There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

— Buckminster Fuller

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

— Mahatma Gandhi

And the day came when
the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than
the risk it took to blossom.

— unknown

Change is good, but dollars are better.

— unknown

Nothing endures but change.

— Heraclitus

Change only takes place through action,
not through meditation and prayer.

— the Dalai Lama

We cannot change anything
until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate,
it oppresses.

— C. G. Jung

The most powerful thing
you can do to change the world
is to change your own beliefs
about the nature of life, people, reality…
and begin to act accordingly.

— Shakti Gawain

What I said never changed anyone.
What they understood did.

— unknown

It takes a lot of courage to release
the familiar and seemingly secure,
to embrace the new.
But there is no real security
in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security
in the adventurous and exciting,
for in movement there is life,
and in change there is power.

— Alan Cohen

Things do not change, we change.

— Henry David Thoreau

There is little sense in attempting
to change external conditions.
You must first change inner beliefs,
then outer conditions will change accordingly.

— Brain Adams

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 first step toward change
is acceptance.
Once you accept yourself,
you open the door to change.
That’s all you have to do.
Change is not something you do,
it’s something you allow.

— Will Garcia

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.

— Richard Bach

If we don’t change our direction
we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.

— Chinese proverb

The important thing is this:
To be able at any moment
to sacrifice what we are
for what we could become.

— Charles du Bois

Whenever you find
that you are on the side of the majority,
it is time to reform.

— Mark Twain

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

— Dr. Robert Anthony

This one step
— choosing a goal and sticking to it —
changes everything.

— Scott Reed

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

The main dangers in this life
are the people who want to change everything
— or nothing.

— Nancy Astor

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

— Gail Sheehy

It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change
or so in love with the old ways,
but it’s that place in between that we fear….
It’s like being between trapezes.
It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer.
There’s nothing to hold on to.

— Marilyn Ferguson

I wanted to change the world.
But I have found that the only thing
one can be sure of changing is oneself.

— Aldous Huxley

If there is anything we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see
whether it is not something
that could better be changed in ourselves.

— Carl Jung

If you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Don’t complain.

— Maya Angelou

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers.
The round heads in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules,
and they have no respect for the status-quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
glorify, or vilify them.
But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them
as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough
to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do.

— Apple Computer advertisement

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

— Socrates in “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” / Dan Millman