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        Adapting to Change

 

The following quotes illustrate the topic's ambiguity.  Use these to establish the scope of your topic--to begin to specify the subtopics that verbalize various differing opinions on the same issue--to begin to develop a  guide your reading.

"If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude.  Don't Complain."    Maya Angelou


"If we don't change, we don't grow.  If we don't grow, we aren't really living."  Gail Sheehy


"There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change."   Euripides (480 or 485?406 B.C.)


"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place."    Washington Irving


"I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life any time he is ready and prepared to do it. Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within."    Preston Bradley


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."    Leo Tolstoi


"Things do not change, we do."    Henry David Thoreau


"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils."    Francis Bacon


"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."    Robert F. Kennedy

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