ᐅ169+ Quotes About Growth and Change (IMPROVEMENT)

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." ~ James Cash Penney

“We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.”

"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't." ~ Frank A. Clark

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never gro

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”

"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward." ~ Ellen Glasgow

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs

"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it." ~ Andy Rooney

“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.”

"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead." ~ Morihei Ueshiba

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune

"I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value." ~ Hermann Hesse

“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.

"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." ~ Bruce Lee

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." ~ Napoleon Hill

“Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect

"Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually. You are not living by human laws. Expect miracles and see them take place. Hold ever before you the thought of prosperity and abundance and know that doing so sets in motion forces that will bring it into being." ~ Eileen Caddy

“Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness”

"Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness" ~ Jean Vanier

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose." ~ Wayne Dyer

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." ~ Abraham Maslow

“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”

"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone." ~ John C. Maxwell

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”

"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way." ~ Henry David Thoreau

“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted

"When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready." ~ Thubten Chodron

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." ~ William Shakespeare

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin

“The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.”

"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice." ~ George Eliot

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." ~ e. e. cummings

“A feeling of continuous growth is a wonderful source of motivation and self confidence.”

"A feeling of continuous growth is a wonderful source of motivation and self confidence." ~ Brian Tracy

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ~ George Bernard Shaw

“Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees”

"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees" ~ J. Willard Marriott

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence,

"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder." ~ Ronald Reagan

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." ~ John F. Kennedy

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." ~ Anais Nin

“I’m a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning and growth

"I'm a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it's about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us." ~ Jack Canfield

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." ~ Albert Einstein

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~ Viktor E. Frankl

“Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember

"Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself." ~ Julia Cameron

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.”

"You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety." ~ Abraham Maslow

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually

"All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work." ~ Calvin Coolidge

“Knowledge is a plant of slow growth.”

"Knowledge is a plant of slow growth." ~ Thomas Cooper

“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that

"Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." ~ Leo Tolstoy

“People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt

"People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die." ~ Plato

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become

"When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow." ~ Anais Nin

“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience." ~ Henry Miller

“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when

"It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things." ~ Donald Miller

“Develop what you lack.”

"Develop what you lack." ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“To me I seem to be constantly growing. I must respond to varying conditions, yet remain

"To me I seem to be constantly growing. I must respond to varying conditions, yet remain changeless within." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth; the newer, and greater,

"Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth; the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a night; oaks require decades. A fad lives its life in a few weeks; a philosophy lives through generations and centuries." ~ William George Jordan

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement,

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~ Benjamin Franklin

“All growth depends upon activity.”

"All growth depends upon activity." ~ Calvin Coolidge

“Big doors swing on little hinges.”

"Big doors swing on little hinges." ~ W. Clement Stone

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you

"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." ~ Terry Pratchett

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.”

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition." ~ Mark Twain

“Growth is the only evidence of life.”

"Growth is the only evidence of life." ~ John Henry Newman

“Look at each day as a chance to invest life into life. A chance to share your experience

"Look at each day as a chance to invest life into life. A chance to share your experience and deposit it into someone else's conscience. Each day is a chance to work miracles in the lives of others." ~ Jim Rohn

“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage

"Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth." ~ Susan L. Taylor

“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress

"Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.”

"You don't need to change the world; you need to change yourself." ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love." ~ Pearl S. Buck

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”

"Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Forgiveness is a process of giving up the old for something new. Old experiences and memories

"Forgiveness is a process of giving up the old for something new. Old experiences and memories that we hold on to in anger, resentment, shame, or guilt cloud our spirit mind. The truth is, everything that has happened had to happen. It was a growth experience. There was something you needed to know or learn. If you stay angry, hurt, afraid, ashamed, or guilty, you miss the lesson. You will be stuck in a cloud of pain." ~ Iyanla Vanzant

“Growth has failed on its own terms. You can’t have infinite growth in a world of finite

"Growth has failed on its own terms. You can't have infinite growth in a world of finite resources." ~ Andrew Simms

“You cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does, she will wither without

"You cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does, she will wither without sun; she will decay in her sheath as a narcissus will if you do not give her air enough; she might fall and defile her head in dust if you leave her without help at some moments in her life; but you cannot fetter her; she must take her own fair form and way if she take any." ~ John Ruskin

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." ~ Albert Einstein

“Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness." ~ Pearl S. Buck

“I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life

"I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth." ~ Henry Miller

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not

"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations." ~ Anais Nin

“Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.”

"Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping." ~ Julia Margaret Cameron

“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs

"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." ~ Virginia Satir

“Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.

"Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth." ~ Lenny Kravitz

“Murder is a plant of slow growth.”

"Murder is a plant of slow growth." ~ Mignon G. Eberhart

“Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining

"Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists." ~ Noam Chomsky

“All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.”

"All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance." ~ Edward Gibbon

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from

"Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“An elephant is vastly more efficient, metabolically, than a mouse. It’s the same for

"An elephant is vastly more efficient, metabolically, than a mouse. It's the same for a megacity as opposed to a village. But an elephant can break a leg very easily, whereas you can toss a mouse out of a window and it'll be fine. Size makes you fragile." ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out.”

"The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out." ~ Charles Revson

“Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts

"Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business." ~ Richard Branson

“Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.

"Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth." ~ Anjelica Huston

“And so all growth that is not towards God Is growing to decay.”

"And so all growth that is not towards God Is growing to decay." ~ George MacDonald

“The basic idea was that if a country would put its economy as an integrated piece of the

"The basic idea was that if a country would put its economy as an integrated piece of the world system, that it would benefit from that with economic growth. I concur with that basic view." ~ Jeffrey Sachs

“A lover of Jesus and of the truth can lift himself above himself in spirit.”

"A lover of Jesus and of the truth can lift himself above himself in spirit." ~ Thomas a Kempis

“Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems.”

"Every garden presents innumerable fascinating problems." ~ Winston Churchill

“My center does not come from my mind – it feels in me like a plot of warm moist well

"My center does not come from my mind - it feels in me like a plot of warm moist well tilled earth with the sun shining hot on it... It seems I would rather feel starkly empty than let any thing be planted that cannot be tended to the fullest possibility of its growth." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

“It’s important to balance the drudgery with inspiration. It’s a nightmare if you are just

"It's important to balance the drudgery with inspiration. It's a nightmare if you are just existing in the present project - you don't feel a sense of your own growth." ~ Peter Wolf

“All the great spiritual traditions have placed major emphasis upon meditation as a path

"All the great spiritual traditions have placed major emphasis upon meditation as a path to personal growth." ~ David Fontana

“It is less what one is that should matter, than what one is not.”

"It is less what one is that should matter, than what one is not." ~ Wei Wu Wei

“If one is constantly challenged, one grows. If one becomes complacent, one stultifies.”

"If one is constantly challenged, one grows. If one becomes complacent, one stultifies." ~ Catherine Stock

“Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain,

"Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

“What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral

"What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows - it must grow; nothing can prevent it." ~ Mark Twain

“Close scrutiny will show that most of these everyday socalled “crisis situations”

"Close scrutiny will show that most of these everyday socalled “crisis situations” are not life-or-death matters at all, but opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are." ~ Maxwell Maltz

“Love dies only when growth stops.”

"Love dies only when growth stops." ~ Pearl S. Buck

“Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection

"Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use." ~ Sri Aurobindo

“Man seems the only growth that dwindles here.”

"Man seems the only growth that dwindles here." ~ Oliver Goldsmith

“Tis thus the mercury of man is fix’d, Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix’d.”

"Tis thus the mercury of man is fix'd, Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix'd." ~ Alexander Pope

“The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured

"The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us." ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

“The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme.”

"The English countryside, its growth and its destruction, is a genuine and tragic theme." ~ E. M. Forster

“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic

"Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

"Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds." ~ Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes, being true to yourself means changing your mind. Self changes, and

"Sometimes, being true to yourself means changing your mind. Self changes, and you follow." ~ Vera Nazarian

“Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur.”

"Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur." ~ Joanna Russ

“To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people.”

"To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people." ~ Ho Chi Minh

“Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full

"Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain." ~ John Dryden

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at

"I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times." ~ Mukesh Ambani

“Men are but children of a larger growth.”

"Men are but children of a larger growth." ~ John Dryden

“Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom”

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom" ~ Samuel Johnson

“Most companies aim to get bigger. But beyond a certain point, bigness becomes synonymous

"Most companies aim to get bigger. But beyond a certain point, bigness becomes synonymous with badness. Think of Big Pharma, Big Auto, Big Oil. Worse, if you are regularly described as one of the Big Four, Five, or Six in any business sector, you are probably already in the sights of regulators and lawmakers." ~ Andrew Hill

“There are as many foolhardy ways to grow as there are to downsize.”

"There are as many foolhardy ways to grow as there are to downsize." ~ Gary Hamel

"Normal consciousness is a state of stupor, in which the sensibility to the wholly real and responsiveness to the stimuli of the spirit are reduced. The mystics, knowing that man is involved in a hidden history of the cosmos, endeavor to awake from the drowsiness and apathy and to regain the state of wakefulness for their enchanted souls." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

“If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of

"If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy." ~ James Monroe

"By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top." ~ Sakya Pandita

"The experience of surprise is a sign of one's readiness to grow." ~ Sidney Jourard

"In his attempt to develop the beauty he sees, the artist develops himself." ~ Charles Webster Hawthorne

"The growth that an artist seeks is a fine combination of mastering craft, garnering an audience, maintaining one's mental health, and working mightily from a ever-expanding base of experience." ~ Eric Maisel

"Art is not an amusement, nor a distraction, nor is it, as many men maintain, an escape from life. On the contrary, it is a high training of the soul, essential to the soul's growth, to its unfoldment." ~ Lawren Harris

“The work keeps getting deeper, more honest. I continue to work on a piece until I feel it

"The work keeps getting deeper, more honest. I continue to work on a piece until I feel it breathe on its own." ~ Laura Harris

"Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming." ~ Vita Sackville-West

"Whatever helps to shape the human being - to make the individual what he is, or hinder him from being what he is not - is part of his education." ~ John Stuart Mill

"Man's duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself." ~ Immanuel Kant

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey

"There is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations." ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"As I live in awareness of, growth in, and gratitude for mercy, my life will bring glory to Him" ~ Sandy Smith

"You think you're developing and getting better and then you see something you did years ago. Looking at your early work.. sometimes it has a depth that surprises you." ~ Andrew Wyeth

"Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high." ~ Jim Rohn

"Engaging in an authentic, meaningful conversation with consumers will be the key to marketing success and growth, even if that means acknowledging negative feedback; transparency is paramount." ~ Ron Blake

“Men and women are but children of a larger growth.”

"Men and women are but children of a larger growth." ~ George Eliot

“What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth.”

"What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth." ~ Mark Twain

"Is your company so small you have to do everything for yourself? Wait until you're so big that you can't. That's worse." ~ Michael Bloomberg

"Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Every winner has scars." ~ Herbert Newton Casson

"A soulmate is the person who makes your sould grow the most." ~ Caroline Myss

"The quality of American life is an insult to the possibilities of human growth... the pollution of American space, with gadgetry and cars and TV and box architecture, brutalizes the senses, making gray neurotics of most of us, and perverse spiritual athletes and strident self-transcenders of the best of us." ~ Susan Sontag

"The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life." ~ Bruce Jenner

"Our pleasures and our discontents, Are rounds by which we may ascend." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us; there have been many circulation of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud." ~ George Eliot

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth." ~ Anna Leonowens

"I think the challenge is to takedifficult and painful times and turn them into something beneficial, something that makes you grow." ~ Michelle Akers

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation." ~ George Washington

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security." ~ Gail Sheehy

"Experience is knowing a lot of things you shouldnt do." ~ William S. Knudsen

"True growth is a process which one allows to happen rather than causes to happen." ~ Gerald May

