Change Quotes

Philip crosby, reflections on quality - change should be a friend. it should happen by...
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
Shunryu Suzuki
The cost of a things is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
Maya angelou - we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but...
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
Marilyn ferguson - the greatest revolution in our generation is that...
We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
Jacques Maritain
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
John Dryden
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - Yours or his.
Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
Buddha
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H. L. Hunt
When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.
Lucius Gary
The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
The primary purpose of the Data statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3. 141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable Pi can be given that value with a Data statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.
Fortran manual for Xerox Computers
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.
Lynn Hall, Where Have All the Tigers Gone?, 1989
We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us.
Stephen Covey
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent it is the one that is most adaptable to change.
Charles Robert Darwin
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour - By - Hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.
Laurence J. Pete
Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24 7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume - Snap... crackle... this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world...
Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, May 6, 2003
For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
Christina Baldwin
Asking to meet with Italian businessmen instead of government officials. I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev
I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time.
Nikita Khrushchev
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war - - To Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
Osho, My Way: The Way of The White Clouds
If anything is certain, it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.
Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
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.
Marilyn Ferguson
Courage changes things for the better... With courage you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.
Earl Nightingale
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Miriam Beard
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea - Change Into something rich and strange.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 2
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
Charles Langbridge Morgan
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Douglas Noel Adams
Everyone hates change because change brings the unknown.
Unknown
Let us take things as we find them let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
No great leader in history fought to prevent change.
John Maxwell, 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leade
This one step - - Choosing a goal and sticking to it - - Changes everything.
Scott Reed
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
Andre Gide