Change Quotes And Sayings


Change Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of change quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Ten years ago, Peter Senge introduced the idea of the ‘learning organization‘ Now he says that for big companies to change, we need to stop thinking like mechanics and to start acting like gardeners.”
– Alan M. Webber

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” 
Albert Einstein

“After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully.  After five years, look at it with suspicion.  And after ten years, throw it away and start all.”
– Alfred Edward Perlman

“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

“Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves!”
– Andre Gide

“Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you’ll be forever in the control of things you can’t give up.”
– Andy Law

“He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.”
– Anwar Sadat

“Change in all things is sweet.” 

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” 
– Arnold Bennett

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”
– Arthur Christopher Benso

“Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.”
– Arthur Christopher Benson

“Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of the mercury in the barometer, indicate nothing but the changeableness of the weather.”
– Augustus William Hare

“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.”
– Bertold Brecht

“When you are through changing, you are through.”
– Bruce Barton

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
– Carl Rogers

“He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.”
– Charles Caleb Colton

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin

“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.” 
– Christina Baldwin

“A scholar who loves comfort is not fit to be called a scholar.”

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
– Confucius

“A scholar who loves comfort is not fit to be called a scholar.” 
– Confucius

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”
– Confucius

“What is more enthralling to the human mind than this splendid, boundless, colored mutability! – Life in the making?”
– David Grayson

“I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.”
– David Livingstone

“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.” 
– Dean Acheson

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”
Deepak Chopra

“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.”
– Denis Waitley

“Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad — not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life — to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested . … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull.”
– Dr. Dennis O’Grady

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr. Seuss

“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

“Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”
– Ellen Glasgow

“The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.”
– Ellen Glasgow

“I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…”
– Erica Jong

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