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Change

Definition: Make someone or something different; alter or modify.
Number of Quotes: 58

As women, we know that we must always find ways to change the process because the present institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.
Bella Abzug

We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision, to change the institutions. Women are not wedded to the policies of the past. We didn't craft them. They didn't let us.
Bella Abzug

Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women.
Bella Abzug

I find the difference, for me, between having no money and having quite a bit is that the bills get bigger. And that's it. The lifestyle doesn't change.
Douglas Adams

Change means movement. Movement means friction.
Saul Alinsky

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.
Isaac Asimov

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

By the structure of the world we often want, at the sudden occurrence of a grave tempest, to change the helmsman - to replace the pilot of the calm by the pilot of the storm.
Walter Bagehot

You can't permit a honeymoon of small changes over a year or two. A long series of small changes just prolongs the pain.
Percy Barnevik

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Arnold Bennett

No one has ever accused us of lagging behind. In fact, I am willing to turn an entire company upside down if it's time to do that. We're in perpetual evolution.
Richard Branson

Take Wrigley's Chewing Gum. I don't think the Internet is going to change how people chew gum.
Warren Buffett

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
Arthur C. Clarke

It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.
Confucius

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change.
Stephen R. Covey

Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.
William Cowper

We're fast approaching the point at which there is really no distinction between the .com companies and traditional businesses. The only distinction will be between the winners and losers, and of course, the pace of change at which companies become winners or losers.
Michael Dell

Organizations that are change leaders are designed for change. But people need continuity ... they do not function well if the environment is not predictable, not understandable, not known.
Peter Drucker

The most common cause of executive failure is inability or unwillingness to change with the demands of a new position. The executive who keeps on doing what he has done successfully before is almost bound to fail.
Peter Drucker

Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The uptorn trees are not rooted again; the parted hills are left scarred; if there is a new growth, the trees are not the same as the old, and the hills underneath their green vesture bear the marks of the past rending. To the eyes that have dwelt on the past, there is no thorough repair.
George Eliot

I realised that if you want to change something, nine times out of ten you can change it more effectively from within.
Niall FitzGerald

Administrative purpose usually outruns the facts. Indeed the administrative official's ardor for facts usually begins when he wants to change the facts!
Mary Parker Follett

Sometimes it is the men higher up who most need revamping - and they themselves are the last to recognize it.
Henry Ford

A company needs smart young men with the imagination and the guts to turn everything upside down if they can. It also needs old figures to keep them from turning upside down those things that ought to be rightside up.
Henry Ford II

Change is inevitable, but it is in us to control its content and directions.
Indira Gandhi

You should be the change that you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about reengineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity.
Bill Gates

The truly successful businessman is essentially a dissenter, a rebel who is seldom if ever satisfied with the status quo.
Jean Paul Getty

You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
William Gladstone

It is extremely important that you show some insensitivity to your past in order to show the proper respect for the future.
Roberto Goizueta

Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos.
Andrew Grove

The new environment dictates two rules; first everything happens faster; second, anything that can be done will be done, if not by you, then by someone else, somewhere.
Andrew Grove

Without an appropriate vision, a transformation effort can easily dissolve into a list of confusing, incompatible and time-consuming projects that go in the wrong direction or nowhere at all.
Bob Guccione

Change is an attitude of mind and the place to start is within ourselves.
John Harvey-Jones

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's; she changes it more often.
Oliver Herford

Others appear frozen in the headlights - aware of the likely impact, yet paralysed by the fear of major transformations.
Patricia Hewitt

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

If your religion does not change you, then you should change your religion.
Elbert Hubbard

Only man is not content to leave things as they are but must always be changing them, and when he has done so, is seldom satisfied at the result.
Elspeth Huxley

I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Carl Jung

Companies that stay ahead of change are ones in which their people see change as something they themselves accomplish and not something that is imposed on them. They see lots of opportunities to take initiative.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Nicos Kazantzakis

If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
Kurt Lewin

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

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
Evo Morales

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
Octavio Paz

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
Plutarch

While animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
Ayn Rand

Throughout the world, change is the order of the day.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheehy

If you can't change your fate change your attitude.
Amy Tan

When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight.
Jack Welch

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead

Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.
Oprah Winfrey

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.
Malcolm X

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