Inspirational Quotes About Change That Will Give You A New Perspective
It is said that change is the only constant in life. Truly, it is an intrinsic part of our existence as we cannot grow without change. Nevertheless, not all change is good, and our apathy towards change can often be credited to our fear of the unknown, as we often seek comfort in things that are certain. However, we must accept change as an important part of life and learn to adjust to the changes to our surroundings. We as human being progressed only because we explored new ideas and adapted to new situations. Change can happen on a personal level as well; changing one's outlook towards life can often help someone get out of difficult emotional phases and achieve lofty goals. Writers, politicians, world leaders and spiritual gurus have often urged people to embrace change for personal and societal growth. Here are some of their motivational words.
What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man, then complain he's not the man she married?
I don't write particularly to effect social change. I believe writing can do that, but that's not why I write.
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.
To appropriate an invention, be it artistic or technical, you have to have at least a part of your spirit embracing it so radically that you somehow change.
Aung San Suu Kyi
This was the way I was brought up to think of politics, that politics was to do with ethics, it was to do with responsibility, it was to do with service, so I think I was conditioned to think like that, and I'm too old to change now.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.
Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Do creative, social, and civic attitudes change depending on where we live? Yes, I think so.
Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.
I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
[These words are also inscribed upon his grave]
Aung San Suu Kyi
More people, especially young people, are realising that if they want change, they've got to go about it themselves - they can't depend on a particular person, i.e. me, to do all the work. They are less easy to fool than they used to be, they now know what's going on all over 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.
I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
Aung San Suu Kyi
We will not change in matters of policy until such time as dialogue has begun.
You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are.
Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Aung San Suu Kyi
A revolution simply means great change, significant change, and that's how I'm defining it - great change for the better, brought about through non-violent means.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law.
Aung San Suu Kyi
What does Burma have to give the United States? We can give you the opportunity to engage with people who are ready and willing to change a society.
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.
Robert F. Kennedy
Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.
Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.
Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.
Marquis de Sade
Either kill me or take me as I am, because I'll be damned if I ever change.
Robert F. Kennedy
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.
Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?
I do kabbalistic meditation. It's not unlike time travel; it can change the past and not just the future. You can look at what was lost and go beyond the grief of what was lost.
We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.
William S. Burroughs
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
Never too late to change your relationship with somebody in your life.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
You know, I don't really do that much looking inside me when I'm working on a project. Whatever I am becomes what that film is. But I change; you change.
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.
People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.
Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules. Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools.
I didn't always value the ways black people talked. I thought, in order to make art out of it, you had to change it.
God grant me to SERENITY to accept what I cannot change the TENACITY to change what I may and the GOOD LUCK not to f*** up too often
Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I've only found sorrow.
At that moment I had no mind to change, or not change, or throw against the nearest wall.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.
If I decided I'm the girl to change the world, I can do it anytime.
Orson Scott Card
There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.
Many things happen in life. There are joyous days and times of suffering. Sometimes unpleasant things occur. But that's what makes life so interesting. The dramas we encounter are part and parcel of being human. If we experienced no change or drama in our lives, if nothing unexpected ever happened, we would merely be like automatons, our lives unbearably monotonous and dull. Therefore, please develop a strong self so that you can enact the drama of your life with confidence and poise in the face of whatever vicissitudes you may encounter.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading
Robert F. Kennedy
If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
I think a fundamentalist is somebody who believes something unshakably and isn't going to change their mind.
I won't change anything in my life
I'm staying myself tonight
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
To change one’s life:
1. Start immediately.
2. Do it flamboyantly.
3. No exceptions.
I've always done whatever I felt like doing in life. People may try to stop me, and convince me I'm wrong, but I won't change.
On some campuses, change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means.