Quotes about Change

Change Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

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When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer, psychologist

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou, poet

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

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi, poet

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs, businessman

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy, novelist

Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. Steve Maraboli, speaker

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. Vladimir Lenin, leader

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I have always been initiating change rather than responding to change. Michael D. Higgins, politician

Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change. Ingrid Bengis,

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin, educator

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled, ‘this could change your life’ Helen Exley,

If you can change your mind, you can change your life. William James, philosopher

Real change requires a desire to change. Gabrielle Bernstein,

When wind of changes are blowing, some people will build walls - some will build windmills. Chinese Proverbs,

You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction. Jim Rohn, businessman

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. Amy Poehler, comedian

Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it. Lindsey Vonn, ski racer

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inspirational quotes

Inspirational quotes about change.

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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou, poet

Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. Steve Maraboli, speaker

You change your life by changing your heart. Max Lucado, clergyman

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan, athlete

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach, novelist

To make profound changes in your life you need either inspiration or desperation Tony Robbins, author

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons inspiration or desperation. Jim Rohn, businessman

One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled. Charles de Lint, writer

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, scientist

Times have changed since George Herbert... but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a priest remains an inspiration and model for all priests. Arthur Middleton, politician

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positive quotes

Positive quotes about change.

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Smile at strangers and you just might change a life. Steve Maraboli, speaker

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Joubert Botha,

Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it. Lindsey Vonn, ski racer

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being. Lech Walesa, politician

Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified. Thad Cochran, politician

The pace of technological change in recent years has been both impressive and positive for consumers. Mike Ferguson, politician

To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways. Maxine Hong Kingston, writer

Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen. Sean Lennon, musician

The only way that we're going to feel secure in this country again and that we're going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we've put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that. John Perkins, economist

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different quotes

Quotes about change that are somehow different.

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You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach, novelist

You can't expect something different from someone who hasn't done anything to change. Don't stunt your growth waiting on someone who doesn't want to grow with you. Tony Gaskins, speaker

Human beings are the only animal that thinks they change who they are simply by moving to a different place. Birds migrate, but it's not quite the same thing. Doug Coupland, author

Like a typical Gemini I'm changeable, I can be two different types of people. I can be very outgoing, but sometimes very shy. Denise Van Outen, actress

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Katherine Mansfield, author

If you have twenty guys in the room and you just bring in one girl, you change the entire mood and everyone plays different. Jack White, musician

My apartment complex has a pool. I love it out here. The mountains are beautiful. It's totally different from the place I used to live. I like the heat - the only thing I would change is have the ocean, or a big body of water close by. Ryan Sypek, actor

I am artistic so I reserve the right to change my mind at any point. I just like to do different things. What is more important than the name is that people know that I really like acting, I enjoy it and I want people to know that I am serious. LL Cool J, musician

I think you could offer seven or eight different possible ends for energy policy. Climate change is one of them. Dealing with criteria pollutants is one of those related to that. Brad Carson, lawyer

When I'm bored or tired of being blonde, I'll throw on a wig. It's a lot less of a permanent way to change your look, and I have about 10 - all different colors, shapes, bobs, long hair, short, feathered. Sara Blakely, businesswoman

I'm terrified of being too famous. What I'm really afraid of is that the audiences will go into the theater and not be able to forget that it's me, that fame will stand in the way of my acting. I want to keep being able to change into different shapes and different personalities. Noomi Rapace, actress

There is nothing I would change - to change it I would have had to write a totally different book. Asne Seierstad, journalist

It's so different when you change your hair color, you're treated so differently. It's a very funny experience. It's fun - I love changing up my hair. Kate Bosworth, actress

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. Irene Peter, writer

When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on. Luis Figo, athlete

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. Miguel Angel Ruiz, author

The people who run the game, they are the ones who want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow. It's not different, the only difference is that some ballplayers today have a chance for a four- or five-year contract and they can make big money. Tony Oliva, athlete

Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene. Evan Hunter, author

In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it. Cal Thomas, journalist

I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want. Robert Carlyle, director

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Quotes about world

Top quotes for those who want to change the world.

