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"Your requests change history because your prayers change God!" - Max Lucado

"I can't change history, I don't want to change history. I can only change the future. I'm working on that." - Boris Becker

"We can't change history, but we can create the future." - Erwin Mcmanus

"No great leader in history fought to prevent change." - John C Maxwell

"History tends to change people who think they're changing it." - Terry Pratchett

"A lot of things in history change over time." - Jeb Bush

"We ca' change history, but we can create the future." - Erwin Mcmanus

"History is change happening one person at a time." - Matt Damon

"We're going to have to change our traditions, our history" - Michelle Obama

"I never thought my cotton gin would change history." - Eli Whitney

"What is history, indeed, but a record of change?" - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Things that change history tend to be organized." - David Brooks

"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have." - Marge Piercy

"Optimists are usually wrong. But all the great change in history, positive change, was done by optimists." - Thomas Friedman

"Life's all about the revolution, is' it? The one inside, I mean. You ca' change history. You ca' change the world. All you can ever change is yourself." - Jennifer Donnelly

"Life's all about the revolution, isn't it? The one inside, I mean. You can't change history. You can't change the world. All you can ever change is yourself." - Jennifer Donnelly

"Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs." - David Ben-Gurion

"No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"Majority doesn't rule. One person can change the history of the world." - Paul Mooney

"A single event can shape our lives or change the course of history." - Deepak Chopra

"Here's what I've learned: that someone can change the course of history with a box cutter." - Carrie Fisher

"An instant can crush a brain and change the course of life, the course of history." - Susan Abulhawa

"They oughtta change Black History Month to Black Progress Month and start measuring it." - Rush Limbaugh

"A small group of determined and like-minded people can change the course of history." - Mahatma Gandhi

"History is just the present in retrospect. Times change but people do not." - Jeanne C. Stein

"Gods have great power, but only humans have creativity, the power to change history." - Rick Riordan

"No radical change on the plane of history is possible without crime." - Hermann Graf Keyserling

"There's nothing wrong with being organized.Things that change history tend to be organized." - Mark Shields

"The easiest way of change history is to become a historian." - Jerry Falwell

"Don't ever forget the history!It will make and change who we are!" - Sukarno

"No radical change on the plane of history is possible without crime." - Hermann Keyserling

"The Keynesian Revolution occurred at the moment in history when other change had made it indispensable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Don't ever forget the history. It will make and change who we are." - Sukarno

"Christians should be ready for a change because Jesus was the greatest changer in history." - Ralph Abernathy

"You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Anyone who believes you can't change history has never tried to write his memoirs." - David Bengurion

"The world has entered an era of the most profound and challenging change in human history." - Stephen Covey

"The hallmark of our times is change and acceleration, but we have to provide the history." - Jim Leach

"The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Plans made in the nursery Can change the course of history" - Amos Bronson Alcott

"If you are not open to the unprecedented, you will repeat history. If you are open to the unprecedented, you will change history. The difference is prayer." - Mark Batterson

"You want to be a part of something that is going to change history or make history or be bigger than yourself." - Sarah Gadon

"to change our realities, we also have to change our myths. As history amply demonstrates, myths and realities go hand in hand." - Riane Eisler

"Cut the umbilical cord to yesterday. Although we can't change history, we change the effect the past has on the future." - Lee Ezell

"You may not be able to change the events of your history, but you can change the story you've attached to those events." - Amy Chan

"It's taken us a short time to change the nature of nature. In my lifetime, more change than during all preceding human history put together." - Sylvia Earle

"Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history." - Joan Wallach Scott

"There is no authentic inner freedom that does not, sooner or later, also affect and change human history." - Rollo May

"I must accommodate my history to the hour: I may presently change, not only by fortune, but also by intention." - Michel De Montaigne

"Throughout history, people with new ideas-who think differently and try to change things-have always been called troublemakers." - Richelle Mead

"One mushroom cloud would change history. My deepest fear is that this is exactly what they Al Qaeda intend." - George Tenet

"Always history is being made; opinions attitudes and institutions change, and there is evolution in the nature of capitalism" - Frank Knight

"Climate change: Never before in history have human beings been called on to act collectively in defence of the Earth" - Desmond Tutu

"Popularity is the pocket change of history. The true measure is courage. There will never be another Charlton Heston." - Tom Selleck

"It's not like I'm just trying to win and get elected. I'm trying to change the course of history." - Ron Paul

"I wanted to change history and preserve humanity. But in the process I changed myself and preserved my own." - Danny Lyon

"To make history - to change the actual course of world events - is intoxicating, inspiring, and life-transforming." - David McNally (professor)

"We did it. Make no mistake: We have written history. Today there's a change of guards in Denmark." - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

"Technological change can become 'fetishized' as a 'thing in itself', as an exogenous guiding force in the history of capitalism." - David Harvey

"There are so many figures in our history that did not believe they could make a change, and they did." - Malala Yousafzai

"We did it. Make no mistake: We have written history. Today there's a change of guards in Denmark." - Helle Thorningschmidt

"I'm honored that I'm in history, but I don't think it would mean anything if it doesn't change anything." - Raha Moharrak

