Look abroad through Nature's range Nature's mighty law is change.
The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns Inconstancy in Love
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There are no fixtures in nature. The universe is fluid and volatile. Permanence is but a word of degrees. Our globe seen by God is a transparent law, not a mass of facts. The law dissolves the fact and holds it fluid.
Essays and Lectures Essays First Series Circles (p. 403)
We may turn our gaze [to other stars] as we turn a kaleidoscope, and the changes are infinitely more startling, the combinations infinitely more beautiful; no flower garden presents such a variety and such delicacy of shades.
In Phebe Mitchell Kendall Maria Mitchell: Life, Letters, and Journals Chapter XI (p. 235)
All things are fluent; every image forms, Wandering through change. Time is itself a river In constant movement, and the hours flow by Like water, wave on wave, pursued, pursuing, Forever fugitive, forever new.
Metamorphosis Book 15, L. 178-82
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