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi, poet

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela, statesman

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. Paulo Coelho, novelist

Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world will change. Tony Robbins, author

Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world. Tony Robbins, author

Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono, musician

Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Lolly Daskal, speaker

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams, comedian

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton, politician

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa, leader

Things don't have to change the world to be important. Steve Jobs, businessman

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, scientist

Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has. Aaron Sorkin, producer

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein, physicist

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer, writer

You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen, clergyman

Nobody should underestimate how much the world changed on the 11th of September 2001. John Howard, statesman

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate. Gloria Steinem, activist

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy, president

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Quotes about people

People changes quotes and how they deal with change.

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There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. Vladimir Lenin, leader

Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono, musician

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams, comedian

When wind of changes are blowing, some people will build walls - some will build windmills. Chinese Proverbs,

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are. Bryant H. McGill, poet

Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has. Aaron Sorkin, producer

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks, author

People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet. Temple Grandin, educator

Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide. Barbara Deming, author

Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions. Paul Ryan, politician

People change and forget to tell each other. Lillian Hellman, dramatist

I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight. Chris Bell, politician

Like a typical Gemini I'm changeable, I can be two different types of people. I can be very outgoing, but sometimes very shy. Denise Van Outen, actress

I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time. Frederik Pohl, writer

I definitely don't look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me. Elijah Wood, actor

Some people change when they think they're a star or something. Paris Hilton, celebrity

Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind. Gerald Jampolsky, psychologist

My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see. Muhammad Yunus, economist

I don't know any form of art or entertainment that can affect people the way movies can. I know it sounds ridiculous, but they can change your world. They can change your views. Chris Evans, actor

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, scientist

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Quotes about love

Cute change quotes about love.

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My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton, politician

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks, author

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. Arthur Rubinstein, musician

I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything. Barry Gibb, musician

Right now, I do not like kids at all. I mean, I love my fans and everything, but when you have kids following you around all day, it's like, "Ugh, kids!" Maybe that will change when I get older. Vanessa Hudgens, actress

My apartment complex has a pool. I love it out here. The mountains are beautiful. It's totally different from the place I used to live. I like the heat - the only thing I would change is have the ocean, or a big body of water close by. Ryan Sypek, actor

There are so many things I'd like to change in the industry. Everything from the reliance of style over substance to their reluctance to hire me for big budget blockbusters, but the thing I would love most would be if they understood people don't have to be Hollywood beautiful to be sexy or interesting. Colin Mochrie, actor

I've always traveled with a picture of my daughter from 1989, her kindergarten school picture, that has 'I love you, Daddy' written on it. She's always made fun of me because I never changed that picture out. It's like my resistance to her getting older. It was the first thing she'd ever written to me and it means the world to me. Kiefer Sutherland, actor

The thing I love is that my home life hasn't changed. I still help out with the garbage. I still help out with the lawn. Taylor Lautner, actor

I'm not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business. But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love. Michelle Obama, first lady

I wouldn't change a thing in my own life, but I'd like to go back in time anyway though, just to some sort of eras that I wish I'd lived in - like the '60s. I'd love to have been in London in the '60s, partying away. Gemma Arterton, actress

It's so different when you change your hair color, you're treated so differently. It's a very funny experience. It's fun - I love changing up my hair. Kate Bosworth, actress

Man can certainly flee from God... but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate. Karl Barth, theologian

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, journalist

So sweet love seemed that April morn. When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change. Robert Bridges, poet

I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want. Robert Carlyle, director

This is my sixth series, and I'm burned out wondering if a show is going to change my life. Don't get me wrong, I love when people recognize my work. But I've given up worrying about whether it'll be seen by two people or two million or 22 million. Charlotte Ross, actress

We think the whole world's going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth. Michael K. Powell, politician

I'm happy here, and why change when you love the club and the club's in a really good position right now. Frank Lampard, athlete

That's why these songs have lasted as long as they have because they're just about feelings that don't change. They are love songs, they are not specific, those kinds of feelings don't change. Diana Krall, musician

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Quotes about time

Quotes about time and how people change with time.