"Active people don't change the world profoundly; ideas do. Napoleon is less important in world history than Jean-Jacques Rousseau." - Michel Houellebecq

"History is preoccupied with fundamental processes of change. If you are allergic to these processes, you abandon history and take cover in the social sciences. Today anthropology, sociology, etc, flourish. History is sick. But then our society too is sick" - Edward Hallett Carr

"The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history." - Dalai Lama

"In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars." - Richard Nixon

"There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at critical points to create a power that governments cannot suppress." - Howard Zinn

"We're a terribly lonesome society. For all I know, all societies are. You can make a few new friends, that's all. You can't change history. History is happening to us now." - Kurt Vonnegut

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

"In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars." - Richard M. Nixon

"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 Kennedy

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"I'll change the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology." - Barack Obama

"Things spoken can be forgotten and forgiven, but the written word has the power to change the course of history, to alter our lives." - Teresa Mummert

"One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"They did not know what we can now sense as we contemplate the course of history: that change begins in the soul before it shows in our lives..." - Franz Kafka

"We are the "can do" country. We adjust to situations better than any people in the history of the world... We adjust to change." - Dan Rather

"All history is defined by shifting modes of reality and time and how things change. That's what I love about cinema. It changes in the moment." - Ira Sachs

"America, I don't think you can change history." All the same, his expression looked hopeful. "Sure we can. Besides, who'd ever know about it but you and me?" - Kiera Cass

"Knowing how to deal with change effectively is a primary requirement for living successfully in perhaps the most exciting time in all of human history" - Brian Tracy

"History is the queen of the humanities. It teaches wisdom and humility, and it tells us how things change through time." - Gordon S. Wood

"Not only do we naturalize history, but also consequently we naturalize the social phenomena which express our oppression, making change impossible" - Monique Wittig

"History will only change when we are able to use the energy of love, just as we use the energy of the wind, the seas, the atom." - Paulo Coelho

"Globalization ... is the most important change in the history of mankind, and often just the latest name for the conspiracy of the rich against the poor." - Anita Roddick

"All history is defined by shifting modes of reality and time and how things change. That's what I love about cinema. It changes in the moment." - Ira Sachs

"Climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Nobody's going to buy their way out of its effects." - Mark Ruffalo

"It is the first time in the history of Rwanda that political change in the highest leadership of the country has taken place in peace and security." - Paul Kagame

"If our history has taught us anything, it is that action for change directed against the external conditions of our oppressions is not enough." - Audre Lorde

"Never question the power of one! Throughout history it has been the actions of only one person who has inspired the movement of change." - Steve Maraboli

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." - Ronald David Laing

"To change history is very slow. The first two times I came to the States - black people didn't have the right to vote." - Agnes Varda

"I think history has shown that the worst way to [try to] bring people over and actually change public opinion is by insult and applied degradation of them." - E O Wilson

"History, we know, is apt to repeat itself, and to foist very old incidents upon us with only a slight change of costume." - George Eliot

"We must change the system of education and instruction. Unfortunately, history has shown us that brotherhood must be learned, when it should be natural." - Josephine Baker

"History shows that people often do cast their votes for amorphous reasons-the most powerful among them being the need for change. Just ask Bill Clinton." - Gwen Ifill

"We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." - R D Laing

"All history is defined by shifting modes of reality and time and how things change. That's what I love about cinema. It changes in the moment." - Ira Sachs

"When it comes to providing aid, developing innovations, and making bold steps that change the course of history, the United States is usually on the front lines." - Seth Berkley

"All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities for life. Change is the one constant in human history." - Wade Davis

"An ordinary Turk, an ordinary Arab, an ordinary Tunisian can change history. We believe that democracy is good, and that our people deserve it." - Ahmet Davutoglu

"I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book." - Antonia Fraser

"We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history." - Sonia Johnson

"Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values." - Arthur M Schlesinger Jr

"I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time." - Frederik Pohl

"Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values." - Arthur M Schlesinger

"People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn't. Social attitudes don't change in a straight line. There's always a backlash against progressive ideas." - Erica Jong

"I have seen how effective language attached to policies that are mainstream and delivered by people who are passionate and effective can change the course of history." - Frank Luntz

"There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity, unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change." - Edward Witten

"The eternal struggle in the law between constancy and change is largely a struggle between history and reason, between past reason and present needs." - Felix Frankfurter

"...a nation could change its way of life, its history, its technology, its art, literature, and culture, but it would never have a real chance to change its gestures." - Orhan Pamuk

"I thought poetry could change everything, could change history and could humanize, and I think that the illusion is very necessary to push poets to be involved and to believe, but now I think that poetry changes only the poet." - Mahmoud Darwish

"You keep plugging away-that's the way social change takes place. That's the way every social change in history has taken place: by a lot of people, who nobody ever heard of, doing work." - Noam Chomsky

"Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don't believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you're likely to have issues." - Larry Page

"Destroying Iraq was the greatest strategic blunder this country has made in its history. Unless we change course, there's every reason to believe the Iraq War will end up changing the United States more than it will ever change Iraq." - Robert Baer

