Change Quotes

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James

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
If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, then make that change.
Michael Jackson, Man In The Mirro
W. edwards deming - it is not necessary to change. survival is not...
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - - Or nothing.
Nancy Asto

Carl gustav jung - if there is anything we wish to change in the...
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Brian Tracy
This one step - - Choosing a goal and sticking to it - - Changes everything.
Scott Reed
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things First, a dissatisfaction with self - A felt void or need second, a decision to change - To fill the void or need and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change - The willful act of making the change Doing Something.
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech
Life is like and ever - Shifting kaleidoscope - A slight change, and all patterns alter.
Sharon Salzberg
The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
Max Lerne
Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Bernard M. Baruch
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
John Maxwell
People change and forget to tell eachother.
Lillian Hellman
Everyone hates change because change brings the unknown.
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Douglas Noel Adams
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
Bertrand Russell
A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "The Vor Game", 1990
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits, values, expectations, dreams. The dialectic between past and future will continue to form our lives.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Doug Larson
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius, Analects
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou
The minds of the everlasting gods are not changed suddenly.
Homer, The Odyssey
I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.
Ellen Goodman
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.
A. N. Whitehead
What I said never changed anyone. What they understood did.
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well - - He has changed his market - Cart into a chariot of the sun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela
I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a change in behavior.
Charles Handy - The Age of Unreason
It is still an unending source of surprise for me how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a piece of paper can change the course of human affairs.
Stanislaw Ulam
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Leo Tolstoy
The more things change, the more they remain... insane.
Michael Fry and T. Lewis, Over the Hedge, 05 - 09 - 04
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Charles Franklin Kettering