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Flexibility Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Flexibility.

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Acceptance

INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
- Anonymous

Air power is indivisible.
If you split it up into compartments,
you merely pull it to pieces and destroy its greatest asset,
its flexibility.
- Bernard Law Montgomery

The future of healthcare security should include flexibility
from the federal government to allow us to serve the
state's most vulnerable citizens.
- Thomas Vilsack

 

We are hopeful that the North Koreans can show a little bit more realism,
a little bit more flexibility.
- Mitchell Reiss

I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.
- Emma Bonino

It's just so much fun to make up characters,
situations, and everything else about a story.
I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want.
- Margaret Haddix

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Our volunteer fire departments know their needs better than Washington,
D.C.
They need more flexibility on spending grant money
from FEMA and Homeland Security.
- Mike Ross

I had temping jobs also.
I liked the flexibility.
There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.
- Todd Barry

The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen
flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
- Brian Greene

Most families need both parents to work.
Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and
have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers.
- Joan Blades

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition
to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.
- Paul Kagame

A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to
the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement.
- Abba Eban

When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about
being a writer is that I also have the freedom and
flexibility to do something badly,
and no one else can fix it for me.
- Margaret Haddix

However, it required some years before the scientific
community in general accepted that flexibility and
disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems.
- Robert Huber

Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today,
Japanese flexibility is the greatest.
- Stephen Gardiner

Players have a great deal of flexibility when conducting
diplomatic relations with their allies.
- Mike Simpson

I love working with the quartet.
I have more freedom and flexibility.
- Boz Scaggs

U.S.
assistance provides the Jordanian government needed
flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S.
national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.
- Richard Armitage

If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want
to bring you flexibility,
think again.
You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade
your fellow citizens to adopt it.
You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it.
That's flexibility.
- Antonin Scalia

The only way to create a foundational document that
could stand the test of time was to build in enough
flexibility that later generations would be able to
adapt it to their own needs and uses.
- Diane Wood

The big difference is the size of the crew and the
flexibility of shooting because of the size.
I mean, it's crazy.
So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind,
whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility.
- Bille August

Focus on your problem zones, your strength,
your energy, your flexibility and all the rest.
Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning.
Also, you should change your program every thirty days.
That's the key.
- Jack LaLanne

In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives,
I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers
could become social workers,
or foster carers become teachers.
- Estelle Morris

Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system
has served us well over the centuries,
that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability
and flexibility and that we should not cast away in
a minute what has taken generations to build.
- Ferdinand Mount

There is no more reason to think that they expected
the world to remain static than there is to think that
any of us holds a crystal ball.
The only way to create a foundational document that
could stand the test of time was to build in enough
flexibility that later generations would be able to
adapt it to their own needs and uses.
- Diane Wood

In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost,
it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost.
If you cannot accurately predict the future then you
must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
- Edward de Bono

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay committed to your decisions,
but stay flexible in your approach.
- Tony Robbins

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our
recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.
- Peter Berger

I believe in an evolving Constitution.
A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider
not merely how the world once was,
but how it ought to be.
- Eliot Spitzer

It is safest to be moderately base -
to be flexible in shame,
and to be always ready for what is generous,
good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.
- Sydney Smith

It's one of my favorite things to do,
watch TV and stretch.
I'm so flexible.
I can put my legs behind my head.
I want to be the most flexible person in the world.
- Mo Rocca

It's all very well to have principles,
but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
- Eugene Ormandy

So I said to the gym instructor: 'Can you teach me
to do the splits?' He said:
'How flexible are you?' I said: I can't make Tuesdays.'
- Tim Vine

There is an immense, painful longing for a broader,
more flexible, fuller, more coherent,
more comprehensive account of what we human beings are,
who we are and what this life is for.
- Saul Bellow

It's all about being flexible, and avoiding choices whenever possible.
Choices suck, they are inherently limiting.
- Craig Armstrong

The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible
conscience and an inflexible politeness.
- Marguerite Gardiner

Technology makes things faster and more cost-effective,
but it's not perfect.
It requires you to be as flexible as you can be.
- John Phillips

We have believed for many years, much earlier than
anyone else was talking about this issue,
that it was in the interest of China to evolve to a
more flexible exchange rate system.
- Rodrigo Rato

Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible.
- Lawrence Hargrave

We have the most flexible and adaptive economy.
Making sure we sustain the ability of the American
economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy.
- John W. Snow

Everyone tells me that I have a very sweet face!
I'd like to change that.
I wish I had a more flexible face!
- Soundarya

Liberals subscribe to the new flexible,
pluralistic definition of the family;
their defense of families carries no conviction.
- Christopher Lasch

I find that acrylics dry very fast -
which is supposed to be its charm; however,
I find that because of that quality they don't blend as nicely as the oils.
The oils, for one thing, are softer and more flexible than the acrylics.
Also, the colors are brighter with oils.
- Boris Vallejo

The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always
spotting some new approach,
an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters;
the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
- Penelope Lively

My work schedule has changed over the years.
The one constant is, when at work on a novel,
I try to work seven days a week, so as not to lose touch with that world.
Within that, I'm flexible on hours and output.
- Donald E. Westlake

I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did,
or at least in the mainstream.
But I had fun.
I guess my legs are pretty flexible,
so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that.
I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around.
- John Astin

We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being
by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us.
The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of
things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
- Joseph de Maistre

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere
where individual differences are appreciated,
mistakes are tolerated, communication is open,
and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that
is found in a nurturing family.
- Virginia Satir

But that's not enough: To maintain energy security,
one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks.
It needs large, flexible markets.
And it's important to acknowledge the fact that the
entire energy supply chain needs to be protected.
- Daniel Yergin

God help us from those who believe that they are the
sole possessors of truth.
How we manage at times to agree willingly to become
prisoners within our own minds and souls of beliefs
and ideas on which we can never be flexible.
- King Hussein I

In this post 9-11 world we live in, it is critical
we take steps to improve the safety and security of
the Trucking Industry which has proven to be our most
mobile and flexible mode of transporting goods.
- Zack Wamp

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible,
and indolent; while the many nations which compose
this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character,
of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.
- Samuel George Morton

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

That is, the wife must care for what the husband cares
for if he is to remain resolute.
- Mother Jones

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
- Miyamoto Musashi

My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible,
that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too
much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.
- Jacques Derrida

To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing.
But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
- Robert Southey

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all,
but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time -
Communism and Freedom -
came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
- Whittaker Chambers

When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach,
the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour.
The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals,
they symbolize the human race.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and
his music an immediate and eventual service by total,
resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public
world to one of private performance and electronic media.
- Milton Babbitt

Marching thus at night, a battalion is doubly impressive.
The silent monster is full of restrained power;
resolute in its onward sweep,
impervious to danger, it looks a menacing engine of destruction,
steady to its goal, and certain of its mission.
- Patrick MacGill

Success is not assured, but America is resolute:
this is the best chance for peace we are likely to
see for some years to come -
and we are acting to help Israelis and Palestinians seize this chance.
- Condoleezza Rice


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