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

William Arthur Ward

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

Karl Marx, from "The Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach"

There globalization of trade, knowledge, innovation, industrialization and entrepreneurial culture is increasing at a rapid rate and the net result is more distribution of wealth and power. A new world order is imminent. The countries that succeed will be those with better socioeconomic policies, more cash, natural resources and creativity. The US can embrace this change and compete or we can resist it and lose.

Med Jones

Things change, but this is just one side of normality we have to deal with.

Cristian Andrei Nica

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

To change and to change for the better are two different things.

German proverb

Transformation does not happen by learning new information. It happens when you change how you view and react to other people, events and things around you.

Med Jones

Unles we change direction, we are likely to wind up where we are headed.

Chinese Proverb

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

We must become the change we want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever we are today is the outcome of the choices we had made before. When we connect the dots, we realize how various events led to the results that we see today. If we do not like the outcome, we must change our choices. In my honest view, we create our own future with our own hands, and Destiny is surely not a matter of chance but of choices we make everyday. Good luck my friend, in making right choices.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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 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

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

Gordana Biernat

Yes, I have cherished my "demagogue" role. I know that societies often have killed the people who have helped to change those societies. And if I can die having bought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help to destroy the racist cancer that is maligant in the body of America - then, all of the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine.

"Malcom X" ( 1964), The Atobiograghy of Malcom X

You can change an outfit, you can outfit change, or both.

Kenneth Cole, fashion show speech

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Your history doesn’t matter, defining yourself in the present does as that will change your future

Chris Hartley

Lord 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.

Saint Francis of Assisi

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

Maya Angelou

If you aren't happy with your life, change things until you are... if you can't change something, change your attitude about it.

Ingrid Weir

Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

Marquis de Sade

Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change...

Barack Obama

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

Winston Churchill

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