Thoughtful quotes about change - change in ourselves, changing relationships, and other types of changes.

Words of Wisdom

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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no on thinks of changing himself." (Tolstoy)

"Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change." (Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield)

"Nothing is so dear as what your about to leave" (Jessamun West, The Life I really lived)

"The dark night of the a metaphor for the sense of emptiness felt by those who have broken their ties with conventional sources of value, but have not yet discovered their grounding in new sources. (Carol P. Christ, Diving Deep and Surfacing)

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another." (Antole France)

"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)

"The brain can grow nerve cells at almost any age in response to novelty and change." (John White, The Meeting of Science and Spirit)

"New vistas of unspeakable wonder are opening up before us. Humankind is on the verge of the incredible." (Michael Talbot)

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." (Victor Hugo)

"It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise." (Nancy Thayer)

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenateourselves; otherwise we harden." (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

"Nature's mighty law is change." (Robert Burns)

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Staff, H. (2008, November 7). Change, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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