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500 Best Quotes About Change: Help To Live An Inspired Life

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


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


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


4. There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.


5. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.


6. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller


7. The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps


8. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide


9. “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, The Stand


10. “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


11. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale


12. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” -Johnny Cash


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


14. Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.


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


16. “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge


17. You must welcome change as the rule, but not as your ruler.


18. “Change, like healing, takes time.” ― Veronica Roth, Allegiant


19. 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.


20. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen


21. “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


22. “Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” — Lana Lang


23. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.


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


25. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.


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


27. Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.


28. The future has a way of arriving unannounced


29. “Change your perception of things and how you react to various situations and your jealousy will subside.” — Stanley Steel


30. “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye


31. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol


32. “Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?” ― Diane Duane, So You Want to Be a Wizard


33. “The world doesn't change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back.” ― Terry Hayes


34. “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


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


36. All great changes are preceded by chaos.


37. Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.


38. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra


39. “In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.” -Jacque Fresco


40. “People can cry much easier than they can change.” ― James Baldwin


41. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway


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


43. “Change is the only constant in life.”― Heraclitus


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


45. “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


46. “You can’t stop the future


47. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment


48. Dynamism is a function of change.


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


50. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ― Leo Buscaglia


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


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


53. Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises


54. “Change is inevitable — except from a vending machine.” – Robert Gallagher


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


56. 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.


57. Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.


58. “People don't change, they just have momentary steps outside of their true character.” ― Chad Kultgen


59. “I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.” ― Sylvia Plath


60. “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


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


62. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw


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


64. We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.


65. “Every hundred feet the world changes.” ― Roberto Bolaño


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


67. “Nothing endures but change.” – Heraclitus


68. The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. - Ellen Glasgow


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


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


71. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” [These words are also inscribed upon his grave] ― Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach


72. “People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t” ― Stephen Fry


73. “People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t.”― Stephen Fry


74. “If your startup builds a room full of pessimists and you have one optimist at the table, then I think you’re in the wrong business. But the other way around is invaluable and necessary” -David Cohen


75. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.


76. 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


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


78. Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.


79. Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.


80. And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.


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


82. “Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it.” – Jack Canfield


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


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


85. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” ― Sophocles, Antigone


86. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. — Confucius


87. “You tried to change didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that.” ― Warsan Shire


88. “The more things change, the more they are the same.” – Alphonse Karr


89. “If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.” - Philip Vang


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


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


92. Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at.


93. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.


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


95. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin


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


97. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.


98. Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


99. 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.


100. “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


101. The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.


102. “You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.” – Roy T. Bennett


103. “Change in all things is sweet.” -Aristotle


104. “Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window.” – Rachel Hollis


105. “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” -Nikos Kazantzakis


106. “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


107. “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” – Irene Peter


108. Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.


109. “There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus


110. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.


111. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” - Stephen Chobsky


112. To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.


113. “Things do not change; we change.” — Henry David Thoreau


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


115. “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor” ― Alexis Carrel


116. “Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” ― Maya Angelou


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


118. He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.


119. “Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.” ― Arundhati Roy


120. 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.


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


122. “Anyone can stay the same. It takes courage to change.” – John Assaraf


123. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” ― Leo Tolstoy


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


125. “What's dangerous is not to evolve.”-Jeff Bezos


126. Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.


127. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” ― Milton Berle


128. “In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.” -Jimi Hendrix


129. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.


130. Folks, I don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us.” – Stephen Colbert


131. Change is the end result of all true learning.


132. “People don't resist change. They resist being changed.” ― Peter Senge


133. “The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius


134. “When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth.” – Jack Canfield


135. A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built.


136. “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


137. The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.


138. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy


139. “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, Blue Light


140. “Words are where most change begins.”― Brandon Sanderson


141. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.


142. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman


143. “You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book


144. Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience.


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


146. People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they're exactly like the old ones. - Charles F. Kettering


147. “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


148. “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” ― Abraham Maslow


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


150. “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? - Hillel


151. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ― Brene Brown


152. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.' -Leo Tolstoy


153. “Changing is what people do when they have no options left.” ― Holly Black


154. “Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.” ― Lisa Lutz


155. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky


156. The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.


157. Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.


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


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


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


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


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


163. “Words are where most change begins.” ― Brandon Sanderson


164. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


165. You cannot change what you are, only what you do


166. You must be willing to give up what you are, to become what you want to be.


167. Nothing is forever except change.


168. “It's not that some people have willpower and some don't... It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ― James Gordon


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


170. “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” ― Mary Shelley


171. Few can accept happiness if it means change. We want the life we have now, only happier.


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


173. “To know and not to do, is not to know.” – Leo Buscaglia


174. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir


175. Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.


