Thursday, February 23, 2006

Cheesey quotes

As I wrote about two weeks ago, as a staff we have been reading and discussing Spencer Johnson’s book, “Who Moved My Cheese” which is a book that focuses on dealing with change. I happened to run across a “Who Moved My Cheese” day by day calendar which is filled with all kinds of quotes on the topic of “change.” Not all quotes are by believers and some may lack theological accuracy, but they all can make us think. After all, if there is one thing all of us are going to face, it is change. Ponder a few for yourself:
  • There is nothing permanent except change. (Heraclitus)
  • Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
  • The world doesn’t stop changing just because you are afraid of it. (Spencer Johnson)
  • When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. (Benjamin Franklin)
  • Are you hardened in your position or flexible enough to enjoy something better? (Spencer Johnson)
  • Be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again and again. (Spencer Johnson)
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. (Charles Darwin)
  • If you are a dinosaur who won’t change for the better in changing times, you too will become extinct. (Spencer Johnson)
  • People can cry much easier than they can change. (James Baldwin)
  • People who cannot change create pain for themselves and those around them. (Spencer Johnson)
  • Change and growth takes place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. (Herbert A. Otto)
  • When was the last time you experimented with your life in a way that makes good sense? (Spencer Johnson)
  • Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you. (Marsha Sinetar)
  • When you change what you believe, you change what you do. (Spencer Johnson)

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