"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing." ~ William Butler Yeats

"All of us need to grow continuously in our lives." ~ Les Brown

"Change is inevitable. Growth is optional." ~ John C. Maxwell

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth." ~ George Washington

"Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It's growth - - mental, financial you name it." ~ Harold Geneen

"Besides that, when elsewhere the harvest of wheat is most abundant, there it comes up less by one-fourth than what you have sowed. There, methinks, it were a proper place for men to sow their wild oats, where they would not spring up." ~ Plautus

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." ~ Winston Churchill

"In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important." ~ Les Brown

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." ~ Abraham Lincoln

"I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows." ~ Emily Carr

"With each passage of human growth we must shed a protective structure . We are left exposed and vulnerable - but also yeasty and embryonic again, capable of stretching in ways we hadn't known before." ~ Gail Sheehy

"There are no limits to growth and human progress when men and women are free to follow their dreams." ~ Ronald Reagan

"A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction." ~ Audre Lorde

"Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another." ~ Norman Mailer

"The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual." ~ Samuel Smiles

"Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life." ~ Herbert Otto Gille

"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown." ~ George Shinn

"Everything is a gift of the universe -even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." ~ Ken Keyes Jr.

"In a narrow circle the mind contracts. Man grows with his expanded needs." ~ Friedrich Schiller

"O, my lord, You said that idle weeds are fast in growth: The prince my brother hath outgrown me far." ~ William Shakespeare

"The story of the African-American people is the story of the settlement and growth of America itself, a universal tale that all people should experience." ~ Henry Louis Gates

"Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back." ~ Babe Ruth

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." ~ Elbert Hubbard

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain

"Cultivate Curiosity. If you really want to grow in your lifetime, learn to be as inquisitive as a child. Curious people are never bored, and for them life becomes an unending study of joy." ~ Tony Robbins

"Elevate. Each day, live to elevate yourself, each day elevate one person. Make elevation your religion and you shall reach infinity." ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Every man comes into the world with a predisposition to grow along certain lines, and growth is easier for him along those lines than in any other way." ~ Wallace D. Wattles

"The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old." ~ William James

"What you pay attention to grows. Pay attention to your loveliness, your magnificent self. Begin now." ~ Geneen Roth

"If you want to succeed, double your failure rate." ~ Thomas J. Watson

"Success is not just the crowning moment, the spiking of the ball in the end zone or the raising of the flag on the summit. It is the whole process of reaching for a goal and, sometimes, it begins with failure." ~ Erik Weihenmayer

"It takes time to build a corporate work of art. It takes time to build a life. And it takes time to develop and grow. So give yourself, your enterprise, and your family the time they deserve and the time they require." ~ Jim Rohn

"Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more." ~ Ossie Davis

"If you're not living a life on the edge you're taking up too much space! ... You learn the most when you're out of your comfort zone!" ~ Jim Whittaker

"Don't be afraid to go for positions, jobs or take on clients just outside of your knowledge base. It's when you're uncomfortable that you learn and grow the most." ~ Barbara Corcoran

"Speak the truth. Speak it loud and often, calmly but insistently, and speak it, as the Quakers say, to power. Material accumulation is not the purpose of human existence. All growth is not good. The environment is a necessity, not a luxury. There is such a thing as enough." ~ Donella Meadows

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough." ~ Marissa Mayer

"So, what if, instead of thinking about solving you whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow." ~ Rainbow Rowell

"How do you know you have won? When the energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group." ~ John Harvey-Jones

"Poor people and most of the middle class are not willing to be uncomfortable. Remember, being comfortable is their biggest priority in life... The only time you can actually grow is when you are outside your comfort zone." ~ T. Harv Eker

"If we stop and look over the past and then into the future, we can see that the possibilities are growing greater and greater every day; that we have scarcely begun to reach the proper results from the field we have before us." ~ David H. McConnell