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There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. Vladimir Lenin, leader

Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not. Howard Thurman, educator

I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there. Richard P. Feynman, physicist

I was thinking of writing a little foreword saying that history is, after all, based on people's recollections, which change with time. Frederik Pohl, writer

Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter. Nadine Gordimer, novelist

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy, president

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal, philosopher

The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time. Barbara Bush, first lady

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary, educator

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol, artist

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50. Bill Gates, businessman

Once you have a child, you change so much along the way, you don't even recognize yourself by the time they're ready to move out! Ron Taffel,

I didn't feel that running away would change anything but when the roof of the garage started coming off I thought it was time to go. John Harrison, inventor

For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction. Michelle Obama, first lady

It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. Barack Obama, president

There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen. Edward Zwick, director

The storm came. Lives were washed away. Ancient pains resurfaced. Now it is time for a sea of change. Tavis Smiley, author

The Iraq war was fought by one-half of one percent of us. And unless we were part of that small group or had a relative who was, we went about our lives as usual most of the time: no draft, no new taxes, no changes. Not so for the small group who fought the war and their families. Bob Schieffer, journalist

It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job. Herman Cain, businessman

At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work. Anthony Weiner, politician

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Author quotes

Quotes from famous authors.

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Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world will change. Tony Robbins, author

Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world. Tony Robbins, author

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo, author

Change is automatic. Progress is not. Tony Robbins, author

To make profound changes in your life you need either inspiration or desperation Tony Robbins, author

Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life. Alvin Toffler, author

Change is the end result of all true learning. Leo Buscaglia, author

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck, author

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often. Oliver Herford, author

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks, author

Vengeance is not the point; change is. But the trouble is that in most people's minds the thought of victory and the thought of punishing the enemy coincide. Barbara Deming, author

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor. Brian Tracy, author

Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever. Paul Auster, author

All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Robin Sharma, author

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Flannery O'Connor, author

Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change. Marcel Proust, author

When you're through changing, you're through. Bruce Barton, author

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. Anthony Robbins, author

When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change... you will change. Robert Anthony, author

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence. Jean Paul, author

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Philosopher quotes

Quotes from famous philosophers.

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There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus, philosopher

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch, philosopher

The Secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates, philosopher

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. William James, philosopher

The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change. Simone Weil, philosopher

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly Henri Bergson, philosopher

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius, philosopher

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts, philosopher

Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune. Socrates, philosopher

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu, philosopher

They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom. Confucius, philosopher

Change alone is unchanging. Heraclitus, philosopher

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus, philosopher

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

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. Plutarch, philosopher

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates, philosopher

That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain. Francis Bacon, philosopher

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Business quotes

Quotes from business leaders.

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The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs, businessman

You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it. Allen Klein, businessman

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. Jim Rohn, businessman

You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction. Jim Rohn, businessman

Mastery is great,but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse. Tom Peters, businessman

There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles. Stephen Covey, businessman

Things don't have to change the world to be important. Steve Jobs, businessman

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. Warren Buffett, businessman

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction. Bill Gates, businessman

I want to admit that I am an optimist. Any tough problem, I think it can be solved. Bill Gates, businessman

The government has the right to change laws and rules and regulations. Jamie Dimon, businessman

Change brings opportunity. Nido Qubein, businessman

Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change. James Cash Penney, businessman

I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past. Robert T Kiyosaki, businessman

We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons inspiration or desperation. Jim Rohn, businessman

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value. Stephen Covey, businessman

We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society. John Naisbitt, businessman

I've always believed that it's important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure. T. Boone Pickens, businessman

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50. Bill Gates, businessman

You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion. Steve Forbes, businessman

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Comedian quotes

Quotes from famous comedians.

