We read the past by the light of the present, and the forms vary as the shadows fall, or as the point of vision alters.
Your desire or beliefs will literally be reaching back into time, teaching the nerves new tricks. Definite reorganizations in that past will occur in your present, allowing you to behave in entirely new fashions. Learned behavior therefore alters not only present and future but also past conduct.jane roberts
the society which projects and undertakes the technological transformation of nature alters the base of domination by gradually replacing personal dependence (of the slave on the master, the serf on the lord of the manor, the lord on the donor of the fief, etc.) with dependence on the “objective order of things” (on economic laws, the market etc.).herbert marcuse
The dominant social thought shapes the institutionalized order of society ... and the malfunctioning of established institutions in turn alters social thought.Theodore W. Schultz (1977) In: Justin Yifu Lin. Cambridge University Marshall Lecture – Development and Transition: Idea, Strategy, and Viability (PDF).
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me prov'd, I never writ, nor no man ever lov'd.Ralph Steadman, in Fear And Loathing On The Road To Hollywood, p. 157
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