Change Quotes

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. -Bertrand Russell


Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -Harry S Truman


Change is the only constant. –Heraclitus, Greek philosopher


Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. –Saul Alinsky


Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. -Denis Waitley


Most advances in science come when a person for one reason or another is forced to change fields. -Peter Borden


Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. –Robert Frost


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has! –Margaret Mead


No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought. –John Stuart Mill


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


Nothing endures but change. –Heraclitus


Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re are still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. –W. Somerset Maugham


Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. –Confucius


Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. –Dalai Lama


Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents of them. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities. –Henry Ward Beecher


People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. A leader’s job is to help people have vision of their potential. –John Porter


People who expect always moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. –Joan Wallach Scott


Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. –Robert F. Kennedy


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


Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change. –Brian Tracy