God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Viktor E. Frankl
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. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
- C. S. Lewis
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
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
- Charles Darwin
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
- Wayne Dyer
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
- Ronald Reagan
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
- Arnold Bennett
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
- Jim Rohn
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
- Stephen Hawking
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
- Robert Kennedy
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
- Bruce Barton
I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.
- Gillian Anderson
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung
Change in all things is sweet.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
- Dean Acheson
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
- A. C. Benson
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
- Denis Waitley
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
- Carl Jung
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
- Frank Herbert
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
- Victor Hugo
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
- Ellen Glasgow
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
- Andy Warhol
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
- Bertolt Brecht
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
- Robert Anthony
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing permanent except change.
Change brings opportunity.
- Nido Qubein
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
- Clint Eastwood
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
- Carl Rogers
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
- Woodrow Wilson
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
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
- Bryant H. McGill
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.
- Leo Tolstoy
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
- Sydney J. Harris
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
- William Arthur Ward
Change before you have to.
- Jack Welch
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
- Anna Quindlen
Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
- Shunryu Suzuki