Favorite Quotations ~ Change, 4 Life Prayers

"Rome wasn't built in a day." ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Keith Haring

Once you embrace unpleasant news, not as a negative but as evidence of a need for change, you aren't defeated by it. You're learning from it. ~ Bill Gates, IBD, 9/22/03

I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I can't change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey, that ain't easy either. ~ Annie Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany

Pain is the precursor to change. ~ Mel Gibson, 2/04

The moment of change is the only poem. ~ Adrienne Rich

Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course. ~ Jacques Cousteau, TIME, 10/25/99

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. ~ Grace Hopper

There are two options: adapt or die. ~ Andrew Grove, IBD, 9/27/04

Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. ~ James Baldwin

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela

Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within. ~ Phyllis Bottome

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