Change quotes

  • Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Motivational #Change #Positive

  • Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
    -- A. C. Benson

    #Change #Needs #Painful

  • There, like the wind through woods in riot, Through him the gale of life blew high; The tree of man was never quiet: Then 'twas the Roman, now 'tis I.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Change #Men #Wind

  • What literature can and should do is change the people who teach the people who don't read the books.
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Change #Book #People

  • You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way. You can't be detached and effective.
    -- Abba Eban

    #Change #Way #Achieve

  • Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Change

  • Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Change #Hippie #Liberty

  • s a scene of changes, and to be constant in Nature were inconstancy.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Change #Scene #Constant

  • 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.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Change #Wisdom #Time

  • The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Change #Past #Quiet

  • What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Change #Perspective #Awakening

  • All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Change #Baby #Growth

  • The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Change #Numbers #Details

  • In pain is a new time born.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Change #Pain #Born

  • Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Change #Jobs #Inevitable

  • The dialectic between change and continuity is a painful but deeply instructive one, in personal life as in the life of a people.To "see the light" too often has meant rejecting the treasures found in darkness.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Change #Light #People

  • Even God cannot change the past.
    -- Agathon

    #Change #Past

  • Those persons are happiest in this restless and mutable world who are in love with change, who delight in what is new simply because it differs from what is old; who rejoice in every innovation, and find a strange alert pleasure in all that is, and that has never been before.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Change #Innovation #Delight

  • I think we foreshorten our own viewpoint if we consider any state of mind, or society, or government as final. Growth and change! We can't get away from them.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Change #Thinking #Government

  • There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Change #Perfection #Too Much

  • Hamas' battle is against the Zionist occupation in the Palestinian land. Hamas has no desire to change its battlefield.
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Change #Land #Desire

  • When God would make His name known to mankind, He could find no better word than "I AM." "I am that I am," says God, "I change not." Everyone and everything else measures from that fixed point.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Change #Names #Fixed

  • In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models.
    -- Akira Mori

    #Change #Real #Past

  • What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences.
    -- Al Gore

    #Change #Feelings #Hurricanes

  • Changing the direction of a large company is like trying to turn an aircraft carrier. It takes a mile before anything happens. And if it was a wrong turn, getting back on course takes even longer.
    -- Al Ries

    #Change #Trying #Aircraft Carriers

  • The art of the novel, however, has fallen into such a state of stagnation - a lassitude acknowledged and discussed by the whole of critical opinion - that it is hard to imagine such an art can survive for long without some radical change. To many, the solution seems simple enough: such a change being impossible, the art of the novel is dying.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Change #Art #Simple

  • Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Change #Teaching #Humility

  • Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Change #Real #Listening

  • We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Change #Organization #People

  • It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Life #Change #Meaningful

  • It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Change #Vices #Computer

  • The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Motivational #Change #Moving On

  • When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Change #World #Way

  • Being friends with anyone for 30 years is no easy task - people change, they drift apart, they move on.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Change #Moving #Years

  • Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Motivational #Change #Men

  • There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Change #Fate #Destiny

  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Change

  • The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Change #Powerful

  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Change #Wisdom

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

    #Change #Life Changing #Yoga

  • You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Change #Years #Age

  • I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to.
    -- Alejandro Amenabar

    #Change #Want #Scripts

  • If humanity has any hope of effecting real change for the better, it will not come from the Madison Avenue false reality makers who've cast Barack Obama as the savior of the world. To alter our course from tyranny to liberty, to defeat the corrupt elite, we must get past the puppets and confront the real power structure of the planet.
    -- Alex Jones

    #Change #Real #Past

  • When John Kennedy attempted to take the government back from the back from the robber barons, he was brutally murdered. The message to future US president and leaders across the world was clear: do as you're told, or die. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the last true president of the United States. And until the globalists are removed from power, we will never have another real one.
    -- Alex Jones

    #Change #Real #Government

  • Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Change #Constitution #Reason

  • To change is to be vulnerable. And to be vulnerable is to be alive.
    -- Alexis De Veaux

    #Change #Alive #Vulnerable

  • Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.
    -- Alexis Sanchez

    #Change #Fall #Life Is Like

  • After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.
    -- Alfred E. Perlman

    #Change #Years #Looks

  • Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Change #Media #People

  • Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Change #Dream #Heart

  • All things human change.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Change #Humans

  • Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Inspirational #Change #Science

  • The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Change #Art #Order

  • In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Change #Practice #Dumb

  • There are two principles inherent in the very nature of things, recurring in some particular embodiments whatever field we explore - the spirit of change, and the spirit of conservation. There can be nothing real without both. Mere change without conservation is a passage from nothing to nothing. . . . Mere conservation without change cannot conserve. For after all, there is a flux of circumstance, and the freshness of being evaporates under mere repetition.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Change #Real #Two

