Quotations on Change

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In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Reform, Will)

Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history.
- Ralph Abernathy
(Keywords: Change, History)

Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Change, Business, Being, Day, Environment)

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Change, Eternity, Laws, Manners, Opinions)

The catalyst for much of this change is the growing support for republicanism.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Change, Support)

It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Change, Battle, Day, Want, Will)

The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Equality, Change, Ending, Potential, Want)

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Change, Men, Nature, Climate, Common sense, Fool, Man, May)

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Death, People, Fear)

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Change, Heart, Conformity, Contradiction, Laws, Man, Needs, Order)

For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Change, People)

Even God cannot change the past.
- Agathon
(Keywords: Change, God, Past)

Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.
- Gianni Agnelli
(Keywords: Change, People, America, Credit, Now, states, United)

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Change, Men, Action, First, Principles, Right, Will)

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

The cartoon is a metaphor really for the fact that it's almost impossible in our celebrity obsessed culture to move around genres and sort of change you ideas, change your face, you know?
- Damon Albarn
(Keywords: Change, Ideas, Celebrity, Culture, Fact, Metaphor)

Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Keywords: Change, Harmony)

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Change, Advice, Uncertainty)

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Change, Nations, Poverty)

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Change, Men)

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.
- Saul Alinsky
(Keywords: Change, Conflict, World)

Jay Leno is not a guy who likes change. He eats the same food every day.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Food, Change, Day)

I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Change, Life)

Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.
- Dorothy Allison
(Keywords: Change, Open)

Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now.
- Chris Van Allsburg
(Keywords: Change, Formula, Now, Pretty, Reason)

I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Change, Time, Maturity)

I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Keywords: Change, Actors, Talk, Want)

When I got the money, the whole burden descended on me, and the realization of what I had done. And it led me then to make the further step, a change of loyalties.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Change, Money, Burden)

Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God's image.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Change, God, Man, Purity, Sin)

That's a wonderful change that's taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Change, Poetry, Friends, Today)

I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Change, Successful, Clarity, Meaning, Order, Stability, Stress)

Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Time, Change, Realism)

In symphonic music, when you are conducting, you do the same thing. You are feeling the whole orchestra, thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Change, Music, Feeling, Thinking)

Aside from my work, in my everyday private life, I'm not a very adventureous person. I don't look for change.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Change, Life, Work)

And what's interesting about the hybrids taking off is you've now introduced electric motors to the automobile industry. It's the first radical change in automobile technology in 100 years.
- Chris Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Technology, First, Now, Radical, Years)

I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Life, People, Regret, Relationships, Want)

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Opportunity, Hope, Day, Reading)

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Attention, Focus)

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

The prize seemed to change my professional life very little.
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Life)

Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, Change, Will, Wonder)

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Change, Happiness, Life, Power, Control, Want)

The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Change, Mind, Road)

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Change, Attitude)

You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Change, Faith, War, Trust, People, Hope, Thoughts, Ideology)

You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Change, Love, Life, Needs, Will)

For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.
- Katharine Anthony
(Keywords: Change, Time, Thought, Labor, Leisure, Mothers, Relaxation)

When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change... you will change.
- Robert Anthony
(Keywords: Change, Will)

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
- Robert Anthony
(Keywords: Change, Power, Blame)



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