Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don’t change.
A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.
My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
Those issues are biblical issues: to care for the sick, to feed the hungry, to stand up for the oppressed. I contend that if the evangelical community became more biblical, everything would change.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
The only difference between me and others is that they think they can change something with cute little poems, nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
The ‘self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.
Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
Often times when you face such an overwhelming challenge as global climate change, it can be somewhat daunting – it’s kind of like trying to lose weight, which I know something about.
I’m one of those people who thinks that changing one’s hair is the only part of the body that you can change at will.
Dynamism is a function of change.
On some campuses, change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means.
I am an optimist because I want to change things for the better and I know that blood has to be spilled and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.
Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.
People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet.
Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
Try to realize it’s all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you’re only very small and life flows on within you and without you.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.
There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.
We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.
If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.
I don’t care whether you’re driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you’re headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That’s what the American people called for in November, and that’s what we intend to deliver.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
If a person doesn’t change, there’s something really wrong with him.
There is nothing so stable as change.
I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Be content with what you are, and wish not change nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them they change and everyone looks up to them.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
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.
You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
Chinese people themselves, they really want change.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.