"In this life we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices. Making perfect choices all of the time is not possible. It just doesn't happen. But it is possible to make good choices we can live with and grow from." ~ James E. Faust

"The most important thing to remember about drunks is that drunks are far more intelligent than non-drunks- they spend a lot of time talking in pubs, unlike workaholics who concentrate on their careers and ambitions, who never develop their higher spiritual values, who never explore the insides of their head like a drunk does." ~ Shane MacGowan

"Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities." ~ Iyanla Vanzant

"Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity." ~ Henry Ford

“Thinking is growth; we cannot think without growing

"Thinking is growth; we cannot think without growing." ~ Wallace D. Wattles

"Problems in human engineering will receive during the coming years the same genius and attention which the nineteenth century gave to the more material forms of engineering. We have laid good foundations for industrial prosperity, now we want to assure the happiness and growth of the workers through vocational education, vocational guidance, and wisely managed employment departments. A great field for industrial experimentation and statemanship is opening up." ~ Thomas A. Edison

"Every new level of growth we hope to experience as leaders calls for a new level of change. You cannot have one without the other. If you want to be a better leader, get ready to make some trades." ~ John C. Maxwell

"For things to change, you have to change. For things to be different, you have to be different. Before financial success can occur personal growth must occur." ~ Jim Rohn

"I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn't. In fact, I didn't even know you were supposed to have one." ~ John C. Maxwell

"Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow." ~ Lawrence Clark Powell

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ~ Andy Warhol

"Every time you make a mistake, don’t bring up everything that’s wrong with yourself; tell yourself that you’re paying the price for growth and that you will learn to do better next time. Every positive thing you can say to yourself will help." ~ John C. Maxwell

"If only you could see the whole picture, if you knew the whole story, you would realize that no problem ever comes to you that does not have a purpose in your life, that cannot contribute to your inner growth." ~ Peace Pilgrim

"The girls gave their hearts into their mother's keeping-their souls into their father's; and to both parents, who lived and labored so faithfully for them, they gave a love that grew with their growth, and bound them tenderly together by the sweetest tie which blesses life and outlives death." ~ Louisa May Alcott

"In our spring-time every day has its hidden growths in the mind, as it has in the earth when the little folded blades are getting ready to pierce the ground." ~ George Eliot

"A mind, once formed, is never suited after, One yet in growth will ever grateful be. [Ger., Wer fertig ist, dem ist nichts recht zu machen, Ein Werdender wird immer dankbar sein.]" ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"No education deserves the name unless it develops thought, unless it pierces down to the mysterious spiritual principle of mind, and starts that into activity and growth." ~ Edwin Percy Whipple

"No propagation or multiplication is more rapid that that of evil, unless it be checked; no growth more certain." ~ Charles Caleb Colton

“Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle

"Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars." ~ Brian Tracy

"The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast." ~ Peter Drucker

"One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power." ~ Bertrand Russell

"The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one." ~ William H. Seward

"There is always new life trying to emerge in each of us. Too often we ignore the signs of resurrection and cling to part of life that have died for us." ~ Joan D. Chittister

“I just think it’s growth when you pursue something you’re not sure you can do.”

"I just think it's growth when you pursue something you're not sure you can do." ~ Gore Verbinski

“We have discovered that exercise is strongly correlated with increased brain mass, better

"We have discovered that exercise is strongly correlated with increased brain mass, better cognition, mood regulation, and new cell growth." ~ Eric Jensen

"I think that France has not made it clear enough recently to our German friends how important it is to introduce euro bonds as a tool against speculation. And how the necessary budget discipline needs to be accompanied by growth." ~ Francois Hollande

"We find ourselves in a difficult situation in Europe. There's a crisis, weak growth, unemployment... my duty is to ensure that by the end of my mandate France is in a better state than it was at the beginning." ~ Francois Hollande

"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice." ~ E. W. Howe

"Despite Arizona's remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan." ~ Jane D. Hull

"Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge." ~ David Hume

"Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die." ~ Ivan Illich

“But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth

"But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events." ~ Muhammad Iqbal

"Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom." ~ Ernest Istook

"Watch the walls come down, whether it's in the South or on Wall Street. When the walls come down, what do we find? More markets, more talent, more capital and growth. Which means that the race and sex discrimination stunt economic growth. It's not good for capitalism. It's not good for America's growth. And it's not morally right." ~ Jesse Jackson

"The long term sustainable growth in job creation comes from the private sector. It is important that the Obama administration partner with the private sector and come up with the best possible ideas for creating jobs." ~ Valerie Jarrett

"Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel, to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago." ~ Meir Kahane

“The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force

"The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change." ~ Kenneth Kaunda

"Promoting job creation and economic growth in the Hudson Valley is one of my top priorities in Congress." ~ Sue Kelly

"I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business." ~ Jack Kemp

"Economic growth doesn't mean anything if it leaves people out." ~ Jack Kemp

"If we have an honest discussion on whether the war on poverty should be fought with welfare or with economic growth in the private sector, Democrats will lose black votes." ~ Alveda King

"The root cause of the looming energy problem - and the key to easing environmental, economic and religious tensions while improving public health - is to address the unending, and unequal, growth of the human population. And the one proven way to reduce fertility rates is to empower young women by educating them." ~ Lawrence M. Krauss

"Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body." ~ James Larkin

"I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth." ~ Jared Leto

"One of the reasons that the Senate was structured and founded the way it is, as opposed to the House, it was designed for gridlock. It was designed to stop massive new laws being passed and voted on daily. It was designed to stop the growth of government." ~ Rush Limbaugh

"Real prosperity comes from everybody in the country working together in a growth mode. Real prosperity comes as a result of people's own initiative and efforts and so forth. Prosperity, if it comes from the government, is not prosperity. It's an existence or a subsistence or whatever, but it isn't prosperity." ~ Rush Limbaugh

"Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth." ~ Harold MacMillan

"The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment." ~ Herbert Marcuse

"You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them." ~ Orison Swett Marden

"I think that the EU with the Lisbon agenda has put the right emphasis on growth and employment." ~ Angela Merkel

"Even your most talented employees have room for growth in some area, and you're doing your employee a disservice if the sum of your review is: 'You're great!' No matter how talented the employee, think of ways he could grow towards the position he might want to hold two, five, or 10 years down the line." ~ Kathryn Minshew

"President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless." ~ Mitt Romney

"Through pro-growth policies, by abolishing Obamacare and eliminating other Obama-imposed impediments to economic growth, we will get our economy back on track." ~ Mitt Romney

"The claim made by Team Obama that every dollar in stimulus translates into a dollar-and-a-half in growth is economic fiction. The costs of stimulus reduce future growth. No country has ever spent itself to prosperity. The price of stimulus has to be paid sometime." ~ Karl Rove

"The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public sees where his decisions lead - higher inflation, higher interest rates, higher taxes, sluggish growth, and a jobless recovery." ~ Karl Rove

"I think the most beautiful thing is that we're not parting because there were problems. We're parting because we're celebrating each others' growth." ~ Kelly Rowland

"Having what I call crony capitalism, where you take money from successful small businesses, spend it in Washington on favored industries, on favored individuals, picking winners and losers in the economy, that's not pro-growth economics. That's not entrepreneurial economics. That's not helping small businesses. That's cronyism, that's corporate welfare." ~ Paul Ryan

“Here’s the problem if you keep raising tax rates: You slow down economic growth.”

