Change Quotes

A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.
– Jenny Craig

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
– Greg Anderson

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
– Robert Anthony

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
– Plutarch

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
– Sir Winston Churchill

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.
– Kurt Lewin

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
– Bertolt Brecht

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
– Sir Francis Bacon

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

You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
– Mahatma Gandhi

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
– William Arthur Ward

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
– Denis Waitley

There are three constants in life: change, choice and principles.
– Stephen Covey

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
– Rumi

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
– Flannery O'Connor

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela

When you make a choice, you change the future.
– Deepak Chopra

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
– Carol Burnett

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
– Amelia Earhart

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
– Brian Tracy

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
– Richard Hooker

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

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
– Jim Rohn

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
– Anthony J. D'Angelo

The key to change... is to let go of fear.
– Rosanne Cash
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
– Lord Acton
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
– Muhammad Ali
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
– Saul Alinsky
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
– Tori Amos
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
– Maya Angelou
When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change... you will change.
– Robert Anthony
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.
– Diane Arbus
Change in all things is sweet.
– Aristotle
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything... or nothing.
– Nancy Astor
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
– Freda Adler
Even God cannot change the past.
– Agathon
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
– Dante Alighieri
People can cry much easier than they can change.
– James A. Baldwin
The most useless are those who never change through the years.
– James M. Barrie
When you are through changing, you are through.
– Bruce Barton
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
– Arnold Bennett
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
– Yogi Berra
It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
– Ambrose Bierce
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won t.
– Josh Billings
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
– Hugo Black
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Parochialism is one of the CIA's biggest problems. These career CIA officers, while having valuable experience, also carry the baggage of being resistant to change. The status quo may be comfortable to them, but it is dangerous to the country.
– Christopher Bond
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
– Bono
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.
– Joseph Brodsky
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
– Edmund Burke
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
– William S. Burroughs
Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
– Karl Barth
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
– Nathaniel Branden
We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
– Eric Butterworth
Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
– Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
– Jackie Chan
All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
– G. K. Chesterton
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
– Margaret Cho
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
– Sir Winston Churchill
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
– Jacques Cousteau
As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser.
– Wendy Carlos
As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.
– Charles W. Chesnutt
Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance.
– Robert Conklin
It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us, but... it is flattering and of course challenging.
– Jonathan Davis
As a standup, I try to change the world. As an entertainer, I try to entertain. And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the prettiest girl in the room.
– Lea DeLaria
The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it... It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am-it seems I change every day.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
– Denis Diderot
Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed.
– Benjamin Disraeli
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.
– Frederick Douglass
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
– Peter F. Drucker
There is nothing so stable as change.
– Bob Dylan
Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide.
– Barbara Deming
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
– W. Edwards Denning
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
– Clint Eastwood
If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
– Marian Wright Edelman
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
– Henry Ellis
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled This could change your life.
– Helen Exley
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
– William Feather
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
– Marilyn Ferguson
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
I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
– Richard P. Feynman
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
– Dorothy Canfield Fisher
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
– Harrison Ford
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
If you've ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck.
– Jeff Foxworthy
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
– Viktor E. Frankl
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
– Benjamin Franklin
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
– Robert Fulghum
Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
– Owen Felltham
It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.
– Millard Fillmore
Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.
– Cotton Fitzsimmons
Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
– Mahatma Gandhi
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.
– Nikki Giovanni