80 Best Quotes About Change

80 Best Quotes About Change

"Change is inevitable. Change is constant." - Benjamin Disraeli

80 Quotes About Change

Change is the only constituent of life that is continuous. Though it sounds opposing, it is true. Change is a vital part of life. It is this change, which delineates life. Change makes life going and offers up reason for existence. These change quotes can be used to explain the different alterations that take place in life and to learn to accept them as best as we can. These quotes about change can also lift up the spirits of an individual who has just been through a difficult moment that has changed their life.

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

Winston Churchill

2“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

3“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”

Stephen Chbosky

4“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

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

Albert Einstein

6“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”

Roy T. Bennett

7“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

Andy Warhol

8“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw

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

Mandy Hale

10“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

John Maxwell

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


12“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”

Leo Tolstoy

13"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."

Arnold Bennett

14“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

15“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

16“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

Brené Brown

17"Change is inevitable. Change is constant."

Benjamin Disraeli

18“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

19"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

Stephen Hawking

20"One day or day one. You decide."


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

Gail Sheehy

22"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

James Baldwin

23"Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone."

Billy Cox

24"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."

Viktor Frankl

25"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding."

Kakuzo Okakura

26"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."

Carol Burnett

27"The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order."

Alfred North Whitehead

28"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety."

Abraham Maslow

29"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills."

Chinese proverb

30"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."

Henri Bergson

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

Woodrow Wilson

32"All great changes are preceded by chaos."

Deepak Chopra

33"Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values."

Dalai Lama

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

Mother Teresa

35"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."


36"You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in."


37"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do."

Steve Jobs

38"All is flux; nothing stays still."


39"The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it."

Marcus Aurelius

40"The future has a way of arriving unannounced."

George Will

41“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”

Steve Maraboli

42“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

43"The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change."

Bill Clinton

44“I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well.”

Sarah Dessen

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

Shannon L. Alder

46"People can cry much easier than they can change."

James Baldwin

47“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”

Philip Pullman

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

Peter Senge

49"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life.""

Helen Exley

50“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Alan W. Watts

51“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.”

Katharine Hepburn

52"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

53"Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it."

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Clint Eastwood

55"When you are through changing, you are through."

Bruce Barton

56"The world is always in movement."

V.S. Naipaul

57"Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant."

Anthony J. D’Angelo

58"Don’t wait for the right opportunity, create it."

George Bernard Shaw

59"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

Frederick Douglass

60"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."

Jim Rohn

61"If you want peace, be above your desires. If you want meaning, change something important to you."

Maxime Lagacé

62"Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decisions that you are going to either do something or stop doing something."


63“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”

Aldous Huxley

64“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.”


65“Change, like healing, takes time.”

Veronica Roth

66“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”


67“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.”

Roy T. Bennett

68"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

69"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

70"Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations."

Faith Baldwin

71"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."

W. Edwards Deming

72"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."

Thomas A Kempis

73"If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself."

Norman Vincent Peale

74"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."

Saul Alinsky

75"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

76"Change may be alarming, but it is also refreshing – even exhilarating."

Robert Greene

77"The past is the present, and the present the future, to the non-progressive mind."

James Lendall Basford

78"If you want to truly understand something, try to change it."

Kurt Lewin

79"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."

Charles Kettering

80"Everything will be alright does not mean everything will stay the same."