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams, comedian

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever. Margaret Cho, comedian

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Gilda Radner, comedian

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman, comedian

There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't. Josh Billings, comedian

I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking. And immoral. And, you know, if civil disobedience is the way to go about change, then I think a lot of people will be going to San Francisco. Rosie O'Donnell, comedian

If you've ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck. Jeff Foxworthy, comedian

As a standup, I try to change the world. As an entertainer, I try to entertain. And as a lesbian, I try to pick up the prettiest girl in the room. Lea DeLaria, comedian

And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I'd quit school he'd pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school. Sarah Silverman, comedian

Things will get easier, people's minds will change, and you should be alive to see it. Ellen DeGeneres, comedian

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. Amy Poehler, comedian

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German quotes

Quotes from German authors

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The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein, physicist

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

You can't change what happened. But you can still change what will happen. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth. Albert Einstein, physicist

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed. Wim Wenders, director

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Johann von Goethe, writer

Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. Johann von Goethe, writer

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence. Jean Paul, author

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it. Karl Marx, economist

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. G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death. Ludwig Borne, writer

What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits. Johann von Goethe, writer

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht, poet

Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making. Wim Wenders, director

I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the created monad also, is subject to change, and indeed that this change is continual in each one. Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher

As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. Eckhart Tolle, teacher

If you are out in two races and someone else has a good couple of races, it could change. So all we do is try to get the optimum every time. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

I don't care what other people think as long as I am happy. The day I die or retire, I have blown all my chances because I don't have the chance any more to change my image as an F1 driver. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

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Canadian quotes

Quotes from Canadian authors.

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My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton, politician

We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are. Eric Butterworth, educator

Human beings are the only animal that thinks they change who they are simply by moving to a different place. Birds migrate, but it's not quite the same thing. Doug Coupland, author

I don't think I'd change the path that's got me where I am today. Curtis Joseph, athlete

The more you think about and interact with other people, the more you realize that it is untenable to privilege your interests over theirs. Steven Pinker, scientist

This past year has been something else... it's opened my eyes to many things and many people. It's had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we've all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We've over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives. Kyle Schmid, actor

I've always traveled with a picture of my daughter from 1989, her kindergarten school picture, that has 'I love you, Daddy' written on it. She's always made fun of me because I never changed that picture out. It's like my resistance to her getting older. It was the first thing she'd ever written to me and it means the world to me. Kiefer Sutherland, actor

My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I'm listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level. Kiefer Sutherland, actor

If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you? Doug Coupland, author

We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes. Doug Coupland, author

We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world. Guy Laliberte, businessman

Yeah, I've had an odd youth, But I wouldn't know the difference if I'd lived it any other way. And I wouldn't change any of it because I quite like what I'm doing. Estella Warren, model

There are great challenges before you, from the overwhelming nature of climate change to the unfairness of an economy that excludes so many from our collective wealth, and the changes necessary to build a more inclusive and generous Canada. I believe in you. Jack Layton, politician

I was 30 when I did 'The Matrix.' When you turn 30, your life and your world view change. I remember feeling relieved - it was like I was seeing things in a deeper way. Carrie-Anne Moss, actress

You change your mind-set, and as long as you've got a good mind-set, you'll know everything is good. Curtis Joseph, athlete

I've worked in the Inuit hamlets of the west coast of Hudson Bay since 1994. Over that time I've been very moved by both the pace of social change there - the loss of traditional ways of seeing the world, the affinity for and comfort with the land - and by the social disarray that change of this pace produces. Kevin Patterson, writer

One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled. Charles de Lint, writer

My life off the court has changed. I'm feeling good inside, so I guess it shows on the outside too. Mary Pierce, athlete

Winning a Grand Slam changes everything. There is so much off-court stuff to deal with. And there are expectations of keeping it going that make it tough. Mary Pierce, athlete

The world has changed profoundly since our programs were first established. Kim Campbell, politician

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French quotes

Quotes from French authors.

