Great Quotes on Change

  • There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus
  • You cannot step twice into the same river.  – Heraclitus
  • Everything changes but change itself. – John F. Kennedy
  • Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life. – Alvin Toffler
  • All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every second.  – Henry David Thoreau
  • All things must change to something new, to something strange. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Turbulence is life force – it is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for a change. – Ramsay Clark
  • Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. – Irene Peter
  • Nature’s mighty law is change. – Robert Burns
  • Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. – Christina Baldwin
  • Change your thoughts, and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Do we, holding that the gods exist, deceive ourselves with unsubstantial dreams and lies, while random careless chance and change alone control the world? – Euripides
  • Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change. – Tom Peters
  • If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow. – Woody Guthrie
  • A person can run for years but sooner or later he has to take a stand in the place which, for better or worse, he calls home, do what he can to change things there. – Paule Marshall
  • 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
  • If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy
  • If you want to make enemies, try to change something. – Woodrow Wilson
  • In their search for quality, people seem to be looking for permanency in a time of change. – John Naisbitt
  • In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost. – Anne Sophie Swetchine
  • It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to stick to it. – G. C. Lichtenberg
  • It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow. – Ralph Ellison
  • Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. – Gilda Radner
  • Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. – John Steinbeck
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
  • The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change – and we all instinctively avoid it. – E.B. White
  • Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Change is inevitable in a progressive society. Change is constant. – Benjamin Disraeli
  • Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. – John F. Kennedy
  • One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others. – Niccolo Machiavelli
  • A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. – Spanish Proverb
  • Everything changes, nothing remains without change. – Buddha
  • If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. – Chinese Proverb
  • People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument. – Will Rogers
  • Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose. [The more things change, the more they remain the same.] – Alphonse Karr

 

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