Words matter. These are the best Change Quotes from famous people such as Taylor Swift, Edmund Burke, Damien Hirst, Jack Welch, Susan Sontag, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I think the tiniest little thing can change the course of your day, which can change the course of your year, which can change who you are.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
But I think it’s more that when you’re young, you’re invincible, you’re immortal – or at least you think you are. The possibilities are limitless, you’re inventing the future. Then you get older and suddenly you have a history. It’s fixed. You can’t change anything. I find that a bit disturbing, to be honest.
Change before you have to.
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects – making it possible… to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.
My attitude is govern as if you’ve run your last race. That’s not to say I’ve run my last race, but govern with a liberation and a freedom; change your mind frame to operate that way.
Nobody understands how the world will change. The only way you can plan for the future is to have scenarios. You have to have the courage to take a leap of faith on one of them.
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.
Blockchain technologies will change transactions in a broad way.
‘Movement is life;’ and it is well to be able to forget the past, and kill the present by continual change.
You can change friends but not neighbours.
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
We all have to change with the times… it keeps you younger; it’s a new challenge.
The effects of climate change are real and must be acted on.
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to mix the martinis, one to change the light bulb, and one to reminisce about how good the old one was.
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
I think there are more politicians in favor of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don’t believe in climate change – they think oil will last forever.
Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.
It is really interesting to change your hair color after being blond your entire life.
Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.
The more things change, the more they are the same.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
I want tension in my business. Tension creates change. Change is necessary to evolve and prosper. I am never satisfied.
We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me.
It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction, to start a ripple of change.
My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.
Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.
Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
The world is changing quickly and we must be ready to change with it or risk being left behind.
One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
A change of environment is pretty refreshing.
We don’t change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
Logic will never change emotion or perception.
People with high blood pressure, diabetes – those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
An experimental idea doesn’t have to be separated from a mainstream context. The really exciting thing is where those two things are together. That’s where you can get real change.
If you embrace that the things that you can do are limitless, you can put your ding in the universe. You can change the world.
The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
My greatest life lesson has been that life can change in a second. This is why it’s important to always live your best possible life and to do what you can for others.
Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path.
Change and growth is so painful. But it’s so necessary for us to evolve.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.
One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won’t jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
It’s normal in a top club that people change.
Each time we cooperate with God, we take one more giant step forward. Because when God asks us to change, it means that He always has something better to give us – more freedom, greater joy, and greater blessings.
I think an eyebrow can change the way you feel. It changes everything about your confidence.
You change the world by being yourself.
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.
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.
Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen.
If you change nothing, nothing will change.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
You had to feel the swell change. You had to go with the change. He told me that. No eye is on the sparrow but he did tell me that.
Over-dependence on finite resources, like oil, ignores the ability of our great minds to develop alternative energy for the masses, and in doing so ignores climate change and sets up our students and workforce for failure by not educating them about the needs of our future.
I studied to be a lawyer, and after that I did something, obviously, completely different. With change, you learn something. If you do the same thing over and over again, you never learn anything.
When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
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.
Maybe climate change is a threat, and maybe climate change has been tarted up by climatologists trolling for research grant cash. It doesn’t matter.
You cannot change the conclusion of the brain by torture, nor by social ostracism. But I will tell you what you can do by these and what you have done. You can make hypocrites by the million.
Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for poets and artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next.
We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring.
Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
The good inside of all of us is wrapped in a layer of apathy, and we forget how much potential we have within us, in each and every one of us, to change the world for the better for ourselves and our children, and thus to bring about oneness.
I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.
It seems to me that more and more we’ve come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.
In the future, we will probably see cyber operations that change or manipulate electronic information to compromise its integrity instead of simply deleting the access to it.
Change makes you find your calling, your legacy, and God’s divine plan for your life. Don’t run from it.
Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing.
I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
You can change the feel of your sofa by adding a thick, cozy throw and playing a couple of classic pillows off a more Moroccan-inspired one.
Nothing endures but change.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Winning a pageant or sometimes simply participating in a contest can change your life. Outer beauty is just a part of the judgement, but what’s important are your views and opinions that are shown to the world.
