43 Quotes About Ripples


Having the power to make a change in the world all starts at a single point. These quotes about ripples demonstrate how the efforts of a single thing continue through a distance in time.

“Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what’s in it for you create a ripple effect. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity.”

“As long as you don’t make waves, ripples, life seems easy. But that’s condemning yourself to impotence and death before you are dead.”

“Be the compromise you want to see in the world.”

“Be the trouble you want to see in the world.”

“Big Data allows us to see patterns we have never seen before. This will clearly show us interdependence and connections that will lead to a new way of looking at everything.”

“Build what you want to see in the world.”

“Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.”

“Do not suppress it – that would hurt you inside. Do not express it – this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.”

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that’s a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”

“I have no doubt that aggressively going after wrongdoing can result in real improvement.”

“I know there are days when we want to be liked by others a little more than we want to change the world. But, if we decided to speak up a little more and hesitate a little less, we will begin making ripples of change.”

“I think that once you open the door and allow people in on a certain aspect, it’s very hard to then control how far that ripple effect is. So I think that the person who is known or famous has the ability to decide what they do or don’t want to share.”

“I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.”

“If you don’t invest in the woman, empower her, give her the things she needs to lift her family up, you’re just not going to make the progress that you want to make.”

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.”

“Life as a therapist is a life of service in which we daily transcend our personal wishes and turn our gaze toward the needs and growth of the other.”

“Listening to intuition is similar to watching wind wiggle a pond. Allow the ripples to move you where you need to be.”

“Maybe the yogi is a parent who’s a little more patient with their child, or a more compassionate coworker, or an understanding boss.”

“Our life ripples out, and it has influence. That’s why it’s important that we’re at our best and that we’re influencing others for the good.”

“Our wings are small but the ripples of the heart are infinite.”

“Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.”

“The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.”

“The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.”

“The impact of a conscious artist is necessary, and it ripples through the world.”

“The ripples within the clouds shall lead us to the beach in the sky.”

“The Severing is a catastrophe: an event that does not take place ‘at’ a certain ‘point’ in linear time, but a wave that ripples out in many dimensions, and in whose wake we are caught.”

“There is a ripple effect to the gospel that’s inevitable. There’s a ripple effect to true grace. It doesn’t lead us to only sit and contemplate what hap- pened to us. It leads us to proclaim what’s happened to us—and what can happen to anybody and everybody on the planet.”

“There is the fact that – people have had a lot of confidence that the Chinese leadership could fix what is wrong with their economy so it wouldn’t have ripple effects around the world. I think that confidence is being shaken by how difficult it is for them to manage their stock market and their currency.”

“There’s a ripple effect in being underpaid for women. Ten thousand women are turned down every day for domestic abuse shelters.”

“There’s something about the thousands of glittering lights, the veil of nighttime that almost makes this place beautiful, especially in the reflection of the water.”

“To become more conscious is the greatest gift anyone can give to the world; moreover, in a ripple effect, the gift comes back to its source.”

“We all get damned in our lives, and there are ripple effects. One thing can determine a life, and it’s hard to overcome that if the event is really traumatic. Your life is completely condemned by it.”

“We are here but for a second, but our impact ripples through time.”

“We can’t afford to live in isolation, and we need to teach our kids that the things that they do not only matter to others far away but impact others who live far away, and there are ripples of effect.”

“We have strong evidence today that studying a foreign language has a ripple effect, helping to improve student performance in other subjects.”

“We need to take action to develop compassion, to create inner peace within ourselves and to share that inner peace with our family and friends.”

“When influential people speak, conversations spread like ripples in a pond. And those ripples are multidirectional; influencers inspire everyone around them to explore new ideas and think differently about their work.”

“When the environment makes gender salient, there is a ripple effect on the mind. We start to think of ourselves in terms of our gender, and stereotypes and social expectations become more prominent in the mind.”

“When we liberate the economic potential of women, we elevate the economic performance of communities, nations, and the world.”

“While we cannot predict the future, we will most surely live it. Every action and decision we take – or don’t – ripples into the future. For the first time, we have the capability, the technology, and the knowledge to direct those ripples.”

“Your behaviour influences others through a ripple effect. A ripple effect works because everyone influences everyone else. Powerful people are powerful influences.”

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