Change happens, that is for sure, and not just in our modern, 21st
century era. It seems that the stress of the new affects most people in
every age. So the trick is not to resist it, but to go with it. The real
problem for the creative person is getting over the resistance of those
who dont want to change.
action, business, the future, managing, progress*, resistance*, time, vision
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change
it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Change is in all things sweet.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is natures delight.
Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed
changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change.
We must change in order to survive.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on
creating oneself endlessly.
If the people dont want to come out of the park, nobodys going to stop
Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing
officials, but always by inspiring the people.
Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the
If you can neither accept it or change it, try to laugh at it.
Weep not that the world changesdid it keep
A stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
Do not cherish the unworthy desire that the changeable might become the
The best-laid schemes omice an men gang aft
I am not now
That which I have been.
In order to learn one must change ones mind.
Orson Scott Card
Things dont change. You change your way of looking, thats all.
A great wind is blowing and that gives you either imagination or a
Catherine the Great
To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to
embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is
life, and in change there is power.
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
It is only the wisest and the stupidest that do not change.
The capacity of the human mind for invention far outstrips its ability to
assimilate the changes that inventions produce.
The only way to change our lives is by changing our minds.
Every human has four endowments: self awareness,
conscience, independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
The worlds a scene of changes, and to be constant in Nature were
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
Anthony J. DAngelo
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Since changes are going on anyway, the great thing is to learn enough about
them so that we will be able to lay hold of them and turn them in the direction
of our desires. Conditions and events are neither to be fled from nor passively
acquiesced in; they are to be utilized and directed.
In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.
One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it.
Peter F. Drucker
Men are not moved by things, but the views they take of
All is change; all yields its place and goes.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we
leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter
When youre finished changing, youre finished.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change
something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Faced with changing one's mind, or proving
that there is no need to do so, most people get busy on
John Kenneth Galbraith
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J. Paul Getty
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you
find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that dont change
some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to
milk a dead cow.
Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays
fixed... Cool things become warm, the warm grows cool; the moist dries, the
parched becomes moist... It is in changing that things find repose.
Nothing is permanent but change.
In times of profound change, the
learners inherit the earth, while the learned find
themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As
I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that; it is often a comfort to
shift ones position, and be bruised in a new place.
Change is not made without inconvenience.
Change is like putting lipstick on a bulldog. The bulldog's appearance
hasn't improved, but now it's really angry.
Rosbeth Moss Kanter
Plus ça change, plus cest la même chose. (The more things change, the more
they are the same)
There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present
are certain to miss future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its
The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Charles F. Kettering
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world
Martin Luther King
The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status
quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is
the pain of a new idea.
Martin Luther King
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin
to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
You dont get creative by staying in the same place.
Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you
willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really
D. H. Lawrence
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground
from beneath your feet.
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
All things must change
To something new, to something strange.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the
children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the
long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of
fate is strength undefeatable.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct,
or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a
new order to things.
One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others.
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a
remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill
symptom produces others.
When change is rapid and problems abundant, society must be creatively
adaptive or fall further and further behind.
All things change, nothing perishes.
Change does not change tradition, it strengthens it. Change is a challenge
and an opportunity, not a threat.
An important scientific
innovation rarely makes its way by gradually
winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the
opponents gradually die out.
You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even
reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting
yourself up as judge of the highest matters.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but
hope and enterprise and change.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice
To change true rules for odd inventions.
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their
minds, cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Fate is written in wood, not stone.
It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau
A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want
to win, you can change.
Change is not merely necessary to lifeit is life.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual
reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to
him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes
frustrating and unbearablehe finally makes the change only when his usual life
can no longer be tolerated.
The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it,
and join the dance.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change
Alfred North Whitehead
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human
institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.