91+ Best Accepting Change Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Instead of resisting, allow change to unfold and try to understand what’s transforming and why. Inspirational accepting change quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Accepting Change Quotes

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. – Kakuzo Okakura

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

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

When in doubt, choose change. – Lily Leung

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

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. – Washington Irving

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

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe

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

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

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. – C.S. Lewis

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. – Faith Baldwin

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit

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

Things don’t go on forever, and the quicker you accept that change is inevitable, the happier you’re gonna be. – Trey Anastasio

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

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

All great changes are preceded by chaos. – Deepak Chopra

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. – Arthur Rubinstein

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

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

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn

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

I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change. – Abdul Kalam

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes… To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety. – Paul Tournier

Life is its own journey, presupposes its own change and movement, and one tries to arrest them at one’s eternal peril. – Laurens van der Post

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

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. – Henry Ford

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. – Benjamin Disraeli

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. – Conrad Hall

Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do. – McKayla Maroney

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

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

Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau

I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done. – Robert Downey, Jr.

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 into another. – Anatole France

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

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

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. – Anthony D’Angelo

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. – Tuli Kupferberg

Look at what you want to change, gather a few people who believe in it like you do, and start moving forward. It’s important to remember that you don’t always need a destination. Sometimes, you just have to make forward motion. And you absolutely can. – Debby Ryan

Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it. – David Richo

The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance. – Deepak Chopra

There’s some real dark days where you just feel like the story is falling apart in every one. Just keep moving forward, even when you are bluffing, even when you don’t quite know what is going to happen next. – Dan Scanlon

Don’t fear change – embrace it. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Change before you have to. – Jack Welch

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

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

The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace. – Eckhart Tolle

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

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. – Michael J. Fox

Change brings opportunity. – Nido Qubein

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

The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don’t be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger. – Chuck Palahniuk

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what. – Andy Warhol

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. – Edmund Burke

To change one’s life: start immediately, Do it flamboyantly, no exceptions, no excuses. – William James

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

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. – J.K. Rowling

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. – Arthur Rubinstein

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

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it. – Nikki Giovanni

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you. – William Frederick Book

Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change, the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation, uncertainty and insecurity. – Joyce Meyer

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change. – Les Brown

You must constantly change and adapt to a new environment. – Jong-Yong Yun

Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger change that are to come. – Spencer Johnson

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

The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity. – Michael Porter

The more you adapt, the more interesting you are. – Martha Stewart

Don’t be afraid to adapt new ingredients into your own techniques, and traditional ingredients into new recipes. – Jose Garces

We have to adapt and overcome, that’s all we can do. – Frank Knight

When you’re in a situation that is foreign to you, you just have to pull yourself together and adapt. – Dasha Zhukova

We have to be able to adapt to new situation. It’s another form of the definition of intelligent behavior. – Hasso Plattner

Embrace change. Envision what could be, challenge the status quo, and drive creative destruction. – Charles Koch

Look for solutions, instead of being difficult; be more thoughtful, instead of allowing anger to burn you out. Look at things from a different perspective, embrace change, look out for opportunities and you will feel much more in control. – Steve Backley

In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability. – George Gilder

We can embrace change by knowing we serve an unchanging God. – David Jeremiah

Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. – Walter Breuning

Life happens. Adapt. Embrace change, and make the most of everything that comes your way. – Nick Jonas

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. – Mahatma Gandhi

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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