To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
— Sir Winston Churchill
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
— Anatole France
I can change only myself, but sometimes that is enough.
— Ruth Humlecker
Change provides the opportunity for innovation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity.
— Keshavan Nair
Welcome change as a friend; try to visualize new possibilities and the blessings they are bound to bring to you. If you stay interested in everything around you – in new ways of life, new people, new places and ideas – you’ll stay young, no matter what your age. Never stop learning and never stop growing. This is the key to a rich and fascinating life.
— Alexander De Seversky
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
— Frank Lloyd Wright
It’s great to show people that you don’t have to put an age limit on your dreams, and you don’t have to be a teenager to win a gold medal.
— Dara Torres, at thirty-three, the oldest U.S. swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games
There is no age limit on transforming your life. No rule that says that after a certain age you are simply the way you are and that’s it. Change not only is possible at any time but is essential.
— Rick Pitino
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled, the more I gain.
— Susan B. Anthony
It is important to remember that it is the nature of a vision to have gaps. If there were no gaps, somebody else would have already delivered the goods. For this reason, every successful inventor, leader and explorer faces criticism.
— Andy Stanley
Generally speaking, if God has given you a vision of involvement and achievement, do not expect anyone else to fully appreciate it, because it is a personal vision for you alone, and it is rare for another person to relate on that personal wave length.
— Peter Daniels
Vision looks inward and becomes duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
— Stephen Wise
When God gives a vision, transact business on that line, no matter what it costs.
— Oswald Chambers
The world is hard on a vision. After all, a vision is about change. And change is not welcomed in most arenas of life. For a vision to survive, it must be mature and healthy before being exposed to the cynical, critical, stubborn environment in which it is expected to survive.
— Andy Stanley
You must adapt to change, and condition yourself to see it as an opportunity to improve yourself, not as a window to failure.
— Rick Pitino
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
—George Bernard Shaw
Change means the unknown. It means, too many people cry, insecurity. Nonsense! No one from the beginning of time has had security.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
See change as opportunity, not threat.
— Jack Welch
Change has a 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.
— King Whitney, Jr.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
— Johann von Goethe
The change of one simple behavior can affect other behaviors and thus change many things.
— Jean Baer
By challenging yourself to try new things, you become accustomed to adapting.
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even profit by it, but to cause it.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
You have to look at change as something that’s exciting, something that’s valuable. People with high self-esteem and passion will look at change as being stimulating and exciting, enabling them to conquer new horizons, instead of something that’s going to inhibit them and make them nervous, apprehensive about both their job and their confidence in themselves.
— Rick Pitino
In a nation of millions and a world of billions, the individual is still the first and basic agent of change.
— Lyndon B. Johnson
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have of changing others.
— Jacob Braude
A man who reforms himself has contributed his full share towards the reformation of his neighbor.
— Norman Douglas
Everybody talks about wanting to change things, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that’s a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.
— Rob Reiner
But where was I to start? The world is so vast, I shall start with the country I know best, my own. But my country is so very large. I had better start with my town. But my town, too, is large. I had best start with my street. No, my home. No, my family. Never mind, I shall start with myself.
— Elie Wiesel
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly, until you can learn to do it well.
— Steve Brown
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
— Chinese proverb
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
No one is too old to learn.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
Your take-home pay is not what you earn. It’s what you earn plus what you learn. I’ve never worked anywhere or with anyone unless the “learn” outweighed the “earn.”
— Deborah Shaw