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Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Tags: Men, Nature  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

People are starting to go on about my weight but I'm not going to change my size because they don't like the way I look.

Tags: Starting, Weight  ✍ Author: Adele

I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?

Tags: Business, Last  ✍ Author: Sheldon Adelson

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.

Tags: Death, Experience  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

To change, that is the most difficult thing to accomplish.

Tags: Accomplish, Difficult  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.

Tags: Creative, Heart  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

I don't worry about the things I can't change.

Tags: Worry  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

In a city, it's very hard to do a restaurant, an avant-garde-cuisine restaurant, where each year you need to change the whole menu.

Tags: Hard, Whole  ✍ Author: Ferran Adria

For people who have... had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me.

Tags: Balls, Thrown  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

Concepts like edX and online learning will transform education. This will completely change the world. I believe that people will move to online learning, both on campuses and worldwide. We have a real opportunity to be able to bring people around the world into our fold.

Tags: Education, Learning  ✍ Author: John Agar

My passions were an intersection between peace in the Middle East and climate change. I know how to understand a technology problem, break it into its components and solve it. I also knew I couldn't make peace solely through technological inventions.

Tags: Peace, Technology  ✍ Author: Shai Agassi

Even God cannot change the past.

Tags: God, Past  ✍ Author: James Agate

Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.

Tags: America, Working  ✍ Author: Gianni Agnelli

In order to effect great change, we need to look at how we can help those in our own communities as well as globally.

Tags: Great, Help  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.

Tags: Nations, Poverty  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Tags: Men, Others  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.

Tags: Funny, Life  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

Tags: Life, Power  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.

Tags: Mind, Road  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

Tags: Attitude  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Change in all things is sweet.

Tags: Sweet  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.

Tags: Mind, Time  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Society, Today  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.

Tags: Last, Wish  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Tags: Life, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov
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Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.

Tags: Else, Nature  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

Tags: Nature, Place  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Tags: Facts, Funny  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

Tags: Bad, Hard  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Chinese people themselves, they really want change.

Tags: Chinese, Themselves  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.

Tags: Government, History  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.

Tags: Done, Mean  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

Tags: Future, Life  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Tags: Future, Life  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.

Tags: Sometimes, Strong  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.

Tags: Start, Women  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Tags: Freedom, Work  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Tags: America, Great  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.

Tags: Liberty, May  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Tags: Often, Perfect  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Tags: Mind, Won  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.

Tags: Food, Life  ✍ Author: Meher Baba

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.

Tags: Freedom, Love  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.

Tags: True, Work  ✍ Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Badminton is not popular in the U.S. because I think the mentality of badminton has to change.

Tags: Mentality, Popular  ✍ Author: Howard Bach

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.

Tags: Home, Once  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.

Tags: Future, Inspirational  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

As more and more women, men and young people raise their voices and become active in local government, and more local leaders take action for the safety of women and girls, change happens.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women's lives, we need to deal with those root causes.

Tags: Wanted, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

It was said that Chile was not ready to vote for a woman, it was traditionally a sexist country. In the end, the reverse happened: the fact of being a woman became a symbol of the process of cultural change the country was undergoing.

Tags: End, Woman  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music.

Tags: Keep, Music  ✍ Author: Randy Bachman

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.

Tags: Alter, Worse  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

Tags: Greatest, Time  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I always said that you can use the same vehicle although the driver will change, or the same vehicle to go for the race. It's a different driver, this is exactly what's happening to the cabinet.

Tags: Race, Said  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

Money is... I'm very conscious of it because I have it. It's powerful, man. It can change you ever so slightly, ever so slowly, and all of a sudden you're addicted to a million-dollar lifestyle and you've got no choice but to make a bad movie.

Tags: Money, Powerful  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

I've had two children. I've had three boyfriends. I've had a lot of things happen that can change your opinions and values and philosophies.

Tags: Children, Happen  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

Someone had to change the world. And obviously I was the one for the job.

Tags: Job, Someone  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

I like change. There's something Buddhist about it - continuous change is wonderful.

Tags: Buddhist, Wonderful  ✍ Author: David Bailey

You must change in order to survive.

Tags: Order, Survive  ✍ Author: Pearl Bailey

One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.

