Best Quotes about Change
Change tends to be viewed as a threat to our control.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Change starts when someone sees the next step.
It's only the view from where you sit that makes you feel defeat. Life is full of many aisles, so why don't you change your seat?
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.
W. Somerset Maugham
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thin was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.
People don't change. Only their costumes do.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
The moment of change is the only poem.
Constant change is here to stay.
By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
Change is not reform, any more than noise is music.
If things change then they will be different, but if they don't then things will stay the same.
We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped.
Bryson, Lyman L.
People can cry much easier than they can change.
It seemed that each time we would become proficient at a given task there would be a change made for no apparent reason. It sometimes appeared that changes were made simply because sufficient time had elapsed since the last change. And then our efforts would begin again from the beginning.
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.
The industrial landscape is already littered with remains of once successful companies that could not adapt their strategic vision to altered conditions of competition.
Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
Stevenson, Adlai E.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.
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!
Any change or reform you make is going to have consequence you don't like.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Change hurts. It makes people insecure, confused, and angry. People want things to be the same as they've always been, because that makes life easier. But, if you're a leader, you can't let your people hang on to the past.
Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Covey, Stephen R.
The only practice that's now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.
Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
A Course In Miracles
Never swap horses crossing a stream.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Peale, Norman Vincent
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Drucker, Peter F.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
The longer you stay in one place, the greater your chances of disillusionment.
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.
When you make a career change there has to be some kind of connection. I remember a Beverly Hills attorney who wanted to become a potato farmer in Oregon. Well, there's a guy who's born to lose.
It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Use a gyroscope to demonstrate how, over time, we become fixed in our ways, personalities, and, as a mature person, psychologically resistant to change. With EFFORT, however, we can make changes. We are not today exactly what we were yesterday. We are almost imperceptibly different. We do change with time and we can control to an extent the direction of the changes.
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
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 means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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