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All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

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There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better. William Ralph Inge

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Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. Jesse Jackson

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There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.

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Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. Robert Frost

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The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again. Charles Kingsley

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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

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The moment of change is the only poem. Adrienne Rich

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The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. Charles F. Kettering

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Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change. Thomas à Kempis

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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. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before. Samuel Johnson

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The word change, so dear to our Europe, has been given a new meaning: it no longer means a new stage of coherent development (as it was understood by Vico, Hegel or Marx), but a shift from one side to another, from front to back, from the back to the left, from the left to the front (as understood by designers dreaming up the fashion for the next season). Milan Kundera

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Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence. Jean Paul

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Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. Bruce Lee

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To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. Eric Hoffer

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Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth. Albert Einstein

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Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change. Marcel Proust

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If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. Jim Rohn

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One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right. John Ruskin

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Fear of change perplexes monarchs. John Milton

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They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change. John Ruskin

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All movements go too far. Bertrand Russell

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The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only. Marquis de Sade

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It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. Mignon McLaughlin

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As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay. Sallust

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

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You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to. Robert H. Schuller

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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw

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Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Change is not only likely, it's inevitable. Barbara Sher

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Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. Will Rogers

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I've continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I've learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright. Tony Robbins

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Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thin was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming. Tony Robbins

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Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside. Alexander Pope

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To change and change for the better are two different things

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In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing. Plutarch

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Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. Thomas J. Peters

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Never swap horses crossing a stream.

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Change yourself and your work will seem different. Norman Vincent Peale

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Don't change horses while crossing a stream.

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Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. Octavio Paz

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All things change, nothing is extinguished. 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

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Change yourself, change your fortunes.

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A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.

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There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject. Walter Raleigh

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr

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Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change. Pat Riley

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Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

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"As history has demonstrated many times over, change may arrive slowly or quickly but it is the one constant, in one form or another, on which we can all count." Aberjhani