Quotes about Change

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To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away.

The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.
Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.
I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered.
It is a psychological fact that you can influence your environment and thoughts. If you do so consciously and with high purpose, you can change your habits and attitudes for the better.
Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.
Changes start occurring when budgets are cut.
Constant change is here to stay.
Change is not reform, any more than noise is music.
Any change or reform you make is going to have consequence you don't like.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.
It is not well to make great changes in old age.
A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it.
Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.
One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.
We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the ;status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.
I've continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I've learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
The moment of change is the only poem.
When you make a career change there has to be some kind of connection. I remember a Beverly Hills attorney who wanted to become a potato farmer in Oregon. Well, there's a guy who's born to lose.
There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.
Don't change horses while crossing a stream.
Never swap horses crossing a stream.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes and I am left the same. The more things change the more I am the same. I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.
In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society.
When things come to the worse, they generally mend.

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