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Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

Author: Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Profession: American Hymn Writer

Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point -- a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.

Author: Thomas Crum


The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Author: Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Profession: British Naturalist

It struck me while I was sitting here; everything changes but the sea.

Author: William B. Davis


I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Author: Jimmy Dean

Profession: American Actor, Country Singer

We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.

Author: Max Depree (1924)

Profession: American Furniture Manufacturing Company Executive

Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions... so find out how to light their fires.

Author: Jeff Dewar


Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the signal for instant confusion. The mine which Time has slowly dug beneath familiar objects is sprung in an instant; and what was rock before, becomes but sand and dust.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

The search for static security -- in the law and elsewhere -- is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.

Author: William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

Profession: American Supreme Court Justice

Of the events of life we may have some control. but over the law of its progress none.

Author: John W. Draper (1811-1882)

Profession: American Chemist

Change starts when someone sees the next step.

Author: William Drayton


We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.

Author: Peter F. Drucker (1909)

Profession: American Management Consultant, Author