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100+ Change Quotes That Will Inspire You To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zones

Change Quotes

Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better. When you are unable to change the situation, you should try to challenge yourself and change yourself.

Read on the 100+ best change quotes that will inspire you to adapt yourself to circumstances and get out of your comfort zones.


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


2. As the sun’s shadow shifts, so there is no permanence on earth.-Afghan Proverb (on permanence and change)


3. 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.


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


5. A little axe can cut down a big tree.-Jamaican (on permanence and change)


6. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.-Victor Frankl


7. A rolling stone gathers no moss. –John Heywood


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


9. At high tide, fish eat ants; at low tide, ants eat fish. –Thai (on permanence and change)


10. People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all. –Unknown


11. The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down. –Jawaharlal Nehru


12. He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. –Harold Wilson


13. A year’s care; a minute’s ruin. –Filipino Proverb


14. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. –Mahatma Gandhi


15. An hour may destroy what an age was building. –English (on permanence and change)


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


15. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.–Stephen Chbosky

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16. 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


17. The only people who like change are wet babies.–Author Unknown


18. A decision made at night may be changed in the morning.–Samoan (on permanence and change)


19. The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.–Kakuzo Okakaura


20. Life is like the moon: now full, now dark.–Polish (on permanence and change)


21. The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes.–Chinese (on permanence and change)


22. When the moon is full, it begins to wane.–Japanese (on permanence and change)


23. You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.–Denis Waitley


24. Change is inevitable. except from a vending machine.–Robert C. Gallagher


25. When you are through changing, you are through.–Bruce Barton


26. You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.–Author Unknown


27. All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.–Ellen Glasgow


28. 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


29. The measure of intelligence is the ability to change -Albert Einstein


30. Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at. -Jason Lemkin


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

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


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


34. “One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” -Mitch Albom


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


36. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky


37. “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” -Arnold Bennett


38. “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


39. “But you’re so busy changing the world. Just one smile can change all of mine” -Jack Johnson


40. “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


41. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle


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


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


44. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy Warhol


45. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” -Charles Kettering


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


47. “Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” -John Green


48. “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


49. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale

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50. “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


51. “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” -Bill Clinton


52. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” -Wayne W. Dyer


53. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” -Nathaniel Branden


54. “Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.” -Nicholas Sparks


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


56. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Benjamin Franklin

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57. “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


58. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela


59. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” -Katharine Hepburn


60. “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


61. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa


62. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” -C.S. Lewis


63. “Just Because…..“Fashion changes, but style endures.” -Coco Chanel


64. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” -Lemony Snicket, Horseradish


65. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” -Benjamin Disraeli

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66. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi


67. “Nothing is as painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” -Mary Shelley


68. “Sure, everything is ending,” Jules said, “but not yet.” -Jennifer Egan


69. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” -Brené Brown


70. “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” -William Jennings Bryan


71. “Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” -Helen Exley


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


73. “Change before you have to.” -Jack Welch

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74. “If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.” -General Eric Shinseki


75. “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.” -Walt Whitman


76. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” -Alan W. Watts


77. “Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” -Steve Maraboli


78. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” -Helen Keller


79. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” -Stephen Chbosky


80. “You must be willing to give up what you are, to become what you want to be.” -Orrin Woodward


81. “Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.” -Esther Dyson


82. “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


83. “Change, like healing, takes time.” -Veronica Roth

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73. “Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.” -Friedrich Durrenmatt


74. “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


75. “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” -Libba Bray


76. “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” -Sydney J. Harris


77. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” -Martin Luther


78. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” -Stephen King

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79. “The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” -Kiran Desai


80. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” -Gail Sheehy


81. “And just for fun… “Change is inevitable–except from a vending machine.” -Robert C. Gallagher


82. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw


83. “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -W. Edwards Deming


84. “We are the change we have been waiting for.” -Barack Obama

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85. “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


86. “You really can change the world if you care enough.” -Marian Wright Edelman


87. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston S. Churchill

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88. “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” -Winston Churchill


89. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai


90. “If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” -William Somerset Maugham


91. “You can’t start the change unless dare to be different.” -Toba Beta


92. “It is hard to believe that something that seems so permanent was once so different. Change. I guess that really is one thing you can count on…” -llen Hopkins


93. “There is no greater force for change than people inspired to live a better life.” -Steve Maraboli


94. “It’s brainless to assume that making changes to your window’s view will give a new perspective” -Death Cab for Cutie


95. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” -Mandy Hale


96. “Change is like that: you are no longer where you were; you are not yet where you will get; you are nowhere exactly.” -Lionel Shriver


97. “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” -Tony Robbins


98. “Change happens very slow and very sudden.” -Dorothy Bryant

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99. “If we can’t alter the tide of events, at least we can be nearby with towels to mop up.” -Peter David


100. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw

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101. “What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.” -Mignon McLaughlin


102. “Sometimes, being true to yourself means changing your mind. Self changes, and you follow.” -Vera Nazarian


103. “It is not until you change your identity to match your life blueprint that you will understand why everything in the past never worked.” -Shannon L. Alder


104. “The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.” -James Yorke


105. “Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” -Roger W. Babson


106. “Sometimes, things need to change, because there just isn’t any way for them to stay the same.” -Jay Crown over


107. “If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.” -Kurt Lewin


108. “To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.” -Kevin Michel


109. “Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies.” -Mark Zuckerberg


110. “To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” -Sam Walton


111. “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.” -Steve Jobs


112. “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” -Roy T. Bennett


113. “Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.” -Catherine Pulsifer


114. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” -Elon Musk


115. “You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” -Unknown


116. “Let your smile change the world but never let the world change your smile.” -Unknown


117. “You change the world by being yourself.” -Yoko Ono


118. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin


119. “Growth is the only evidence of life.” -John Henry Newman


120. “Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning.” -S.C. Lourie


121. “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while. There is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” -James Freeman Clarke


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


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


124. “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” -Charles Darwin


125. “The only way that we can change is if we learn.” -C. JoyBell C.


126. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Victor Frankl


127. “Don’t just change, transform.” -Roy T. Bennett


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


129. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” -Henri Bergson


130. “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” -Kakuzō Okakura

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