Selected Quotes about Change

I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it? -- Sheldon Adelson

We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it. -- Felix Adler

Change your language and you change your thoughts. -- Karl Albrecht

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. -- Maya Angelou

We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth. -- Mary Antin

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it. -- Marcus Aurelius

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

For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. -- James Baldwin

The lifeblood of our business is that R&D spend. There's nothing that flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have to continuously create new innovation that lets people do something they didn't think they could do the day before. -- Steve Ballmer

There have been many companies who lost their greatness post their founders. There have been many companies who went on to greater greatness after their founders. And there's all things in between. -- Steve Ballmer

We've got great market positions, which allows us to fund new things, and to expand our position in the areas that we're in. We've got people who are fiery and passionate and care about what they do.... -- Steve Ballmer

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. -- Martha Beck

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. -- Arnold Bennett

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. -- Henri Bergson

Over the years, the U.S. economy has shown a remarkable ability to absorb shocks of all kinds, to recover, and to continue to grow. Flexible and efficient markets for labor and capital, an entrepreneurial tradition, and a general willingness to tolerate and even embrace technological and economic change all contribute to this resiliency. -- Ben Bernanke

Ideals survive through change. They die through inertia in the face of challenge. -- Tony Blair

I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. -- Tony Blair

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers. -- Michael Bloomberg

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. -- Edward de Bono

Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. It is concerned with the perception part of thinking. This is where we organise the external world into the pieces we can then ‘process’. -- Edward de Bono

I couldn't change the way I lived and I had nothing to hide. -- Richard Branson

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. -- Pearl S. Buck

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. -- Pearl S. Buck

I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us. -- Pearl S. Buck

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. -- Pearl S. Buck

I won't do anything differently, because I'm not capable of doing things differently. -- Warren Buffett

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. -- Carol Burnett

Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not - NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on. -- Rhonda Byrne

I want to be the voice of change and hope. I want to confront the big challenges this country faces. -- David Cameron

The life of many a person could probably be changed if only someone would make him feel important. -- Dale Carnegie

It is naive to believe you will always get a favorable reaction from other persons when you use kind approaches, but the experience of most people shows that you are more likely to change attitudes this way than by not using the kind approach. -- Dale Carnegie

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world. -- Rachel Carson

We are opposed to support for any ideas pursuing a revolutionary, forcible change in the current system. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

We are for continuity in the policy of democratic transformations in Russia. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

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

We measure our reality according to our experience. As our experience expands, our reality is also altered. -- Chin-Ning Chu

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change. -- Ramsay Clark

The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future. -- Hillary Clinton

Don't think that your plan can't change. Mine does almost on a yearly basis as I get older and, I hope, a bit smarter. -- Paul Clitheroe

If you hate work, financial freedom means you don't have to work, and, if you want to change what you do, financial freedom gives this opportunity. -- Paul Clitheroe

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. -- Alan Cohen

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them. -- Henry Steele Commager

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. -- Confucius

We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems. -- Janet Holmes a Court

If the first job doesn't work out, or if it becomes stale, it is better to resume the search than continue in a dead-end situation. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

While the long-term goals of an organization will typically be quite stable, its day-to-day priorities are likely to change, sometimes so gradually that they are not noticed. -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Communicate with your fans or customers. They know we live in an ever changing world. If you tell them what you are thinking and why you are doing what you do, as I did with my blog regarding Nash leaving, they will respect and support you more. -- Mark Cuban

I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain't easy either. -- Annie Elizabeth Delany

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. -- W. Edwards Deming

The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society. -- John Dewey

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting. -- Walt Disney

Society, community, family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability, and to prevent, or at least to slow down, change. But the organization of the post-capitalist society of organizations is a destabilizer. Because its function is to put knowledge to work -- on tools, processes, and products; on work; on knowledge itself -- it must be organized for constant change. -- Peter F. Drucker

Reengineering is a way of seeing the processes of the firm. -- Peter Drucker

Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm. -- Peter Drucker

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. -- Peter Drucker

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. -- Charles DuBois

Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating. -- Wayne Dyer

Become as generous to the world with your abundance as the field of intention is to you. Don't stop the flow of abundant energy by hoarding or owning what you receive. Keep it moving. -- Wayne Dyer

