20 Quotes on Change

Change is inevitable. Learn from these greats how change can help you.

Posted Oct 13, 2012

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Change is a constant.  Some changes we go through are small, some are more of the "crisis" variety.  Learn from these well-known people how you can grow from change.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa

People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. – John Porter

What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for “hope”. If you are taking a risk, what you are really saying is, “I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it.” – Linda Ellerbee

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't. - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. – Henri Bergson

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

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

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

All great changes are preceded by chaos. - Deepak Chopra

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. - Reinhold Niebuhr

The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. - Theodore Roosevelt

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. - Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

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

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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


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