A Quote by Gerald Manley Hopkins on beutiy, life, flaws, flavor, change, creation, and praise

Glory be to God for dappled things—    
  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;    
    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;    
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;    
  Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
    And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.    
All things counter, original, spare, strange;    
  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)    
    With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;    
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
                  Praise him.

Gerald Manley Hopkins

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on gorgeous geniuses, holiness, longing, change, and balance

Dear Gorgeous Genius...

Your holiest pain comes from your yearning to change yourself in the exact way you'd like the world around you to change....

Your sweet spot is in between the true believers and the scoffing skeptics....

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 9

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A Quote by James Gordon, M.D. on change


It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.

James Gordon

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on change and gifts

Change always comes bearing gifts.

Price Pritchett

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on decisions, mind, change, and changing mind

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on challenge, change, stagnation, and renewal

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Gustav Mahler on transitions, art, conducting, life, and change

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on questions, wonder, change, mystery, self-perception, and identity

Dear, dear!  How queer everything is to-day!  And yesterday things went on just as usual.  I wonder if I've been changed in the night?  Let me think:  was I the same when I got up this morning?  I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.  But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I?  Ah, that's the great puzzle!

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Pages: Chapter 2

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A Quote by Katherine Mansfield on acceptance, change, and transformation

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.

Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)

Source: Journal of Katherine Mansfield

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A Quote by Hippocrates on excess, nature, health, regimen, and change

All excesses are inimical to Nature.  It is safer to proceed a little at a time, especially when changing from one regimen to another.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

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