The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
You can't be who you are going to be and who you used to be at the same time.
Short + Change quotes ⇑Short Quotes
No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Your Worst Enemy Could Be Your Best Friend && Your Best Friend Your Worst Enemy
Without unquenchable enthusiasm, nothing can be gained
Since you alone are responsible for what goes on in your mind, only you can change your thoughts.
[Affirmation] I can change. I have the will to change. I will change
Comfort comes from the mind. Change your mental attitude and you will not feel discomfort.
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
Do reasons matter when there's nothing that can be done to change things.
I never change, except in my affections.
Life + Change quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over, instead of craving control over what you don't.
Life is short. Focus on what really matters most. You have to change your priorities over time.
We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.
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.
Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.
Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.
Never judge others. You know well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
I've come to believe that in everyone's life, there's one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.
Inspirational + Change quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.
The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.
Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face everyday.
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.
All Change Quotes ⇑
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
It's only after you've stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
To love those that love you is easy. To love those that do not love you is not so simple. If you want to change anyone, set a better example. Show more kindness, more understanding, more love
One must never give up hope of becoming better. A person is old only when he refuses to make the effort to change
Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It's ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world... would do this, it would change the earth.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... Unless you fail to make the turn.
I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.
The message I'm sending to myself - I can't change the world until I change myself first.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Accept the children the way we accept trees-with gratitude, because they are a blessing-but do not have expectations or desires. You don't expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.
Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"
The willingness to experiment with change may be the most essential ingredient to success at anything.
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
What you are seeing now will be gone one day. Change is good if you don't let it hurt you. When it does hurt, the rebellion you feel is meant to show you that you should not have any desires.
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.
If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
You know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
I have accepted fear as part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back....
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate.
One must always be careful of books... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.
My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?
Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.
We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.
I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.
It's never the changes we want that change everything.
Real change never occurs from the top on down, [but] always from the bottom on up.
Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.
Refuse to be bound by karma; it is an old superstition of the ignorant to believe you cannot change your destiny.
'I can, I must, and I will' - that is the way to change yourself and achieve absolute victory.
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.
Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.
A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well.
The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.
The nature of habit can be understood by this analogy: Clay can be molded into a vase, and while the clay is still soft it is easy to change the form of that vase again and again. But once it is fired in an oven, its shape becomes firmly set
Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.
Habits are simply thoughts grooved deeply into the brain. The needle of the mind plays those records of habits again and again. Even the chemistry of the body responds, as with addiction. Applying mind and will can change those patterns
There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and at forty-eight
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.
How would your life be different if...You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day...You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
Renew, release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back. You can't “should've” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!
Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That's the part of the risk. I don't want to be scared anymore.
Throughout history, people with new ideas, who think differently and try to change things, have always been called troublemakers.
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don't.
There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.
I haven't the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.
Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.
Reincarnation means merely a change of mortal dress. But your real self will never change. You must concentrate on your real self, not on the body, which is nothing but a garment.
Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing...
Don't depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections. You are exactly the same after death as you were before. Nothing changes; you only give up the body. If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don't become an angel merely by dying
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
If you feel that your character is not what you think it should be, remember that it was molded by none other than yourself
Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
The greatest dread of ordinary man is death, with its rude imposition interrupting fortuitous plans and fondest attachments with an unknown and unwelcome change
And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through. - Changes
We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it's like chasing clouds.
We should learn to spiritualize service--to perform work that gives the best service to mankind. He who makes service rather than money his goal will see the entire plan of his life change. He will never be left out.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Man's consciousness, when constantly identified with material changes or mental disturbances, cannot mirror the immutable Divine, whose image is present within him as his true Self, or soul.
And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.
She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward.
You can walk away and say "We don't need this." but something in your eyes says "We can beat this."
Whatever you have made of yourself thus far, so will you be hereafter. And when you reincarnate, you will bring that same nature with you. To change, you have to make the effort. This world is the place to do it.
In this world of relativity, nothing is exactly the same as it was a moment ago. It is said that one cannot bathe twice in the same stream. Everything in the universe is a stream of relativity that is in perpetual flux
Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.
Words saturated with sincerity, conviction, faith, and intuition are like highly explosive vibration bombs, which, when set off, shatter the rocks of difficulties and create the change desired.
A changeable mind perceives a changeable creation, and is easily disturbed; the unchangeable soul and the unruffled mind, on the other hand, behold, behind the masks of change, the Eternal Spirit
Death is the means by which dream matter changes back into the consciousness of God, releasing the soul within it for the next step in its progressive return journey to God
At that moment I had no mind to change, or not change, or throw against the nearest wall.