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Ralph Waldo EmersonSociety is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Laurence J PeterIn spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Andy WarholSecurity breeds stagnation.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Laurence J PeterBureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

TalleyrandThey have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

William BlakeThe man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

William BlakeExpect poison from the standing water.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Franklin RooseveltThere are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

George Bernard ShawHe who desires a lifetime of happiness with a beautiful woman desires to enjoy the taste of wine by keeping his mouth always full of it.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925


Latin Quotes

CiceroAlways the same.

Semper idem.

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

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