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180+ Famous Quotes About Change And Growth In Life

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Change Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wise 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 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
  • When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. ― Chinese Proverb
  • 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
  • Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. ― Thomas Hardy
  • What can we take on trust in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness, pride; nothing is secure, nothing keeps. ― Euripides
  • 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
  • People can cry much easier than they can change. ― James Baldwin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Change your thinking, change your life. ― Ernest Holmes
  • In life you need either inspiration or desperation. ― Tony Robbins
  • Enter new waters. ― Robert Greene
  • 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
  • The future has a way of arriving unannounced. ― George Will
  • The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ― Tim Ferriss
  • 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
  • The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing. ― Nancy Astor
  • When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. ― Benjamin Franklin
  • 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
  • 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
  • Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. ― Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. ― Matthew Flickstein
  • Our only security is our ability to change. ― John Lilly
  • Don’t wait for the right opportunity, create it. ― George Bernard Shaw
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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