162+ 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.

Best Quotes About Change

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

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

Change, like healing, takes time. Veronica Roth, Allegiant

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

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

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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

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

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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We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch

To say goodbye is to die a little. Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

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

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

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

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Rob Siltanen

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey

Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be. Sean Higgins

You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play. Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

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

Quotes About Change In Life

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

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

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

Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again. Bikram Choudhury

Don’t let rejection create self-doubt. The founder of Starbucks was turned down by 217 of the 242 investors he initially spoke with. Elizabeth Galbut

Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at. Jason Lemkin

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

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Quotes About Change For The Better

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

There is nothing permanent except change. Heraclitus

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

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

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. Benjamin Disraeli

Change before you have to. Jack Welch

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

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Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr.

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, Blue Light

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

If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything.’ Henry Ford

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

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

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, Me: Stories of My Life

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

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first. Jimi Hendrix

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Quotes About Change In Yourself

When you establish peace, when you etablish love, when you establish kindness here [inside], you cannot act any other way to the outside world. Mimi Ikonn

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

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

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

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. Bill Clinton

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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?

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, Letters to a Young Poet

What’s dangerous is not to evolve. Jeff Bezos

Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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

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

Short Quotes About Change

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

Fashion changes, but style endures. Coco Chanel

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

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

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. Ralph Marston

Just take any step, whether small or large. And then another and repeat day after day. It may take months, maybe years, but the path to success will become clear. Aaron Ross

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

If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better. Philip Vang

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Suess

In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds. Jacque Fresco

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

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller

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

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

You can walk away and say “We don’t need this.” but something in your eyes says “We can beat this.” Taylor Swift

Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. Walt Disney

Quotes About Change In Attitude

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day! Steve Maraboli

If your startup builds a room full of pessimists and you have one optimist at the table, then I think you’re in the wrong business. But the other way around is invaluable and necessary David Cohen

We are the ones we have been waiting for. Alice Walker

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.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Forget yesterday it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift today. Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. Johnny Cash

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, Andy Warhol in His Own Words

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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

Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get–a cold sick feeling, deep down inside–when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you can’t stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were. Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

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 Dune

Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you! Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking

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

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward. Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

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

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin

Quotes About Change And Growth

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown

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

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Seuss

Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth. Jack Canfield

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

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

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

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

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy

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

Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

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 Schwab

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone de Beauvoir

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

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

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding. Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea)

Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both. Lana Lang

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

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Famous Quotes About Change

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

We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are. Max Depree

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

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

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

If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Anthony Bourdain

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

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

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

Change is inevitable–except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

Nothing happens unless something is moved. Albert Einstein

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. Chinese proverb

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation. Tony Robbins

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

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

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

When we allow ourselves to adapt to different situations, life is easier. Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates (Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior)

Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late. Seth Godin

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