Change Quotes

Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it

Lao Tzu

Revolution: in politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.

Ambrose Bierce

The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts

William Osler

The fear of making permanent commitments can change the mutual love of husband and wife into two loves of self-two loves existing side by side, until they end in separation.

Pope John Paul II

Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.

Richard M. Nixon

To-day we have fewer dogmas, but I think that we have stronger principles. By a dogma I mean a deduction from facts which is only valid under certain conditions, and which becomes untrue if those conditions change. By a principle I mean something that is an eternal and universal truth.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

Don't commit suicide, because you might change your mind two weeks later.

Arthur

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

Jack Dixon

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.

William M. Kucmierowski

It is probably true to say that the largest scope for change still lies in mens attitude to women, and in womens attitude to themselves.

Vera Mary Brittain

I want to talk to these people because they stay in power and you change all the time

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

Marriage may change your circumstances for the better, but in my private opinion, it is far more likely to produce a contrary result

Anne Bront

He comes with western winds, with evening's wandering airs, With that clear dusk of heaven that brings the thickest stars; Winds take a pensive tone and stars a tender fire And visions rise and change which kill me with desire

Emily Jane Bront

It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.

Francis Herbert Bradley

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 Seymour Bridges

But I can tell let truth be told That love will change in growing old; Though day by day is nought to see, So delicate his motions be.

Robert Seymour Bridges

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors

Thomas Jefferson

Only stupid people don't change their minds.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence. So the days float through my eyes But still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

David Robert Jones

Chance and change are busy ever; Man decays, and ages move; But His mercy waneth never; God is wisdom, God is love.

Sir John Bowring

The White House has embarked on a mission to convince the people of our country that Social Security is in dire need of drastic change in order to save it for all workers.

Barbara Levy Boxer

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it

Karl Marx

Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change

Socrates

I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?

Yogi Berra

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