Great Quotes About Change

Here are some quotes about change for you to enjoy. Change can sometimes be scary but it may also be necessary in order for your life to go to the next level or to move out of the rut that it has been in. At the same time, change is inevitable. Things will change, constantly. From your surroundings to your friends to your interests, change is a part of life.

People don’t really fear change, they just fear the changes they don’t like or the ones they find overwhelming or uncomfortable. Now, if it’s going to happen anyway, you might as well do what you can to create the changes you actually want to see. You do this by setting goals, making a plan, and following through on those plans. Life will progress, and so will you. Whether it’s for the good or for the worse, it’s mostly up to you. So if you don’t like something about your life, change it to how you want it or life might change it to something even worse.

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

~ Reinhold Niebuhr ~

“Be the change you want to see in the world.

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

“Change is not a matter of possibility, it’s a matter of decision.

~ Kevin Ngo ~

“The key to change is to let go of fear.

~ Rosanne Cash ~

“Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.

~ Winston Churchill ~

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

~ Winston Churchill ~

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

~ John Wooden ~

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

~ Les Brown ~

“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.

~ Clint Eastwood ~

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

~ Jim Rohn ~

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.

~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

“There are three constants in life: Change, choice and principles.

~ Stephen Covey ~

“Change before you have to.

~ Jack Welch ~

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

~ Gail Sheehy ~

“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

~ Victor Hugo ~

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.

~V iktor E. Frankl ~

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

~ Robin Williams ~

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

~ Jim Rohn~

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now without delay.”

~ Simone de Beauvoir ~

“If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment.

~ B. F. Skinner ~

“Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad — not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life to keep us moving, to keep us growing, to keep us interested. Imagine life without change. It would be static, boring, dull.

~ Dr. Dennis O’Grady ~

“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

“Things do not change; we change.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

~ Lao Tzu ~

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

~ Albert Einstein ~

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.

~ George Elliot ~

“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.

~ James Belasco and Ralph Stayer ~

“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 ~

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

~ Maya Angelou ~

“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.”

~ Anthony Robbins ~

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

~ Denis Waitley ~

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”>

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer ~

“Times will change for the better when you change.”

~ Maxwell Maltz ~

“Not everything thing faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

~ James Baldwin ~

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

~ Charles Darwin ~

“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 ~

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”

~ Leo Tolstoy ~

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”

~ Barbara Kingsolver ~

“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.”

~ C. JoyBell C. ~

What are your favorite change quotes?


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