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

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

The window of opportunity to avoid dangerous climate change is closing more quickly than previously thought.
David Miliband

A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
Herbert Spencer

Let the debate begin, let the rest of the world know that the iconic symbol of the United Kingdom may change [at including the welsh dragon on the Union Jack]
Ian Lucas

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
Dan Quayle

If knowledge is power, clandestine knowledge is power squared; it can be withheld, exchanged, and leveraged.
Letty Cottin

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
Adam Smith

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

In fact, at this point in history, the most radical, pervasive, and earth-shaking transformation would occur simply if everybody truly evolved to a mature, rational, and responsible ego, capable of freely participating in the open exchange of mutual self-esteem. There is the 'edge of history.' There would be a real New Age.
[Up From Eden (1981)]
Ken Wilber

People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Edmund Burke

They say Elvis is dead. I say, no, you're looking at him. Elvis isn't dead; he just changed colour.
Dennis Rodman

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

Things have changed at Torquay in the last two years - Mike Bateson was the chairman, and he's still the chairman now.
Hamish Marshall

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Carl Rogers

In times of change the learners will inherit the earth, while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

If you do not change the direction in which you are going, you will end up where you are headed.
Confucius

Oscar is probably going to change the world of Paralympic sport in ways that we never imagined [on Oscar Pistorius]
Tanni Grey Thompson

In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.
Susanne Langer

Times go by turns, and chances change by course,
From foul to fair, from better hap to worse.
(Times go by Turns, 1595)
Robert Southwell

The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am-it seems I change every day.
Leonardo Dicaprio

Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.
Bill Tilden

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

I'm like an eight year old with the dressing-up box. I have the luxury of being able to change on a whim.
Kylie Minogue

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Miriam Beard

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Bateson

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt

But there is no danger of my not concentrating on cricket. I'm comfortable on the pitch, and that will never change. I have to remember what I do for a living
Andrew Flintoff

The stakes in conflict do not change. Battle determines who will control the wealth or its equivalent.
Frank Herbert

Accidents, try to change them - it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.
J B Priestley

I kind of see myself as a cartoon that's on its way to becoming a real person that has to find that special amulet or mushroom to get to that next realm or level. I don't feel like anything is that tangible. It freaks me out, why I feel unhappy or conflicted and why that can change on a dime. I feel very manic right now, but I'm confident where I am.
Carly Pope

This only is denied to God: the power to change the past (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, VI)
Agathon

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.
Earl Nightingale

In the space of one delivery so much had changed. My confidence was sky-high. I was pumped up and rock'n'rolling.
Shane Warne

When he has tried to change his personality for PR purposes, it's been excruciatingly embarrassing... I think he's much better off being himself [on gordon brown]
Vince Cable

An award does not change the quality of a book.
Charles Van Allsburg

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
Richard Bach

Spoon bending obviously must have some ordinary explanation, since a hundred people from all walks of life we're doing it. And it was hard to feel any sort of mystery: you just rub the spoon for a while and pretty soon it gets soft, and it bends. And that's that.
The only thing I noticed is that spoon bending seemed to require a focused in attention. You had to try to get it to bend, and then you had to forget about it. Maybe talk to someone else while you rubbed the spoon. Or look around the room. Change your attention. That's when it was likely to bend
Michael Crichton

I bet him he wouldn't get 15 league goals and I'm going to have to change my bet with him. If he gets to 15 I can change it and I am allowed to do that because I'm the manager. I'm going to make it 150 now [on Ronaldo]
Sir Alex Ferguson

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
Emma Goldman

I don't consider stardom to be anything related with me. I hope that the only way this business will ever change me will be (giving me) a good life.
Jennifer Love Hewitt

Paul's not right for us because it's too closely linked to Gazza [on his name change to... G8!]
Paul Gascoigne

I think when you realise that something will genuinely be fatal it changes the way that you view it and how you act towards it.
Richard Hell

I won't date a guy who doesn't own a toolbox. I'm not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that. But I've been out with a couple of guys who didn't own toolboxes, and they couldn't even change a light bulb.
Kristen Swanson

The first three-quarters of last season went well for me, but the final part is best forgotten - My situation with Sir Alex started to change and it became difficult for me and him to work together.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy

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



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