You cannot have the same kind of character again and again in every season or every stage of your life. You change, people change.
It’s always good to change and keep things fresh, whether it’s a hairstyle or wardrobe.
You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
I remember being young in the 1960s… we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
You can’t change history. These things happened the way they did. What you can change is how you look at it and how you understand that it takes the good moments and it takes the difficult moments to move forward.
If you skew the endocrine system, you lose the pathways to self. When endocrine patterns change, it alters the way you think and feel. One shift in the pattern tends to trip another.
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.
However happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have.
There is no Left and Right any more. Left and Right is irrelevant… We need big change. We’ve got to get back control of our country.
Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn’t like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do. There’s only one really reliable way to curve the ball: Change your hand position at address.
I never wanted to give in to my condition. My life changed a lot but I didn’t want it to change my dreams or goals.
Change is definitely every day. It’s an ever-changing world. Everything changes, so I really don’t know. I just hope I become a better person, a better man.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
All things are only transitory.
In a bid for change, we have to take off our coats, be prepared to lose our comfort and security, our jobs and positions of prestige, and our families… A struggle without casualties is no struggle.
I have not an ounce of regret. Every link is so valuable in forming the chain that is my life. Who I am today is because of those links, and I wouldn’t change any of them.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
What politicians want to create is irreversible change because when you leave office someone changes it back again.
Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
If you love someone – like, truly love someone – I don’t think that ever goes away. But what does change is your perspective on the relationship and the dynamic.
There can be no democracy without truth. There can be no truth without controversy, there can be no change without freedom. Without freedom there can be no progress.
Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
People change all the time.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.
What really broke it down was I had my son while I was locked up, so that really affected me. I can’t really have this, knowing my father was locked up when I was small. So that really out of everything – through the fame, the money, everything – that really put the toll on me: ‘Oh yeah, I gotta change.’
People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.
I have been described as the grandfather of climate change. In fact, I am just a grandfather and I do not want my grandchildren to say that grandpa understood what was happening but didn’t make it clear.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes – and as with memes in their original version.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history.
Most people already know what they’re doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change.
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
I do a lot of lectures on survival. I always say you can’t change what happened, so have a little wallow, feel very sorry for yourself, and then get up and move forward. You can’t change what happened.
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
It’s hard to change information in books, but if we have everything online, then a somewhat untrustworthy group of people controlling the thing – which I think is what we have – gives us ‘1984.’
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment – and you start to decline.
All of Africa’s resources should be declared resources of the state and managed by the nation. Our experience in Bolivia shows that when you take control of natural resources for the people of the town and village, major world change is possible.
Think of it this way: If you got a flat tire, what would you do? Change the tire? Or get out of the car and slash the other three tires? No! Get back on the road. Don’t dwell on it; don’t beat yourself up. That gets you nowhere.
It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.
The moral world is as little exempt as the physical world from the law of ceaseless change, of perpetual flux.
We say keep your change, we’ll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.
Either you change with the times or you get rolled over.
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
You can’t change the world alone – you will need some help – and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.
You can go slow. Allow your dreams and goals to change, but live an intentional life.
Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.
It’s not the destination that matters. It’s the change of scene.
I change my style maybe every month. I’m, like, punk one month, ghetto fab the next, classy the next. I’m just young and finding out who I am.
Experience should be a plus as long as it doesn’t become complacency. If you say, ‘We’re not going to change; we didn’t do it that way before,’ then you’ve become too old.
Originals are nonconformists, people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them. They are people who stand out and speak up. Originals drive creativity and change in the world. They’re the people you want to bet on.
Ignorance is always afraid of change.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.
We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Change alone is unchanging.
Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.
Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
I’ll never change the name of the Redskins. You have my word on that.
There’s no sense in going to a tournament if you don’t believe that you can win it. And that is the belief I have always had. And that is not going to change.
As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world – not just study it.
Change doesn’t always mean progress, but the status quo isn’t always the best result either. It is merely the most convenient.
Climate change is analogous to Lincoln and slavery or Churchill and Nazism: it’s not the kind of thing where you can compromise.
