Change quotes and quotations
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Life is a progress, and not a station.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl S. Buck
Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea
Pearl S. Buck
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
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.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
Pearl S. Buck
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Things do not change, we change.
Henry David Thoreau
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. ca. 500 BCE
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert F. Kennedy
Just because everything is different doesn't mean that everything has changed.
While we flatter ourselves that things remain the same, they are changing under our very eyes from year to year, from day to day.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
All is flux; nothing stays still.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest
The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
M. Scott Peck
The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas a Kempis
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marian Wright Edelman
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time.
Marian Wright Edelman
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
The inability of those in power to still the voices of their own consciences is the great force leading to change.
He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
All things change; nothing perishes.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl S. Buck
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Most of the change we think we see in life
Is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant.
All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
G. K. Chesterton
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.
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 one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
If we habitually focus on how to improve things that are already great, can you see how this spirit can transform ourselves, our organizations, families and communities?
We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.
In his later years Pablo Picasso was not allowed to roam an art gallery unattended, for he had previously been discovered in the act of trying to improve on one of his old masterpieces.
If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less.
General Eric Shinseki
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it.