150 + Inspiring Quotes About Change To Help You Grow As A Person

These inspirational quotes about change can be applied to your personal, professional, and spiritual life.

Embracing change

“Change is the only constant in life”. This quote by Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is true in more ways than one. Our world is constantly changing, and so are we. Even when it seems like things stay the same for a long time, change is always happening beneath the surface. We may not always be aware of it, but change is always happening.

In our personal lives, change can be exciting or scary, but it is always a part of life. There are many different kinds of changes that we go through, from the small changes that happen every day to the big changes that happen over the course of our lifetime. No matter what kind of change we’re experiencing, it can be helpful to remember that change is a natural part of life.

Here are some more quotes about change to help you through whatever changes you may be experiencing in your life:

Inspiring Quotes About Change

Change, like healing, takes time.

– Veronica Roth

Change, like healing, takes time. - Veronica Roth


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

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


Tides do what tides do they turn.

– Derek Landy


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.


Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.

– Robin Sharma


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


To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.

– William James


One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.

– Malala Yousafzai


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 Duane


It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible.

– Samuel Beckett


We first make our habits, then our habits make us.

– John Dryden

We first make our habits, then our habits make us. - John Dryden


I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.

– Steve Maraboli


You cannot change what you are, only what you do.

– Philip Pullman

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. - Philip Pullman


When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

– Haruki Murakami


The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

– Oprah Winfrey


People are very open minded about new things, as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.

– Charles F. Kettering


Best Change Quotes

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


The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.

– Aaron Lauritsen


Change is the end result of all true learning.

– Leo Buscaglia

Change is the end result of all true learning. - Leo Buscaglia


The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.

– Susanna Kearsley


Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.

– Mary Shelley


Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

Roy T. Bennett


If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

– Woodrow Wilson


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


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

– Anatole France

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. - Anatole France


Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self destruct.

– Sam Stevens


Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor

– Alexis Carrel


No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.

– Stephen King, The Stand


Don’t knock the weather; nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.

– Kin Hubbard


Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.

– Lisa Lutz


Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

– Jacob M. Braude


True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

– Leo Tolstoy

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


Quotes that will change your life

Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.

– Arundhati Roy


Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

– George Bernard Shaw


What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.

– Madeleine Albright


It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t… It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.

– James Gordon


Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

Confucius


Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.

– Seth Godin


Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.

– J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.

– Judith Minty


Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.

– Roy T. Bennett

Change begins at the end of your comfort zone. - Roy T. Bennett


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


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

– Winston S. Churchill


The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

– Ellen Glasgow


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


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Socrates


You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that.

– Warsan Shire


People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t

– Stephen Fry


Quotes on Change

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

– Stephen R. Covey


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


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

– Rumi


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

– Leo Tolstoy

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


Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

– Wayne W. Dyer


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, The Graveyard Book


Bending beats breaking.

– Betty Greene

Bending beats breaking. - Betty Greene


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

– Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

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


Words are where most change begins.

– Brandon Sanderson

Words are where most change begins. - Brandon Sanderson


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


Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.

– Stephen King, The Green Mile

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.


Nothing is lost . . . Everything is transformed.

– Michael Ende

Nothing is lost . . . Everything is transformed. - Michael Ende


Change your thoughts and you change your world.

– Norman Vincent Peale


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

– Robin Williams

No matter what people will tell you, words and ideas can change the world. - Robin Williams


Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.

– Brene Brown


Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others it only changes yours.

– Shannon Alder


Change and Grow Quotes

People don’t change, they just have momentary steps outside of their true character.

– Chad Kultgen


Nothing endures but change.

– Heraclitus


If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?

– Hillel


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

– Buckminster Fuller


And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.

– Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing


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


The great growling engine of change technology.

– Alvin Toffler


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

– Stephen Chbosky


All is flux, nothing stays still.

– Plato

All is flux, nothing stays still. - Plato


People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.

– Peter Senge

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed. - Peter Senge


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

– Albert Einstein


And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.

– Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


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


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

– Mother Teresa


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


Folks, I don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us.

– Stephen Colbert


Quotes and Thoughts on Change

Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.

– Alain de Botton


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

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I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better

– Plutarch


Fashion changes, but style endures.

– Coco Chanel

Fashion changes, but style endures. - Coco Chanel


The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.

– Barbara Kingsolver


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

– Simone de Beauvoir


he philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

– Karl Marx


Every hundred feet the world changes.

– Roberto Bolaño


Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.

– Roy T. Bennett


People change for two reasons; either they learned a lot or they’ve been hurt too much.

– Unknown


The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs


A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn.

Helen Keller


What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

– Abraham Maslow


Changing is what people do when they have no options left.

– Holly Black


People can cry much easier than they can change.

– James Baldwin

People can cry much easier than they can change. - James Baldwin


If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

– Katherine Hepburn


We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.

– Dr. David Hawkins


The world doesn’t change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back.

– Terry Hayes


Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.

– Bob Dylan


Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

– Shannon L. Alder

Quotes To Embrace Changes In Your Life

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Betsy Farrell


Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” -Walt Disney


Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.


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.

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