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Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
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The industrial landscape is already littered with remains of once successful companies that could not adapt their strategic vision to altered conditions of competition.
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It seemed that each time we would become proficient at a given task there would be a change made for no apparent reason. It sometimes appeared that changes were made simply because sufficient time had elapsed since the last change. And then our efforts would begin again from the beginning.
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Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
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Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
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That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
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So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
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The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.
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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
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The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
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Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
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That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain.
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Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
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Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
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Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
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People can cry much easier than they can change.
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The most useless are those who never change through the years.
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When you're through changing, you're through.
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The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.
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The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
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If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
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Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
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There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.
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There is no new thing under the sun. [Ecclesiastes 1:9]
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To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs), so that with nature and law at his back, and truth and beneficence as his beacon light, he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their Master.
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Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death.
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The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
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Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
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Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
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You have the power to change.
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You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
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Weep not that the world changes -- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
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We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped.
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Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
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If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
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We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
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A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
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Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
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It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
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Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
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We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
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Give wind and tide a chance to change.
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The lapse of ages changes all things -- time, language, the earth, the bounds of the sea, the stars of the sky, and every thing about, around, and underneath man, except man himself.
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By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
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The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.
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Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope.
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For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
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In pain is a new time born.
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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
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Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
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If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
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You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
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Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
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They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
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To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
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Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
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People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
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Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.
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Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point -- a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.
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Don't fear change -- embrace it.
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Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
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The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
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It struck me while I was sitting here; everything changes but the sea.
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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
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We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
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Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions... so find out how to light their fires.
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Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
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Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the signal for instant confusion. The mine which Time has slowly dug beneath familiar objects is sprung in an instant; and what was rock before, becomes but sand and dust.
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Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
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The search for static security -- in the law and elsewhere -- is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
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Of the events of life we may have some control. but over the law of its progress none.
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Change starts when someone sees the next step.
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The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
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The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
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We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
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Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there.
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If all people are unique, and if they are constantly changing each and every day, then all one can say about any social research finding is that it applied to that group of people on that given day, and given the propensity of humans to be different and to change, then it is unlikely that one would get the same results if one were to repeat the study.
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Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.
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All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
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Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
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Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
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People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.
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It is change; all yields its place and goes.
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When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.
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Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
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No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
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Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
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When you're finished changing, you're finished.
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Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
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Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
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Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of acceptability.
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Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
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Be the change you want to see in the world.
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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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We must become the change we want to see.
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Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.
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Music can't change the world.
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With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
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One person's constant is another person's variable.
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Nobody told me how hard and lonely change is.
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If things change then they will be different, but if they don't then things will stay the same.
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All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
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Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
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What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.
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Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
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Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
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It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.
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Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
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Times change, and we change with them.
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Change alone is unchanging.
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Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
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There is nothing permanent except change.
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You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
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A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.
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Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
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To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
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Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us.
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Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
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Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives.
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Only man is not content to leave things as they are but must always be changing them, and when he has done so, is seldom satisfied with the result.
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The way of the creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the great harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
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Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
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There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better.
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There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that ;it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
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Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
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I do not believe you can do today's job with yesterday's methods and be in business tomorrow.
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Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
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The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
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Force never moves in a straight line, but always in a curve vast as the universe, and therefore eventually returns whence it issued forth, but upon a higher arc, for the universe has progressed since it started.
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The more things change, the more they remain the same.
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For organizations and employees alike, the only real security is the ability to grow, change and adapt.
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Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
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Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.
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Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
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The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
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The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.
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A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.
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The most serious charge that can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
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The word change, so dear to our Europe, has been given a new meaning: it no longer means a new stage of coherent development (as it was understood by Vico, Hegel or Marx), but a shift from one side to another, from front to back, from the back to the left, from the left to the front (as understood by designers dreaming up the fashion for the next season).
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There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world.
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If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.
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A rut is a grave with no ends.
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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
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Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
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All things must change to something new, to something strange.
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The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
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One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
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The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.
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The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves.
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Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
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Change hurts. It makes people insecure, confused, and angry. People want things to be the same as they've always been, because that makes life easier. But, if you're a leader, you can't let your people hang on to the past.
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What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
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Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
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The problem is not whether business will survive in competition with business, but whether any business will survive at all in the ;face of social change.
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The only practice that's now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.
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It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
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Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in. Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
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Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
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Fear of change perplexes monarchs.
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Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.
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When things come to the worse, they generally mend.
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People don't change. Only their costumes do.
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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
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We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society.
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To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
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Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
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All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
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Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
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Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
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Change your thoughts and you change your world.
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Change yourself and your work will seem different.
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Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past.
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I realized the problem was me and nobody could change me except myself.
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I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
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In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
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Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.
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Just because everything's different doesn't mean anything's changed.
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Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same. The more things change the more I am the same. I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.
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Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change.
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Never swap horses crossing a stream.
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Don't change horses while crossing a stream.
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To change and change for the better are two different things
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Change yourself, change your fortunes.
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A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
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There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.
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The moment of change is the only poem.
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When you make a career change there has to be some kind of connection. I remember a Beverly Hills attorney who wanted to become a potato farmer in Oregon. Well, there's a guy who's born to lose.
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Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
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Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thin was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.
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For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
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I've continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I've learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright.
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Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
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If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
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America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
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We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the ;status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
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One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.
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They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.
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All movements go too far.
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Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
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The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.
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As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
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Some people change their ways when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.
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Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
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You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to.
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We need to change so we can remain the same.
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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