Tags: Process, Waiting  ✍ Author: Ella Baker

It's true that I don't rearrange that much in the fiction, but I feel if you change even one name or the order of one event then you have to call it fiction or you get all the credits of non-fiction without paying the price.

Tags: Order, True  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

Few expected very much of Franklin Roosevelt on Inauguration Day in 1933. Like Barack Obama seventy-six years later, he was succeeding a failed Republican president, and Americans had voted for change. What that change might be Roosevelt never clearly said, probably because he himself didn't know.

Tags: Few, Said  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question.

Tags: Medical, Special  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.

Tags: Thinking, Time  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith.

Tags: Courage, Faith  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.

Tags: Age, Young  ✍ Author: Alec Baldwin

For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to - I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me.

Tags: Talk, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

People can cry much easier than they can change.

Tags: Cry, Easier  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it - roaming the world.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I'm beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes - and that's not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be.

Tags: Girl, Whole  ✍ Author: Fairuza Balk

I don't believe in any particular definition of the afterlife, but I do believe we're spiritual creatures and more than our biology and that energy cannot be destroyed, but can change. I don't know what the afterlife is going to be, but I'm not afraid of it.

Tags: Cannot, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

The chief role of the universities is to prolong adolescence into middle age, at which point early retirement ensures that we lack the means or the will to enforce significant change.

Tags: Age, Means  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

I suspect that many of the great cultural shifts that prepare the way for political change are largely aesthetic. A Buick radiator grille is as much a political statement as a Rolls Royce radiator grille, one enshrining a machine aesthetic driven by a populist optimism, the other enshrining a hierarchical and exclusive social order.

Tags: Great, Political  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Our people, our shareholders, me, Bill Gates, we expect to change the world in every way, to succeed wildly at everything we touch, to have the broadest impact of any company in the world.

Tags: Succeed, Touch  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

It was a mistake. On the information we had, we shouldn't have prosecuted the war. We shouldn't have changed our argument from international law to regime change in a non-transparent way. It was an error for which we as a country paid a heavy price, and for which many people paid with their lives.

Tags: Law, War  ✍ Author: Ed Balls

If you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then no matter how hard you work, it's never going to work, because then you have to completely change yourself, completely change them, completely - by that time, you're both dead.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Anne Bancroft

I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.

Tags: Science, Technology  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

Tags: After, Blame  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Tags: Politics, Revolution  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.

Tags: Him, Makes  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.

Tags: Ten, Wishes  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.

Tags: Art, Science  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

Tags: Cannot, Expect  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

Tags: Great, Nature  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

Tags: Means, State  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.

Tags: Future, Lonely  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

Change is the end result of all true learning.

Tags: Education, Learning  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?

Tags: Opinions, Truth  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

All of my characters are a little bit based on people I know in real life. You know when you do that you have to change the character a little bit in case your friend or your relative reads the book, because you don't want them to know you wrote about them... They might get mad.

Tags: Character, Life  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I may be alone in this, but I do sense the power of film, in that movies have the ability to literally change people's minds. That's pretty powerful stuff when you consider that.

Tags: Alone, Power  ✍ Author: John Cage

I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.

Tags: Movies, Powerful  ✍ Author: John Cage

It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.

Tags: Hope, Time  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I ran for president in order to be able to try to change Washington D.C. from the inside. Our federal government is broken.

Tags: Government, Try  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

One thing I'm hearing a lot is from teachers who have felt that there's something wrong with the extreme group learning, but felt like they couldn't say that out loud. And apparently the discussion is now opening up. I think change is going to be a long time coming.

Tags: Learning, Time  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this - a movie star will say, 'How can I change the script to suit me?' and a movie actor will say. 'How can I change me to suit the script?'

Tags: Actor, Between  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I love storytelling and I love just relating directly to an audience. That's why we do theatre, it's because we love contact with the audience. We love the fact that the audience will change us. The way the audience responds makes us change our performance.

Tags: Love, Why  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

A movie and a stage show are two entirely different things. A picture, you can do anything you want. Change it, cut out a scene, put in a scene, take a scene out. They don't do that on stage.

Tags: Put, Show  ✍ Author: Cab Calloway

That's what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about awhile ago - course, didn't nobody know what Porgy was.

Tags: Nobody, Why  ✍ Author: Cab Calloway

But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence.

Tags: Desire, Nature  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

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