Flexibility Quotes

Quotes tagged as "flexibility" (showing 1-30 of 92)
Albert Einstein
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
Albert Einstein

Jacqueline Carey
“That which yields is not always weak.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

Jodi Picoult
“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Confessions

“I want to caution you against the idea that balance has to be a routine that looks the same week in and week out.”
Kevin Thoman

Daniel J. Levitin
“Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans.”
Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

Vernor Vinge
“Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change.”
Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep

Ashok  Kallarakkal
“Marriage is the union of two 'I's to form a 'V'. Both 'I's have to tilt equally to make a good 'V'. 'I's standing tall can never make a 'V'.”
Ashok Kallarakkal

Dan Carlin
“Wisdom requires a flexible mind.”
Dan Carlin

“When the Chief Justice read me the oath,' he [FDR] later told an adviser, 'and came to the words "support the Constitution of the United States" I felt like saying: "Yes, but it's the Constitution as I understand it, flexible enough to meet any new problem of democracy--not the kind of Constitution your Court has raised up as a barrier to progress and democracy.”
Susan Quinn, Furious Improvisation: How the Wpa and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art Out of Desperate Times

“Develop flexibility and you will be firm; cultivate yielding and you will be strong.”
Liezi, The Book of Master Lie

“The rule that surpasses all rules is that you must be connected, willing to see what's in front of you, and willing to move if what you're doing isn't working.”
Terrence Real, How Can I Get Through to You?: Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Don’t ever rule out the option of U-turn in your life, because one day you will need it! The moment you realize that you are going to the wrong direction, turn to the right direction instantly, with a beautiful U-turn!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Phen Weston
“Willow trees up high
bend amid ancient knowledge
shared softly by antique winds.
Through attained wisdom
they mature, strong and certain,
enchanting the bygone winds”
Phen Weston, The Silent Balance: A Collection of Waka Poetry

Pearl Zhu
“A flexible mind has a better chance to think differently and take a unique path in the life journey.”
Pearl Zhu, Thinkingaire: 100 Game Changing Digital Mindsets to Compete for the Future

Luigina Sgarro
“If we lived the plans we do more as bets than as forecasts, we would be less anxious and more prepared for the unexpected.”
Luigina Sgarro

Naomi Jackson
“And she knew that this was the thing that would harm Dionne in the end, not her foolishness but the foolhardy way in which she clung to her own terrible ideas. She knew that this was Avril's undoing, not that she'd made the wrong choices, but that she'd been so unwilling to let anyone in to see the lie of her marriage, this masking was worse than the original mistake. Sixty-three years on this earth has taught Hyacinth that it wasn't so much the mistakes that people made but how flexible they were in the aftermath that made all the difference in how their lives turned out. It was the women who held too tightly to the dream of their husband's fidelity who unraveled, the parents who clasped their children too close who lost them, the me who grieved too deeply the lives they'd wanted and would never have who saw their sadness consume them. Hyacinth worried about Dionne because of her hard way of being in the world, the way she could only see the world through the lens of her own flawed feelings.”
Naomi Jackson, The Star Side of Bird Hill

Pearl Zhu
“Flexibility is a mental process which results in an action that tests a possible solution.”
Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone's Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Pearl Zhu
“Agile does not mean laissez-faire, flexibility and freedom are based on the well-defined principles.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Agility: The Rocky Road from Doing Agile to Being Agile

“When we arrived at my home north of the city, my five-year-old son Magnus, brimming with the confidence he'd gained in two full weeks of kindergarten, opened the front door and asked John, "Is it true you live in a tent?"
"Yes, it is," John said.
"Why don't you have a house like everybody else?"
John leaned in to meet Magnus' dubious stare. "Because I endeavor to remain flexible.”
Mark Adams

Kelly    Martin
“Don't let goal setting become heavy weights. Remain flexible and allow room for intuitive changes.”
Kelly Martin

Debasish Mridha
“Music calms the soul and improves the plasticity, flexibility, and sensitivity of the perceptual world.”
Debasish Mridha

Richard Sennett
“...değişime açık olmayı ve koşullara ayak uydurabilmeyi özgür eylem için gerekli karakter özellikleri olarak görüyoruz; insan değişme yeteneği olduğu için özgürdür diye düşünüyoruz. Ancak günümüzde yeni ekonomi politik, özgürlüğe duyulan kişisel arzuya ihanet ediyor. Bürokratik rutine karşı isyan ve esneklik arayışı, bizi özgürleştirecek koşulları yaratmak yerine yeni iktidar ve kontrol yapıları üretti.”
Richard Sennett, The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Freedom is the inherent strength of a compassionate involved in acts of kindness and evolved in a constant training of flexibility. There's no free spirit in a rigid body as only a mind with open willingness to change cannot get caught in a trap.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

Ana Claudia Antunes
“There is no greater force of amiability, or ability,
Than to have strength combined with flexibility.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Mark W. Johnson
“Business models need to have the flexibility to change in their early years.”
Mark W. Johnson, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

“The best way to deal with the unexpected is to not form any attachments to expected outcomes. Focus on what you're doing right now.”
Akiroq Brost

“If you want to become more adaptable, you have to practice making changes. Change it up, do something different, and make it fun! Adaptability will make you more resilient to changes.”
Akiroq Brost

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