To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
~ Henri Bergson
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly understood. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly understood.
~ G. K. Chesterton
It is only the wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.
~ Confucius, in Analects
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
~ Peter Drucker
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
~ Anatole France
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
~ Andre Gide
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.
~ Washington Irving
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
~ James Russell Lowell
There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.
~ Christopher Morley
Just because everything is different doesn’t mean that anything has changed.
~ Irene Peter
It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.
~ American proverb
Only the provisional endures.
~ French proverb
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
~ Admiral Hyman Rickover
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
~ Upton Sinclair
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Change is the process by which the future invades our lives.
~ Alvin Toffler
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.
~ Leo Tolstoy
It takes nine months to have a baby, no matter how many people you put on the job.