If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time. -- Marian Wright Edelman

You really can change the world if you care enough. -- Marian Wright Edelman

Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. -- Albert Einstein

Life is a progress, and not a station. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. -- Epictetus

It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear . . . . It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to. -- Marilyn Ferguson

First of all we had very few users. We might have had a hundred accesses a day. So there was really no demand from the users to add their own links. Things changed over time though as our access rates doubled every month. Through word of mouth on the Net more and more people began using it. -- David Filo

A transitional government is the beginning of a transfer of sovereignty. It's a question of Iraqi security and moving forward with the political process. -- Joschka Fischer

There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums. -- Larry Flynt

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. -- Harrison Ford

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

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. -- Victor Frankl

Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. -- Paulo Freire

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech. -- Edwin H. Friedman

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that the quantum of our knowledge will increase considerably in the coming years and that scientists will continue to be amongst the brave voices speaking out. -- Peter Garrett

We need to break out of the mind-set that getting information and moving information around is difficult and expensive. -- Bill Gates

Change the boundaries of business. -- Bill Gates

To get a big company moving fast, especially on a many-headed opportunity like the Internet, you have to have hundreds of people participating and coming up with ideas. -- Bill Gates

Some experts say that companies struggle with the need for change because they haven't been design for change. -- Bill Gates

Convert bad news to good news. -- Bill Gates

Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio. -- Melinda Gates

We're probably about five years into a 30-year cycle of transformation, ... But there is simply no doubt that 25 years from now, when people reflect on the seminal changes of the early days of the century we are about to begin, the impact of networked computing will stand in relief. -- Lou Gerstner

Five years ago, using the Net to buy a car or trade stock or earn college credits was revolutionary, ... So why not envision a day when we vote with much greater convenience -- from our home or workplace -- or a day beyond that when issues are presented to all the people of the world and we vote as a global statement of individual preference without regard for conventions like political parties or national borders? -- Lou Gerstner

... while we flatter ourselves that things remain the same, they are changing under our very eyes from year to year, from day to day. -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another. -- Ellen Goodman

In moving toward such bold revolutionary transformations, we understood that there would be errors, that there would be resistance, that the novelty would bring new problems. We foresaw the possibility of breaking in individual sections. However, the profound democratic reform of the entire system of power and government is the guarantee that the overall process of restructuring will move steadily forward and gather strength. -- Mikhail Gorbachev

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

There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline. -- Andrew Grove

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation. -- Andrew Grove

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. -- Lynn Hall

A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. -- Katharine Butler Hathaway

All is flux; nothing stays still. -- Heraclitus

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. -- Heraclitus

Nothing endures but change. -- Heraclitus

Nothing endures but change. -- Heraclitus

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. -- Frank Herbert

For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order. -- Adolf Hitler

In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. -- Eric Hoffer

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. -- Pope John Paul II

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. -- Washington Irving

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place. -- Washington Irving

Tomorrow I'll be heading out to count koalas in the wild. Then I'm off to work on an expansion project in the zoo. I may be wheeling concrete or doing interview. It's never the same, but Steve, Bindi and I are almost always together and I think that's one of the most important things as we're doing these adventures. -- Terri Irwin

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. -- Thomas Jefferson

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. -- Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world? -- Steve Jobs

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. -- King Whitney Jr.

If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -- Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. -- Carl Jung

Many people will admit that they made a mistake. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve changed their mind about anything in particular. It doesn’t mean that they are now able to avoid that mistake. -- Daniel Kahneman

One of the major biases in risky decision making is optimism. Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking. -- Daniel Kahneman

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. -- Abdul Kalam

The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change. -- Kenneth Kaunda

In the end it's the big picture which changes nations and whatever our opponents may say, Australia's changed inexorably for good, for the better. -- Paul Keating

No choice we can make as a nation lies between our history and our geography. We can hardly change either of them. They are immutable. The only choice we can make as a nation is the choice about our future. -- Paul Keating

