Quotation Explorer - 'Alter'

I looked at her, exhausted in the hospital bed, and she looked at you, and you looked at me looking at her with eyes that had never known anything else, and for a moment there I swear we saw each other with a clarity that nothing can alter, not time, not heartbreak, not death. - Garth Risk Hallberg
The seeking face that will not alter when presented with reason, must delight in its wearer's prideful ignorance. - Justin Kyle McFarlane Beau
God alone knows the future, but only an historian can alter the past. - Ambrose Bierce
Prolong not the pastInvite not the futureDo not alter your innate wakefulnessFear not appearancesThere in nothing more than this - Ram Dass
One doesn't intentionally to alter the truth, just enhance it and make it more memorable. - John H. Alexander
You change society by changing the wind. Change the wind, transform the debate, recast the discussion, alter the context in which political discussions are being made, and you will change the outcomes... You will be surprised at how fast the politicians adjust to the change in the wind. - Jim Wallis
Prayer does not alter that which God has determined; it never changes anything. It merely achieves what He has already foreordained. - Watchman Nee
When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir? - John Maynard Keynes
It only takes one thought in one moment to alter the course of your life. - Mark Donnelly
Feelings could override facts, as facts could alter feelings. Choose the truth first, rather than following after feelings. - Anthony Liccione
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. - Oscar Wilde
An agreeable manner may set off handsome features, but can never alter plain ones. - Jane Austen
Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless… but you’re not worthless, you’re unappreciated. - Steve Maraboli
Don't let me get into your head. I will twist it and alter it until even you won't recognize yourself. You cannot begin to comprehend the power I possess. I can harm you in any way impossible. - Troy Bisson
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. - H.G. Wells
It is impossible, or not easy, to alter by argument what has long been absorbed by habit - Aristotle
The huge modern heresy is to alter the human soul to fit modern social conditions, instead of altering modern social conditions to fit the human soul. - G.K. Chesterton
What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
The seeking face that does not alter when presented with peace and reason, must bask in its wearer's prideful ignorance. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. - Lord Acton
your morse code interferes with my heart beat. I had a steady heart before you, I replied upon it, it had seen active service and grown strong. Now you alter its pace with your own rhythm you play upon me, drumming me taught. - Jeanette Winterson
That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one's mind when occasion demands it. - Terence
Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter. - Sharon Salzberg
Just like me. Just like so many others. Tragedies may change who we are, may alter the paths we take, sometimes drastically. But we can still continue on, continue living for tomorrow. Tomorrow is always worth fighting for." Mach Derune, A Time for Revenge, The End of Old Ways series - A.W.Chrystalis
It's nice to think that picking uncertain paths may not necessarily alter their destination too drastically, simply the journey undertaken to reach it. - Emma Cameron
We despair of changing the habits of men, still we would alter institutions, the habits of millions of men. - George Iles
Time stood still so she learnt to alter her focus. - Nikki Rowe
Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it. - Ayn Rand
Instead of allowing a situation to alter your attitude negatively. Let your positive attitude alter the situation. - karan godara
Never ever allow your present predicament to alter your goals in life. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
The difference between God and the historians consists above all in the fact that God cannot alter the past. - Samuel Butler
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. - Martha Beck
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams
The mind which is reluctant to change or alter is "ME and I". The mind which is ready to get empty and altered is "BUDDHA". - Aditya Ajmera
But if you were to die ten times for him, you would not alter his destiny in the slightest - Hermann Hesse
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views...which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering. - Doctor Who
Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...
All the tough lessons in life are meant for negative ending to positive beginning. Like fall to spring. During such time nature warn us to alter everything in our life including mind. Such transformation are vital and essential. If we don't alter nature create force of destruction. - Aditya Ajmera
Positive thoughts dramatically alter the direction of your life. - Thomas, Lynne
Don't let your tragedies fool you, they were never meant to alter your path; just re-pave your direction. Spend time nurturing the things that once tore you apart and you will find within you, your most empowering strength. - Nikki Rowe
It has been said that although God cannot alter the past, historians can --it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He tolerates their existence. - Samuel Butler
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulities or you alter yourself to meet them.
Life does not change if you only modify the content, your life will change if you will dare to alter the context. - Santosh Kalwar
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude. - William James
I barely trust established sources of information. I have a hard time finding [Wikipedia], an encyclopedia that anyone can alter, to be a safe way to learn about anything except how many idiots think their opinions are a suitable substitute for facts. - Randy K. Milholland
If you want to change something by Tuesday, theater is no good. Journalism is what does that.But, if you want to just alter the chemistry of the moral matrix, then theater has a longer half-life. - Tom Stoppard
I cannot bring myself to judge those who are defending their lands against an immoral violent foreign invader. The fact that the immoral violent foreign invader happens to be the U.S. government does not alter my view. - Dave Champion
For she could not really know how profound had become my mistrust of a world in which wars could still come into evil flower, and in which individuals could play with and brutally alter the myriad personal fates of whole nations of men and women. - Kenneth MacKenzie
When all your efforts are channeled through a common canal for progress, no condition can alter a single sentence of your success story! Dream it; Drive it; Be in focus! - Israelmore Ayivor
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 A. Forude
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity. - John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
One stroke out of sync may alter the picture, but it doesn't cancel purpose; it may slow you down but doesn't disqualify you. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. - William James
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. - William James
Good ideas alter the power balance in relationships, that is why good ideas are always initially resisted. Good ideas come with a heavy burden. Which is why so few people have them. So few people can handle it. - Hugh Macleod
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams
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