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Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo, author

The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change. Simone Weil, philosopher

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly Henri Bergson, philosopher

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir, writer

The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it. Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. Andre Gide, novelist

Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change. Marcel Proust, author

You do not notice changes in what is always before you. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

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, novelist

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. Blaise Pascal, philosopher

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect. Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer

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. Marquis De Sade, novelist

Night has come! Leaning from the window, we gaze at the vast sombre stretch of the city below us, pierced with multitudinous points of light. Jeanne presses her hand to her forehead as she leans upon the window-bar, and seems a little sad. And I say to myself as I watch her: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves: we must die in one life before we can enter into another! And as if answering my thought, the young girl murmurs to me. My guardian, I am so happy; and still I feel as if I wanted to cry! Anatole France, novelist

The more things change, the more they are the same. Alphonse Karr, critic

There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

One fifth of human kind depend on fish to live. Today now 70 percent of the fish stock are over-exploited. According to FAO if we don't change our system of fishing the main sea resources will be gone in 2050. We don't want to believe what we know. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer

The fact that I made a special movie with an old-fashioned style - even if it's a mix between with modern and old-fashioned things - must mean I feel both ways about change. In a way I'm resisting, but in a way adapting myself to the times. Michel Hazanavicius, director

Sometimes when an actor says something almost perfect, but you know you have to edit it, if you tell them to change something immediately, it will come out great. Michel Hazanavicius, director

I want to initiate a change in society in the long term. Francois Hollande, president

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German quotes

Quotes from German authors.

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The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein, physicist

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

You can't change what happened. But you can still change what will happen. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth. Albert Einstein, physicist

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed. Wim Wenders, director

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Johann von Goethe, writer

Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. Johann von Goethe, writer

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence. Jean Paul, author

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it. Karl Marx, economist

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. G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death. Ludwig Borne, writer

What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits. Johann von Goethe, writer

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht, poet

Science arose from poetry... when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet

Any movie that has that spirit and says things can be changed is worth making. Wim Wenders, director

I also take it as granted that every created thing, and consequently the created monad also, is subject to change, and indeed that this change is continual in each one. Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher

As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. Eckhart Tolle, teacher

If you are out in two races and someone else has a good couple of races, it could change. So all we do is try to get the optimum every time. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

I don't care what other people think as long as I am happy. The day I die or retire, I have blown all my chances because I don't have the chance any more to change my image as an F1 driver. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

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Barack Obama quotes

Quotes about Change by American President Barack Obama.

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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama, president

In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it. Barack Obama, president

I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction. That's what the American people called for in November, and that's what we intend to deliver. Barack Obama, president

It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. Barack Obama, president

Now we're in the midst of not just advocating for change, not just calling for change - we're doing the grinding, sometimes frustrating work of delivering change - inch by inch, day by day. Barack Obama, president

Of course, there is no question that Libya - and the world - will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake. Barack Obama, president

Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change. Barack Obama, president

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Nelson Mandela quotes

Quotes about Change by South African Leader Nelson Mandela.

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela, statesman

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. Nelson Mandela, statesman

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Buddha quotes

Quotes about Change by Nepali Leader Buddha.

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Everything changes, nothing remains without change. Buddha, leader

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Sir Winston Churchill quotes

Quotes about Change by British Politician Sir Winston Churchill.

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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Sir Winston Churchill, politician

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy quotes

Quotes about Change by American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president

Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president

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Part 7. Conclusion.

Best of 1580 Quotes about Change. Change yourself or change the world with positive and inspirational quotes about change. Some are about life, people , love and time, while others can be very different.


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Part 1
Best Change quotes
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New Change quotes

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Change Quotes That ARE...
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Change Quotes About
World
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Love
Time

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Change Quotes By ...
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Part 5
Change Quotes From ...
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Change Quotes by Famous Authors
Barack Obama
Nelson Mandela
Buddha
Sir Winston Churchill
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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