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Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.
-- Kathleen Norris

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. -- Charles Darwin

All things must change to something new, to something strange.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
-- Leo Tolstoy

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. -- James Gordon
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. -- Elbert Hubbard

I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing.
-- Alice Koller

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
-- General Douglas MacArthur

When you're through changing, you're through. -- Bruce Barton
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.-- Alvin Toffler

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. -- Mark Twain

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. -- Alvin Toffler

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.
-- Norman Mailer

Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness? -- Artemus Ward

All appears to change when we change. -- Henri-Frederic Amiel

Security is a kind of death. -- Tennessee Williams

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -- Anne Frank

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
-- Chinese Proverb

The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it. -- P. B. Medawar

To see things in the seed, that is genius. -- Lao-tzu

I was going to change my shirt, but I changed my mind instead.
-- Winnie the Pooh

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change. -- Confucius
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

All is flux, nothing stays still. -- Heraclitus

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor the last to lay the old aside.
-- Alexander Pope

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. -- Moliere

It is better to wear out than to rust out. -- Bishop Richard Cumberland

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
-- Margaret Mead

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation.
-- Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

"Realistic" people who pursue "practical" aims are rarely as realistic or practical in the long run as dreamers who pursue their dreams. -- Hans Selye

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done...I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past. -- Clara Barton

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
-- Gail Sheehy

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
-- Swedish proverb

Reason can answer questions,but imagination has to ask them. -- Ralph Gerard

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

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. -- Anonymous

In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change. -- Laurence J. Peter

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