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  If you're poor, change and you'll succeed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To change and to improve are two different things.  
 -  German proverb
  

  A change is as good as a rest.  
 -  English proverb
  

  First mend yourself, and then mend others.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Often we change jobs, friends and spouses instead of ourselves.  
 -  Akbarali H. Jetha
  

  The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.  
 -  Amelia Barr
  

  Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.  
 -  Andy Warhol
  

  For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  I will not change. Because if you are successful and you change, you are an idiot.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

  Change is inevitable. Change is constant.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  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.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Nothing is forever. Except change.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.  
 -  Catherine Pulsifer
  

  It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.  
 -  Clint Eastwood
  

  Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.  
 -  Confucius
  

  They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom.  
 -  Confucius
  

  Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

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

  Trying to become a good or better human being sounds like a commendable and high-minded thing to do, yet it is an endeavor you cannot ultimately succeed in unless there is a shift in consciousness.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  All big changes in human history have been arrived at slowly and through many compromises.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Change your thinking, change your life.  
 -  Ernest Holmes
  

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

  When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four years ago, he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises.  
 -  Franklin P. Adams
  

  We can never make progress in the comfort zone because those are the activities we can already do easily, while panic-zone activities are so hard that we don't even know how to approach them. Identifying the learning zone, which is not simple, and then forcing oneself to stay continually in it as it changes, which is even harder - these are the first and most important characteristics of deliberate practice.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Men take more pains to hide than to mend themselves.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Change: a bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.  
 -  Hillary Clinton
  

  We can never make progress in the comfort zone because those are the activities we can already do easily, while panic-zone activities are so hard that we don't even know how to approach them. Identifying the learning zone, which is not simple, and then forcing oneself to stay continually in it as it changes, which is even harder - these are the first and most important characteristics of deliberate practice.  
 -  Geoff Colvin
  

  Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Men take more pains to hide than to mend themselves.  
 -  George Savile
  

  Change: a bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.  
 -  Hillary Clinton
  

  Those who can not adjust to change will be swept aside by it. Those who recognize change and react accordingly will benefit.  
 -  Jim Rogers
  

  I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: Inspiration or desperation.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Embrace change. Unless you change how you are, you'll always have what you've got.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

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

  There is nothing in the world constant, but inconstancy.  
 -  Jonathan Swift
  

  One of the things I really believe in is that all change happens in an instant. That's it. Change doesn't take a long time. It's a misconception. 'It's got to be painful and costly and drag on forever.' What takes a long time is feeling enough pain in your life, like I did, until you get ready to change.  
 -  Jordan Belfort
  

  Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.  
 -  Katherine Mansfield
  

  Everyone knows that not all change is good or even necessary. But in a world that is constantly changing, it is to our advantage to learn how to adapt and enjoy something better.  
 -  Kenneth Blanchard
  

  Feeling good doesn't create change. Feeling uncomfortable creates change.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

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

  Change is difficult but often essential to survival.  
 -  Les Brown
  

  Be the change that you wish to see in the world.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  
 -  Margaret Mead
  

  Change requires emotional energy. If you're lazy and comfortable and not engaging with the world emotionally, you will never muster up the courage or energy to change yourself. Fact. If you leave yourself too many alternatives and too many superficial pleasures instead of progress, you will not maintain enough will power to continue pushing yourself. Fact.  
 -  Mark Manson
  

  What then is the true gospel of consistency? Change.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  In order to grow, you must give up the struggle to remain the same, and learn to embrace change at all times.  
 -  Michael A. Singer
  

  There are two major types of change that tend to challenge us and disrupt our day-to-day lives. The first happens to us. The second happens within us. We can't control the first, but we can and should control the second.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  He who stops being better stops being good.  
 -  Oliver Cromwell
  

  If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  People don't resist change. They resist being changed.  
 -  Peter Senge
  

  Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.  
 -  Rev. Peter Marshall
  

  Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not - now is the time to change them. You can begin right where you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.  
 -  Rhonda Byrne
  

  You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.  
 -  Richard Hooker
  

  I'd rather welcome change than cling to the past.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  The hardest part of change is going through the unknown.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Why resist change when it's the main source of your growth?  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  A man used to vicissitudes is not easily dejected.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.  
 -  Scott Reed
  

  He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change.  
 -  Socrates
  

  The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Sometimes you have to say goodbye to the things you know and hello to the things you don't.  
 -  Steve McQueen, The Reivers, 1969
  

  If you don't change, reality in the end forces that change upon you.  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.  
 -  Sydney J. Harris
  

  I can change my status but can't change the way I feel about you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The day I met you, my life changed. The way you make me feel is hard to explain. You make me smile in a special kind of way. You make me fall deeper in love everyday.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life is too short, grudges are a waste of perfect happiness, laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can't change.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Seeing people change isn't what hurts. What hurts is remembering who they used to be.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's amazing when strangers become friends but it's so sad, when friends become strangers.  
 -  Unknown
  

  People come and go, friends change like the weather but I know my sister is here forever. I love you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  In 3 words I can sum up what I've learned so far: About Life: It goes on. About Love: It doesn't last. About People: They change fast.  
 -  Unknown
  

  God give me strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I'm not the same girl anymore, pain changed me.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't let life change your goals, because achieving your goals can change your life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can't change what has already happened so don't waste your time thinking about it. Move on, let go and get over it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Know yourself, and dont allow yourself to change for anybody, or let anybody change you, but God.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When life changes to be more difficult, change yourself to be stronger.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Use your smile to change this world. Dont let this world change your smile.  
 -  Unknown
  

  One song can change a moment, one idea can change a world, one step can start a journey, but a PRAYER can change the impossible.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't Trust people whose feelings change with time... trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Time will pass, Memories will fade, Feelings will change, People will leave, but the heart never forgets.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If ever things would change and your love would fade, I'd still not break the promise I made. If you let go I'll accept and there's nothing I can do, but I'll be there and still love you...  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's like you want to move on but you're stuck in the past. It's like your feet are cemented to the floor & you don't know if moving forward would make you or break you. All you know is that you hate where you're at and want a change.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Action's speak louder than words. We can apologize over and over,but if our action's don't change, the word's become meaningless.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Change is never easy, and we shouldn't expect it to be. We just have to be mindful that instead of fighting hard to hold on to what was, we must instead fight hard to let go.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Change everything, ecxept your loves.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  You don't need to be better than anyone else; you just need to be better than you used to be.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  If you want to make enemies, try to change something.  
 -  Woodrow Wilson