If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
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.
There is nothing permanent except change.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor E. Frankl
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
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.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.
Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
Jon Bon Jovi
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
There is nothing so stable as change.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis
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.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
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.
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
Change before you have to.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
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.
Change brings opportunity.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.
Change in all things is sweet.
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
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.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
Sydney J. Harris
The more things change, the more they are the same.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
A. C. Benson
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.
Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J. Paul Getty
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
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.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Remember that life’s big changes rarely give advance warning.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
To change what you get, you must change who you are.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.
Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable.
Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
As with anything creative, change is inevitable.
I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.
It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Bryant H. McGill
I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change.
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.
Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin.
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
Nothing endures but change.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
If you feel like it’s difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding.
The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.
For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.
Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell
All I want to do is change the world.
W. Clement Stone
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
Adlai Stevenson I
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.
Change is such hard work.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
The moral world is as little exempt as the physical world from the law of ceaseless change, of perpetual flux.
James G. Frazer
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.
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.
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.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
True change takes place in the imagination.
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
Carl T. Rowan
To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.
When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change… you will change.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
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
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
All things are only transitory.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
I’m a catalyst for change. You can’t be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.
Change alone is unchanging.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward
Change is tough, people don’t like it, but it is necessary. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
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.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
Most people already know what they’re doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change.
A hero is someone right who doesn’t change.
People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing.
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing.
The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.
When you are through changing, you are through.
I don’t know if you can change things, but it’s a drop in the ocean.
Weep not that the world changes – did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
William Cullen Bryant
A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.