Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it.
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 – and naturally this means that there must be an accurate perception of the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
If life becomes hard to bear we think of a change in our circumstances. But the most important and effective change, a change in our own attitude, hardly even occurs to us.[Wenn das Leben schwer erträglich wird, denkt man an eine Veränderung der Lage. Aber die wichtigste und wirksamste Veränderung, die des eignen Verhaltens, kommt uns kaum in den Sinn.]
I felt my energy return and that I said to myself, in any event I’ll recover from it, I’ll pick up my pencil that I put down in my great discouragement and I’ll get back to drawing, and from then on, it seems to me, everything has changed for me.