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You must be the change you wish to see in the world
Mahatma Gandhi

Although our great man at the head of the nation, has changed his course, I will not change mine.
Davy Crockett

That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
Lisa Alther

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

Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
Quintilian

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Not all civil servants admire strong political leadership. But if you want to change things for the better you need strong political leadership.
Harriet Harman

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela

Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.
Dorothy Allison

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.
Lao Tzu

Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society.
Jung Chang

Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.
Pope John Paul II

The lapse of ages changes all things - time, language, the earth, the bounds of the sea, the stars of the sky, and every thing 'about, around, and underneath' man, except man himself.
Lord Byron

There are good reasons for doing this now, because of the change to technology, the fact that we will have to pay for biometric passports and the ID card part of it is a very small additional cost [on introducing ID cards]
Tony Blair

If you own a car, you change that every few years and that's just what I'm doing with my appearance
Pete Burns

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Thomas Hardy

As times change, you want to really revere your heredity, but you don't want to be a shrine.
Kitty D'Alessio

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

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
Fran Lebowitz

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A Barker

We turned on one another deep, drowned gazes, and exchanged a kiss that reduced my bones to rubber and my brain to gruel.
Peter De Vries

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara De Angelis

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
Carl Gustav Jung

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
Tom Stoppard

One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.
Ella Baker

I don't see how he [Gordie Brown]could be the change that the country wants and the country voted for
George Osborne

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman

What the guys have learned is that whether you're preaching to one or 10,000, it really doesn't matter. That one person you touch may change the nation - could be the Billy Graham of Ethiopia.
Michael Scott

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
William James

I'm a catalyst for change … You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.
Rupert Murdoch

I should see an enemy of my country in any one who would change by force that which has been established by law.
Louis Bonaparte

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Anthony Robbins

It is evident that scepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
Ambrose Bierce

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J P Getty

Congestion means lost time, squandered productivity, wasted gasoline, increased safety concerns, and air pollution. Put simply - it is time for change.
Robert Ehrlich

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.

annie Lennox



When my time comes, just skin me and put me up there on Trigger, just as though nothing had ever changed.
Roy Rogers

It's all changed now, which is why it mattered to those young men from Liverpool that they should be there to support their team.
Beryl Bainbridge

These so-called big stars are people we are supposed to be looking up to. Well they are weak and soft.

Priorities have changed in football and they are being dictated to by their wives.
Roy Keane

The most conservative man in this world is the British Trade Unionist when you want to change him.
Ernest Bevin

In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani.
Conan O'Brien

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Jack Dixon

My dad wasn't thrilled at my wanting to act. He even offered to pay for a computer course if I'd change my mind!
Marcia Harden

David Cameron's message of change, optimism and hope is in tune with what Britain wants today
Francis Maude

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

A quote is a personal possession and you have no right to change it.
Ray Cave

Most frequently we make confidants from vanity, a love of talking, a wish to win the confidence of others, and to make an exchange of secrets
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Lateral thinking is concerned not with playing with the existing pieces but with seeking to change those very pieces. It is concerned with the perception part of thinking. This is where we organise the external world into the pieces we can then ‘process’
Edward De Bono

In all things that involve social pressures, if we want to see change we have to force the envelope outwards
Gary Lee Phillips

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.
Mao Zedong



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