Change Quotes That Will Motivate And Inspire You

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No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change.

True change takes place in the imagination.

Apologies are great, but they don’t really change anything. You know what does? Action.

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.

Don’t ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it’s the only thing that ever has.

The ‘self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.

Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.

People change and forget to tell each other.

I benefit from a change of scenery; it’s always inspiring.

As the times change, people change, and so do their tastes, so I try to understand what the public wants, what they require. I have tried to make the music a bit easier for them to understand.

A change of scenery can help everything.

Voting is the only way to make change in a democracy.

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

Hair color is the easiest way to change your appearance, but a bad dye job might draw more attention to you.

I have always loved fashion because it’s a great way to express your mood. And I’m definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, and even change how a woman feels about herself. A woman can wear confidence on her feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat.

Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

The good and bad things are what form us as people… change makes us grow.

Prayer doesn’t just change things – it changes us. If we are diligent in seeking God, slowly and surely we become better people.

Anybody who doesn’t see the impact of climate change is really, I would say, myopic. They don’t see the reality. It’s so evident that we are destroying Mother Earth. This is not the problem of one country or a few countries: it is the problem of mankind. We need to work together to stop this. Otherwise, our future generations will simply disappear.

Motherhood has most definitely changed me and my life. It’s so crazy how drastic even the small details change – in such an amazing way. Even silly things, like the fact that all of my pictures on my cell phone used to be of me at photo shoots – conceited, I know! – but now every single picture on my phone is of Mason.

In reality, climate change is actually the biggest thing that’s going on every single day.

A big idea is great, but putting that big idea into action has the power to change the world.

Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike.

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

There is nothing so stable as change.

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.

Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.

It’s not the destination that matters. It’s the change of scene.

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

I truly believe the intention of creating positive change is so important to the collective consciousness. When you have a group of people that have the intention and the capacity, talent, and intelligence to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful.

The world that you and I live in is increasingly challenged. Population growth, pollution, over-consumption, unsustainable patterns, social conflict, climate change, loss of nature… these are not good stories.

Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.

The rules of survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.

Be not afraid of discomfort. If you can’t put yourself in a situation where you are uncomfortable, then you will never grow. You will never change. You’ll never learn.

What is Apple, after all? Apple is about people who think ‘outside the box,’ people who want to use computers to help them change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done.

It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction, to start a ripple of change.

The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.

I’m like a tree. My leaves might change color, but my roots are the same.

People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.

Everything is a learning lesson, good and bad, so I am happy with the way things are, and I learned from everything negative. I am in a great space now, so I wouldn’t change a thing!

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.

Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.

You wind up creating from silence, like painting a picture on a blank canvas that could bring tears to somebody’s eyes. As songwriters, our blank canvas is silence. Then we write a song from an idea that can change somebody’s life. Songwriting is the closest thing to magic that we could ever experience. That’s why I love songwriting.

The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood.

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.

As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.

A lot can change in the editing room.

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.

Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.

Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

What I’m asking for is hard. It’s easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn’t possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter. But if we give up now, then we forsake a better future.

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad.

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.

I don’t know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I am someone who enjoys change.

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

I change my style maybe every month. I’m, like, punk one month, ghetto fab the next, classy the next. I’m just young and finding out who I am.

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

God does not change; he is Love, ever and always. In himself, he is communion, unity in Trinity, and all his words and works are directed to communion.

My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn’t change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change – we can be miserable or we can be happy. It’s what you make of your life.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

There are so many opportunities to see the sun go down in the evening and the sun come up in the morning. The colors change on the trees, on the snow. I’m surrounded by people who are friendly and helpful.

The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn’t it?

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar.

My daughter is the biggest gift; I’ve said it so many times and it sounds like a cliche, but the thing about being a parent is when you think you’ve cracked it, and you’re on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust. I feel such a responsibility to instill good values in her, to be polite, to have discipline.

The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.

Aging gracefully means being flexible, being open, allowing change, enjoying change and loving yourself.

It’s always better to shock people and change people’s expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do. It’s not unexpected for me to be in a comedy film anymore; I’m no longer the underdog in that world. Not that I’m great or good at it or anything, it’s just that I’ve done a bunch of them, so you’re not shocked.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.

The only way to grow the economy in a way that benefits the bottom 90 percent is to change the structure of the economy. At the least, this requires stronger unions and a higher minimum wage.

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.

The power of mathematics is often to change one thing into another, to change geometry into language.

The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.

There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.

No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.

You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change.

Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires.

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

Time is something that interests me a whole lot – past and present, and how the past appears as people change.

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

If people don’t vote, everything stays the same. You can protest until the sky turns yellow or the moon turns blue, and it’s not going to change anything if you don’t vote.

You change your life by changing your heart.

I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.

For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage’ and by asking students to simply ‘get over it.’ Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let’s break this silence and end school bullying.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Strategy is the starting point for a transformation that needs to occur and how that company must change to win.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Every successful social movement in this country’s history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change. Whether it was the Boston Tea Party to the sit-ins at lunch counters throughout the South, no change has been won without disruptive action.

