100 Change Quotes That Will Fuel Your Growth

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the best quotes about change. Hope you’ll find a few wise words to inspire you. And don’t worry: you’re in good hands with authors like Einstein, Tolstoy, Socrates, Anne Franck, etc. Enjoy!

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Stephen Hawking

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

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

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown


Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Seuss

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

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

Love change, fear staying the same. Maxime Lagacé


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

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

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding. Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea)

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Related quotes and topics: leadership, positive, attitude A few thoughts on change…What does your MIND want more than anything else?Feeling safe and certain.It wants to predict the future.That’s its job. It’s a survival machine.Now,what does LIFE want more than anything else?Change.Thus, it means we are screwed with our scared mind and this ever-changing life.What can we do?First, we must practice being more comfortable being uncomfortable.We must voluntarily place ourselves in situations where we feel like beginners.We must feel comfortable looking like idiots.After all,what’s truly important is learning and growing, right?

The Best Quotes About Change

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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl

To live is to change. To change is to suffer. Maxime Lagacé

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

All great changes are preceded by chaos. Deepak Chopra

If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Anthony Bourdain

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

Nothing happens unless something is moved. Albert Einstein

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. Chinese proverb

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

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

Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation. Tony Robbins


Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates (Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior)

Do not waste time on things you cannot change or influence. Robert Greene

You will never know yourself completely and that’s fine. The wise are limitless. Maxime Lagacé

The most beautiful and profound way to change yourself is to accept yourself completely, as imperfect as you are. Maxime Lagacé

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward

That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter. Rainer Maria Rilke

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right. Tony Robbins

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over. Alfred Edward Perlman

What can we take on trust in this uncertain life? Happiness, greatness, pride — nothing is secure, nothing keeps. Euripides

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson

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

Sometimes the winds of change are a hurricane. Derek Sivers

Part 2. Quotes About Change That Are…

The Most Famous Quotes About Change

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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

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

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. 14th Dalai Lama

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Winston Churchill

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Abraham Lincoln (Annual message to Congress, December 1, 1862)

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

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Henry Ford

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

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

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. Coco Chanel

Order is not enough. You can’t just be stable, and secure, and unchanging, because there are still vital and important new things to be learned. Jordan Peterson

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

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. Pearl S. Buck

I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it. Niccolo Machiavelli

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. Robert F. Kennedy

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Barack Obama

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. Warren Buffett

Short Sayings About Change

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Our only security is our ability to change. John Lilly Click to tweet

All is flux; nothing stays still. Heraclitus

All things change; nothing perishes. Ovid

Think progress, not perfection. Ryan Holiday

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

Life is a progress, and not a station. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. Benjamin Disraeli

Enter new waters. Robert Greene

People change. Memories don’t. Unknown

Old ways won’t open new doors. Unknown

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. Tim Ferriss

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese proverb Click to tweet

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

Don’t wait for the right opportunity, create it. George Bernard Shaw

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

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Inspirational Sayings About Change

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Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over. James Baldwin

You are under no obligation to remain the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or even a day ago. You are here to create yourself, continuously. Richard Feynman

To make a change, you need to be aware and acknowledge that something isn’t workinfug first. Justin Kan (twitter.com)

If you want peace, be above your desires. If you want meaning, fight for something important to you. Maxime Lagacé

What you must do now is to adapt. The world belongs to those who can change fast. Maxime Lagacé

If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. Dr. Seuss

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. Lynn Hall

You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights. Dr. Seuss

Growth is uncomfortable. Not growing is worse. Sahil Lavingia (twitter.com)

Amateurs see change coming and become scared. Geniuses seek change and arrive at flow the closer they get to truth. Maxime Lagacé

You always have the choice between comfort and discomfort, mediocrity and growth, fitting in and standing out. Maxime Lagacé

Those who can endure discomfort will change the world. Those who are having fun too. Maxime Lagacé

Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. Mignon McLaughlin

The more you adapt, the more interesting you are. Martha Stewart Click to tweet

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W.E.B. Du Bois

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him. Victor Frankl

People think they can’t change themselves, but they can. People think they can change others, but they can’t. Naval Ravikant (twitter.com)

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. Maria Mitchell

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. Ivy Baker Priest Click to tweet

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. Bob Goff

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest step of your life. Naeem Callaway

Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Unknown

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach

Related: 7 Little Habits That Can Change Your Life, and How to Form Them (zenhabits.net)

Part 3. Conclusion

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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.

Let’s recap:Change. Otherwise you’ll become obsolete.Remember: wanting certainty and uncertainty is human nature.Fools avoid change at all costs. The wise embrace it. They know it’s part of life.If you can’t change a situation, change yourself.How can you change yourself? By using powerful words to change your mind. Call to action: Read 100 Smile Quotes To Make Your Day Betteror 100 Success Quotes To Help You Win (In Your Work And Life)190 Deep Quotes That Will Make You Think Hope you enjoyed these inspiring quotes about change. If you did, please share them with a friend today!

Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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