Change Quotes

Marilyn ferguson - no one can persuade another to change. each of us...
There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and seraphim.
Pope Gregory The Great

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
Richard Feynman, Letter to Armando Garcia J, December 11, 1985
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.
Joseph Brodsky
Lois mcmaster bujold,
You can change an outfit, you can outfit change, or both.
Kenneth Cole, fashion show speech

M. morris - blindness and error can change a life as surely...
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
Karl Marx (1845), Theses on Feuerbach (Thesis XI)
Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - Yours or his.
Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953
A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
Albert Einstein
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
Author Unknown
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
Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.
Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.
Laurence J. Pete
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 world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves.
Sidney Madwed
It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.
Millard Fillmore
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 world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - - what I am is beyond my control - - For the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
All things change, nothing perishes.
Ovid
Unles we change direction, we are likely to wind up where we are headed.
Chinese Prove
Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.
Lewis Thomas
Faith he must make his stories shorter Or change his comrades once a quarter.
Jonathan Swift
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Charles Franklin Kettering
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - - Making it possible to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
Susan Sontag
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.
Peter Medawa
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.
R. D. Laing
Become the change you want to see - Those are words I live by.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what happened, but of what men believe happened.
Gerald W. Johnston
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
Maya Angelou
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - - My youth.
Sara Teasdale
Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.
Greenville County (S. C.) Department of Social Services, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France
Religions change; beer and wine remain.
Hervey Allen
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
Change comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
John Kenneth Galbraith
At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them.
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel Barke