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

I’m not a Starbucks guy. I’m a Dunkin Donuts guy, but I like to pay for the coffee of the other folks behind me in line. It typically costs me less than $10, and makes the other people feel good, but more importantly, it makes me feel so good, and random acts of kindness change the world one person at a time.

Things don’t have to change the world to be important.

Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity, perhaps ever. Global temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate, causing drought and forest fires and impacting human health.

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.

Divorce is a time of change. It really rocks a foundation of most people’s lives. When we have our heart broken or our dreams taken away from us, it is a time of growth and change.

We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game.

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.

In tough times, we all hope for knights in shining armor, or the cavalry, to show up and effect change.

Creating an overall healthy lifestyle for yourself doesn’t require a radical diet or significant life change. In fact, it can be attained through common sense decisions about the way we eat, move, and live.

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.

I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.

Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.

The robots are coming, whether we like it or not, and will change our economy in dramatic ways.

Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation. Such is the process of democracy.

Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.

Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.

Journalism isn’t about how smart you are. It’s not about where you’re from. It’s not about who you know or how clever your questions are. And thank God for that. It’s about your ability to embrace change and uncertainty. It’s about being fearless personally and professionally.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

There is nothing permanent except change.

I think there are more politicians in favor of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don’t believe in climate change – they think oil will last forever.

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it.

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.

It’s so different when you change your hair color, you’re treated so differently. It’s a very funny experience. It’s fun – I love changing up my hair.

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.

Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land.

Empowering the individual means empowering the nation. And empowerment is best served through rapid economic growth with rapid social change.

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.

There’s almost no food that isn’t genetically modified. Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which gets repaired, but results in mutations, which create a ready mixture of plants that people can choose from to improve agriculture.

The only constant in the technology industry is change.

There’s no point in making predictions. It’s not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in football. Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future.

One of my favorite things about what I do for a living is that there is no certainty that, at any hour of any day, I could get a phone call that could change everything. Good or bad. I never know.

Thanks to Hillary Clinton, Iran is now the dominant Islamic power in the Middle East, and on the road to nuclear weapons. Hillary Clinton’s support for violent regime change in Syria has thrown the country into one of the bloodiest civil wars anyone has ever seen – while giving ISIS a launching pad for terrorism against the West.

Change takes courage.

It’s time to bring a change because the world is changing. Let’s open our minds and live in present.

Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That’s why the power of positive thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change.

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

The cost of our success is the exhaustion of natural resources, leading to energy crises, climate change, pollution, and the destruction of our habitat. If you exhaust natural resources, there will be nothing left for your children. If we continue in the same direction, humankind is headed for some frightful ordeals, if not extinction.

Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas.

I wake up every day in a different headspace, so on any given day, my hairstyle will change.

There’s a lot of things that need to change. One specifically? Police brutality.

The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it’s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.

People with high blood pressure, diabetes – those are conditions brought about by life style. If you change the life style, those conditions will leave.

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Many people come to reinvention when life changes around them, but people come in all different stripes. I’m oriented to change.

Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

It’s always hard to deal with injuries mentally, but I like to think about it as a new beginning. I can’t change what happened, so the focus needs to go toward healing and coming back stronger than before.

Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life.

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Today in America, we are trying to prepare students for a high tech world of constant change, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the early 20th Century that has not seen substantial change in 30 years.

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us.

A leopard does not change his spots, or change his feeling that spots are rather a credit.

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

Lighting is a good way to change the look of a place without spending much.

Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.

Some people change when they think they’re a star or something.

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.

Your surroundings may change but your essence and your personality pretty much stay the same.

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life.

I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.

I believe people change. I think that they can learn from mistakes.

Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.

The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.

A lot of people say, ‘Wow, you’re a single father of twin boys, that’s crazy!’ Two toddlers can get hectic, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. Every day they teach me different things. The love is there. When you have a two-year-old saying every other hour, ‘Papi, te amo. Papi, I love you,’ it can’t get better.

I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet.

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.

Climate change joined immigration, job creation, food safety, pilot training, veterans’ care, campaign finance, transportation security, labor law, mine safety, wildfire management, and scores of executive and judicial appointments on the list of matters that the world’s greatest deliberative body is incapable of addressing.

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.

If you embrace that the things that you can do are limitless, you can put your ding in the universe. You can change the world.

I can’t change my personality. I’ll always smile, but I’ll be more focused.

There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

A change of season calls for a change of scent that is both energizing and refreshing.

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

This past year has been something else… it’s opened my eyes to many things and many people. It’s had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we’ve all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We’ve over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives.

Because the biological mechanisms that affect our health and well-being are so dynamic, when people change their diet and lifestyle, they usually feel so much better, so quickly; it reframes the reason for changing from fear of dying to joy of living. Also, the support that patients give each other is a powerful motivator.

We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed, and the important things will not change if we keep our priorities in proper order.

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

As engineers, we were going to be in a position to change the world – not just study it.