"Here's the problem if you keep raising tax rates: You slow down economic growth." ~ Paul Ryan

"In a clean break from the Obama years, and frankly from the years before this president, we will keep federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less. That is enough. The choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and we choose to limit government." ~ Paul Ryan

"That's what the Romney plan is all about, how to get jobs created, how to get this debt and deficit under control, how to revive small businesses so we can create jobs, and how to bring growth and opportunity to society instead of this class warfare, instead of speaking to people like they're stuck in some class or station in life." ~ Paul Ryan

"The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind." ~ Vita Sackville-West

"I tell people in their careers, 'Look for growth. Look for the teams that are growing quickly. Look for the companies that are doing well. Look for a place where you feel that you can have a lot of impact.'" ~ Sheryl Sandberg

"The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters." ~ May Sarton

"There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

"Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

"I think growth covers up mistakes." ~ Howard Schultz

"If Vancouver did not succeed as Starbucks from '87 on, our entire international business, which is now thousands of stores and a significant amount of growth and profit, may not have existed." ~ Howard Schultz

"The growth of the company and the license that Starbucks has is to participate in other food and beverage opportunities. We have a global business... and in many parts of the world, tea is much, much bigger than coffee, and we're going to bring tea and bring our capability and our understanding of what we've done for coffee to tea." ~ Howard Schultz

"With a population of more than 600 million people, an emerging middle class that is driving strong consumption, and a robust and resilient economy, Southeast Asia presents a compelling growth opportunity for Starbucks." ~ Howard Schultz

"Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique." ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn." ~ Walter Scott

"Eight shows a week is daunting, and it can be terrifying. But it just instills such a sense of confidence and growth." ~ Brooke Shields

"Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul." ~ George A. Smith

“I did not have implants, I just had a growth spurt.”

"I did not have implants, I just had a growth spurt." ~ Britney Spears

"This generation has given up on growth. They're just hoping for survival." ~ Penelope Spheeris

"Any reasonable economist will tell you that it's nearly impossible to isolate the impact of right-to-work laws on a state's job growth. A multitude of other factors intervene. However, one thing the numbers can show is that right-to-work laws have a negative effect on the wages of workers in that state." ~ Eliot Spitzer

"Years ago I was diagnosed with a condition and my doctors prescribed human growth hormone and testosterone for its treatment. Under medical supervision I have continued to use both medications." ~ Sylvester Stallone

"If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?" ~ Gloria Steinem

"When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified." ~ John Sununu

"You can't fuel real economic growth with indiscriminate credit. You can only fuel it with well-allocated, long-term investment." ~ James Surowiecki

"Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, where the population growth is very high, whereby you don't have the mortgage low yet. Still the demand outstrips supply by much." ~ Al-Waleed bin Talal

"It's hard to find a way forward. When you're 18 it happens in huge chunks every day, but after 20 years, growth is much more costly." ~ James Taylor

"This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man." ~ Edward Thorndike

"If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different. I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society." ~ Strom Thurmond

"We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening." ~ Leo Tolstoy

"Human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barrier of systems." ~ Miguel de Unamuno

"We cannot afford the EPA's continued expansion of red tape that is slowing economic growth and threatening to entangle millions of small businesses." ~ Fred Upton

“There is more potential for economic growth in rural America than at any time in decades.

"There is more potential for economic growth in rural America than at any time in decades." ~ Tom Vilsack

"In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education." ~ Tom Vilsack

"Over the past two years, the Obama Administration and USDA have worked to build a foundation for sustainable economic growth in rural America. At the center of our vision is an effort to increase domestic production and use of renewable energy." ~ Tom Vilsack

"It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice." ~ Henry A. Wallace

"Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic." ~ Evelyn Waugh

"The capitalist system is about taking from the Earth and from the other great commodity, labour. What's happening with this system is that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and the only way out of it is supposed to be growth. But growth is debt. It's going to make the situation worse." ~ Vivienne Westwood

"The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun." ~ Ricky Williams

"Jobs are a priority for every country. Doing more to improve regulation and help entrepreneurs is the key to creating jobs - and more growth." ~ Paul Wolfowitz

"What I'm primarily saying,' he says, 'is that this is a time for knowledge assimilation, not backstabbing. We learned a lesson, you and I. We personally grew. Gratitude for this growth is an appropriate response. Gratitude, and being careful never to make the same mistake twice." ~ George Saunders

"Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount." ~ Frank Herbert

"If we only have great companies, we will merely have a prosperous society, not a great one. Economic growth and power are the means, not the definition, of a great nation." ~ James C. Collins

