84+ Best Quotes About Change

Powerful change quotes will help you think differently and inspire your next move in life for growth.

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Change Quotes

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne W. Dyer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston S. Churchill

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

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

Change, like healing, takes time. Veronica Roth

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. Leo Tolstoy

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? Hillel

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. Stephen Chbosky

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein

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

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

Inspirational Quotes About Change

To change one’s life 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions. William James

For what it’s worth it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

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When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess. Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. Mary Shelley

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself. C. JoyBell C.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. Friedrich Nietzsche

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I have accepted fear as part of life, specifically the fear of change I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Erica Jong

We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky. Walter Mosley

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you want to change you’re the one who has got to change. Katharine Hepburn, Me Stories of My Life

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

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You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works? Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. Eckhart Tolle

Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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You cannot change what you are, only what you do. Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. Madonna

Positive Change Quotes

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses and start making changes. Roy T. Bennett

Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Fashion changes, but style endures. Coco Chanel

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Buckminster Fuller

I’m unpredictable, I never know where I’m going until I get there, I’m so random, I’m always growing, learning, changing, I’m never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do. C. JoyBell C.

The person you became with her is worth being. Veronica Roth, Allegiant

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Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. John Kenneth Galbraith

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Stephen King, The Green Mile

You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you. Kiera Cass, The Elite

When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them. Andy Warhol

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. Shannon L. Alder

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. Ovid

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All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Sophocles, Antigone

Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others it only changes yours. Shannon Alder

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill

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If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. John A. Simone, Sr.

Anyone can stay the same. It takes courage to change. John Assaraf

One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan

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Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth. Lenny Kravitz

No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t. Stephen King, The Stand

Famous Quotes About Change

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Calvin Coolidge

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. Brene Brown

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus

Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work. Klaus Schwabl

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. William S. Burroughs

Let us remember One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai

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When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami

Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Steve Jobs

I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting. Judith Minty

You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.

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A bend in the road is not the end of the road Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. Billy Cox

Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change. Roy T. Bennett

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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. Thomas Hardy

Change begins at the end of your comfort zone. Roy T. Bennett

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson