Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Favorite Quotes on Change

"A wise man turns chance into good fortune." - Thomas Fuller
"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
"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream." - Peter McWilliams
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." - Bertolt Brecht
"Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant." - Anthony J. D'Angelo
"Change before you have to." - Jack Welch
"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine." - Robert C. Gallagher
"Change is inevitable." - Benjamin Disraeli
"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
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Change yourself and fortune will change. - Portuguese proverb
"Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got." - Peter Drucker
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith
"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." - St. Francis of Assisi
"I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed."-George Carlin
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." - Anon
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." - Woodrow Wilson
"If you want to truly understand something, try to change it." - Kurt Lewin
"Impossible situations can become possible miracles." - Robert H. Schuller
"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy."-J. Paul Getty
"It is never too late to become what you might have been." - George Eliot
"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." - W. Edwards Deming
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
"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
"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different." - Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
"Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus
"None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows." - Colin Powell
"Nothing endures but change." - Heraclitus
"Observe constantly that all things take place by change." - Marcus Aurelius
"Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change."- Confucius
"Our only security is our ability to change." - John Lilly
"People change and forget to tell each other." - Lillian Hellman
"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!" - Peter Senge
"The changes we dread most may contain our salvation." - Barbara Kingsolver
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." - Flora Whitmore
"The key to change... is to let go of fear." - Rosanne Cash
"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind." - William Blake
"The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." - Alan Watts
"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades." - John Kotter
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." - Albert Einstein
"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." - Charles Kettering
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly." - Francis Bacon
"Things do not change; we change." - Henry David Thoreau
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." - Henri Bergson
"Transformation literally means going beyond your form." - Wayne Dyer
"We change whether we like it or not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
"When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." - Alexander Graham Bell
"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
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Victor Frankl
"When you're finished changing, you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin
"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." - Shunryu Suzuki
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller
Change always comes bearing gifts. - Price Pritchett
Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of the decisions and actions you take today." - Akin A. Awolaja

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