Quotes on Change

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.- Fred Devito
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.- Unknown
Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.- Tom Peters
Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down.- Socrates
There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.- Leonardo da Vinci
As far as intelligence is concerned, I have personally concluded that the ability to change one’s mind is the highest form of human intelligence; fundamentally, the ability to recognize that one can be wrong; that is what I call intelligence. This is the best brain-training I can recommend as a former Mensan: to try to keep an open mind.- Veronica Pamoukaghlian
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “We’ve always done it this way.”- Grace Hopper, 1906-1992, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
We should seek the greatest value of our action.- Stephen Hawking
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.- Stephen Hawking
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.- Stephen Hawking
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.- Charles Darwin
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.- Jimmy Dean
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.- Anita Roddick
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.- William Bruce Cameron, (often attributed to Einstein)
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not in fighting the old but on building the new.- Socrates
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.- Chinese Proverb
People who change after change, will survive. People who change with the change,will succeed. People who cause the change, will lead.- Unknown
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong- Mandy Hale
The engineers of the future will be poets.- Terence McKenna
The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.- Michael Margolis
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.- Henri Matisse
Apps help you do what you do, only better. The trick is figuring out which work best for your particular use case scenario. That’s what I do.- Lynn Woodruff
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 (1917-1963)
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.- Carl Rogers
The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.- Fabienne Fredrickson
Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.- Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.- Henry Ford
Be as you wish to seem.- Socrates
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American writer and activist
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.- Anne Frank (1929 - 1945), German diarist
TIC TOC. Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.- Bud Fox, Stock Broker, played by Charlie Sheen, from the film, Wallstreet
You are either the type of person that brings energy into a room or takes energy out. It’s always best to be the one that brings energy in.- Unknown Author
Never let anyone tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962), U.S. first lady, U.N. diplomat, humanitarian
We need to understand that thoughts are tools. Are we using them as productively as we can? Are our thoughts serving us well, or are we their victims? It’s up to us.- Dr. Tom Morris, Business speaker, chairman of Morris Institute for Human Values
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.- Wayne Dyer, Self-help advocate, author, and lecturer
Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.- Dorothea Brande (1893-1948), American writer, editor and teacher
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.- David Viscott, psychiatrist, author, businessman, media personality
In order to do what really matters to you, you have to, first of all, know what really matters to you.- Dr. Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist, founder of The Hallowell Center
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th president of the United States
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.- Norman Vincent Peale, Author, The Power of Positive Thinking
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.- William Arthur Ward
Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.- Aileen Norton Swift
Never confuse movement with action.- Ernest Hemingway
The few things that work fantastically well should be identified, cultivated, nurtured, and multiplied.- Richard Koch, author and management consultant
You will be amazed at how much free time you actually have when you never have to think about or worry about money.- Bob Proctor, Motivational author and lecturer
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.- Helen Keller (1880-1968), American humanitarian, writer and advocate for the deaf and blind
Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.- Peter Drucker (1909-2005), Austrian-American economist and author
There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.- Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Austro-Hungarian novelist and short story writer
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.- Denis Waitley, Author and productivity expert
You become what you think about.- Earl Nightingale, Author, The Strangest Secret, Lead the Field
Goals are dreams with deadlines.- Diana Scharf Hunt, Author, 'The Tao of Time'
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.- Jimi Hendrix
We’re all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ordinary.- Brene Brown
Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.- Rita Levi Montalcini
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.- Jack Canfield
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.- Morris West
One kind word can change someone’s entire day.- Unknown
Never mind what-is. Imagine it the way you want it to be so that your vibration is a match to your desire. When your vibration is a match to your desire, all things in your experience will gravitate to meet that match every time.- Abraham Hicks
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.- Will Smith
If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.- Marilyn Monroe
It is never too late to be what you might have been.- George Eliot
Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the Negative things.- Unknown
Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.- Russian Proverb
Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do. Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know in your heart is right.- Unknown
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.- Mahatma Ghandi
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.- Abraham Lincoln
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.- Margaret Mead
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.- Steve Jobs
I’m not worried about the country’s long-term future. This country is insanely great. What I’m worried about is that we don’t talk enough about solutions.- Steve Jobs to President Obama
Endeavoring to benefit society and the economy and maximize enterprise value by fostering the sharing of wisdom and knowledge gained through the IT revolution.- SoftBank (Next 30-Year Vision)
What one thing can you start counting today that will actually be meaningful in your life?- Chip Conley, Ted Talk: Measuring what makes life worthwhile', Feb. 2010
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.- Maya Angelou, American author and poet
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.- Albert Einstein
The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes.- Marcel Proust
Change occurs because there is a gap between what is and what should be.- Craig McCaw
Even the smallest idea can have a big impact. Share what you know. Others may benefit from it in ways you can’t even imagine.- Lynn Woodruff

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