Life-Changing Quotes

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. Earl Nightingale


That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place. Marcus Tullius Cicero


It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realize that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality. Steven Biko


Taste may change, but inclination never. Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while. Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Characters do not change. Opinions alter, but characters are only developed. Benjamin Disraeli


We say keep your change, we’ll keep our God, our guns, our constitution. Sarah Palin


If you want to be certain, you should never get married. You should never change jobs. In fact, you might as well just stay home. Because I don’t know anybody who is certain. That need to be certain is just procrastination. Mark Burnett


Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. John Steinbeck


The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion. Doris Lessing


A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings. Mason Cooley


That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society. Charles Dickens


The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It’s not change, and it’s not hope. Rush Limbaugh


Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will. John D. MacDonald


My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives. Harvey Fierstein


Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. Will Durant


What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don’t change. Harvey Fierstein


All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together. Morihei Ueshiba


A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption it is not a symbol, but a fraud. George Santayana


The Roman Catholic Church isn’t going to change its theologies. Robert H. Schuller


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


Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change. Jesse Jackson


I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there’s a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they’re not the same, ever again. Alice Walker


No art can be noble which is incapable of expressing thought, and no art is capable of expressing thought which does not change. John Ruskin


There’s no reason to change what you are, but if you’re not being you, then you need to acknowledge that. Marilyn Manson


Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better. Mason Cooley


Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. Richard M. Nixon


Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different. Bill Watterson


Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you’re born a sinner and you don’t really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called ‘Antichrist Superstar.’ Marilyn Manson


In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars. Richard M. Nixon


To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. John Henry Newman


In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn’t change policy. Stephen Hawking


I haven’t got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out. David Sedaris


As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new – and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend. James Russell Lowell


One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young. William Feather


Satire doesn’t effect change. P. J. O’Rourke


There are plenty of problems in the world, and doubtless climate change – or whatever the currently voguish phrase for it all is – certainly is one of them. But it’s low on my list. P. J. O’Rourke


All change is bad. But sometimes it has to be done. P. J. O’Rourke


Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. Samuel Johnson


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