People do no change with the times, they change the times.
  View quote | Shaw, P.K. quotes

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
  View quote | Sheehy, Gail quotes

Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.
  View quote | Shelley, Percy Bysshe quotes

Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.
  View quote | Shelley, Percy Bysshe quotes

What we remember can always be changed, what we forget we are always.
  View quote | Shelton, Richard quotes

Change is not only likely, it's inevitable.
  View quote | Sher, Barbara quotes

A stop sign is a gift for you to learn that moving in the same direction won't take you any place new.
  View quote | Sikes, Rex Steven quotes

Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
  View quote | Sinetar, Marsha quotes

Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
  View quote | Sontag, Susan quotes

The longer you stay in one place, the greater your chances of disillusionment.
  View quote | Spander, Art quotes

A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
  View quote | Spencer, Herbert quotes

It is not well to make great changes in old age.
  View quote | Spurgeon, Charles Haddon quotes

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
  View quote | Stevenson, Adlai E. quotes

In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.
  View quote | Swetchine, Anne Sophie quotes

A rolling stone can gather no moss.
  View quote | Syrus, Publilius quotes

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
  View quote | Tennyson, Lord Alfred quotes

In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.
  View quote | Thich Nhat Hanh quotes

Things do not change, we do.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.
  View quote | Tilden, Bill quotes

Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
  View quote | Toffler, Alvin quotes

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
  View quote | Tolstoy, Count Leo quotes

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
  View quote | Tolstoy, Count Leo quotes

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
  View quote | Tolstoy, Count Leo quotes

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
  View quote | Tracy, Brian quotes

Any change or reform you make is going to have consequence you don't like.
  View quote | Udall, Mo quotes

It's only the view from where you sit that makes you feel defeat. Life is full of many aisles, so why don't you change your seat?
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Change is not reform, any more than noise is music.
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Change tends to be viewed as a threat to our control.
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Changes start occurring when budgets are cut.
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Constant change is here to stay.
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Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.
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I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered.
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It is a psychological fact that you can influence your environment and thoughts. If you do so consciously and with high purpose, you can change your habits and attitudes for the better.
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Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.
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People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all.
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Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs
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The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.
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The only people who like change are wet babies.
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To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away.
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Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
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Use a gyroscope to demonstrate how, over time, we become fixed in our ways, personalities, and, as a mature person, psychologically resistant to change. With EFFORT, however, we can make changes. We are not today exactly what we were yesterday. We are almost imperceptibly different. We do change with time and we can control to an extent the direction of the changes.
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When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change -- then you will change.
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You can't expect to meet the challenges of today with yesterday's tools and expect to be in business tomorrow.
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In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.
  View quote | Virgil quotes

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
  View quote | Waitley, Denis quotes

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
  View quote | Waitley, Denis quotes

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I se it, is service to a fellow human being.
  View quote | Walesa, Lech quotes

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
  View quote | Ward, William A. quotes

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
  View quote | Watts, Alan W. quotes

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
  View quote | Wells, H.G. quotes

We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.
  View quote | White, Lynn quotes

Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.
  View quote | Whitman, Walt quotes

It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
  View quote | Williams, Tennessee quotes

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
  View quote | Wilson, Harold quotes

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
  View quote | Wilson, Woodrow T. quotes

Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.
  View quote | Zambucka, Kirsten quotes

Everything changes but change.
  View quote | Zangwill, Israel quotes