Everything must change and you do what you can with the changes that are made. You can’t stop it. You can’t fight it. Everybody tries to go back to yesterday, but you can’t go back to yesterday. The only time there is, is now.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
We can change the world if we change ourselves. We just need to get hold of the old patterns of thinking and dealing with things and start listening to our inner voices and trusting our own superpowers.
Countries such as the U.S. and Britain have taken it upon themselves to decide for us in the developing world, even to interfere in our domestic affairs and to bring about what they call regime change.
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.
People who are alone all the time never grow. Those hermits just stay the same. It’s only through relationships. Relationships change us and make us grow.
Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.
With so much evidence of depleting natural resources, toxic waste, climate change, irreparable harm to our food chain and rapidly increasing instances of natural disasters, why do we keep perpetuating the problem? Why do we continue marching at the same alarming beat?
The evidence for human-made climate change is overwhelming.
Change begets change as much as repetition reinforces repetition.
I created my own charity called My Peak Challenge. We’ve been able to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds. It’s helping change people’s lives, and I’ve had lots of wonderful letters about it.
One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.
I truly do feel like scent can change your mood and the feeling in a room.
If you don’t change with the times, the times are going to change you.
A lot of people think the Breakfast for Children program is charity. But what does it do? It takes the people from a stage to another stage. Any program that’s revolutionary is an advancing program. Revolution is change.
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive social change.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Perhaps it’s the people whose lives have taken sudden new twists – people who have learned to embrace the creative possibilities of change – who stand the best chance of penetrating life’s mysteries.
Honestly, I think people change after meeting someone you love.
If you’re going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.
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.
Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
I’m always disappointed when people don’t live up to their potential. I know that a number of people look down on themselves and consequently on everybody who looks like them. But that, too, can change.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
I have seen how effective language attached to policies that are mainstream and delivered by people who are passionate and effective can change the course of history.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
It may be that there is no such thing as an equable motion, whereby time may be accurately measured. All motions may be accelerated or retarded, but the true, or equable, progress of absolute time is liable to no change.
Where educators are raising and combining their voices, the seeds of positive change have emerged. Collective voice, exercised through the union, is power – the power to drive real change for our kids, families and communities.
I believe activism is the true source of change in the world. Pushing to change social structures in communities that you are a part of is critical for making real lasting change.
You cannot change a person. Let them be. Let them be the way they are.
If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?
Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
The blockchain is the financial challenge of our time. It is going to change the way that our financial world operates.
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?
With faith and obedience practiced long enough, the Holy Ghost becomes a constant companion, our natures change, and endurance becomes certain.
Dr. Seuss said, ‘No one can be you-er than you,’ and Oscar Wilde said, ‘Be yourself because everyone else is taken.’ So I just try to continue to be who I am and don’t change that. And I’m a little chameleon, so I can fit in wherever I am.
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.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
The good and bad things are what form us as people… change makes us grow.
Real change occurs from the bottom up; it occurs person to person, and it almost always occurs in small groups and locales and then bubbles up and aggregates to larger vectors of change.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconsciousness with habits and values.
Once you do away with the idea of people as fixed, static entities, then you see that people can change, and there is hope.
‘Quick Change’ was my first real movie. It was an interesting audition process because there were no lines in the script. Bill Murray’s character would say something, and Geena Davis and Randy Quaid would say something, and then it would just say, ‘The cabbie speaks.’ How do you audition for that?
Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.
We cannot change the political system, we cannot change the economic system, we cannot change the social system, until the people control the land, and then we take it out of the hands of that sick minority that chooses to pervert the meaning and the intention of humanity.
I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, and I can’t do anything to change events anyway.
One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.
Life is change.
I may be a living legend, but that sure don’t help when I’ve got to change a flat tire.
Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change.
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
A home is a place in time. And no place stays the same after you finally grow up and leave it. No place can ever change as much as the person who grows up there.
We need to make sure we’re all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.
Football is great because you always have another opportunity to change history.
We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them.
When you create Hope in people, you create expectations. When you do not fulfill those expectations, when the change becomes more of the same old, same old, the Hope that was created can only turn to anger, frustration and bitter disappointment.
