Change Quotes


It's a funny thing about change. It would appear that everyone fears it, yet almost everyone embraces the advantages that change brings. No matter what, however, things will alter or become different no matter what you wish. We hope you are encouraged by these change quotes. How you handle it will determine your happiness and success.

  1. "Everything changes but change." Zangwill

  2. "If nothing changed during your lifetime, you'd still be in diapers. Aren't you glad that change has occurred?"
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  3. "There's an old Chinese proverb that says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If a woman can make simple pledges to change the small things, she's well on her way to leading a fuller, healthier life." Florence Henderson

  4. "I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself." Aldous Huxley

  5. "It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable, he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated." Leo Tolstoy

  6. "Every really new idea looks crazy at first." Alfred North Whitehead

  7. "Never swap horses crossing a stream."American Proverb

  8. "Often times the only change people like is when the change makes a noise in their pocket." Author Unknown

  9. "We are restless because of incessant change, but we would be frightened if change were stopped." Lyman Lloyd Bryson

  10. "He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." Harold Wilson

  11. "Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  12. "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." G. C. Lichtenberg

  13. "Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were a cause indeed to weep." William Cullen Bryant

  14. "Companies have got to learn to eat change for breakfast." Tom Peters

  15. "Repeatedly, we attempt the impossible and try to change other people - but attempting this is a waste of time!" Catherine Pulsifer

  16. "Change your thoughts, and you change your world." Norman Vincent Peale

  17. "Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change." Catherine Pulsifer

  18. "The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." Marilyn Ferguson."

  19. "Change is inevitable . . . adapting to change is unavoidable, it's how you do it that sets you together or apart." William Ngwako Maphoto

  20. "Wisdom is unchanging! Information and ideas, technology and techniques, practices and habits, fashions and perceptions change frequently, but the wisdom of the 17th or 18th century is still wisdom in the 21st century and will still be wisdom in the 23rd century. If it changes, it wasn't wisdom. Wisdom is unchanging and timeless." contributed by: Brian D. Kennedy

  21. "Change is as inexorable as time, yet nothing meets with more resistance." Benjamin Disraeli

  22. "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

  23. 'The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it." Colin Wilson

  24. "The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal." Deepak Chopra

  25. "None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives." Kathleen Norris

  26. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." Maya Angelou

  27. "Why is our free-enterprise system so strong?- Not because it stands still, frozen in the past, but because it has always adapted to changing realities." Lee Iacocca

  28. "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." Charles F. Kettering

  29. "We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses." C. G. Jung

  30. "Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future." John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  31. "Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people." Napoleon Bonaparte

  32. "Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change." Confucius

  33. "It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear . . . . It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to." Marilyn Ferguson

  34. "When you're finished changing, you're finished." Benjamin Franklin

  35. "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." George Bernard Shaw

  36. "Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

  37. "The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order." Alfred North Whitehead

  38. "Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea." Jim Rohn

  39. "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." Alexander Graham Bell

  40. "The absurd man is he who never changes." Auguste Barthelemy

  41. "You have to stop to change direction." Eric Fromm

  42. "Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  43. "There is nothing permanent except change." Heraclitus

  44. "If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living." Gail Sheehy

  45. "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." Oprah Winfrey

  46. "The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning." Ivy Baker Priest

  47. "The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors." Anthony Robbins

  48. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Leo Tolstoy

  49. "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." Denis Waitley

  50. "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

  51. "For us, simplicity was changing our lifestyle. The term 'voluntary simplicity' applies well to us, as we were not forced to simplify, we voluntarily simplified our life. It meant giving up some things, but it has also meant that we gained a lot. Byron & Catherine Pulsifer, from Simplicity - a changing lifestyle?

  52. "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed." Chinese Proverb

  53. "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." George C. Lichtenberg

  54. "To change and to change for the better are two different things." German Proverb

  55. "Progress is vitally important;, but perfection is impossible." Joyce Meyer

  56. "There's an old Chinese proverb that says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If a woman can make simple pledges to change the small things, she's well on her way to leading a fuller, healthier life."
    Florence Henderson
    Proverbs   |


  57. "If I could change my life, what would I actually change."
    Julie Hebert
    If I Could Change My Life   |


  58. "Only you can decide the moment of change."
    Maya Green, Resolution Evolution for Moms
    Mother   |


  59. "There comes a time in each each of our lives, that change is bound to happen. It's what we do with that change, that will judge if we get flattened.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Positive Thoughts   |


  60. "Often times the only change people like is when the change makes a noise in their pocket."
    Author Unknown
    Humor   |


  61. "Wisdom is unchanging! Information and ideas, technology and techniques, practices and habits, fashions and perceptions change frequently, but the wisdom of the 17th or 18th century is still wisdom in the 21st century and will still be wisdom in the 23rd century. If it changes, it wasn't wisdom. Wisdom is unchanging and timeless."
    contributed by: Brian D. Kennedy
    Thought Provoking   |


  62. "By changing your thoughts and beliefs, you'll automatically begin to change your appearance and performance."
    Alex Altman, Time Is Money
    Believe   |


  63. "When you change your mind you also change your body."
    Harvey Volson, Self-Esteem Mega Makeover
    Motivational   |


  64. "We know we can't change the past, but the future we can lead."
    Julie Hebert
    Poetry   |


  65. "Since habits are unconscious, it requires conscious effort to bring about change."
    Romuald Andrade, Habit Triggers
    Quotes To Live By   |


  66. "You cannot make positive changes in your life until you can recognize the negative beliefs you hold."
    Louise L. Hay
    Positive   |


  67. "Stay the course if you make that decision to change your life and you will reap the benefits."
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Simpler Life Everyday   |


  68. "Plans don't change lives, actions do."
    Matt Morris, How To Live In The Present Moment
    Action   |


  69. "It's when we decide to change for the better we decide to change our lives forever."
    Benjamin Chapin, Think Positive
    Decision   |


  70. "If you don't change as a person, you can't expect to change your life."
    Tom Miles, A Year For Change
    Life   |


  71. "Always know that change will instigate growth, self discovery and awakening."
    Cat O'Connor, 30 Days of Inspiration
    Inspirational   |


  72. "You really can change your life by appreciating what you already have."
    Michael Unks, Awesome In Hours
    Appreciation   |


  73. "Visualize yourself as happy, strong and successful and you will soon see yourself being that and more."
    Christopher Michaels, Think Positive
    Happiness   |


  74. "Critical to shifting your focus in terms of what aging is all about, is the notion of change."
    Noelle C. Nelson, Happy Healthy…Dead
    Appreciation   |


  75. "If you catch a negative thought passing through, change it to something more positive."
    Alex Uwajeh, The Power of Positive Affirmations
    Thoughtful   |


  76. "Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent."
    Nolan Ryan
    Adaptability   |


  77. "Only worry about the things you can change and the things that really affect your performance."
    Jim Hayhurst, Sr.
    Worry   |


  78. "You have the opportunity to change the world, even if it's in a small way."
    Demond Jackson
    Opportunity   |


  79. "Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states."
    Carol Welch
    Health   |


  80. "Too often we try to use God to change our circumstance, when God is trying to use our circumstance to change us."
    Nicky Gumbel
    Christian Poems   |


  81. "Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it -- you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory."
    Franco Harris
    Defeat   |


  82. "A change of work is as good as a rest."
    Irish Proverb
    Work



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