Quotes About Change

Consistency is the quality of a stagnant mind.
John Sloan

Progress is a nice word.  But change is its motivator and change is its enemies.
Robert F. Kennedy

The only completely consistent people are dead.
Aldous Huxley

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conversation.
Henry Glasgow

Each generation criticizes the unconscious assumptions made by its parents.  It may assent to them, but it brings them out into the open.
Alfred North Whitehead

Love is more afraid of change than of destruction.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It behooves us to adapt oneself to the times if one wants to enjoy continued good fortune.
Niccol˜ Machiavelli

Force is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.
Karl Marx

Wise and prudent men — intelligent conservatives — have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Weep not that the world changes — did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
William Cullen Bryant

Change is constant in a progressive country.
Benjamin Disraeli

Change is not progress.
H. L. Mencken

Future shock [is] the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.
Alvin Toffler

Nothing endures but change.

Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse.  To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better.  To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.  Obviously, then, one’s character and frame of mind determine how readily he brings about change and how he reacts to change that is imposed on him.
King Whitney, Jr.

The oldest habit in the world for resisting change is to complain that unless the remedy to the disease should be universally applied it should not be applied at all.  But you must start somewhere.
Winston Churchill

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
Elbert Hubbard

The human tendency prefers familiar horrors to unknown delights.
Fred Woodworth

You must change in order to survive.
Pearl Bailey



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