Best Quotes about Change
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point -- a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
People do no change with the times, they change the times.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
One person's constant is another person's variable.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Drucker, Peter F.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that ;it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
For organizations and employees alike, the only real security is the ability to grow, change and adapt.
All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Weep not that the world changes -- did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
Bryant, William C.
If all people are unique, and if they are constantly changing each and every day, then all one can say about any social research finding is that it applied to that group of people on that given day, and given the propensity of humans to be different and to change, then it is unlikely that one would get the same results if one were to repeat the study.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.
Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
Menander of Athens
By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
When things come to the worse, they generally mend.
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I se it, is service to a fellow human being.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Constant change is here to stay.
The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Maslow, Abraham H.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
Tolstoy, Count Leo
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Change is not reform, any more than noise is music.
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Amiel, Henri Frederic
Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Only man is not content to leave things as they are but must always be changing them, and when he has done so, is seldom satisfied with the result.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
Changes start occurring when budgets are cut.
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