„We need to anticipate the character of the times, discern embryonic forms emergent or renewed, and clear the path for circumstantial change.“
— David Ben-Gurion, Context: Our code must be framed to speed the absorption of immigrants into our economy, culture and society; to fuse the returning tribes into a homogeneous national and cultural unit; to forward our physical and moral healing and the cleansing of our lives from the trivia and dross which gathered upon us in dependence and exile. To maintain the status quo will not do. We have set up a dynamic State, bent upon creation and reform, building and expansion. Laws which lag behind development, merely a digest of experience and the lessons of the past, are useless to us. We need to anticipate the character of the times, discern embryonic forms emergent or renewed, and clear the path for circumstantial change. Rebirth and Destiny of Israel (1954), p. 419; a portion of this paragraph has sometimes been misquoted as: "To maintain the status quo will not do. We have to set up a dynamic state bent upon expansion."
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„One of the most poisonous of all Satan’s whispers is simply, “Things will never change.” That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to “make all things new.” Eye has not seen, ear has not heard all that God has in store for his lovers, which does not mean “we have no clue so don’t even try to imagine,” but rather, you cannot outdream God. Desire is kept alive by imagination, the antidote to resignation. We will need imagination, which is to say, we will need hope.“
— John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.
„You gotta make a change. Its time for us as a people to start making some changes, lets change the way we eat, lets change the way we live, and lets change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn't working so its on us, to do what we gotta do to survive.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980
„We are marching in a compact group along a precipitous and difficult path, firmly holding each other by the hand. We are surrounded on all sides by enemies and are under their almost constant fire. We have combined voluntarily, precisely for the purpose of fighting the enemy, and not to retreat into the adjacent marsh, the inhabitants of which, from the very outset, have reproached us with having separated ourselves into a an exclusive group and with having chosen the path of struggle instead of the path of conciliation.“
— Vladimir Lenin, What Is to Be Done?
Chapter One, A. "What is "Freedom of Criticism"?", Essential Works of Lenin (1966)
— Timothy Leary American psychologist 1920 - 1996
As quoted in Office Yoga : Simple Stretches for Busy People (2000) by Darrin Zeer, p. 52
„Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors. You can be green-skinned with yellow polka dots and come from Mars, but if you have knowledge that people need, instead of beating you, they'll beat a path to your door.“
— Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
— John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
„How good are markets in predicting real-world developments? Reading the record, it is striking how many calamities that I anticipated did not in fact materialise.
Financial markets constantly anticipate events, both on the positive and on the negative side, which fail to materialise exactly because they have been anticipated.
It is an old joke that the stock market has predicted seven of the last two recessions. Markets are often wrong.“
— George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
— Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Sicilian writer and prince 1896 - 1957