248+ Wise Quotes About Change And Growth In Life

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Best Change Quotes

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. ― Leo Tolstoy

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. ― C. JoyBell C.

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. ― Spanish Proverb

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

wisest quotes on change

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. ― C. JoyBell C.

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

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ― Confucius

Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. ― Mandy Hale

wise quotes about change

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

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

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If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. ― Roy T. Bennett

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ― John Maxwell

Inspirational Quotes About Change

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

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

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. ― Anthony J. D’Angelo

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. ― Steve Maraboli

To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions. ― Stephen Covey

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

quotes about change being hard

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

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn. ― Helen Keller

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

It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. ― Bob Proctor

Sometimes life gives you a second chance, or even two! Not always, but sometimes. It’s what you do with those second chances that counts. ― Dave Wilson

Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window. ― Rachel Hollis

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

motivational change quotes

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

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

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

A small step toward recovery is giant progress. ― Mark Cortes

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

most powerful change sayings

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

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

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

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

most powerful change quotes

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

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

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending by accepting change.

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

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

most motivating change sayings

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

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

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

Short Quotes About Change

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

most motivating change quotes about life

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

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

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

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

most inspiring change quotes to improve your life

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

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

Nothing happens unless something is moved. ― Albert Einstein

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. ― Benjamin Disraeli

most inspiring change quotes in life

There is nothing permanent except change. ― Heraclitus

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

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding. ― Kakuzo Okakura

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

most famous quotes on change

The changes we dread most may contain our salvation. ― Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ― Walter Isaacson

most encouraging change quotes

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed. ― Peter Senge

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

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

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

inspiring change sayings

By changing nothing, nothing changes. ― Tony Robbins

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

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. ― John Wooden

We first make our habits, then our habits make us. ― John Dryden

Change before you have to. ― Jack Welch

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

inspirational quotes about change

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

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large. I contain multitudes. ― Walt Whitman

Positive Quotes About Change

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

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

All great changes are preceded by chaos. ― Deepak Chopra

wisest change quotes and sayings ever

We know what we are but know not what we may be. ― William Shakespeare

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

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

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

motivational change quotes and sayings

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

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

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. ― Alfred North Whitehead

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

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety. ― Abraham Maslow

most uplifting quotes about change

All things are difficult before they are easy. ― Thomas Fuller

That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter. ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ― William Arthur Ward

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

most inspiring change quotes and sayings ever

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one, and do without change. ― George Bernard Shaw

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

most encouraging change quotes and sayings ever

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

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right. ― Tony Robbins

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

After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. ― Alfred Edward Perlman

Famous Quotes On Change

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

When you step your game up, your life will level up! ― Jeanette Coron

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

Peace, happiness, and love are a daily practice. Give time and energy to that which you want more of in your life. Invest in yourself for a higher quality of life. You’re worth it. ― Akiroq Brost

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

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

inspirational quotes and sayings about change

Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. ― Pat Summitt

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

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ― Albert Einstein

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

Clarity will find you when you let it come in this is a time for you to just be patience. Trust. Truth. Walk on.

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. ― Thomas Hardy

best quotes and sayings about change in life

What can we take on trust in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness, pride; nothing is secure, nothing keeps. ― Euripides

Intelligence is the ability of adaptation to change.

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

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

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. ― Estée Lauder

Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize out worth and value, but because we finally realize our own. ― Robert Tew

People can cry much easier than they can change. ― James Baldwin

beautiful change quotes and sayings

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

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

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. ― Debbi Fields

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

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. ― Dalai Lama

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

If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow. – Mitch Albom

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. ― Winston Churchill

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. ― Abraham Lincoln

Every experience makes you grow. ― Anonymous

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

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

I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well. ― Sarah Desse

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. ― Heraclitus

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ― Dr. Seuss

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ― Coco Chanel

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ― Pablo Picasso

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. ― Mark Twain

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

I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it. ― Niccolo Machiavelli

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do. ― Steve Jobs

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. ― Robert F. Kennedy

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

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

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. ― Samuel Ullman

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. ― Warren Buffett

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday. ― Steve Maraboli

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ― Albert Einstein

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ― Charles Darwin

I’m not an aging gracefully type. But I do believe in aging with grace. ― Danielle Steel

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ― Michael Jordan

All of us, every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives. ― Steven Spielberg

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over. ― Richard Branson

Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth. ― Anjelica Huston

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ― Theodore Roosevelt

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

Your past does not equal your future. ― Tony Robbins

You’ve got to learn from your mistakes. And not do them again. — Jerry Bruckheimer

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

All is flux; nothing stays still. ― Heraclitus

All things change; nothing perishes. ― Ovid

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

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. ― Epictetus

Think progress, not perfection. ― Ryan Holiday

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it. ― Marcus Aurelius

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. ― Ann Landers

All good things must come to an end. ― Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window. ― Nicholas Sparks

If you let him go and he doesn’t come back to you, he wasn’t yours to begin with. It’s a lesson learned in first grade — Simone Elkeles

Change your thinking, change your life. ― Ernest Holmes

In life you need either inspiration or desperation. ― Tony Robbins

Motivational Quotes About Change in Life and Moving On

Enter new waters. ― Robert Greene

No matter how bad life gets, life gets better.

Life is a progress, and not a station. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. ― Anne Wilson Schaef

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Your life becomes a masterpiece when you learn to master peace.

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. ― George Will

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ― Tim Ferriss

I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past. ― Mike Rowe

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

Every new day is another chance to change your life.

Change is the end result of all true learning. ― Leo Buscaglia

People change and forget to tell each other. ― Lillian Hellman

Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing. ― Nancy Astor

Reality is the manifestation of the inner workings, carried out by the supreme powers. Whatever you think and do right now, either positive or negative is working on your behalf because you are a co-worker of the divine. ― Michael Bassey Johnson

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. ― Benjamin Franklin

When the universe gives you more than you expect: Embrace it, and then share it.

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

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

The world is always in movement. ― V.S. Naipaul

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? ― Mary Manin Morrissey

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals. ― Madame de Staël

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

Change always comes bearing gifts. ― Price Pritchett

Inspirational Life Changing Quotes

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. ― Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. ― Matthew Flickstein

We become what we think about. ― Earl Nightingale

Our only security is our ability to change. ― John Lilly

Don’t wait for the right opportunity, create it. ― George Bernard Shaw

If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost. ― Barack Obama

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. ― Katharine Hepburn

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

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

We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over. ― James Baldwin

If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. ― Dr. Seuss

Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ― Henry van Dyke

You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! ― Dr. Seuss

You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. ― Dr. Seuss

In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. ― Warren Buffett

Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. ― Mignon McLaughlin

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ― William S. Burroughs

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. ― Anais Nin

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. ― W.E.B. Du Bois

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. ― Victor Frankl

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. ― Oprah Winfrey

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 Duan

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. ― Mark Twain

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

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. ― Lucille Ball

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. ― Maria Mitchell

Literary Quotes About Change

No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t. ― Stephen King, The Stand

Isn’t life exciting! Everything can change all of a sudden, and for no reason at all! ― Tove Jansson, Moominpappa At Sea

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

Nothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub you’d be boiled to death before you knew it. ― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

I am angry. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change. ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start there. ― Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

There is nothing foolish about hope. ― N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Do I dare disturb the universe? ― T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

There was novelty in the scheme, and as, with such a mother and such uncompanionable sisters, home could not be faultless, a little change was not unwelcome for its own sake. ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way. ― Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ― Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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