Nobody knows the future with certainty. We can, however, identify ongoing patterns of change.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Anything can change, because the smartphone revolution is still in the early stages.
Entrepreneurs have a great ability to create change, be flexible, build companies and cultivate the kind of work environment in which they want to work.
There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.
If necessity is the mother of invention, urgency is the uncle of change. Without it, progress slows and then stops and then reverses.
I believe that the purpose for which I and my fellow soldiers entered upon this war should have been so clearly stated as to have made it impossible to change them, and that, had this been done, the objects which actuated us would now be attainable by negotiation.
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.
There will always be haters. Small heroes can change society every day. It just takes time.
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
Change is not an event, it’s a process.
Is the modern social pattern of unending change and movement the cause of two modern diseases, insecurity and dissatisfaction? How lucky Thomas Hood was to be able to write, ‘I remember, I remember the house where I was born.’ I don’t even know what mine looked like!
I believe people change. I think that they can learn from mistakes.
All men can and will change. But there’s only one woman we’re going to change for.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
Blockchain technology isn’t just a more efficient way to settle securities. It will fundamentally change market structures, and maybe even the architecture of the Internet itself.
I do think haircuts completely change people.
In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you’re born a sinner and you don’t really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called ‘Antichrist Superstar.’
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
A zebra does not change its spots.
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.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.
My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that – building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.
I had been educated in the rhythms of the mountain, rhythms in which change was never fundamental, only cyclical. The same sun appeared each morning, swept over the valley, and dropped behind the peak. The snows that fell in winter always melted in the spring.
There is a lot of suffering and injustice in the world, and there is also a great deal of hope. When you step forward and start speaking about what you see and what you want to change, you can begin living in that hope instead of despair.
Sometimes, change is a good thing.
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.
A change of scenery can help everything.
We’re on some path that’s set since we’re born, but I still believe we can change some things. So I believe in my faith, but I still don’t believe in my fate.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
I think there’s a weapon of cynicism to say, ‘Protest doesn’t work. Organizing doesn’t work. Y’all are a bunch of hippies. You know, it doesn’t do anything,’ because, frankly, it’s said out of fear, because it is a potent force for political change.
The entire planet is drawn to Indian culture and soft power. The global community looks to us for solutions to international problems – whether terrorism, money laundering or climate change. In a globalised world, our responsibilities are also global.
Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.
Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
I can’t change my personality. I’ll always smile, but I’ll be more focused.
I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.
When I start a picture, I always have a script, but I change it every day. I put in what occurs to me that day out of my imagination. You start on a voyage; you know where you will end up but not what will occur along the way. You want to be surprised.
Everything is a learning lesson, good and bad, so I am happy with the way things are, and I learned from everything negative. I am in a great space now, so I wouldn’t change a thing!
I just change with the times. I really don’t have a say in what’s going on. Music was here before me.
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.
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.
Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Cinema is a mirror that can change the world.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.
I never dwell on what happened. You can’t change it. Move forward. Don’t waste your energy on being angry at something that somebody did six months ago or a year ago. It’s over. Done. Move forward.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Change is tough, people don’t like it, but it is necessary. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.
You can’t move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
Please, please stop saying that Ukraine is a corrupt country, because from now, it’s not true. We want to change this image.
If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.
Coy Wire played in the NFL for 9 years and is now a motivational speaker and has a book out called ‘Change Your Mind.’ He is an amazing person with such positive energy! When Kroy and I first met and started dating, there weren’t a whole lot of people that supported us, but Coy always did.
If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.
Make no mistake about it: Change is hard, but change is necessary.
This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Power does not change you, it unmasks you.
It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
I don’t know what religious people do. I kind of wished I’d been a Christian with the blind faith that God is doing the right thing. As a Buddhist, you feel like you have more control over the situation, and that you can change your karma.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change.
I have been blessed with friends who do things rather than buy things: friends who will change books at the library, take a bag of your old clothes to a thrift store, bring you cuttings and plant them in a window box, fill the bird feeder in your garden when you can’t get out.
If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.
What I’ve learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I’ve also learned that change is possible – if you fight for it.
