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When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous--a man who brutalizes people. But *you* love him or you wouldn't be here. You're going to Mississippi to create social change--and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it--at which point they can become human too.

Bayard Rustin

When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.

Lucius Gary

When the devil changes the music, people also change the dance.

Vikrant Parsai

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

Douglas Noel Adams

When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to changeā€¦But only after trying their hardest to make you stop."

Steve Maraboli

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

Thich Nhat Hanh

When you're ready to make the change and you don't feel that you have the strength, know that you are connected with the same strength that moves the world; you just have to stop turning your back on it and connect with it."

Steve Maraboli

Where desire writhed there stands a stone; the change was sudden and complete.

Maggie Roche

Whether you want to be a Thermometer or a Thermostat is really up to you. You see, a Thermometer simply reflects the temperature of its environment, always quickly adjusting to the situation; while a Thermostat goes one step above and beyond to make a positve change in the temperature of its environment. You can always opt to "go with the flow" to follow what others and society norms dictate to you, or you can stand firm with your values to bring about a differentiating change in the world that would make it a better place than ever before. Be the Change Ambassador, and importantly, be the Change that you want to see in the world. In my view, one should strive to become a Thermostat rather than a Thermometer, because the world needs more Thermostats.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

While other creatures of the evolution are just watching the universe, man alone has the power to change the fate of the universe.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Whoever that doesn't want to be challenged in life is as well refusing to be changed. Because, challenges are agents of change. Yes of course, challenges are meant to change you for good and not at all for bad.

Emeasoba George

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

Robert Frost

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

Robert Frost

Why are we so afraid of Change? The only thing that is constant in the Creation of Reality is CHANGE!

Gordana Biernat

Why hate me? Because they know that I have a strong will, and that when I was convinced of the correctness of something (and if I'm blessed Gy [Igor]), then I do not change my opinion, and that is unbearable for them

Alexandra Feodorovna

Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so relunctant to change It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.

Dr. Dale E. Turner

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

Tom Peters

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

Octavio Paz

With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.

David Lloyd George

Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs.

Maxwell Maltz

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

Frank Herbert

Women have more to offer this world than just a fallopian tube. Nothing is going to change until you quit looking at us as just sperm receptacles.

Barbara Hall

Woodrow Wilson says that if you want to make enemies, try to change something! Well, I think there is an easier way to make enemies: Tell the truths!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Words are the small change of thought.

Jules Renard

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.

Andre Gide

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