Quotes About Change For Success & Endless Happiness

Are we aware of what is going on around us? Everything in the world is changing and developing. It may be difficult for us to keep up with this change, but we have to start somewhere. Motivational change quotes will inspire you, empower you and get you ready for the next chapter in your life.

Find courage, hope, and humor in the most profound quotes about change; from the poetic to the philosophical, the comforting to the challenging.

Best Quotes About Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you. John Green

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

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

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. Elon Musk

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

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. Roy T. Bennett

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

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

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius

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

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. Jon Bon Jovi

To say goodbye is to die a little. Raymond Chandler

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Gilda Radner

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. Frank Herbert

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

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis

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.

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg

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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The more things change, the more they are the same. Alphonse Karr

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

Change before you have to. Jack Welch

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

Change brings opportunity. Nido Qubein

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

There is nothing so stable as change. Bob Dylan

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

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. Jack Layton

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

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that. Gillian Anderson

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone. Roy T. Bennett

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You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary

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

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

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

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. A. C. Benson

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

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. Benjamin Disraeli

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better. C. JoyBell C.

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. William Glasser

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. Taylor Swift

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. Robert Kennedy

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

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

Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman. Maya Angelou

One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority. Napoleon Bonaparte

The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind. Kiran Desai

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds. Frank Zappa

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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

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

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

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

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 wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change. Katharine Hepburn

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

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. Libba Bray

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus

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

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu

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

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 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

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

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How would your life be different if. You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day. You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. Steve Maraboli

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

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. Jim Rohn

It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life. Roy T. Bennett

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Steve Jobs

Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going? Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness and to break out with it, since that is the way it gets better. Rainer Maria Rilke

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It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C. S. Lewis

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

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

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

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley

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

Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren

What’s dangerous is not to evolve. Jeff Bezos

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

When you are through changing, you are through. Bruce Barton

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Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

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

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. Will Smith

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo

It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair. Taylor Swift

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht

One day spent with someone you love can change everything. Mitch Albom

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan

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

You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

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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

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

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

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

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. Isaac Asimov

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

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

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

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. Rupert Murdoch

Fashion changes, but style endures. Coco Chanel

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Flannery O’Connor

I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves. Steve Maraboli

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior. Maxwell Maltz

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