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The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.

So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.
Do something for somebody, gladly, twill sweeten your every care; In sharing the sorrow of others Your own are less hard to bear. Do something for somebody always, whatever may be your creed. There's nothing on earth can help you so much as a kindly deed.
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
People do no change with the times, they change the times.
Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.
People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
It's easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up.
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
In the choice between changing one's mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all.

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