Change Quote

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

-Frederick Douglass

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.

-Nikos Kazantzakis

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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

-Alan Watts

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

-George Bernard Shaw

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

-Andy Warhol

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

-Wayne Dyer

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

-Margaret Mead

I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.

-Gillian Anderson

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

-Jim Rohn

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

-C. S. Lewis

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

-Leo Tolstoy

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

-Nathaniel Branden

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

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

-Keri Russell

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

-Reinhold Niebuhr

I can’t really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don’t see why I should.


I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

-Stephen Hawking

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.

-Hugh Prather

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

-A. C. Benson

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

– Winston Churchill

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

– John F. Kenned

Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.

-Jon Bon Jovi

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

-Isaac Asimov

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

-Jack Layton

Change brings opportunity.

-Nido Qubein

Things don’t have to change the world to be important.

-Steve Jobs

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

-Gail Sheehy

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

-Edmund Burke

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.

-Katherine Mansfield

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

-Bruce Barton

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

-Thomas Carlyle

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

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
-Maya Angelou
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

-Denis Waitley

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

-Gilda Radner

Change is inevitable. Change is constant.

-Benjamin Disraeli

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

-Jawaharlal Nehru

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.

-Frank Herbert

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.

-Will Smith

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

– Andy Warhol

Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.

-Peter Marshall

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.

-Alvin Toffler

For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.

-Tony Robbins

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

-Lech Walesa

Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.

-Irene Peter

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.

-Bryant H. McGill

To change what you get you must change who you are.

-Vernon Howard

Nothing endures but change.


Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.


Change before you have to.

-Jack Welch

I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I’ve always been a freak. So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I’m one of those people.

-John Lennon

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

-Elon Musk

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.

-Frank Zappa

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

-Ronald Reagan

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

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.

-Armistead Maupin

He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

-Leonardo da Vinci

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.
-Viktor E. Frankl
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

-William Glasser

A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.

-James Levine

Most people already know what they’re doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell
them that you can change.

-Joel Osteen

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

-Robert Kennedy

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

-Carl Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

-Carl Jung

The more things change, the more they are the same.

-Alphonse Karr

In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.

-Benjamin Disraeli

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.

-Marcus Aurelius

What’s dangerous is not to evolve.

-Jeff Bezos

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
-Wayne Dyer
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

-Charles Kettering

Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.

-Esther Dyson

When you are through changing, you are through.

-Bruce Barton

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

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

-Robert Anthony

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

-Victor Hugo

There is nothing so stable as change.

-Bob Dylan

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

-Harrison Ford

Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.

-Mason Cooley

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.

-Rupert Murdoch

There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.

-Josh Billings

People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet.

-Temple Grandin

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.

-Denis Waitley

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life.
It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.

-Anna Quindlen

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

-William Arthur Ward

I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.

-Victoria Woodhull

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

-Ellen Glasgow

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

-Carl Rogers

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


Change in all things is sweet.


A hero is someone right who doesn’t change.

-George Foreman

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.

-William James

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

-Bertolt Brecht

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

-Arnold Bennett

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

-Soren Kierkegaard

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

-Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?

-Lord Byron

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.

-Timothy Leary

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

-Harold Wilson

All things must change to something new, to something strange.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

-Douglas Horton

Anyone who thinks there’s safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages.

-Irene Peter

It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.

-Mignon McLaughlin

If you feel like it’s difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding.

-Andrea Jung

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

-Winston Churchill

I’m a catalyst for change. You can’t be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.

-Rupert Murdoch

One must change one’s tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one’s superiority.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

Change is such hard work.

-Billy Crystal

Change is tough, people don’t like it, but it is necessary. Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.

-Christopher Bond

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