Change Before You Have To | Quotes about Change

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Although it’s a feature of living organisms, change is often hard and we tend to try to avoid it. Then again, changing is a part of progress, which has been an everlasting goal for mankind. This contradiction makes change a really interesting topic that so many intellectuals, philosophers, artists, poets and other famous people have commented on.

This collection of the greatest famous quotes about change claims to convey the impact of all those important words. You can share with friends that need to move on, with the ones going through tough times or with those that are proud to have made it.

Inspirational quotes about change

  • Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone De Beauvoir
  • Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be. Sean Higgins
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
  • It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. Bob Proctor
  • 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
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
  • And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. Libba Bray
  • We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou


 

Quote about change for inpiration.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale


 

Quote about changing yourself for inspiration.

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


 

Change quote by Barack Obama for inspiration and motivation.

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

Positive quotes about change

  • The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey
  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
  • Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Seuss
  • 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. Harriet Tubman
  • Our only security is our ability to change. John Lilly
  • 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
  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

Quotes about change and growth

  • Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. John Maxwell
  • If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. Gail Sheehy
  • Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong. N. R. Narayana Murthy
  • Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. Mandy Hale
  • You can’t fail. The further you fall, the greater the opportunity for growth and change. Julie Newmar
  • All humans change. Development is our life. Transition, in labor, is the most painful time. Without change, there’s no growth. Mimi Kennedy
  • Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Change and growth is so painful. But it’s so necessary for us to evolve. Sarah McLachlan
  • The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters. May Sarton
  • The biggest impediment to growth is in our minds and not in the world outside, and only constant in the world is change. N. R. Narayana Murthy
  • 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

Chinese proverb about change for motivation.

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. Chinese Proverb


 

Quote about change for meditation.

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


 

Quote about change.

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

Famous quotes about change

  • Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
  • If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Anonymous
  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
  • Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
  • It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Charles Darwin
  • Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. Niccolo Machiavelli
  • If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu
  • A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller
  • When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. Benjamin Franklin

Quotes about change for the better

  • One cause of misery is the inability to change. Edward Counsel
  • Nothing happens until the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change. Arthur Burt
  • Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim Rohn
  • Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe
  • We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell
  • To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill
  • If you wish to be happy, think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and of that which you are able to change. Christopher Paolini
  • The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being. Jennifer Hudson
  • Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. Arnold Bennett

Motivational quotes about change

  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin
  • Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer
  • 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
  • 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 C.

Quotes about change in business

  • Slowness to change usually means fear of the new. Philip Crosby
  • 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
  • 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
  • He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. Francis Bacon
  • Don’t let rejection create self-doubt. The founder of Starbucks was turned down by 217 of the 242 investors he initially spoke with. Elizabeth Galbut
  • 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
  • The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic. Peter Drucker
  • There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day. Frances Hesselbein
  • You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson

Quote about change to make you think.

By changing nothing, nothing changes. Tony Robbins

Quotes about changing yourself

  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi
  • If you wait, all that happens is you get older. Larry McMurtry
  • I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. Aldous Huxley
  • Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person. Leo Tolstoy
  • People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! Peter Senge
  • Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. M.F. Ryan
  • A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. Chinese Proverb
  • Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again. Bikram Choudhury
  • 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
  • Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you’ll be forever in the control of things you can’t give up. Andy Law
  • All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; because what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves and we must die in one life before we can enter another. Anatole France

Change quote to make you think.

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

Quotes about accepting change

  • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
  • 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
  • Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late. Seth Godin
  • It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t… It’s that some people are ready to change and other are not. James Gordan
  • The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan W. Watts

Quote about change and love for inspiration and meditation.

Love changes our brain, the way we move and talk. Love lives in our spirit and graces us with its presence each day, until death. Jamie Weise

Quotes about change and love

  • If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change. Cassandra Clare
  • 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
  • Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess. Lemony Snicket
  • The best love is the one that makes you a better person, without changing you into someone other than yourself. Anonymous
  • Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality. Theodor Reik
  • I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks
  • Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change. William Shakespeare
  • Love hasn’t changed, and it never will, no matter what kind of a society we become. Vicky Kaushal
  • Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for change. Ramsay Clark
  • It’s not the changes that will break your heart; it’s that tug of familiarity. Jennifer E. Smith
  • 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
  • Love is not complicated; people are, and that is changing the perception of love. Vicky Kaushal
  • Just because you don’t see someone doesn’t mean the love has changed. Gerry Cooney
  • Love changes our brain, the way we move and talk. Love lives in our spirit and graces us with its presence each day, until death. Jamie Weise
  • People die . . . so love them every day. Beauty fades . . . so look before it’s gone. Love changes . . . but not the love you give. And if you love, you’ll never be alone. L.J. Smith
  • One day spent with someone you love can change everything. Mitch Albom

Quote about change for inspiration.

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

Short quotes about change

  • Change before you have to. Jack Welch
  • When in doubt, choose change. Lily Leung
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale
  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein
  • Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking
  • Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau
  • Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius
  • One day or day one. You decide. Unknown
  • Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates
  • Love change, fear staying the same. Maxime Lagacé
  • By changing nothing, nothing changes. Tony Robbins
  • Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable. Barbara Sher
  • Change is the end result of all true learning. Leo Buscaglia

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