176. “Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.” ― Alain de Botton


177. “You can walk away and say “We don’t need this.” but something in your eyes says “We can beat this.” ― Taylor Swift


178. Things do not change; we change.


179. “To say goodbye is to die a little.” ― Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye


180. “I’m unpredictable, I never know where I’m going until I get there, I’m so random, I’m always growing, learning, changing, I’m never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do.” ― C. JoyBell C.


181. It’s never too late to be who you might have been


182. Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.


183. You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.


184. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer


185. “Failure can be a bad thing if you choose to see it as a bad thing, but it can also be a good thing if you just change your perspective.” — David A. Hunter


186. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.


187. “The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.” – Martha Stewart


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


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


190. 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


191. “Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” – Seth Godin


192. “The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.” – Steve Maraboli


193. If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.


194. Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea


195. You can live your dreams if you can embrace change. It’s by taking chances that you’ll learn how to be brave.


196. “When in doubt, choose change.” – Lily Leung


197. Change before you have to. -Jack Welch


198. We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.


199. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” -Dr. Suess


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


201. “Just take any step, whether small or large. And then another and repeat day after day. It may take months, maybe years, but the path to success will become clear” -Aaron Ross


202. “The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.”― Steve Maraboli


203. 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.


204. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ― Steve Jobs


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


206. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – N.R. Narayana Murthy


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


208. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ― Shannon L. Alder


209. “Change, like healing, takes time.” ― Veronica Roth


210. 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.


211. “If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.” ― Anatole France


212. In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.


213. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho


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


215. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” -Helen Keller


216. “When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them.” ― Andy Warhol


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


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


219. People change for two reasons; either they learned a lot or they’ve been hurt too much.” – Unknown


220. Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around.


221. “The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.” ― Barbara Kingsolver


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


223. “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” ― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


224. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.


225. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude” -Oprah Winfrey


226. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” ― Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass


227. “There is nothing permanent except change.” -Heraclitus


228. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” — Max Depree


229. “All is flux, nothing stays still.” – Plato


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


231. God is Change.” ― Octavia E. Butler


232. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment


233. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking


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


235. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better” - Plutarch


236. “The person you became with her is worth being.” ― Veronica Roth, Allegiant


237. Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.


238. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” — Winston Churchill


239. You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.


240. “To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” ― William James


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


242. No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.


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


244. “Change yourself and your work will seem different.” – Norman Vincent Peale


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


246. “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


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


248. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” — Dalai Lama


249. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett


250. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller


251. We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.


252. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.


253. “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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


254. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.” ― Shannon Alder


255. “She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward.”― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


256. “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ― Jacob M. Braude


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


258. “Change is inevitable, but preparation is a choice.”― Engelina Jaspers


259. “All is flux, nothing stays still.” ― Plato


260. “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


261. “We first make our habits, then our habits make us.” ― John Dryden


262. “The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.” ― Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss


263. If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.


264. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” -John C. Maxwell


265. “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


266. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ― Winston S. Churchill


267. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.


268. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.


269. Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.


270. “Life is a progress, and not a station.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


271. “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


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


273. “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” ― Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point


274. “To make a change, you need to be aware and acknowledge that something isn’t working first.” — Justin Kan


275. “Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes


276. The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.


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


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


279. “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.” ― Robin Sharma


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


281. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett


282. 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.


283. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important” -Steve Jobs


284. A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.


285. Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.


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


287. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


288. “Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” -Jon Bon Jovi


289. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.


290. “You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book


291. Starting to feel inspired to change yourself? Make sure to see our tips on How to Change Your Mindset and get started today.


292. Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.


293. “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


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


295. One can remain alive if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.


296. 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.


297. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.


298. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey


299. “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


300. “Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett


301. “The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.” ― Susanna Kearsley


302. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot


303. “Change usually comes out of dissatisfaction, but is more effective when you link it to a desire.” — Sandi Amorim


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


305. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward” -Martin Luther King Jr.


306. Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.


307. “The fact that we can, and do, change our minds and our opinions indicates that we can also change our perceptions and the way we feel about things.” — John DeMartini


308. “And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


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


310. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” – Leo Tolstoy


311. I consent to receiving emails and personalized ads.


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


313. Change your thoughts and you change your world


314. Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. — Kin Hubbard


315. “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” -Walt Disney


316. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan


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


318. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch


319. “Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.” – Arthur Schopenhauer


320. “The future has a way of arriving unannounced.” – George Will


321. Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.


322. Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.


323. “You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.” ― Kiera Cass, The Elite


324. “Change brings opportunity.” – Nido Qubein


325. “When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it.” ― Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol in His Own Words


326. It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.


327. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs


328. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?