The difference between Marilyn Monroe and the early Pamela Anderson is not that great. What’s amazing is that the taste of American men and international tastes in terms of beauty have essentially stayed the same. Styles change, but our view of beauty stays the same.
It was like a complicit – there was complicity between the churches and the state in taking care of the ‘Indian problem,’ solving the ‘Indian problem,’ and trying to change who we were.
I always wanted to be a character actor rather than the poster boy that they tried to make me 100 years ago. An actor has a degree of responsibility to change for the audience, to give them something new each time, to surprise and not bore them.
Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
I feel very lucky to have grown up having interaction with adults who were making change but who were far from perfect beings. That feeling of not being paralyzed by your incredible inadequacy as a human being, which I feel every day, is a part of the legacy that I’ve gotten from so many of the adult elders.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
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.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
Change is hard, but change is good.
If I said it once, I’ll say it again: ‘We have the power to change everything.’
Change always seems impossible until it’s inevitable.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
To survive and even thrive in a changing world, nature offers another great lesson: the survivors are those who at the least adapt to change, or even better learn to benefit from change and grow intellectually and personally. That means careful listening and constant learning.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything… or nothing.
The notion of superhumans is using bioengineering and artificial intelligence to upgrade human abilities. If they use the power to change themselves, to change their own minds, their own desires, then we have no idea what they will want to do.
You don’t have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life’s about change.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
We’ll try and be very aggressive, we’ll try and speed up and change gears, and we’ll see who’s going to win.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.
Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.
Change comes from reflection.
People cannot change their tidying habits without first changing their way of thinking.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods.
Creating an overall healthy lifestyle for yourself doesn’t require a radical diet or significant life change. In fact, it can be attained through common sense decisions about the way we eat, move, and live.
Be not afraid of discomfort. If you can’t put yourself in a situation where you are uncomfortable, then you will never grow. You will never change. You’ll never learn.
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao.
One thing I’m not going to do is change up anything. Like, I’m always gonna be me.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.
The world is not a static place. People change, evolve.
Famous pivot stories are often failures but you don’t need to fail before you pivot. All a pivot is is a change is strategy without a change in vision. Whenever entrepreneurs see a new way to achieve their vision – a way to be more successful – they have to remain nimble enough to take it.
I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’
In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
What I learned in jail is that I can’t change. I can’t live a different lifestyle – this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
I don’t believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn’t change.
I am unapologetic about the need for social change, greater inclusion, and equity.
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.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.
I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world.
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.
Life is full of change and uncertainty. We know this. We experience it on a daily basis.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.
Everybody is going to have an opinion on you; not everyone is going to like you. You can’t live your life based on other people’s opinions of you or let that change what you do or how you feel about yourself, because then you’re not living.
You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change, that’s the way it works.
You can’t change anyone else, but people do change in relationship to your change.
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
I don’t know if you can change things, but it’s a drop in the ocean.
If you want to have clean ideas, change them as often as your shirt.
I like to change. A new lamp, a piece of art, can transform a room.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.
Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation and consensus.
Yankees don’t understand that the Southern way of talking is a language of nuance. What we can do in the South is we can take a word and change it just a little bit and make it mean something altogether different.
It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
A change of season calls for a change of scent that is both energizing and refreshing.
Money does not change people, people change.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Hey, Ryan, if Sting retires, will he change his name to Stung?
Failure doesn’t exist. It’s only a change of direction.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
I’m not going to change the world. You’re not going to change the world. But we can help – we can all help.
You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Our bodies and our minds have their own timing that pay little attention to our cerebral desires. We can’t force or expect things to change as fast as we want, but when we put our efforts in the direction of our intention and drop everything else like snow falling, things unfold with ease.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.
I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
Don’t be afraid to take risks. Create a vision for you life. Be a leader in your own life. Give of yourself selflessly to make a positive change in another human being.
Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.
Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.
What’s dangerous is not to evolve.
I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
Education is and will be the most powerful tool for individual and social change, and we must do all that it takes to facilitate it.
Conversations create change. It’s easy to call someone ‘enemy,’ but there’s more to it, right?