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30 Quotes about Change

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Updated August 13, 2013

30 Quotes about Change
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Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
~ Arthur Christopher Benson~

The reality is that changes are coming... They must come. You must share in bringing them.
~John Hersey~

We must learn to view change as a natural phenomenon - to anticipate it and to plan for it. The future is ours to channel in the direction we want to go... we must continually ask ourselves, "What will happen if...?" or better still, "How can we make it happen?"
~Lisa Taylor~

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
~Tuli Kupferberg~

It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.
~Nancy Thayer~

Change the fabric of your own soul and your own visions, and you change all.
~Vachel Lindsay~

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

Things do not change; we change.
~Henry David Thoreau~

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
~Carl Rogers~

Life is always at some turning point.
~Irwin Edman~

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
~John F. Kennedy~

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

What is more enthralling to the human mind than this splendid, boundless, colored mutability! - Life in the making?
~David Grayson~

If you want to change your life, change your mind.
~Terry Martin~

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~George Bernard Shaw~

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.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~

I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it. Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within.
~Preston Bradley~

Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another.
~Arthur Christopher Benson~

We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of inertia and the irksomeness of action.
~Learned Hand~

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
~Mark Twain~

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.
~Anwar Sadat~

The most significant change in a person's life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions.
~Willam J. Johnston~

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

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 into another.
~Anatole France~

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
~Charles Caleb Colton~

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
~Will Garcia, person with AIDS~

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
~Helen Keller~

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

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~

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