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The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

The philosophers have already perceived the world in various ways; the point is to change it.

Karl Marx, from "The Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach"

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.

Karl Marx (1845), Theses on Feuerbach (Thesis XI)

The phrase "Survival of the fittest" was first coined by Herbert Spencer in his "Principles of Biology" (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's theory of "natural selection" discussed in "On the Origin of Species" by Darwin - published in the same year. Five years later, Darwin first used Spencer's new phrase "Survival of the fittest" alongside his phrase "natural selection" in his fifth edition of "On the Origin of Species", published in 1869. It's interesting to note that "fittest" is often misconstrued as either the strongest of the species or the most intelligent species, which is neither an accurate description nor the interpretation desired by Darwin in his theory. In actuality, the fittest species is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In other words, those who can become most well adapted to current environment and the changes therein, can have the chance and opportunity to survive. Darwin's theory of natural selection teaches us that it's absolutely important to welcome the change, and manage the change for survival and for becoming the winner. It's really interesting that being the most adaptable to change often outweighs the strength and intelligence factors, contrary to the common understanding of life and the phrase "Survival of the fittest.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps."

Steve Maraboli

The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.

Iris Murdoch

The primary purpose of the Data statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable Pi can be given that value with a Data statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.

Fortran manual for Xerox Computers

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.

R. D. Laing

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.

Max Lerner

The reason we feel old is cuz we live old...change the way you live and you"ll change the way you feel.

Sharday Williams

The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

Charles R. Swindoll

The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.

John Adams

The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.

Maxwell Maltz

The things we never challenge are the things that never change

James Keelaghan

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

Flannery O'Connor

The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations

The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.

Harold Macmillan

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

The world around you starts changing, the moment you allow the world to change you.

Siddharth Astir

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

Charles Franklin Kettering

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.

Gerald G. Jampolsky

The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves.

Sidney Madwed

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.

Oswald Mosley

There are some people, who live in a dream world; and then there are others, who never leave real world. Yet there are a few crazy ones, who transform one world into another. With their imagination and creativity, they change the dream world into real world. We need many of those "few crazy ones" who have made our world so wonderful.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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