Change Quotes


Quotes regarding Change.

  • “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 another.” ~ Anatole France
  • “All things in this world are impermanent. They have the nature to rise and pass away. To be in harmony with this truth brings true happiness.” ~ Buddhist chant
  • “Cambia, todo cambia.” ~ Mercedes Sosa
  • Translation: “Changing, everything is changing.”
  • “Change is not merely necessary to life — IT IS LIFE.” ~ Alvin Toffler
  • “Change is not a matter of not doing something. It is a matter of doing something else — something that is inherently right, free, and pleasurable. Therefore, the key is insight and the freedom to feel and participate in ways of functioning that are right and new.” ~ Adi Da Samraj
  • “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ~ Tolstoy
  • “Everyone wants to feel more interesting, but that’s the curiosity of knowing someone, is finding out things about them, letting them open up to you. It’s beautiful. Change happens when you’ve forgotten about it.” Karna Southall
  • “For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.” ~ Ingrid Bengis
  • “History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme a lot.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.” ~ Hazel Henderson
  • “If you want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” ~ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • “In the same way as the tree bears the same fruit year after year, but each time new fruit, all lastingly valuable ideas in thinking must always be reborn.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  • “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.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  • “It is not a matter of exposing one’s unchanging identity, the true self that has always been, but a way of exposing one’s ceaseless growth, the dynamic self that has yet to be.” ~ James Carse
  • “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” ~ Irene Peter
  • “Let us go to war. The world has become stale and insipid, the ships ought to be all captured, and the cities battered down, and the world burned up, so that we can start again. There would be fun in that. Some interest,—something to talk about.” ~ New York Journal of Commerce
  • “Of the forces which are imperceptible forces, none is greater than that of change … all things are ever in the state of change … therefore the I of the past is no longer the I of today.” ~ Chang-tzu
  • “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” ~ Alphonse Karr
  • Translation: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”
  • “We must face the fact that we are on the brink of times when man may be able to magnify his intellectual and inventive capability, just as in the nineteenth century he used machines to magnify his physical capacity. Again, as then, our innocence is lost. And again, of course, the innocence, once lost, cannot be regained. The loss demands attention, not denial.” ~ Christopher Alexander
  • “We only have to look around us to see how complexity and psychic ‘temperature’ are still rising: and rising no longer on the scale of the individual but now on that of the planet. This indication is so familiar to us that we cannot but recognize the objective, experiential, reality of a transformation of the planet ‘as a whole.'” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The only thing that doesn’t change, is change.” Anonymous
  • “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” Henri Louis Bergeson
  • “Nothing endures but change.” Heraclitus
  • “You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.” Heraclitus
  • “To change one thing, you must change another then the new change will make other changes. Change is continuous and repetitive, the side effects or consequences are inevitable. Change one thing and you change another for better or worse.” ~ Jc
  • “Good change is the (occasionally) skilful redirecting, renewing, and reconnecting of stuff (like time, money, things, jokes, knowledge, hopes, passion, and dreams) into something better for us, for someone, even for everyone.” Max Mckeown
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