Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Quotes about Change

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US President (1917-1963)

John F Kennedy

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
John Henry Newman, British religious leader, prelate, author (1801-1890)

You cannot become what you want to be by remaining what you are.
Max De Pree, US business executive, management author (b. 1924)

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (1828-1910)

God prevent we should ever be twenty years without a revolution.
Thomas Jefferson, US President (1741-1826)

It is not the strongest of species that survive nor the most intelligent, but the ones most reponsive to change.
Charles Darwin, British naturalist (1809-1882)

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor (1876-1958)

In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital.
Warren Bennis, US academic, management author (b. 1925)

When you’re through changing, you’re through.
Bruce Barton, US author, advertising executive (1886-1967)

If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.
Frank Gelett Burgess, US humorist, illustrator (1865-1951)

When the wind blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.
Peter Hawkins, US psychologist

Every organisation has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does.
Peter Drucker, US management author, consultant (1909-2005)

When the rate of change outside is greater than the rate of change inside the end is in sight.
Jack Welch, US executive, utility chief (b. 1935)

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof.
William Bridges, US engineer, researcher, educator (b. 1934)

Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life.
Alvin Toffler, US management author, editor (b. 1928)

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead, British philosopher, mathematician (1861-1947)

Organisations change in units of one.
Peter Sole, British IT researcher

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