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. -- Helen Keller

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. -- Thomas a Kempis

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -- John F. Kennedy

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. -- Robert F. Kennedy

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. -- Charles Kettering

The structure of the company is constantly changing. The composition of the necessary working groups is constantly changing. We have many divisions that are based on the project principle, which means that they are put together for each project. -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The real issue is the changes you go through internally and who you become in the process. For some people, the process is easy. For others, the journey is impossible. -- Robert Kiyosaki

It's not what you have to "do" that needs to change. It's first how you "think" that needs to change. It's who you have to "be" in order to "do" what needs to be done. -- Robert Kiyosaki

The good news is that it doesn't cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free. -- Robert Kiyosaki

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. -- R. D. Laing

By bringing about a change in our outlook toward things and events, all phenomena can become sources of happiness. -- Dalai Lama

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values. -- Dalai Lama

The more things change, the more they remain ... insane. -- Michael Fry and T. Lewis

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. -- G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. -- Abraham Lincoln

I think flexibility is one of the key things. I mean I would buy companies that had unions. -- Peter Lynch

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. -- Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. -- Nelson Mandela

Work today is more demanding than ever before. The world of work is forever changed, with no signs that it will ever go back to the way it was. -- Chuck Martin

Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included. -- Karl Marx

The issues are the same. We wanted peace on earth, love, and understanding between everyone around the world. We have learned that change comes slowly. -- Paul McCartney

Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough. -- Angela Merkel

The real issue is the rate of return. If it increases, it solves the problems. The issue will be, "Where can I invest?" not "Who's the buyer." -- Michael Milken

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. -- Maria Mitchell

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. -- Rupert Murdoch

Most newspaper companies still have their heads in the sand, but other media companies are aggressive. -- Rupert Murdoch

The Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, "It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else said "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing." -- Rupert Murdoch

I think we've been an agent for change, everywhere, and I think change frightens people. They're going nicely in what seems like a settled industry, and someone comes in and says: "I can do this better. It doesn't matter how nice that other one is." That's one of the distinguishing points of our acquisitions. -- Rupert Murdoch

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. -- Anais Nin

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -- Anais Nin

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. -- Anais Nin

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. -- Anais Nin

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars. -- Richard Nixon

None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives. -- Kathleen Norris

All things change; nothing perishes. -- Ovid

We have recognized that the world is changing. How your children are behaving, how their friends are behaving. What they consume and what they watch. -- James Packer

I learned you have to pay a lot of attention to any company that’s changing rapidly. -- Larry Page

Change your thoughts and you change your world. -- Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world. -- Norman Vincent Peale

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. -- M. Scott Peck

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost. -- M. Scott Peck

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change. -- James Cash Penney

Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them. -- James Cash Penney

Just because everything is different doesn't mean that everything has changed. -- Irene Peter

Listening to customers must become everyone's business. With most competitors moving ever faster, the race will go to those who listen (and respond) most intently. -- Tom Peters

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change. -- Tom Peters

Make "What, exactly, have you changed?" the most common question in the organization. Ask it a dozen times a day, at least. -- Tom Peters

If you aren't reorganizing, pretty substantially, once every six to twelve months, you're probably out of step with the times. -- Tom Peters

Every managerial act must be seen as an unequivocal support for urgency in pursuit of constant testing, change, and improvement. -- Tom Peters

To meet the demands of the fast-changing competitive scene, we must simply learn to love change as much as we have hated it in the past. -- Tom Peters

The world has not just "turned upside down". It is turning in every which way at an accelerating pace. -- Tom Peters

If you are not reconfiguring your organization to become a fast-changing, high-value-adding creator of niche markets, you are simply out of step. -- Tom Peters

The challenge is to view every element of every operation through the customer's lens, to constantly attempt to redefine each element of the business in terms of the customer's perceptions. -- Tom Peters

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -- Pablo Picasso

In Words, as Fashions, the same Rule will hold; Alike Fantastick, if too New, or Old; Be not the first by whom the New are try’d, Nor yet the last to lay the Old aside. -- Alexander Pope

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. -- Ivy Baker Priest

It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps. -- American proverb

We have already begun taking concrete steps to change the structure of our economy and, as we have discussed a great deal, to give it a more innovative quality. -- Vladimir Putin

