64 Quotes About Change

The only constant in life is change. Everything around us is constantly changing, and we ourselves are always changing as well. Change can be difficult to deal with, but it’s also an essential part of life.
In this blog post, we’ve compiled 64 quotes about change to help you make sense of this universal experience. These quotes come from a variety of sources, including writers, philosophers, artists, and more. We hope they provide you with some insight and comfort as you navigate the changes in your own life. Thank you for reading!

Quotes About Change

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

2. 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.

3. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

4. 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

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

6. For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. – Steve Jobs

7. It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. – C. S. Lewis

8. 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

9. I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people. – John Lennon

10. All great change in America begins at the dinner table. – Ronald Reagan

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

12. When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl

13. Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. – Margaret Mead

14. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. – Lao Tzu

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

16. To improve is to change to be perfect is to change often. – Winston Churchill

17. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

18. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

19. Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. – Bruce Barton

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

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

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

23. If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. – Carl Jung

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

25. Always remember that the future comes one day at a time. – Dean Acheson

26. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. – Confucius

27. Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. – Robert Kennedy

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

29. Don’t change on me. Don’t extort me unless you intend to do it forever. – Tupac Shakur

30. Change in all things is sweet. – Aristotle

31. Money and success don’t change people they merely amplify what is already there. – Will Smith

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

33. I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should. – Sting

34. All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. – Ellen Glasgow

35. Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. – Bertolt Brecht

36. For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent. – Tony Robbins

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

38. It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change. – Mignon McLaughlin

39. He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. – Harold Wilson

40. Change brings opportunity. – Nido Qubein

41. Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. – A. C. Benson

42. If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change. – John A. Simone, Sr.

43. We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford

44. Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

45. There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus

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

47. 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

48. Most people already know what they’re doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change. – Joel Osteen

49. Change before you have to. – Jack Welch

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

51. Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are. – Bryant H. McGill

52. Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. – Arthur Schopenhauer

53. Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. – Marcus Aurelius

54. One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority. – Napoleon Bonaparte

55. Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. – Frank Herbert

56. 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

57. Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing. – Bill Copeland

58. One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others. – Niccolo Machiavelli

59. He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator. – Francis Bacon

60. Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change where we are right, make us easy to live with. – Peter Marshall

61. 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

62. True life is lived when tiny changes occur. – Leo Tolstoy

63. Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk. – William Arthur Ward

64. Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image. – Denis Waitley

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