Inspirational Quotes About Change In Life

Change, even though a constant in life, can often feel daunting and unsettling.

Yet, it’s essential for growth and self-improvement.

Whether you’re facing an unexpected shift, or seeking transformation yourself, these inspiring quotes on change will empower and rejuvenate you.

Inspirational Quotes About Change


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


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


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


“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


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou


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


“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


“One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up. Instead of what they have to gain.” Rick Godwin


“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” Robin Sharma

Quotes on Change & Growth

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” John C. Maxwell

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

“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.” George Couros

“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” Max McKeown


“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game.” Randy Pausch


“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett


“Every single morning, we get a chance to begin again.” Unknown


“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch


“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Dr. Wayne Dyer


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

Quotes About Change

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale


“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Benjamin Franklin


“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw


“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell


“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates


“Change before you have to.” Jack Welch


“There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction.” Winston Churchill


“Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change. “ Gretchen Rubin


“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


“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” Steve Jobs


“A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.” Jenny Craig


“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.” Tony Robbins


“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” N. R. Narayana Murthy


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


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


“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl


“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” Confucius


“One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.” Philip Wylie


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


“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.” Esther Dyson


“We cannot change our past. We cannot 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


“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Gail Sheehy

 Quotes On Growing Through Change

“Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.”  Alicia Witt


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


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


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead


“Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business.” Mark Sanborn


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


“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


“Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus, an opportunity may be missed.” James E. Faust


“We need to make sure we’re all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.” Justin Trudeau


“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” Brian Tracy


“Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.” William Arthur Ward

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