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These quotations about change are a little different, are positive quotes and are particularly useful for influencing change when managing change in the workplace and at home.

Some of these quotes about change are from some of the best known change leaders, scholars and business people in the world.

With others some of the authors are unknown because I have just jotted them down as I have been passing through here and there on my business travels.

As with all quotes about change on this site, please feel welcome to use these in your change management work or for any of your 'change quote' needs. During my career as a change management consultant I have used several of these several times in different situations.

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Quotes About Change




Quotes About Change 1 to 10


  • A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration. Kurt Lewin
  • All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. Dean Acheson
  • Businesses are really nothing more or less than organizations of people trying to get to a jointly defined future. Howard H Stevenson
  • Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. H. L. Hunt
  • Energy is equal to desire and purpose. Sheryl Adams
  • Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. Francis Bacon
  • If it is to be, it is up to me. Ron Barassi


  • Quotes About Change 11 to 20


  • If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass
  • In this business you either sink or swim or you don't. David Smith
  • Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming
  • Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • No amount of travel on the wrong road will bring you to the right destination. Ben Gaye III
  • Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Bernard M. Baruch
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future but it is to shape it. To channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transitions. A. Toffler
  • Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow. Glen Beaman
  • The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo


  • Quotes About Change 21 to 29


  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tse
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. Shakespeare
  • Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. Francis Bacon
  • To make the status quo seem more dangerous than launching into the unknown. John P. Kotter
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
  • While everything may be better, it is also increasingly the same!. Paul Goldberger
  • You cannot step twice into the same river; other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus




  • Quotes About Change: Numbers 30 to 48 below - Author Unknown.


  • Doing different things, doing things differently!
  • If we all knew then, what we know now.
  • If you always do what you always did you will get what you always got.
  • If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it and therefore assess it.
  • If you do not know where you are going, any road will take you there.
  • Just because we say it is so does not make it so.
  • The definition of insanity is continuing to do the things you have always done while expecting different results!
  • The key to success is often the ability to adapt.
  • The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind
  • The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
  • Do you control the work or does the work control you?
  • The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out!
  • The speed of the convoy is the speed of the slowest ship.
  • The way we do things around here!
  • Things are the way they are because they got that way.
  • To shift paradigms we must first believe.
  • We must understand what we are managing for us to understand how to manage it!
  • What is in it for me (WIFM)?
  • You know that tomorrow your business will not be like today, but you do not know how it will be different!


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