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  • #1
    Aristotle
    “Choice not chance determines your destiny

    [my family motto...credited to Aristotle]”
    Aristotle

  • #2
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #3
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Rob Siltanen

  • #4
    Margaret Mead
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    Margaret Mead

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Andy Warhol
    “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
    Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

  • #7
    Libba Bray
    “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.”
    Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

  • #8
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #9
    Katharine Hepburn
    “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.”
    Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

  • #10
    Ovid
    “Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
    Ovid

  • #11
    Erica Jong
    “I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back....”
    Erica Jong

  • #12
    Octavia E. Butler
    “All that you touch
    You Change.

    All that you Change
    Changes you.

    The only lasting truth
    is Change.

    God
    is Change.”
    Octavia E. Butler

  • #13
    Thomas L. Friedman
    “Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”
    Thomas L. Friedman

  • #14
    You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new
    “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
    To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
    R. Buckminster Fuller

  • #15
    Leo Buscaglia
    “Change is the end result of all true learning.”
    Leo Buscaglia

  • #16
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #17
    David R. Hawkins
    “We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.”
    David R. Hawkins

  • #18
    “Bending beats breaking.”
    Betty Greene

  • #19
    “You really can change the world if you care enough.”
    Marian Wright Edelman

  • #20
    Herbert Read
    “In History, stagnant waters, whether they be stagnant waters of custom or those of despotism, harbour no life; life is dependent on the ripples created by a few eccentric individuals. In homage to that life and vitality, the community has to brave certain perils and must countenance a measure of heresy. One must live dangerously if one wants to live at all.”
    Herbert Read

  • #21
    Daniel Quinn
    “The greatest discovery any alien anthropologist could make about our culture is our overriding response to failure: If it didn't work last year, do it AGAIN this year (and if possible do it MORE)
    Daniel Quinn, Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

  • #22
    Terry Pratchett
    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
    Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

  • #23
    Paulo Coelho
    “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

  • #24
    William S. Burroughs
    “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #25
    Barack Obama
    “In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.”
    Barack Obama

  • #26
    Mary Shelley
    “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
    Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

  • #27
    Barack Obama
    “We are the change we have been waiting for.”
    Barack Obama

  • #28
    Nelson Mandela
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #29
    Paulo Coelho
    “She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

  • #30
    “I give you this to take with you:
    Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
    begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”
    Judith Minty, Letters to My Daughters



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