95+ Best Transition Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Transition is movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change. Inspirational transition quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Transition Quotes

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

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

It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive. – William Bridges

Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent. – Priyanka Chopra

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

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Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning. – Teresa Tsalaky

She knew this transition was not about becoming someone better but about finally allowing herself to become who she’d always been. – Anonymous

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

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

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

Those times of transitions are great opportunities to look for recurring patterns in your life and make adjustments to build on the good and reduce the bad. – Dan Miller

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins

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

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. – Tom Stoppard

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

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

Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want. – Kristin Armstrong

When you transition, everyone kind of has to transition around you. – Chastity Bono

Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension. – Terence McKenna

Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work, because it doesn’t take. – William Bridges

Sometimes God brings times of transition to create transformation. – Lynn Cowell

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. – Andy Rooney

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

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

Be willing to transition at every stage of your life. If your heart is open and you have an open mind, the blessing will flow. – T. D. Jakes

Transitions in life can offer opportunities for discovery. – Robbie Shell

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

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges! – Jim George

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

Transitioning is a radical act of self-love. – Anonymous

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

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

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

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. – Victor Hugo

If transition isn’t painful then you aren’t making progress. – Anonymous

The transition was difficult. It’s hard to stop something that you’ve enjoyed and that has been very rewarding. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work. – William Bridges

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

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

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson

When you are transitioning to a new season of life, the people and situations that no longer fit you will fall away. – Mandy Hale

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

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

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

Life is a transition from one form to another. The life of this world is the material for a new form. – Leo Tolstoy

Learn to embrace a change in your work and personal life and make the transition to a better you. – Anonymous

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

Many transition states have a well-defined preferred geometrical requirement. – Derek Barton

When shifts and transitions in life shake you to the core, see that as a sign of greatness that’s about to occur. – Anonymous

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

The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain. – J. Michael Straczynski

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

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. – Ann Landers

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

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

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

Your life is a story of transition. You are always leaving one chapter behind while moving on to the next. – Anonymous

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. – Isaac Asimov

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

All I have to do is work on transition and technique. – Usain Bolt

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

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. – Sigmund Freud

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

We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – Anonymous

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent. – Priyanka Chopra

The transition was difficult. It’s hard to stop something that you’ve enjoyed and that has been very rewarding. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

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 colours. 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 are transitioning to a new season of life, the people and situations that no longer fir you will fall away. – Mandy Hale

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

A transition period is a period between two transition periods. – George Stigler

Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension. – Terence McKenna

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. – JoyBell C.

How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unkown? – Esmeralda Santiago

The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. – Ann Landers

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. – Martha Beck

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

People Underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. – John Porter

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

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis. – Martha Beck

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing?-it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. – Jack Kerouac

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come. – Nicholas Sparks

Crisis or transition of any kind reminds us of what matters most. – Russell Ballard

When shifts and transitions shake you to the core, see that as a sign of greatness that’s about to occur. – Anonymous

If you already understand your purpose, are you prepared to change your plans to match God’s will? If you aren’t, you can easily become bitter because things that used to work for you may no longer work. Be willing to transition at every stage of your life. If your heart is open and you have an open mind, the blessing will flow. – T. D. Jakes

It is so hard to leave-until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. – John Green

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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. – JoyBell C.

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