Best Quotes about Change
By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Some people change their ways when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
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.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Force never moves in a straight line, but always in a curve vast as the universe, and therefore eventually returns whence it issued forth, but upon a higher arc, for the universe has progressed since it started.
The word change, so dear to our Europe, has been given a new meaning: it no longer means a new stage of coherent development (as it was understood by Vico, Hegel or Marx), but a shift from one side to another, from front to back, from the back to the left, from the left to the front (as understood by designers dreaming up the fashion for the next season).
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.
I realized the problem was me and nobody could change me except myself.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Of the events of life we may have some control. but over the law of its progress none.
Draper, John W.
Constant change is here to stay.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
Don't change horses while crossing a stream.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Drucker, Peter F.
The way of the creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the great harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never 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.
Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
Gallagher, Robert C.
A stop sign is a gift for you to learn that moving in the same direction won't take you any place new.
Sikes, Rex Steven
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
The more things change, the more they remain... insane.
Michael Fry and T. Lewis
Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.
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
We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Maslow, Abraham H.
The most serious charge that can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Krutch, Joseph Wood
Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs
Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.
Kennedy, John F.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Braude, Jacob M.
Thus all things are doomed to change for the worse and retrograde.
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in. Fear and resentment of what is new is really a lament for the memories of our childhood.
Medawar, Sir Peter
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
People do no change with the times, they change the times.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
Freeman, James Dillet
It is a dangerous thing to reform anyone.
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