Sunday, 27 March 2011

Change - Quotes

A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. - Katharine Butler Hathaway 

After a while, you’ve got to stop banging your head against the same wall. If you really want change to occur, focus on what you can do and do it, not on what they should do but haven’t and likely won’t. - Doe Zantamata  

All appears to change when we change. - Henri Frederic Amiel

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. - Unknown

All change is opportunity. - Unknown

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another! - Anatole France

All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement. - Ovid

Any change is better than none and most change is for the better. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. It elevates us from mediocrity and saves us from false security. Certainly it is worth the risk! We must also keep in mind that it is only through change that we can continue to experiment with ourselves and our lives. - Leo Buscaglia

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. - Arnold Bennett

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

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them. - Henry S. Commager

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.

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. - King Whitney Jr.

Change in all things is sweet. - Aristotle

Change is difficult but often essential to survival. You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. - Les Brown

Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up. - Unknown

Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful. - Buddha 

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

Change is often preceded by crisis. The bigger the crisis the greater the opportunity to re-think your future. - Unknown

Change is the law of life. What we need is a flexible plan for an ever changing world. - Unknown

Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view. - Unknown

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

Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not. - Unknown

Change starts when someone sees the next step. - William Drayton

Changes are not predictable; but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation. - Unknown

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. - Barack Obama

Change. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring beacuse the challenge exists to make us stronger. - Unknown

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and youll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others. - Jacob Braude

Don’t change just to impress and please someone. Change because it makes you a better person and it leads you to a better future. When you have to start compromising yourself or your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you. - Unknown

Don’t change yourself because you’re afraid of what people think. Change yourself because you want to be better. - Unknown  

Dont fear change, embrace it. - Anthony D'Angelo

Everybody wants change, but no one wants to change. - Unknown

Everything changes, nothing remains without change. - The Buddha

Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on. - Alan H Cohen

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

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy. - Bill Blackman

Hardy folks don’t run from change; they exult in its challenges. - Unknown

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

If the world changes, it is because people living in it have done things that cause it to change. - Unknown

If there were no change, there would be no butterflies. - Unknown

If we do not change, we do not grow. If we do not grow, we are not really living. - Gail Sheehy

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. - Unknown

If you dont like something, change it; if you cant change it, change the way you think about it. - Maya Angelou

If you realize that all things change. There is nothing you will try to hold on to. - Lao Tzu

In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost. - Anne Sophie Swetchine

It is not that some people have willpower and some do not. It is that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. -Charles Darwin

It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour. - George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. - Marcus Aurelius

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin 

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are and to make new things like them. - Marcus Aurelius

Open your arms to change, but don’t give up your values. - Unknown

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

Our only security in life is our ability to change. - Unknown

People dont resist change. They resist being changed! - Peter M. Senge

People most amenable to change are those who value learning, change and growth. - Unknown

People underestimate their capacity for change. - John Porter

Progress often brings about change of habits, change of life styles, change of environmental interactions, and a combination of insight and foresight. When such changes are made, the gap between ourselves and our problem is transcended or bridged. The being of the knower is merged with that of the known, and a new relationship grows out of the experience itself. - Henry N. Gerguson

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. - Unknown

Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us. - Unknown

Take Change in both arms and embrace it, otherwise it will overcome you. - Roger Anderson 

The best way to adapt to change and lead a successful life is to view crises as opportunities, and stumbling  blocks in your path as stepping-stones to the stars. - Denis Waitley

The key to change is to let go of fear. - Unknown

The only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. - Aldous Huxley

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance - Alan Watts

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates

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

There is only one reality in life - change. - Unknown

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

Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all. - Carlos Castaneda

To stay fresh and alive in spirit, there must be change. Find new tactics, methods, and modes of operation that are right for today’s situation; otherwise you will be left behind. - Unknown

Today we can’t afford not to take chances – I’m always puzzled by people who talk as though advocates of change are just inventing ways to disturb the peace in what would otherwise be a tranquil community. We are not seeking change for the pure fun of it. We must change to meet the challenge of altered circumstances. Change will occur whether we like it or not. It will either be change in a good and healthy direction or change in a bad and regrettable direction. - John Gardner

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. - Arthur Christopher Benson

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better. - C. JoyBell C.

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. - Unknown

We must learn to view change as a natural phenomenon – to anticipate it and plan for it. - Unknown

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. - Abraham Maslow

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldnt change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldnt change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realized that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world. - Unknown

When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change. - Lucius Cary

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. - Viktor E. Frankl

When we find that life is a bore, that existence is a chore, that the wonder and magic of being alive is vanishing, it is possible that it is because we are resisting change. If we have become trapped in a dull, lifeless rhythm, we must resolve to give up our resistance and dance to a new step. When we do, we will surely rediscover that change is our greatest source of happiness, stimulation and continued growth. - Leo Buscaglia

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer

When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better. - Unknown

When you're finished changing, you're finished. - Benjamin Franklin

While changes are inevitable, we can all adjust our sails to meet the winds of transformation so we can still reach our destination safely. - Unknown

Why do we shrink from change? What can come into being save from change? - Unknown

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. - Frank Herbert

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

You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you. Unknown

You do not notice changes in what is always before you. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

You have the power to change. - Les Brown

You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to. - Robert Schuller

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