Best 116 of Flexibility quotes - MyQuotes
Willow trees up high bend amid ancient knowledge shared softly by antique winds. Through attained wisdom they mature, strong and certain, enchanting the bygone winds
Most of life is a matter of nonessential differences.
Develop flexibility and you will be firm; cultivate yielding and you will be strong.
i have a body and I am grateful, as I find it to be a very useful instrument for expressing love, strength, flexibility, grace but, I am not my body...
Anyone who can't change his or her mind don't deserve a mind.
A guarantee in this life: Change! Flexibility is better than predictability!
The most useful virtues, for one who walked on, were flexibility and a willingness to improvise.
Agile does not mean laissez-faire, flexibility and freedom are based on the well-defined principles.
George F. Will
When a workman is unceasingly and exclusively engaged in the fabrication of one thing, he ultimately does his work with singular dexterity; but, at the same time, he loses the general faculty of applying his mind to the direction of the work. His every day becomes more of adroit and less industrious; so that it may be said of him, that, in proportion as the workman improves, the man is degraded. Alexis de Tocqueville
Marriage is the union of two 'I's to form a 'V'. Both 'I's have to tilt equally to make a good 'V'. 'I's standing tall can never make a 'V'.
What then are the benefits of being mentally flexible? Imagine a storm brewing. Intense winds are blowing hard. Stiff trees are breaking under the pressure while softer more flexible trees are bending and will rise again when the strong winds subside. Now turn this image onto human beings. People who are narrow minded, opinionated, stubborn and bullheaded are more likely to crack under pressure than people who take up a more flexible attitude towards life. It is the difference between bending and breaking under pressure.
Flexibility comes from having multiple choices; wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives.
Some actors come to casting and ask me, "Didn't you see my previous roles?" We do not work with actors like this. Their previous roles do not matter; I need the actual work with an actor in this particular character that has been written in our script. What matters is flexibility, believability and efficiency of an actor.
If there is possbility of the ability, I will choose flexibility.
Be gifted with wise flexibility.
THE JOY OF MISSING OUT: JOMO is a lean life that allows you to move flexibly and intentionally through your universe to experience greater joy at speed.
Resilient systems fail gracefully. A perfect system is often most fragile.
Pull approaches differ significantly from push approaches in terms of how they organize and manage resources. Push approaches are typified by "programs" - tightly scripted specifications of activities designed to be invoked by known parties in pre-determined contexts. Of course, we don't mean that all push approaches are software programs - we are using this as a broader metaphor to describe one way of organizing activities and resources. Think of thick process manuals in most enterprises or standardized curricula in most primary and secondary educational institutions, not to mention the programming of network television, and you will see that institutions heavily rely on programs of many types to deliver resources in pre-determined contexts. Pull approaches, in contrast, tend to be implemented on "platforms" designed to flexibly accommodate diverse providers and consumers of resources. These platforms are much more open-ended and designed to evolve based on the learning and changing needs of the participants. Once again, we do not mean to use platforms in the literal sense of a tangible foundation, but in a broader, metaphorical sense to describe frameworks for orchestrating a set of resources that can be configured quickly and easily to serve a broad range of needs. Think of Expedia's travel service or the emergency ward of a hospital and you will see the contrast with the hard-wired push programs.
All things change. Cultivate flexibility rather than perfection.
Planning is helpful. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll seldom get it. But, no matter how well you plan, you will fare better if you expect the unexpected. The unexpected, by nature, comes unseen, unthought, unenvisioned. All you can do is plan to go unplanned, prepare to be unprepared, make going with the flow part of your agenda, for the most successful among us envision, plan, and prepare, but cast all aside as needed, while those who are unable to go with the flow often suffer, if they survive.
True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed
The euro is good for Europe. But only if there is flexibility all around.
The rule that surpasses all rules is that you must be connected, willing to see what's in front of you, and willing to move if what you're doing isn't working.
From a very young age, I always heard adults say "our entire life flashes in front of our eyes the second before we die." ... this is exactly the basis on which the structure of my life is formed-- it may not be easy but it's extremely doable. I have an understanding and sympathetic nature( a constant interest in cultivating my knowledge and utilizing my intellect), and I tend to devote to everything and everyone who is willing to reciprocate such attitude. Unfortunately, not many are aware, or are willing to accept, that our perception is our reality. And at any given point we can take a change in our perception, and see how the world literally changes. After all, we only live once and its should be lived to its fullest, with flexibility and connection.
Rigidity or inflexibility can be the result of a previous history of abuse or trauma, or of an upbringing that offered a child no permission to experiment or to deviate from the family norms. Flexibility can come from the freedom of having been allowed to make one’s own choices as one was growing up.
Alexis De Tocqueville
A central administration enervates the nations in which it exists by incessantly diminishing their public spirit. If such an administration succeeds in convincing all the disposable resources of a people, it impairs at least the renewal of those resources.
Q: Have you been released or are you still a Beta version? A: No official release of myself will ever follow! Q: Then, you are not! A: I
It is only through self-knowledge that we can understand reality 'as it is'—a living force which is dynamic and changing with time. Bookish knowledge is like a photograph. It helps to identify the person amid many other human beings but does not have the quality of the ‘real’ person—because a living person has feelings and flexibility.
Flexibility has become a modern day value that everyone wants. But flexibility comes with a cost.
For taijutsu, the flexibility of the legs is the most important factor, not the strength of the legs.
A flexible mind has a better chance to think differently and take a unique path in the life journey.
Flexibility is the greatest strength.
Unlike most fine writers, he wasn't in love with his own words.
I had temping jobs also. I liked the flexibility. There was no asking for time off; you just didn't work.
Yielding flexibility is a virtue of an ever-expanding heart.
You must always be able to predict what's next and then have the flexibility to evolve.
Parenthood is harder than conventional work, the author suggests, because our jobs develop a somewhat predictable flow and offer relatively short-term feedback. This leads to internal comparisons to the improvisational nature of parenting
Two things I'm trying to work on are openness and flexibility.
When the Chief Justice read me the oath,' he [FDR] later told an adviser, 'and came to the words "support the Constitution of the United States" I felt like saying: "Yes, but it's the Constitution as I understand it, flexible enough to meet any new problem of democracy--not the kind of Constitution your Court has raised up as a barrier to progress and democracy.
The author says resilience is the ability to move rob a preferred state to an expanded list of alternatives.
You can prematurely optimize maintainability, flexibility, security, and robustness just like you can performance.
Not wanting to change, constantly fighting change, and being afraid of change; these are all extremely stressful mental dispositions, because let’s face it – change happens! Learn to embrace change, flow with change and even proactively make changes. Indian traveling yogis never stay in one spot for very long to remind themselves of the transient nature of the world. The modern yogi need not necessarily do the same, but just be aware of this natural tendency of change and flow with it—and that will make life a lot less stressful.
The measure of a person’s strength is not his muscular power or strength, but it is his flexibility and adaptability.
You can photograph anything. You can be inside, outside, doesn't matter, you're controlling the light. It gives you great flexibility. That was a primary motivation.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Flexibility is an art of creating way outs within the cul-de-sacs!
Be flexible and adapt easily to new things
Be gifted with wise flexibility.” ― Angelica Hopes
George F. Will
There may be arrogance – and the laziness of someone who is indefatigable when doing what he enjoys, but only when doing that.
If we lived the plans we do more as bets than as forecasts, we would be less anxious and more prepared for the unexpected.
Flexibility is a mental process which results in an action that tests a possible solution.