Change Proverbs

Sayings about Change

To change and to improve are two different things. ~ German Proverbs

If a woman gets rich she changes into a man. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

Against change of fortune set a brave heart. ~ French Proverbs

A man’s heart changes as often as does the autumn sky. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Popularity is the small change of glory. ~ French Proverb

Do not change horses in the middle of the river. ~ Native American Proverbs

Long absence changes friends. ~ French Proverb

The chameleon changes color to match the earth, the earth doesn’t change color to match the chameleon. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

A change of name or place may sometimes save a person. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. ~ Spanish Proverbs

To change one’s mind is rather a sign of prudence than ignorance. ~ Spanish Proverb

Change yourself, change your fortunes. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

The wind changes every day, a woman every second. ~ Spanish Proverb

Go away and the conversation changes. ~ Malawian Proverbs

The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes. ~ Chinese Proverb

Necessity changes a lion into a fox. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Nothing is more changeable than time and a woman. ~ Romanian Proverbs

The less things change, the more they remain the same. ~ Sicilian Proverb

Only fools are glad when governments change. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never. ~ Chinese Proverb

You must tolerate that which you cannot change. ~ Spanish Proverb

As changeable is the moon so is the opinion of the woman. ~ French Proverb

No woman can make a wise man out of a fool, but every woman can change a wise man into a fool. ~Argentine Proverbs

No matter how much the world changes, cats will never lay eggs. ~ Bambara Proverb

Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black. ~ Danish Proverbs

When the music changes, so does the dance. ~ West African Proverb

The wolf changes only his coat — not his character. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

Women are as changeable as the sea. ~ Greek Proverbs

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. ~ Chinese Proverb

What is impossible to change is best to forget. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

It’s a bad plan that cannot be changed. ~ Italian Proverbs

If you hear that a mountain has moved, believe; but if you hear that a man has changed his character, believe it not. ~ Arabian Proverbs

A good client doesn’t change shop in three years, a good shop doesn’t change clients in three years. ~Chinese Proverb

To change and to change for the better are two different things. ~ German Proverb

A snake can change its skin but not its disposition. ~ Iranian Proverb

The cricket cries, the year changes. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

A decision made at night may be changed in the morning. ~ Samoan Proverb

To change one’s habits has a smell of death. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

You can never consider that as your own which can be changed. ~ Latin Proverbs

Quotations about Change

Our only security is our ability to change. ~ John Lilly

Change is not progress. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

People don’t change. Only their costumes do. ~ Gene Moore

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. ~ Abraham H. Maslow

The most useless are those who never change through the years. ~ James M. Barrie

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~ Harold Wilson

Change may come to you in trinkets and I hope it adorns your life gracefully. ~ Dodinsky

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. ~ R.D. Laing

It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

You must change in order to survive. ~ Pearl Bailey

Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. ~ Julie Andrews

The absurd man is he who never changes. ~ Auguste Barthelemy

We don’t change what we are, we change what we think what we are. ~ Eric Butterworth

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. ~ Jacob M. Braude

The most significant change in a person’s life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions. ~ William J. Johnston

Every single thing changes and is changing always in this world. Yet with the same light the moon goes on shining. ~ Saigyo

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. ~ Gilda Radner

Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain. ~ Francis Bacon

Change is such hard work. ~ Billy Crystal

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.~ Christina Baldwin

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

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

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure. ~ Robert Browning

Matters change and morals change; men remain. ~ John Galsworthy

The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing. ~ Augusto Roa Bastos

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them. ~ Marcel Proust

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worst to better. ~ Samuel Johnson

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~ Confucius

People can cry much easier than they can change. ~ James Baldwin

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. ~ John A. Simone, Sr.

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~ Pauline R. Kezer

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow

The world does not have to change.… The only thing that has to change is our attitude. ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter

Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. ~ Matthew Flickstein

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. ~ Marcel Proust

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. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. ~ Harrison Ford

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. ~ Lynn Hall

The devil could change. He was once an angel and may be evolving still. ~ Laurence J. Peter

You have the power to change. ~ Les Brown

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. ~ Katherine Mansfield

Things do not change; we change. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. ~ A Course In Miracles

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. ~ Joan Wallach Scott

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. ~ Denis Waitley

Each new season grows from the leftovers from the past. That is the essence of change, and change is the basic law. ~ Hal Borland

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

If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place. ~ Gita Bellin

Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Change the fabric of your own soul and your own visions, and you change all. ~ Vachel Lindsay

There is change in all things. You yourself are subject to continual change and some decay, and this is common to the entire universe. ~ Marcus Aurelius

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~ Mike Murdock

Times change and we change with them. The stars rule men but God rules the stars. ~ Christoph Cellarius

The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down. ~Jawaharlal Nehru

Change is inevitable in a progressive society. Change is constant. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

We must be the change we wish to see. ~ Indira Gandhi

Without change nothing changes. ~ Author Unknown

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. ~ Kurt Lewin

Growth is the only evidence of life. ~ John Henry Newman

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. ~ Arthur Christopher Benson

Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death. ~ Ludwig Borne

It is strange and wonderful what changes may be wrought by a few fleeting months, on the human frame, and the human heart. ~Elizabeth J. Eames

That’s the risk you take if you change: that people you’ve been involved with won’t like the new you. But other people who do will come along. ~ Lisa Alther

We change, whether we like it or not. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Viktor Frankl

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is its own journey, presupposes its own change and movement, and one tries to arrest them at one’s eternal peril. ~ Laurens van der Post

Change or die. ~ Eldridge Cleaver

Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock. ~ James Baldwin

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. ~ Arnold Bennett

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. ~ Aleister Crowley

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ~ Oprah Winfrey

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing. ~ Lady Nancy Astor

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~ Henri Louis Bergson

All things must change to something new, to something strange. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Change excites me. I am fifty years old. It’s when the mind catches up with the body. ~ Raquel Welch

It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~ W. Edwards Deming

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. ~ Les Brown

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

People change and forget to tell each other. ~ Lillian Hellman

The world is a scene of changes, and to be constant in nature were inconstancy. ~ Abraham Cowley

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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