Quotations About / On:
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
(Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. Trans. by Scott Monkrieff (1930). "The Sweet Cheat Gone," vol. 11, ch. 1, Remembrance of Things Past (1925).)
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
Things do not change; we change.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 361, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Even if I have a change of outfit, if I don't have a change of heart, I will still think, speak, & act like a thug.
(My thought on Joel 2: 13)
We know we can't change the outer world but let's try to change things we do within the four walls.
You only see what your mind wants you to see. Therefore, don't change the direction of your eyes' focus; change your mind.
Never let the environment you come from change your dreams...instead let your dreams change your environment~Motholo
(Never let the challenges you faced in the past influence your future decisions)
News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956).)
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
(Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 17, ed. William McGuire (1954). On the Development of Personality (1934).)
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
(Frank Zappa (1940-1994), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 9 (1989).
Written with Peter Occhiogrosso.)