Friday, January 25, 2008

Change -

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.

Most people are willing to change not because they see the light, but because they feel the heat.

Take change by the hand, or it will take you by the throat.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Change is good. You go first.~Scott Adams

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. -- Francis Bacon

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. - Christina Baldwin

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.- William Blake, (1757-1827)

With whom would the just man not sit
To help justice?
What medicine is too bitter
For the man who's dying?
What vileness should you not suffer to
Annihilate vileness?
If at last you could change the world, what
Could make you too good to do so?
Who are you?
Sink in filth
Embrace the butcher but
Change the world: it needs it!
Bertolt Brecht
Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by those involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying our natures.~ Gerald Brenan

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. - Jimmy Carter (1924-____) Speech, 20 Jan 1977; quoting his teacher, Julia Coleman.

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change. --G.K. Chesterton: _Orthodoxy_

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D'Angelo

Most women set out to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him.
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner,1992.

Change is inevitable in a progressive country. Change is constant. -- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there. --Elizabeth Clarke Dunn

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -- Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl, 1952

Be the change you want to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing endures but change. -- Heraclitus

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.... Aldous Huxley

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... Samuel Johnson

We may dig in our heels and dare life never to change, but, all the same, it changes under our feet like sand under the feet of a sea gazer as the tide runs out. Life is forever undermining us. Life is forever washing away our castles, reminding us that they were, after all, only sand and sea water.- Erica Jong: Parachutes and Kisses

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. -- Joseph Joubert

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. --John F. Kennedy

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. - Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa (1896 -1957)

The only thing constant in life is change. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. -- C.S. Lewis

Whoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. --Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) _Discourses_ [1517]

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it. -- Karl Marx Theses on Feuerbach

We know that violent measures against religion are nonsense; but this is an opinion: as socialism grows, religion will disappear. Its disappearance must be done by social development, in which education must play a part. -- Chicago Tribune Interview with Karl Marx

In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. -- John Henry Newman

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. ---John Henry Newman, _The Development of Christian Doctrine_, 1834

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. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

Through no amount of effort can a naturally wicked man
Be turned into an honest one.
However long you boil water,
It is impossible to make it burn like fire.
Saskya Pandita (1182-1251)
Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations. - Dean Rusk (1909-____)

Change almost always represents improvement of the human condition.Constancy almost always represents stagnation. In any event, change is certain. There's no point in complaining about it. Natural history teaches that survival in a changing world does not depend on physical strength or on high intelligence. Survival depends on the ability to change. --Alex Sanders

Lucy: Do you think anybody ever really changes?
Linus: I've changed a lot in the last year.
Lucy:I mean for the better.--Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) ("Peanuts" comic strip)

Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.--William Shakespeare (1564-1616)_King Lear_ [1605], Act I, Scene iv, Line 371

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, relationships that have lost their meaning. As Dostoevsky put it, 'Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.' The real fear should be of the opposite course." - Gail Sheehy

It is better to be old-fashioned and right than to be up-to-date and wrong.--- Tiorio

Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. ~ Voltaire

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.-- WARD, ARTHUR

So, when a raging fever burns,
We shift from side to side by turns;
And 't is a poor relief we gain
To change the place but keep the pain.
Isaac Watts, _Hymns and Spiritual Songs_, 1707

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.--Harold Wilson

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.-- Woodrow Wilson

The only time a woman can really succeed in changing a man is when he is a baby. - Natalie Wood (1938 &endash; 1981)

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