We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?
Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally.
We must all work together in order to save the environment and the world that we live in from further change.
We are not here on earth to change our destiny, but to fulfill it.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
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 common dogma is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity
Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.
I'm like an eight year old with the dressing-up box. I have the luxury of being able to change on a whim.
Love me without fear / Trust me without questioning / Need me without demanding / Want me without restrictions / Accept me without change / Desire me without inhibitions
Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
The "self-image" is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.†
Laws change; people die; the land remains.