There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.
Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Necessity is the author of change
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
I think you have an obligation to be an optimist. Because if you're not, nothing will change.
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First, I worry about climate change. It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible
Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can't afford the risk of inaction.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.
Wisdom understands that in a world of ecological interconnectedness there is no such things as ìaway.î We donít throw things ìaway,î we simply put them someplace where they defile the land, foul the water, pollute the air or change the earthís atmosphere
The best performers in Europe are those who use their welfare states to help people adjust to change
Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate
"It's nothing," returned Mrs Chick. "It's merely change of weather. We must expect change."
WEATHER,†The climate of an hour. A permanent topic of conversation among persons†whom it does not interest, but who have inherited the tendency to chatter about it from naked arboreal ancestors whom it keenly concerned. The setting up of official weather bureaus and their maintenance in mendacity prove that even governments are accessible to suasion by the rude forefathers of the jungle
... the spring, the summer,
The chilling autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries; and the mazed world
By their increase, now knows not which is which.
(Michael Astroff) says that forests are the ornaments of the earth, that they teach mankind to understand beauty and attune his mind to lofty sentiments. Forests temper a stern climate, and in countries where the climate is milder, less strength is wasted in the battle with nature, and the people are kind and gentle.
Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by the regular contact with outdoor growths -- animals, trees, sun warmth, and free skies -- or it will dwindle and pale.
There is not the hundredth part of the wine consumed in this kingdom that there ought to be. Our foggy climate wants help
But in a turbulent environment the change is so widespread that it just routes around any kind of central authority. So it is best to manage the bottom-up change rather than try to institute it from the top down.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance