People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.
When a great change is effected in human affairs it brings on by degrees a corresponding change in human conceptions. After the discovery of the Indies and of America, after the invention of printing and the multiplication of books, after the restoration of classic antiquity and the Reformation of Luther, any conception of the world then formed could no longer remain monastic and mystic.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
All the good maxims have been written. It only remains to put them into practice.
There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.
Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge.
It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure, or of the liberation of latent heat.
It's a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
One changes from day to day, and... after a few years have passed one has completely altered.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good.
The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.
I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.
Motherhood change me because it is so fundamental what you're doing for another person. And you are able to do even though it takes a lot.