Quotes About Change

Sometimes, change is good they say. This article gives a few interesting and thought provoking quotes about change.
Change can be hard to deal with. Whether it is the end of a long relationship, your kids moving away, or a new job... It takes us a while to settle down, and accept that things are not going to be the same. It can be especially difficult for a few of us. However, change is the way of life, and it is something that is inevitable. So, here are a few quotes which will help you to cope up with the change better.

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change." - Confucius

"Change in all things is sweet." - Aristotle

"Things do not change; we change." -Henry David Thoreau

"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

Butterfly Metamorphosis

"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw

"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

"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." - Winston Churchill

"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." - Alan Cohen

Sweet Change

"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order." - Alfred North Whitehead

"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

"It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear... It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to." - Marilyn Ferguson

"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths, being in and out of favor." - Robert Frost

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed." - Peter Senge

"Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day." - Frances Hesselbein

Change in the Right Direction

"The birds are molting. If only man could molt also - his mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions." - James Allen

"You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea." - Pearl S. Buck

"People are always telling me that change is good. But all that means is that something you didn't want to happen has happened." - Meg Ryan

"I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it. Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within." - Preston Bradley

"We must learn to view change as a natural phenomenon - to anticipate it and to plan for it. The future is ours to channel in the direction we want to go... we must continually ask ourselves, "What will happen if...?" or better still, "How can we make it happen?" - Lisa Taylor