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Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
A. C. Benson
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Things don't have to change the world to be important.
I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
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.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
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.
There is nothing so stable as change.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
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.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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