Impermanence Quotes

We see daily that our lives are terrible and little, without continuity, buyable and salable at any moment, mere blips on a screen, that this is the way we live now. Memory marketed as nostalgia; terror reduced to mere suspense, to melodrama.- Adrienne Rich

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.- Lillian Dickson

Injustice never rules forever.- Seneca

Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.- C. S. Lewis

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.- Robert Frost

I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,- Percy Bysshe Shelley

In laying hands upon the sacred ark of absolute permanency, in treating the forms that had been regarded as types of fixity and perfection as originating and passing away, the Origin of Species introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and religion. - John Dewey

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn! - Kalidasa

Because I could not stop for Death --He kindly stopped for me --The Carriage held but just Ourselves --And Immortality.- Emily Dickinson

Oh, this is the joy of the rose: / That it blows, / And goes.- Willa Cather


Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.— Kabir (The Bijak of Kabir)


When you truly embrace your human impermanence you connect with the power you have, and influence you have, over the time you have.— Steve Maraboli


Do not compromise yourself and put your goodness in the same impermanent category as whatever circumstance happening. Be the best you in every circumstance.— Steve Maraboli

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