77 Quotes On Change

Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on change.
“Some men see things the way they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were, and ask ‘Why not?” — George Bernard Shaw
“A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.” — William James
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin
“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” – Bertold Brecht
“There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus
“Change alone is unchanging.” – Heraclitus
“Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“Change brings opportunity.” – Nido Qubein
“Change in all things is sweet.” – Aristotle
“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“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.” – Isaac Asimov
“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” – J. Paul Getty
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” – Mary Shelley
“Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” – Alvin Toffler
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle
“The key to change… is to let go of fear.” – Rosanne Cash
“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” – Tony Robbins
“Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.” – Adlai E. Stevenson
“Change is such hard work.” – Billy Crystal
“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – Kakuzo Okakaura
“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.” – Chinese Proverb
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu
“Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” – Irene Peter
“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” – Robert Kennedy
“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” – Charles Kettering
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” – Woodrow Wilson
“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” – Winston Churchill
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No.’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs
“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” – John Kenneth Galbraith
“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
“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
“When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” ― Andy Warhol
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.” – Jimi Hendrix
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” – Aldous Huxley
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman
“Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” – Carl Jung
“If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” – Carl Jung
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” – Winston Churchill
“Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?” – Lord Byron
“We change, whether we like it or not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill
“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.” – William Blake
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol
“To change what you get you must change who you are.” – Vernon Howard
“All appears to change when we change.” ― Henri-Frédéric Amiel
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer
“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey
“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” – Japanese Proverb
“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” – Harrison Ford
“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.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.” – Denis Waitley
“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna
“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead
“Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, ‘What happened?’” – Anonymous
“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius
“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” – Bill Clinton
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin
“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.” – Reinhold Niebuhr
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