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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Change or Die

"A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place,
but a seed to be planted,
and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea."

~ John Ciardi

You change your life by changing your heart.

"Growth is the only evidence of life."

~ John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua, 1864

“The great thing is, if one can,
to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one's "own" or "real" life.
The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.”

~ C.S. Lewis

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

~John Kenneth Galbraith

"The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions."

~Ellen Glasgow

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

~Harold Wilson

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

~ Francis Bacon, "On Innovation," Essays, 1597

“People underestimate their capacity for change.
There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.
A leader's job is to help people have vision of their potential.”

~ John Porter

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;
for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.”

~ Anatole France

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.

"Continuity gives us roots;
change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights."

~ Pauline R. Kezer

“Change starts when someone sees the next step.”

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