Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.- William Ellery Channing

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.- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is never too late to be who you might have been.- George Eliot

Hope and change are hard-fought things.- Michelle Obama

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.- Alan Watts

It is not change that causes anxiety; it is the feeling that we are without defenses in the presence of what we see as danger that causes anxiety. (from Immunity to Change)- Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.- Michael Jordan

I'm neither an optimist nor a pessimist. I am a dyed-in-the-wool possibilist! By this, I mean with an eco-mind, we see that everything's connected and change is the only constant.- Frances Moore Lappé

‎Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.- Jillian Michaels

A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I made no resolutions for the new year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning, and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.- Anais Nin

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.- Anne Frank

Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do -- or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.- Stanley Crawford

He who is not busy being born is busy dying.- Bob Dylan

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.- Frank Lloyd Wright

The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.- Charles Dickens

It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.- Ralph Ellison

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.- John Cage

I'm nowhere as tough as my father. I really think that I am more open to change than he was.- A. J. Foyt

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.- Tara Brach

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.- E. B. White

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.- James Baldwin

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.