Quotes on Change

Change is an inevitable part of life. Here are some quotes on change that, upon our reading and reflecting on them, will help us do just that. If we accept change, we can make it our ally, a tool for personal development, and a friend.

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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Victor Frankl

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. Winston Churchill

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson

There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe. Marcus Aurelius

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. W. Edwards Deming

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. Henry Miller

If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change. John A. Simone Sr.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. Confucius

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. Anonymous

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. Niccolò Machiavelli

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

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 always comes bearing gifts. Price Pritchett

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. Leo Tolstoy

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Anonymous but commonly misattributed to Charles Darwin

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. W. Somerset Maugham

Our only security is our ability to change. John Lilly

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James

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

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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