Quotes about Change Management

"Instead of giving an politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks."

Doug Larson (born February 10, 1926) wrote a daily column for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and a weekly column for the Door County Advocate — both Wisconsin-based newspapers.


"[Asking to meet with Italian business men instead of government officials]
I want to talk to those people because they stay in power and you change all the time."

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 15, 1894 – September 11, 1971) led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. Khrushchev was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the early Soviet space program, and for several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy. Khrushchev's party colleagues removed him from power in 1964, replacing him with Leonid Brezhnev.


"The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different."

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.


"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themsleves equipped to live in a world which no longer exists."

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan.


"People change and forget to tell each other."

Lillian Florence "Lily" Hellman (June 20, 1905 - June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes.


"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time, what we really want is for things to remain the same, but get better."

Sydney J. Harris ( 14 September 1917– 8 December 1986) was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and later the Chicago Sun-Times.


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

Leo Tolstoy, or Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910) was a Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists.


"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."

Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22, 1873 - November 21, 1945) was an American novelist.


"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. "

Arnold Bennet (1867-1931) novelist, playwright, essayist, critic and journalist.


"Anyone who thinks there's safety in numbers hasn't looked at the stock market pages."

Irene Peter (-)