Best 116 of Flexibility quotes - MyQuotes
Why can't people be both flexible and efficient?
I'm not going to say to Putin that he'll get more flexibility after the election. After the election he'll get more backbone.
The great thing about mod_rewrite is it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail. The downside to mod_rewrite is that it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Choose a summit; make a plan to reach there! If you think you can’t make it, choose a new summit, make another plan. Or give up the summits, make new plans, find lower targets! In short, be ‘flexible’ in life!
For taijutsu, the flexibility of the legs is the most important factor, not the strength of the legs.
Agile does not mean laissez-faire, flexibility and freedom are based on the well-defined principles.
Israel's flexibility is dependent on its sense of security.
Flexibility is the key to stability.
The delegates to the peace conference after World War I "tried to impose a rational order on an irrational world.
Sometimes there's no right decision. Just the one you make at the time.
Indecision is the key to flexibility.
Flexibility is a mental process which results in an action that tests a possible solution.
You can prematurely optimize maintainability, flexibility, security, and robustness just like you can performance.
The main problem with rail is flexibility and affordability.
All things change. Cultivate flexibility rather than perfection.
Flexibility comes from having multiple choices; wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives.
Two things I'm trying to work on are openness and flexibility.
Something must be radically wrong with a culture and a civilisation when its youth begins to desert it. Youth is the natural time for revolt, for experiment, for a generous idealism that is eager for action. Any civilisation which has the wisdom of self-preservation will allow a certain margin of freedom for the expression of this youthful mood. But the plain, unpalatable fact is that in America today that margin of freedom has been reduced to the vanishing point. Rebellious youth is not wanted here. In our environment there is nothing to challenge our young men; there is no flexibility, no colour, no possibility for adventure, no chance to shape events more generously than is permitted under the rules of highly organised looting. All our institutional life combines for the common purpose of blackjacking our youth into the acceptance of the status quo; and not acceptance of it merely, but rather its glorification.
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
The two board games that best approximate the strategies of war are chess and the Asian game of go. In chess, the board is small. In comparison to go, the attack comes relatively quickly, forcing a decisive battle.... Go is much less formal. It is played on a large grid, with 361 intersections — nearly six times as many positions as in chess.... [A game of go] can last up to three hundred moves. The strategy is more subtle and fluid than chess, developing slowly; the more complex the pattern your stones initially create on the board, the harder it is for your opponent to understand your strategy. Fighting to control a particular area is not worth the trouble: You have to think in larger terms, to be prepared to sacrifice an area in order eventually to dominate the board. What you are after is not an entrenched position but mobility. With mobility you can isolate your opponent in small areas and then encircle them... Chess is linear, position oriented, and aggressive; go is nonlinear and fluid. Aggression is indirect until the end of the game, when the winner can surround the opponents' stones at an accelerated pace.
we are entering an age where speed, flexibility, innovation and execution matter much more than decades-old qualifications or antiquated experiences dressing up a lengthy resume.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Don’t ever rule out the option of U-turn in your life, because one day you will need it! The moment you realize that you are going to the wrong direction, turn to the right direction instantly, with a beautiful U-turn!
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.
Flexibility in a time of great change is a vital quality of leadership.
Find your strength in flexibility
He straightened, assuming an odd attitude of dignity – as though it were another mask.
In the face of the world's harshness and danger, organisms of any kind develop protection — a coat of armor, a rigid system, a comforting ritual. For the short term, it may work, but for the long term it spells disaster. People weighed down by a system and inflexible ways of doing things cannot move fast, cannot sense or adapt to change. They lumber around more and more slowly until they go the way of the brontosaurus. Learn to move fast and adapt or you will be eaten. The best way to avoid this fate is to assume formlessness. No predator alive can attack what it cannot see.
Every element of understanding of the physical world has flexibility.
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.
The author says resilience is the ability to move rob a preferred state to an expanded list of alternatives.
Music calms the soul and improves the plasticity, flexibility, and sensitivity of the perceptual world.
Flexibility enables the ability to deal with what happens.
There's no such thing as a mistake, really. It's just an opportunity to do something else.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
For a flexible person, it is impossible not to reach his destination, because by using his ability to be flexible, he can easily define a nearer new destination!
Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't blow the world up with the truth; you shock it into motion.
Noha Alaa El-din
Survival is for those who are flexible; they are smart enough to adapt and they never give up!
Unlike most fine writers, he wasn't in love with his own words.
The author says one of the sources of resilience is the ability to measure and perceive early warning signs so as to adapt.
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.
Ability to laugh at evil, to relativize symbols without dismissing them is usually a sign of a rather healthy person. Puritans and reformers can never laugh.
If we lived the plans we do more as bets than as forecasts, we would be less anxious and more prepared for the unexpected.
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.
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.
Flexibility has become a modern day value that everyone wants. But flexibility comes with a cost.
Be gifted with wise flexibility.
If you have realistically low expectations, you'll end up pleased in most circumstances.
Anyone who can't change his or her mind don't deserve a mind.
The euro is good for Europe. But only if there is flexibility all around.
A guarantee in this life: Change! Flexibility is better than predictability!
If there is possbility of the ability, I will choose flexibility.