"The space that I can call mine.. is so small that my ideas have become small. I am like a caterpillar in a cocoon of paper; all around me are sketches for sculptures, small drawings that seem like moths fluttering against the windows, beating their wings to escape from this tiny space.. Every day the ideas come more reluctantly, as though they know I will starve them and stunt their growth." ~ Audrey Niffenegger

"The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair." ~ Sarah Orne Jewett

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength." ~ Sigmund Freud

"Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we're never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?" ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The finest thing under the sun and moon is the human soul. I marvel at the small miracles of kindness that pass between humans, I marvel at the growth of conscience, at the persistence of reason in the face of all superstition or despair. I marvel at human endurance." ~ Anne Rice

"As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you'd always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it." ~ Mitch Albom

"We can be hindered in our development and our personal growth by political conditions. Outer circumstances can constrain us. Only when we are free to develop our innate abilities can we live as free beings. But we are just as much determined by inner potential and outer opportunities as the Stone Age boy on the Rhine, the lion in Africa, or the apple tree in the garden." ~ Jostein Gaarder

"Sensuality often hastens the "Growth of Love" so much that the roots remain weak and are easily torn up." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"Do you have any coffee?'...'It stunts my growth, and I'm afraid of death." ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

"Adults forget the depths of languor into which the adolescent mind decends with ease. They are prone to undervalue the mental growth that occurs during daydreaming and aimless wandering" ~ E. O. Wilson

"First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand." ~ C. S. Lewis

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ...Hope sweetens the memory of experiences well loved. It tempers our troubles to our growth and our strength. It befriends us in the dark hours, excites us in bright ones. It lends promise to the future and purpose to the past. It turns discouragement to determination. Samuel Smiles" ~ Samuel Smiles

"- Growth has its season. There are spring and summer, but there are also fall and winter. And then spring and summer again. As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all be well." ~ Jerzy Kosinski

"... A CLOCKWORK ORANGE- and I said: 'That's a fair gloopy title. Who ever heard of a clockwork orange?' Then I read a malenky bit out loud in a sort of very high type preaching goloss: '- The attempt to impose upon a man, a creature of growth and capable of sweetness, to ooze juicily at the last round the bearded lips of God, to attempt to impose, I say, laws and conditions appropriate to a mechanical creation, against this I raise my swordpen-" ~ Anthony Burgess

"Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself and become a new person." ~ Gerard Way

"Perhaps both men and women in America may hunger, in our material, outward, active, masculine culture, for the supposedly feminine qualities of heart, mind and spirit — qualities which are actually neither masculine nor feminine, but simply human qualities that have been neglected." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Only to a magician is the world forever fluid, infinitely mutable and eternally new. Only he knows the secret of change, only he knows truly that all things are crouched in eagerness to become something else, and it is from this universal tension that he draws his power." ~ Peter S. Beagle

"The franchise and the virus work on the same principle, what thrives in one place will thrive in another. You just have to find a sufficiently virulent business plan, condense it into a three-ring binder ― its DNA ― Xerox it, and embed it in the fertile line of a well-traveled highway, preferably one with a left turn lane. Then the growth will expand until it runs up against its property lines." ~ Neal Stephenson

“At the beginning of all growth, everything imitates.”

"At the beginning of all growth, everything imitates." ~ Pramoedya Ananta Toer

"The body grows slowly and steadily but the soul grows by leaps and bounds. It may come to its full stature in an hour." ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Safety is the most basic task of all. Without sense of safety, no growth can take place. Without safety, all energy goes to defense" ~ Torey L. Hayden

"With each spring comes new life, energy and green growth. In summer comes the sun, warm, kind and enduring. Fall brings its canvas of color in careful, gentle change. Winter brews into faithful strength, beauty in pure white. And then comes you. You are all that Nature offers, a blessing, a gift.. You are the fifth season." ~ Jason F. Wright

"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology... Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions are generated." ~ Bertrand Russell

"Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day." ~ Abraham Maslow