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Our latest collection of inspirational change quotes about life and all the seasons in it!
Life is more than just the pursuit of happiness. It is about the pursuit of fulfillment, meaning and growth. We all want to live a life where we believe and know that we have tapped into our true and full potential. Our greatest joys come when we are able to express ourselves through our work, our children, our contributions, our passions, and our creations. To reach this level of fulfillment, joy and pleasure – it takes change. Change is the driving force to all progress and growth. Here are some quotes to help fuel your journey to change and personal greatness! Enjoy these 32 inspirational quotes about change in your life!
TIP: Select 2 -3 quotes that you can commit to reading every single day. Make that the only behavior you change and then see what else changes naturally.
Enjoy this insightful collection of change quotes!
Change quotes about life and love
1.) “What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for “hope”. If you are taking a risk, what you are really saying is, ‘I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it.'” –Linda Ellerbee
2.) “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” –John Eliot
3.) “Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs
4.) “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” –Elizabeth Gilbert
Quotes About Change
5.) “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn
6.) “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Andre Gide
7.) “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –Life’s Little Instruction
8.) “It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be…
This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking.” ― Isaac Asimov
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9.) “Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.” –Maya Angelou
10.) “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
Change quotes about improve yourself
11.) “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy Warhol
12.) “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” –Tony Robbins
13.) “When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” ― Andy Warhol
14.) “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” –Paulo Coelho
15.) “If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.” –Unknown
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16.) “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” –Henry van Dyke
17.) “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
18.) “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” –Walter Anderson
20.) “Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” –Leo Tolstoy
21.) “You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you’re not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.” ― Anaïs Nin
22.) “If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.” –Barack Obama
23.) “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” ― Jon Krakauer
24.) “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” –George Bernard Shaw
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25.) “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” –Leo Tolstoy
26.) “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa
Change quotes about fear
27.) “Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.” –Unknown
28.) “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” –Elbert Hubbard
29.) “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.
30.) “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
31.) “There is a curious thing that happens with the passage of time: a calcification of character… Change isn’t always for the worst; the shell that forms around a piece of sand looks to some people like an irritation, and to others, like a pearl.”
― Jodi Picoult
32.) “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” –Ambrose Redmoon
33.) “The majority of people have successfully alienated themselves from change; they tediously arrange their lives into a familiar pattern, they give themselves to normalcy, they are proud if they are able to follow in auspicious footsteps set before them, they take pride in always coloring inside the lines and they feel secure if they belong to a batch of others who are like them.
Now, if familiar patterns bore you, if normalcy passes before you unnoticed, if you want to create your own footsteps in the earth and leave your own handprints on the skies, if you are the one who doesn’t mind the lines in the coloring book as much as others do, and perchance you do not cling to a flock for you to identify with, then you must be ready for adversity. If you are something extraordinary, you are going to always shock others and while they go about existing in their mundaneness which they call success, you’re going to be flying around crazy in their skies and that scares them.
People are afraid of change, afraid of being different, afraid of doing things and thinking things that aren’t a part of their checkerboard game of a life. They only know the pieces and the moves in their games, and that’s it. You’re always going to find them in the place that you think you’re going to find them in, and every time they think about you, you’re going to give them a heart attack.” ― C. JoyBell
Quotes About Change and self esteem
34.) “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” –Dr. Robert Anthony
35.) “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” –George Bernard Shaw
36.) “See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
― Eckhart Tolle
37.) “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” –Karen Lamb
38.) “I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.” ― Sylvia Plath
Quotes About Change and love
39.) “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
40.) “If you’re reading these words, perhaps it’s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you’re ready to embrace change. It isn’t enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.” ― Sharon Salzberg
41.) “All I know is that I’ve wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I’d get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don’t want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow’s sky. That’s what I want now, and I think it’s what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We’ll become too set to change. If we don’t take our chance now, another may never come for either of us.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro
42.) “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” –Wayne W. Dyer
43.) “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.
44.) “You must be the change you wish to see.” –Gandhi
45.) “The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar… Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.” ― Aldous Huxley
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