Problems give us the ability to hang on and that ability changes who we are. When our character is permanently molded by the trials we are stronger and the end result is hope. -- Dave Ramsey

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. -- Tom Robbins

If we habitually focus on how to improve things that are already great, can you see how this spirit can transform ourselves, our organizations, families and communities? -- Tony Robbins

With us, people are responding to a redefinition of business, where the human spirit comes into play. -- Anita Roddick

Quite apart from anything else, my experience is trying to change things for the better makes you feel better, healthier. Humans are communicative animals: when you do good in a community, the benefits eventually get back to you. -- Anita Roddick

Anything that changes values changes behavior. -- Anita Roddick

Speed, agility and responsiveness are the keys to future success. -- Anita Roddick

I have no interest in being the biggest, the most profitable or the largest retailer. I just want The Body Shop to be the best, most breathlessly exciting company - and one that changes the way business is carried out. -- Anita Roddick

Get "money smart". It's not just how much you earn but also what you do with that counts. The best ways to make the most of your dollars have changed and there are plenty of new options available for you. -- Annette Sampson

Our changing lifestyles mean more and more of us have to be aware of the potential for being slugged with capital gains tax. -- Annette Sampson

As the Internet gives ordinary people access to information previously only available to professionals, the whole investment ballpark is changing. -- Annette Sampson

Even on a simple level life has changed. -- Annette Sampson

If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth. -- Mitsugi Saotome

The French people have chosen change. This change I will put into place. -- Nicolas Sarkozy

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. -- William Shakespeare

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?" -- George Bernard Shaw

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

Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant. -- Stephen Sigmund

I think there has to be a change in public spirit. -- George Soros

What would happen if capital succeeded in smashing the Republic of Soviets? There would set in an era of the blackest reaction in all the capitalist and colonial countries, the working class and the oppressed peoples would be seized by the throat, the positions of international communism would be lost. -- Joseph Stalin

If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? -- Gloria Steinem

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. -- Gloria Steinem

Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. -- Martha Stewart

Life is too complicated not to be orderly. -- Martha Stewart

The one thing I feel is very hopeful, however, is the overwhelming participation of women in the movement for change. -- David Suzuki

Things do not change; we change. -- Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change, we change. -- Henry David Thoreau

In describing today's accelerating changes, the media fire blips of unrelated information at us. Experts bury us under mountains of narrowly specialized monographs. Popular forecasters present lists of unrelated trends, without any model to show us their interconnections or the forces likely to reverse them. As a result, change itself comes to be seen as anarchic, even lunatic. -- Alvin Toffler

Change is the process by which the future invades our lives, and it is important to look at it closely, not merely from the grand perspectives of history, but also from the vantage point of the living, breathing individuals who experience it. -- Alvin Toffler

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

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience ... not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life. -- Leo Tolstoy

Markets always change, and as soon as there's downturn, cleanliness becomes a major value. -- Donald Trump

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. -- Ted Turner

We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it. -- Mark Twain

My goal is to help you understand what is "really" happening, the long energetic history that is just now being revealed. Then we will have the power to change things from the source, and the world itself will change. -- James Twyman

In his later years Pablo Picasso was not allowed to roam an art gallery unattended, for he had previously been discovered in the act of trying to improve on one of his old masterpieces. -- Unknown

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. -- Alice Walker

Although this was a difficult quarter for CA, we have not changed our view of the long-term prospects for the company. -- Charles Wang

It is clear that changes need to be made with the Islanders, and I am taking the responsibility of delivering the message firsthand. -- Charles Wang

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. -- Andy Warhol

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. -- Andy Warhol

Change before you have to. -- Jack Welch

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while. -- Jack Welch

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. -- Alfred North Whitehead

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive. The more prolonged the halt in some unrelieved system of order, the greater the crash of the dead society. -- Alfred North Whitehead

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. -- George Will

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

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. -- Woodrow Wilson

"Become the change you want to see"— those are words I live by. -- Oprah Winfrey

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think. -- Oprah Winfrey

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes. -- Oprah Winfrey

The internet's a driving force in the change from mass media to "my media", in which consumers will be their own programmers. -- Jerry Yang

You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind. -- Zig Ziglar

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