Saturday, September 05, 2009

Thought provokers - 1

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones
John Cage

It's an ill plan that cannot be changed.
Latin proverb

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes Hugh Prather

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it's the only one you've got
Alain (Emile August Chartier)

It's a mighty poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. Andrew Jackson

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Malcolm Forbes

Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, and those in cemeteries
Everett McKinley Dirksen

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Only fools and dead men don't change their minds. Fools won't and dead men can't John H. Patterson

Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as for the body
Aldous Huxley

Unless you change how you are, you'll always have what you've got. Jim Rohn, Speaker and Author

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

Continuing to cling to the patterns you know inhibits your ability to discover what you don't know
Eric Allenbaugh

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought
Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix
Christina Baldwin

The dust of exploded beliefs may make a fine sunset. Geoffrey Madan

There is nothing so confining as the prisons of our own perceptions. William Shakespeare, King Lear

No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew. Albert Einstein

Team members need to be able to suspend disbelief, think the unthinkable, and let intuition and premonitions flow freely. Therefore, a necessary skill in team members is tolerance for ambiguity
Kees van der Heijden

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty, not knowing what comes next Ursula K. Leguin

I desire that there be as many different persons in the world as possible; I would have each one be very careful to find out and preserve his own way Henry David Thoreau

Change is fun and exciting and, like a haircut, looks funny at first; but once you get used to it, it's great
Anne Blair

New frameworks are like climbing a mountain—the larger view encompasses rather than rejects the earlier, more restricted view Albert Einstein

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