cannot prevent all the downsides of the technological change and global competition that are out there right now, and some of those forces are also some of the things that are helping us grow. And it’s also true that some programs in the past, like welfare before it was reformed, were sometimes poorly designed, created disincentives to work. But we’ve also seen how government action time and again can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class. Investments in education, laws establishing collective bargaining, and a minimum wage -- these all contributed to rising standards of living for massive numbers of Americans.
„Persevere in prayer without ceasing.. to understand and live according to his will, not to change it.“
— Charbel Makhlouf Lebanese Maronite monk and saint 1828 - 1898
Love is a Radiant Light: The Life & Words of Saint Charbel (2019)
„I would not hesitate to say that nine out of ten of the critics of the peace movement get the argument turned upside down. "You cannot change human nature" has become a sort of incantation with those critics. Perhaps you cannot "change human nature" — I don't indeed know what the phrase means. But you can certainly change human behavior, which is what matters, as the whole panorama of history shows.“
— Norman Angell British politician 1872 - 1967
Peace and the Public Mind (1935)
„Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.“
— Viktor E. Frankl, kniha A přesto říci životu ano
Zdroj: Man's Search for Meaning
„Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
X Studies and Sketches for Pictures and Decorations
„My mind and gut are never simpatico: Every time I think somebody likes me, she doesn't; every time I think somebody doesn't like me, she does. This has never changed and I'm certain it never will.“
— Chuck Klosterman, kniha Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Zdroj: Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
„Any planned social change will have to consider a multitude of factors characteristic for the particular case. The change may require a more or less unique combination of educational and organizational measures; it may depend upon quite different treatments or Ideology, expectation and organization. Still, certain general formal principles always have to be considered.“
— Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist 1890 - 1947
Zdroj: 1940s, Quasi-Stationary Social Equilibria and the Problem of Permanent Change, 1947, p. 39.
„There is no one who can change My course or affect My conduct to the slightest extent. I am the Master over all.“
— Sathya Sai Baba Indian guru 1926 - 2011
Discourse (28 September 1960). Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. I, p. 182.
„My point is that you cannot force social change at a speed that it cannot go. Social change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Deep social change takes time.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Playboy interview (May 1995)
Kontext: My point is that you cannot force social change at a speed that it cannot go. Social change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Deep social change takes time. And slowly the culture is changing. The MTV generation is far more tolerant, and that tolerance is growing.