Monday, September 28, 2009

Thought provokers - 3

Of all forms of mental activity, the most difficult to induce even in the minds of the young, who may be presumed not to have lost their flexibility, is the art of handling the same bundle of data as before, but placing them in a new system of relations with one another by giving them a different framework, all of which virtually means putting on a different kind of thinking-cap for the moment.
It is easy to teach anybody a new fact...but it needs light from heaven above to enable a teacher to break the old framework in which the student is accustomed to seeing
Arthur Koestler

Life at any time can become difficult; life at any time can become easy.
It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life
Morarji Desai

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them
Phyllis Bottome

When one door is shut, another one opens
Miguel de Cervantes

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom

It's never too late—in fiction or in life—to revise
Nancy Thayer

We know that uncertainty creates anxiety and sometimes desperate attempts to find something to believe in.
Uncertainty engenders real opportunity as well as misleading choices, great leaders as well as false messiahs, and new ways of understanding the world alongside hollow maxims and deceptive promises.
Understandably, we seek guides and guideposts to ease the anxiety of the journey.
But we also need to depend on our own insights and imagination to cultivate, from our own experience, a way to move forward
Alan Briskin

Change cannot be avoided.
Change provides the opportunity for innovation.
It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity
Keshavan Nair, author and professor

My opinion is a view I hold until . . . well, until I find something that changes it
Luigi Pirandello

It is not necessary to change.
Survival is not mandatory
W. Edwards Deming

The art of life lies in constant readjustment to our surroundings
Okakura Kakuzo

It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean
Luther Burbank

Stubbornness does have its helpful features.
You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow
Glen Beaman

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are
Bertold Brecht

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it
Mary Engelbreit

You had better be ready to change your mind when needed
Henry B. Wilson

If you're in a bad situation, don't worry; it'll change.
If you're in a good situation, don't worry; it'll change."

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