Change Quotes

I've provided a beautiful collection of change quotes to inspire you to take the necessary steps for that desired change in your life.

Change Quotes Index

About Change
Barriers to Change
Benefits of Change
Changing Others
Changing Self
Fear of Change
Hardship of Change
How to Change
Humorous
Insightful
Inspirational
Power of Change
Profound
Proverb
Quotes by Famous People
Rejecting Change
Resistance to Change

Collection of Change Posters


About Change

"Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer."
~ Shunryu Suzuki

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

"Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better."
~ Esther Dyson

"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.

"The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down."
~ Jawaharlal Nehru

"A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change."
~ James Levine

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
~ Bruce Barton

"Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin."
~ Denise McCluggage

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."
~ Alan Watts

"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown."
~ George Shinn

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Barriers to Change

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony

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Benefits of Change

"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
~ Confucius

"Change always comes bearing gifts".
~ Price Pritchett

"You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish."
~ Author Unknown

"The key to success is often the ability to adapt"
~ Anthony Brandt

"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."
~ Harrison Ford

"Change brings opportunity."
~ Nido Qubein

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

"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."
~ William Pollard

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Changing Others

"Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others."
~ Jacob M. Braude

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!"
~ Peter M. Senge

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Changing Self

"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."
~ Denis Diderot

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Fear of Change

"It's the most unhappy people who most fear change."
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

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Hardship of Change

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."
~ Anatole France

"Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history."
~ Joan Wallach Scott

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

"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better."
~ Richard Hooker

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How to Change

"The key to change... is to let go of fear."
~ Rosanne Cash

"Change starts when someone sees the next step."
~ William Drayton

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
~ Nathaniel Branden

"You change your life by changing your heart."
~ Author Unknown

"As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behaviour. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behaviour. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works."
~ John Maxwell

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Humorous

"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine."
~ Robert C. Gallagher

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!"
~ Peter M. Senge

"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while."
~ Kin Hubbard

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Insightful

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
~ Mary Engelbreit

"We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves."
~ Lynn Hall

"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me."
~ Author Unknown

"Our only security is our ability to change."
~ John Lilly

"Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever."
~ Keri Russell

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
~ Charles Kettering

"It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things."
~ Donald Miller

"People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. A leader's job is to help people have vision of their potential."
~ John Porter

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!"
~ Peter M. Senge

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
~ James Arthur Baldwin "To change is difficult. Not to change is fatal."
~ William Pollard

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Inspirational


"Be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi


"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
~ Reinhold Niebuhr
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"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies."
~ Author Unknown

"Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights."
~ Pauline R. Kezer

"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."
~ Harrison Ford

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
~ Maria Robinson

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Power of Change


"One voice can change a room
and if one voice can change a room
then it can change a city
and if it can change a city
it can change a state
and if it can change a state
it can change a nation
and if it can change a nation
it can change the world".
~ Barack Obama


"We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history."
~ Sonia Johnson

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Profound

"Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become."
~ Author Unknown

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix."
~ Christina Baldwin

"The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up."
~ Charles Morgan

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Proverb

"Change is the only constant."
~ Proverb

"The more things change, the more they stay the same."
~ Proverb

"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never."
~ Spanish Proverb

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Quotes by Famous People

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
~ Albert Einstein

"Change in all things is sweet."
~ Aristotle

"Change is inevitable. Change is constant."
~ Benjamin Disraeli

"When you're finished changing, you're finished."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"Change is such hard work."
~ Billy Crystal

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
~ Charles Kettering

"We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude."
~ Charles R. Swindoll

"You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler."
~ Denis Waitley

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
~ Francis Bacon, "On Innovation," Essays, 1597

"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."
~ Harrison Ford

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."
~ Helen Keller "Things do not change; we change."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration."
~ Kahlil Gibran

"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."
~ Lao Tzu

"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."
~ Lee Iacocca

"Change is the end result of all true learning."
~ Leo F. Buscaglia

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

"Change is the handmaiden Nature requires to do her miracles with."
~ Mark Twain

"People are always telling me that change is good. But all that means is that something you didn't want to happen has happened."
~ Meg Ryan

"Change your thoughts, and you change your world."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"It is a bad plan that admits of no modification."
~ Publilius Syrus

"We change, whether we like it or not."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing."
~ Saint Augustine

"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."
~ Stephen R. Covey

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
~ Victor Frankl

"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction"
~ Winston Churchill

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
~ Woodrow Wilson

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Rejecting Change

"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
~ ~William Blake

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. "
~ Harold Wilson

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
~ Francis Bacon, "On Innovation," Essays, 1597

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Resistance to Change

"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

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