"In most organizations, change comes in only two flavors: trivial and traumatic. Review the history of the average organization and you'll discover long periods of incremental fiddling punctuated by occasional bouts of frantic, crisis-driven change." - Gary Hamel

"History will never change because of politics or conquests or theories or wars; that's mere repitition, it's been going on since the beginning of time. History will only change when we are able to use the energy of love, just as we use energy of the wind, the seas, the atom." - Paulo Coelho

"Black History is enjoying the life of our ancestors who paved the way for every African-American. No matter what color you are, the history of Blacks affected everyone; that's why we should cherish and respect Black history. Black history changed America and is continuing to change and shape our country. Black history is about everyone coming together to better themselves and America. Black history is being comfortable in your own skin no matter what color you are. Black history makes me proud of where I came from and where I am going in life." - Bernice Mosby

"As a writer of fiction who deals with technology, I necessarily deal with the history of technology and the history of technologically induced social change. I roam up and down it in a kind of special way because I roam down it into history, which is invariably itself a speculative affair." - William Gibson

"We Americans write our own history. And the chapters of which we're proudest are the ones where we had the courage to change. Time and again, Americans have seen the need for change, and have taken the initiative to bring that change to life." - Al Gore

"The introduction of the Christian religion into the world has produced an incalculable change in history. There had previously been only a history of nations-there is now a history of mankind; and the idea of an education of human nature as a whole.-an education the work of Jesus Christ Himself-is become like a compass for the historian, the key of history, and the hope of nations." - Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigne

"Change begets change." - Charles Dickens

"All history is contemporary history." - Benedetto Croce

"When history calls, history calls," - Olympia Snowe

"Beneath every history, another history." - Hilary Mantel

"All history is modern history." - Wallace Stevens

"Black history is American history." - Morgan Freeman

"As history has demonstrated many times over, change may arrive slowly or quickly but it is the one constant, in one form or another, on which we can all count." - Aberjhani

"My administration will be more supportive of the good works done here than any administration in the history of this country because I understand the power of faith, that faith can change lives." - George W Bush

"For any student of history, change is the law of life. Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be." - Henry A Kissinger

"We need a revolution in the West: not violent overthrow, but a willingness to take responsibility for the course of history being set forth in our names. We need a revolution determined to activate broad, inclusive social change." - Christina Baldwin

"For every generation, there is a destiny. For some, history decides. For this generation, the choice must be our own. [...] Our destiny in the midst of change will rest on the unchanged character of our people, and on their faith." - Lyndon B Johnson

"The most remarkable change in the moral history of mankind has been the rise - and occasionally the application - of the view that all people, and not just one's own kind, are entitled to fair treatment." - James Q Wilson

"I don't think that a leader can control, to any great extent, his destiny. Very seldom can he step in and change the situation if the forces of history are running in another direction." - Richard Nixon

"A man who goes forth to take the life of another whom he does not know must believe one thing only - that by his act he will change the course of history." - Yitzhak Shamir

"The Self doesn't live forever in time, it lives in the timeless present prior to time, prior to history, change, succession. The Self is present as Pure Presence, not as everlasting duration, a rather horrible notion." - Ken Wilber

"Are we amateurs and not professionals? We know the lessons of history, we know the mistakes and we either act accordingly or collapse. Salvation lies in clarity and the courage to implement change" - Thomas S. Power

"I think we are constantly faced with the same decision. The decision to be blindly obedient to authority versus the decision to try and change things by fighting the powers that be is always, throughout history, the only decision." - Abbie Hoffman

"If I could apologise and go back and change history I would do. But the goal is still a goal, Argentina became world champions and I was the best player in the world" - Diego Maradona

"History is a process of transformation through conversation. In our efforts to produce change,we often forget how important it is to pay attention to what is being conserved." - Humberto Maturana

"Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions." - Angela Carter

"We are about to change history, said Saphira. We"re throwing ourselves off a cliff without knowing how deep the water below is. Ah, but what a glorious flight! (Eragon to Saphira)" - Christopher Paolini

"Dates are convenient hooks on which we can hang our memories of events. But history is all about people - people like you and me who did things to change the world." - Joan Lowery Nixon

"Everything starts with one person . . . I don't care if you're 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world." - Mother Angelica

"We are about to change history, said Saphira. We're throwing ourselves off a cliff without knowing how deep the water below is. Ah, but what a glorious flight! (Eragon to Saphira)" - Christopher Paolini

"If we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled to relive it. True. But if we do not change the future, we shall be compelled to endure it. And that could be worse." - Alvin Toffler

"To elevate the goals of humankind, to achieve high moral purpose, to realize major intended change, leaders must thrust themselves into the most intractable processes and structures of history and ultimately master them." - James Macgregor Burns

"Since periods of great change, such as the present one, come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world." - Dalai Lama

"History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity." - James Anthony Froude

"Unfortunately, what is happening now in our central regions is evidence of this global climate change, because we have never in our history faced such weather conditions in the past." - Dmitry Medvedev

"Sooner I'd try to change history than turn political, than try convincing others to write letters or to vote or to march or to do something they didn't already feel like doing." - Richard Bach



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