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Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thin was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.

Author: Anthony Robbins (1960)

Profession: American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert / Consultant

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Author: Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Profession: American Humorist, Actor

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

America is the civilization of people engaged in transforming themselves. In the past, the stars of the performance were the pioneer and the immigrant. Today, it is youth and the Black.

Author: Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978)

Profession: American Art Critic, Author

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the ;status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it.

Author: Carl Rowan (1925)

Profession: American Journalist, 'The man'

One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

All movements go too far.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.

Author: Nolan Ryan (1947)

Profession: American Baseball Player

The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.

Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)

Profession: French Author

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

Author: Sallust

Profession: Roman Historian

Some people change their ways when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.

Author: Caroline Schoeder


Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to.

Author: Robert H. Schuller (1926)

Profession: American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

We need to change so we can remain the same.

Author: Dorothy Serrity