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Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
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.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
The most useless are those who never change through the years.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change -- then you will change.
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change.
All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth, and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.
It seemed that each time we would become proficient at a given task there would be a change made for no apparent reason. It sometimes appeared that changes were made simply because sufficient time had elapsed since the last change. And then our efforts would begin again from the beginning.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Times change, and we change with them.
We must become the change we want to see.
Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
Don't fear change -- embrace it.
You have the power to change.
To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs), so that with nature and law at his back, and truth and beneficence as his beacon light, he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their Master.
The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.
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. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Change starts when someone sees the next step.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped.