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The only practice that's now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
It seemed that each time we would become proficient at a given task there would be a change made for no apparent reason. It sometimes appeared that changes were made simply because sufficient time had elapsed since the last change. And then our efforts would begin again from the beginning.
When you're through changing, you're through.
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
Democrats can't get elected unless things get worse, and things won't get worse unless they get elected.
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
One thing about a pig, he thinks he's warm if his nose is warm. I saw a bunch of pigs one time that had frozen together in a rosette, each one's nose tucked under the rump of the one in front. We have a lot of pigs in politics.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.

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