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Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.

Robert 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

For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity

Marcus Tullius Cicero

For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.

Ingrid Bengis

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Denis Watley

Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them.

Suzanne Necker

Forty years of change and evolution,they barely even tapped the enormity of Omani people’s potential.

The Omani Shed

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.

Joseph Parry

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.

William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2

God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;Give me courage to change things which must be changed;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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

God has never changed and he can't change. Oh! yes, God is ever constant. Yet, he changes all things unquestionably/unchallengeably. And so, he will do whatever he has predestined/promised you. Listen up, you shouldn't ask/know how/when he will do it. Because you don't need to ask/know when/how he will do it. The fact is this, he (God) can and he will certainly do all that he has promised/planned to do for you. Come on, just take a look at where you've been and where you are presently. For, you will surely realize that he (God) is already at work in you. ~Emeasoba George.

Emeasoba George

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.

George Shinn

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.

Benjamin Franklin

High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they're all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium.

Milan Kundera

Higher beings from outer space may not want to tell us the secrets of life, because we're not ready. But maybe they'll change their tune after a little torture.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.

James A. Forude

History is powerful stuff. One day your world is fine. The next day it's knocked for a metaphysical loop. Was Napoleon really at Waterloo Would that change what I had for breakfast

Henry Bromel

Hope is ever required of you just like love/faith/courage. I mean, a hope for a good day/good time never a bad day/bad time. A hope for an enviable success/future never a miserable success/future. A hope for a positive change never a negative change. A hope for an appointment never a disappointment and stuffs like that. Now all that implies, you've got to hope high/well all-round/all times. ~Emeasoba George.

Emeasoba George

Hope of/for a positive change is expected of you. But mind you, you have to make the positive change which you do hope for a reality by just daring to work it out yourself.

Emeasoba George

However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

Henry David Thoreau

However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society.

Henry David Thoreau

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

William James

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