Quotes about Change Management

"It's not strange to mistake change for progress"

Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of the Whig Party to hold that office


"He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today."

Tryon Edwards (was born in 1809 and died in 1894) was an American theologian, best known for compiling the "New Dictionary of Thoughts", a book of quotations.


"Change starts when someone sees the next step."

William Drayton (December 30, 1776 – May 24, 1846) was an American politician, banker, and author from Charleston, South Carolina.


"Life is not a static thing. The only peoplr who do not change their minds are incomptetentis in asylums, who can't are those in cemeteries."

Everett McKinly Dirksen (-)


"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires: vision, iniative, patience, respect, persistence, courage and faith to be a transforming leader."

Stephen R. Covey (born October 24, 1932) wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.


"Change is inevitable, growth is intentional."

Glenda Cloud (-)


"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

Karen Kaiser Clark (-) is a consultant, educator and author of three best-selling books on growing through change.


"Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed."

Thomas Leo (born April 12, 1947) is an American author, best known for his technically detailed espionage, military science and techno thriller storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, and several MTV videos and UFOs along with video games which he did not work on, but which bear his name for licensing and promotional purposes.


"The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything-or nothing."

Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, (19 May 1879 – 2 May 1964) was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons. Nancy Astor represented the Conservative Party.


"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change."

Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.