  • Let us turn to our own childhoods-no further-if we will renew our sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Change #Childhood #Mystery

  • Senator Graham would have been very difficult to beat. He'd been governor for two terms. He's a U.S. Senator. He has a lot of friends; he's done a lot of favors to help a lot of people in Florida. So the fact that he's not running really does change the whole landscape in Florida.
    -- Allen Boyd

    #Change #Running #Two

  • I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Change #Believe #Keys

  • The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    -- Alphonse Karr

    #Change #Birthday #Things Change

  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Inspirational #Change #Positive

  • 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

    #Change #Time #Stress

  • Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Spiritual #Future

  • Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Life Changing #Process

  • It is always easier to talk about change than to make it.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Management #Easier

  • There are discoverable limits to the amount of change that the human organism can absorb.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Limits #Humans

  • Every generation gets a chance to change the world Pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls Cos the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Girl #Boys

  • The great growling engine of change - technology.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Technology #Change Management

  • Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Men #Overwhelmed

  • If we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled to relive it. True. But if we do not change the future, we shall be compelled to endure it. And that could be worse.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Endure

  • Future shock is the disorientation that affects an individual, a corporation, or a country when he or it is overwhelmed by change and the prospect of change ... we are in collision with tomorrow.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Country #Corporations

  • Change is the process by which the future invades our lives, and it is important to look at it closely, not merely from the grand perspectives of history, but also from the vantage point of the living, breathing individuals who experience it.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Breathing #Perspective

  • It is in the mind and the heart where we meet. It's not the body-the body will change.
    -- Amber Valletta

    #Change #Heart #Mind

  • All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Change #Leaving #Aging

  • A bowl rotates faster at the top than at the bottom.
    -- Aminu Kano

    #Change #Faster #Bottom

  • As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Inspirational #Change #Ideas

  • If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Change #Attitude #Fate

  • Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Change #Failure

  • Becoming is not a contradiction of being but the epiphany of being.
    -- Ananda Coomaraswamy

    #Change #Becoming #Epiphany

  • 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

    #Life #Change #Spirituality

  • Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose. One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor in complaining about the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life.
    -- Anatole France

    #Change #Regret #Life Changing

  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Change

  • I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Life #Change #Being Strong

  • But there is no danger of my not concentrating on cricket. I'm comfortable on the pitch, and that will never change. I have to remember what I do for a living
    -- Andrew Flintoff

    #Change #Remember #Danger

  • Survey data suggest that war has become more unpopular. The majority of the American people now think it was a mistake, in a shift away from the 51 percent that endorsed it on Election Day. Admittedly this is only a small change in the population, from a majority to a minority. Nor do the changers earn grace for their new opinions. They still endorsed the war on Election Day and are still responsible for it.
    -- Andrew Greeley

    #Change #War #Mistake

  • I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that's going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That's not a nice change.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Change #Nice #White

  • In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Change #Achievement #Black History

  • One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Change #Transition #Might

  • Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go.
    -- Andy Garcia

    #Change #First Impression #Firsts

  • I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents. I've always known what is and isn't reality. Even my older brothers' early success 10 years ago didn't change me since there was such an age difference. I was moving about with my own gang, the skinheads, wearing steel-toed army boots and kicking in shop windows.
    -- Andy Gibb

    #Change #Brother #Moving

  • Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Change #Reign #Chaos

  • The Internet doesn't change everything. It doesn't change supply and demand. It doesn't magically allow you to build businesses by turning investors' money into operating expenses indefinitely. The money always runs out eventually.. the Internet doesn't change that, as we have seen.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Change #Running #Demand

  • The new environment dictates two rules: first, everything happens faster; second, anything that can be done will be done, if not by you, then by someone else, somewhere.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Change #Two #Done

  • I'm a great believer in particularly being alert to changes that change something, anything, by an order of magnitude, and nothing operates with the factors of 10 as profoundly as the Internet.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Change #Order #Internet

  • There are two options: adapt or die.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Change #Two

  • You don't get creative by staying in the same place.
    -- Andy Law

    #Change #Creative

  • 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

    #Change #Giving Up #Forever

  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Inspirational #Life #Change

  • 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

    #Change #People #Want

  • The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life, it's just about changing how we see the one we have right now.
    -- angel Kyodo Williams

    #Change #Answers #Life Is

  • Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one's body and train one's mind.
    -- Anil Ambani

    #Change #Exercise #Discipline