Change is the end result of all true learning.

While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change.

If you have an opportunity to help others or incite change, it feels like a moral obligation to do so.

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

The mind is the most important part of achieving any fitness goal. Mental change always comes before physical change.

It is never too late to change the way you eat – once you do, your body will thank you with a longer and healthier life.

I’m very interested in how people change.

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.

This stand wasn’t because I feel like I’m being put down in any kind of way. This is because I’m seeing things happen to people that don’t have a voice: people that don’t have a platform to talk and have their voices heard and affect change. So I’m in the position where I can do that, and I’m going to do that for people that can’t.

I think fatherhood would change anybody when you have your first son. It’s been amazing.

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.

I feel like music can affect you in so many ways. When you hear a song with a happy melody, it can change your mood; it can change your day.

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.

You can’t change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you’re thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change.

I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world.

You gotta call it out first; it always has to be called out when we need social change, but this is how social change happens: you call it out. People had to call out child labor. People had to call out, ‘Hey time’s up; we need to vote. We live in this country.’ People had to call out ‘time’s up’ on enslaving people, you know.

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

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.

Weight loss can change your whole character. That always amazed me: Shedding pounds does change your personality. It changes your philosophy of life because you recognize that you are capable of using your mind to change your body.

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.

Shoes can change an outfit.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.

Don’t time travel into the past, roaming through the nuances as if they can change. Don’t bookmark pages you’ve already read.

All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.

We need to make sure we’re all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.

I think we all change each other’s paths. I don’t know which law idea that is in physics, but I don’t think any of us can live without affecting one another.

We are all living together on a single planet, which is threatened by our own actions. And if you don’t have some kind of global cooperation, nationalism is just not on the right level to tackle the problems, whether it’s climate change or whether it’s technological disruption.

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

People change all the time.

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.

When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.

I never dwell on what happened. You can’t change it. Move forward. Don’t waste your energy on being angry at something that somebody did six months ago or a year ago. It’s over. Done. Move forward.

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

I feel confident imposing change on myself. It’s a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That’s why I need to throw curve balls.

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

I’m saying to be a hero is means you step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice, so heroes always are making a sacrifice. Heroes always take a risk. Heroes always deviant. Heroes always doing something that most people don’t and we want to change – I want to democratise heroism to say any of us can be a hero.

People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.

You change the world by being yourself.

I’m living with every step. I can’t live with regret. The past is the past. I’m not worried about it. I can’t change it. I can’t fix it. It is what it is. I’m just living.

Racism is one of the worst forms of torture because it’s directed at something you never asked for and something you can’t change.

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

I think part of the beauty of our relationship with jewelry is that it can change and evolve as we do ourselves.

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.

I want history to remember me… not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.

I’m not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.

Every few years, I change my look for the simple reason that I get bored. If you Google Image me, you will see so many different looks: long hair, short hair, clean shaven, beard, etc.

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

Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

One of my greatest fears is not being able to change, to be caught in a never-ending cycle of sameness. Growth is so important.

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.

Music can change the world because it can change people.

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.

Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.

Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.

Swearing is industry language. For as long as we’re alive it’s not going to change. You’ve got to be boisterous to get results.

Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.

The shift to a cleaner energy economy wont happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.

I was very candid in my book because I want people to know the truth… and that people can change for the better.

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution… revolution is but thought carried into action.

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Seeing, feeling, thinking, believing – these are the stages of how we change our style on the outside and our self-image on the inside.

Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for poets and artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next.

We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.

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.

Repentance means you change your mind so deeply that it changes you.

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.

Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive social change.

We’re on some path that’s set since we’re born, but I still believe we can change some things. So I believe in my faith, but I still don’t believe in my fate.

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.

I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence.

I’ve always been the type that, every few months, I’m like, ‘Let’s change the haircut one more time.’

I do think that you can dress yourself out of a problem. The way that a haircut and a new pair of pants can make you feel is better than any therapist, because when you look in the mirror, you see a different person – you are a different person. It’s superficial change that can lead to real change.

I know my soul is beautiful; I know I’m a good person. And that will never change for me.

Achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learned to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher.

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.

One thing modeling taught me is that the spotlight can change everything.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever.

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes – and as with memes in their original version.

Artificial intelligence is here and being rapidly commercialized, with new applications being created not just for manufacturing but also for energy, healthcare, and oil and gas. This will change how we all do business.

You can’t change the world alone – you will need some help – and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the good will of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.

I like to change. A new lamp, a piece of art, can transform a room.

My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I’ll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I’ll be moody and just wear black.

Climate change is not just about carbon dioxide levels and melting polar ice caps. It is about our public health and protecting our Earth for future generations.

Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.

Cinema is a mirror that can change the world.

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don’t you feel a certain alienation?

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.

There are big problems that change the world. If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other.

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

There are always people who are into the old way of doing things. I don’t think it’s a bad thing necessarily, but things change – nothing stays the same. If you can stay true to yourself, you’re always going to be legendary.

With only one bag, you can change your outfit completely.

I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.

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