329. “Nothing is lost. . . Everything is transformed.” ― Michael Ende


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


331. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai


332. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” —Buckminster


333. “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing


334. If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life.


335. “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”― Robin Sharma


336. There is nothing permanent except change.


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


338. Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.


339. There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.


340. “Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?” ― Diane Duane


341. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.


342. We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.


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


344. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.


345. “I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.” ― Judith Minty


346. 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


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


348. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer


349. “Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” ― Simone de Beauvoir


350. 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.


351. To know and not to do, is not to know


352. “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


353. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” - Steve Maraboli


354. Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.


355. Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.


356. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.


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


358. If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?


359. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.


360. Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.


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


362. “The great growling engine of change – technology.” – Alvin Toffler


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


364. “No matter what people will tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams


365. “All things change; nothing perishes.” — Ovid


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


367. “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


368. People do not change, they are merely revealed.


369. “There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction.” — Winston Churchill


370. I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.


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


372. You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.


373. “Change is never easy, but always possible.” — Barack Obama


374. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” ― Stephen King, The Green Mile


375. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.


376. “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


377. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller


378. “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” ― Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within


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


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


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


382. “Changing your mindset may change the situation.” — Lisa Rusczyk


383. “A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.”― Richard Bach


384. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude' -Oprah Winfrey


385. “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius


386. “Tides do what tides do–they turn.” ― Derek Landy


387. J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in The Rye


388. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill


389. “Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.” – Thomas Hardy


390. “Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” ― Ovid


391. “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


392. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn


393. Change your thinking, change your life.


394. If change is constant, then learning must also be continual.


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


396. “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” – Alfred North Whitehead


397. “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


398. “Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.” – Lenny Kravitz


399. “Transformation literally means going beyond your form.” – Wayne Dyer


400. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.


401. “You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” -Ralph Marston


402. 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


403. “When we allow ourselves to adapt to different situations, life is easier.” – Catherine Pulsifer


404. …is to press play.” ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why


405. 29 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin


406. Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.


407. “It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.” – Mignon McLaughlin


408. A year from now you will wish you had started today.


409. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ― Jim Rohn


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


411. If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.


412. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.


413. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.


414. I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better.


415. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.


416. Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.


417. It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.


418. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” — Nathaniel Branden


419. “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


420. “It was long since I had longed for anything and the effect on me was horrible.” ― Samuel Beckett


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


422. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx


423. “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything.’” -Henry Ford


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


425. When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.


426. “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


427. Every great team knows how to change and adapt based on their situation, like a pitcher changing the pitch, they’re going to throw on the mound, or an executive modifying the go-to-market strategy for a vertical. Whether in business or life, change takes time to get used to — and even the greats struggle to keep up. So, how can you be ready for change or even cause the change you want to see in your community, team, or life?


428. “Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self-destruct.” ― Sam Stevens


429. 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.


430. Look at things from a different perspective, embrace change, look out for opportunities and you will feel much more in control.


431. “Nothing endures but change.” ― Heraclitus


432. “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, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


433. “Bending beats breaking.” ― Betty Greene


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


435. “If you are unwilling to change and adapt as your situation in life changes, life will always be one step ahead of you.”― Matt Fox


436. “Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” ― Roy T. Bennett


437. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” -Albert Einstein


438. “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better.”― Georg Lichtenberg


439. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.


440. “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” -John F. Kennedy


441. “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” —Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea


442. “Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.” ― Seth Godin


443. “We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.” ― Dr. David Hawkins


444. “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean


445. “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


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


447. What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.


448. Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.


449. By changing nothing, nothing changes.


450. “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


451. “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey


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


453. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.


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


455. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky


456. “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


457. The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.


458. “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


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


460. The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.


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


462. The only way to learn the secret


463. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell


464. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.


465. “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” — Les Brown


466. “If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.” — Philip Vang


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


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


469. “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


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


471. “Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.” ― Bob Dylan


472. “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


473. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale


474. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.” – C. JoyBell C.


475. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” ― Philip Pullman


476. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli


477. “Fashion changes, but style endures.” ― Coco Chanel


478. Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.


479. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami


480. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment


481. Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.


482. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.


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


484. “If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett


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


486. “Change is inevitable–except from a vending machine.” – Robert C. Gallagher


487. “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


488. “If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” ― Katherine Hepburn


489. Get updates on the latest posts and more from Everyday Power straight to your inbox.


490. “What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” ― Madeleine Albright


491. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower


492. Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.


493. Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.


494. Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.


495. “Truly, changing our thoughts is the only thing I have found that works to change our results.” — Brooke Castillo


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


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


498. “Do not waste time on things you cannot change or influence.” — Robert Greene


499. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.


500. If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.

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