Aspects of Change

This collection of varied quotes about change was inspired by the first one listed that I saw on a friend’s Facebook page. Each quote provides some food for thought on some aspect of what is really an integral part of the human condition: change.

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

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”  Carol Burnett

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  George Bernard Shaw

“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

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  Mahatma Gandhi

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation, because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the spirit.”  Christopher McCandless

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill

“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

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

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” Carl Rogers

“I hope that everyone that is reading this is having a good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes, you have an opportunity to change that.”  Gillian Anderson

--Ann Pillman