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People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things.
One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change.
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
In order to learn one must change one’s mind.
Our initial sensory data are always "first derivatives," statements about differences which exist among external objects or statements about changes which occur either in them or in our relationship to them. Objects and circumstances which remain absolutely constant relative to the observer, unchanged either by his own movement or by external events, are in general difficult and perhaps always impossible to perceive. What we perceive easily is difference and change and difference is a relationship.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, wityout any other reason but because they are not common.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future.
One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
When you are finished changing, you are finished.
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.
To make changes you have to make some enemies, but you also have to be careful not too make too many enemies. He made far too many enemies.
The only way to change our lives is by changing our minds.
The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
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