Quotes about Change
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• You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
• You do not notice changes in what is before you.
• Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
—Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
• It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
—W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993)
• People change and forget to tell each other.
—Lillian Hellman (1907-1984)
• Everything in life we really accept undergoes a change.
—Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)
• Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
—Mark Twain (1835-1910)
• It isn't so much that hard times are coming; the change observed is mostly soft times going.
—Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
• You cannot change the music of your soul.
—Katherine Hepburn (1909-2003)
• All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
—Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945)
• If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
—Gail Sheehy (b. 1937)
• In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
—Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
• 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.
—C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
• Things do not change; we change.
—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
• If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
—Maya Angelou (b. 1928)
• There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
—Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
• The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.
—Jawaharlal Nehru (1888-1964)
• When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
— Victor Frankl (1905-1997)
• If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
—Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
• Change your thoughts and you change your world.
—Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)