1. “Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too.” —Mairead Maguire

2. “God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.” —Unknown

3. “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” —Alan Alda

4. “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” —Pauline R. Kezer

5. “It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable—he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.” —Leo Tolstoy

6. “A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.” —Lester Thurow

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

8. “No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” —Oprah Winfrey

10. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” —Alan Watts

11. “He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” —Harold Wilson

12. “The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.” —William H. Seward

13. ”A great wind is blowing and that gives you either imagination or a headache” —Catherine the Great

change quotes14. “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.” —Barbara de Angelis

15. “The real problem for the creative person is getting over the resistance of those who don’t want to change.” —Unknown

16. “If we fall, we don’t need self-recrimination or blame or anger – we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to re-commit, to be whole-hearted once again.” —Sharon Salzberg

17. “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

18. “There are no prescriptive solutions, no grand designs for grand problems. Life’s solutions lie in the minute particulars involving more and more individual people daring to create their own life and art, daring to listen to the voice within their deepest, original nature, and deeper still, the voice within the earth.” —Stephen Nachmanovitch

19. “New insights fail to get put into practice because they conflict with deeply held internal images of how the world works … images that limit us to familiar ways of thinking and acting.” —Peter Senge

20. “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” —Georg C. Lichtenberg

21. “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” —M. Scott Peck

22. “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” —Epictetus

23. “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” —Anais Nin

24. “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” —Eric Hoffer

25. “The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.” —James Baldwin

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