Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Thought provokers - 4

Maybe you know some of these maybe not however they are fun to flick through and wonder how wise they are.

I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be new views.
Abraham Lincoln

No one can make you change.
No one can stop you from changing.
No one really knows how you must change.
Not even you.
Not until you start.
Dr. David Viscott, author and psychologist

Our only security is our ability to change
John Lilly

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
Spanish proverb

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion
James Russell Lowell

I bend but do not break
Jean de la Fountaine

Flexibility and adaptability do not happen just by reacting fast to new information. They arise from mental and emotional balance, the lack of attachment to specific outcomes, and putting care for self and others as a prime operating principle. Flexible attitudes build flexible physiology. Flexible physiology means more resilience in times of challenge or strain. Staying open—emotionally—insures internal flexibility
Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer from Chaos to Coherence

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be
Isaac Asimov

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, French author

Think in terms of what's good for the other person and success will seek you out
Mary Kay Ash, entrepreneur

Any plan is bad which is not susceptible to change
Bartolommeo de San Concordio, painter and writer

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery
Harold Wilson

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make of it
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A truly strong and sound mind is the mind that can equally embrace great things and small
Samuel Johnson

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
Robert Anthony, author

I dwell in possibility
Emily Dickinson

So often we try to alter circumstances to suit ourselves, instead of letting them alter us, which is what they are meant to do
Mother Maribel

If you are too attached to your own thinking and how everything is done now, then nothing will change for the better
John C. Maxwell

Embrace change. It's going to happen whether you like it or not
Odette Pollar, speaker and author

Ensure that both plan and dispositions are flexible, adaptable to circumstances. Your plan should foresee and provide for a next step in case of success or failure
B. H. Liddell Hart, military strategist

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent
Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame Baseball player

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use
Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts

Prejudgments become prejudices only if they are not reversible when exposed to new knowledge
Gordon W. Allport

Remember, the reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese proverb

A permanent state of transition is man's most noble condition
Jaun Ramon Jimenez

The absurd man is he who never changes
Auguste Barthélémy

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while
Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

If you don't take change by the hand, it will take you by the throat
Winston Churchill

When it comes to changes, people like only those they make themselves.
French proverb

A closed mind is a dying mind
Edna Ferber

When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instinct is, 'I'm going to prove you wrong.'"
Picabo Street, Olympic gold medalist

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes
Marcel Proust

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