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Quotes About Change

Change Quotes

Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. W. Somerset Maugham


Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things  which are, and to make new things like them. Marcus Aurelius


There is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9




Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye…Corinthians
Don’t fear change, embrace it. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Change always comes bearing gifts. Price Pritchett

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. King Whitney Jr.

Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. Christina Baldwin

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. Goethe

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me. Unknown

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.  The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.  Harold Wilson

I am not now that which I have been. George Byron

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m afraid of the old ones. John Cage

If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going. Irwin Corey

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. John A. Simone, Sr.

If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now. James Hillman

If you can neither accept it or change it, try to laugh at it. Ashleigh Brilliant

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. Charles Kettering

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. Author unknown

I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed. George Carlin

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. James Gordon, M.D.

It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

It is never too late to become what you might have been. George Eliot

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that do not change. Confucius

Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon…everything’s different. Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. John Steinbeck

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