Friday, January 15, 2010

Quotes; change & growth.



Alan Cohen:
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."


Alice Walker:
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”


Anais Nin:
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.”


Andy Warhol:
“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”


Anne Frank:
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”


Eleanor Roosevelt:
“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.”


Epictetus:
“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”


Franklin D. Roosevelt:
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”


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.”


Pearl S. Buck:
"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."


Stephen R. Covey:
"We can never really change someone; people must change themselves. But we can help. We can be a resource. We can nurture, encourage and support."


Thomas Hardy:
"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change."


Tryon Edwards:
"He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today."


Woodrow Wilson:
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."


William Shakespeare:
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."


6 comments:

Another Suburban Mom said...

Great quotes, especially the one from Alice Walker.

Maggie said...

Ah, another quotes collector...a woman after my own heart. :) These are wonderful!

phairhead said...

Alice in Wonderland!!! my fave.


"Time change me but I can't change time" David Bowie

Bag Man said...

Its always nice to read good quotes, even if you have read them before. It is a nice reminder of things you tend to forget.

kittykillkill said...

I admire those who are quote collectors. I can't seem to remember too many myself unless they are of comedy-type.

nitebyrd said...

They are all great quotes! Thanks for sharing them. :)