The Ultimate Collection of CHANGE Quotes

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I’m passionate about change. I breathe and live change and inspire others to catch on fire. Here’s my ultimate collection of change quotes – a dose of inspiration to help you catch the fire, take a step and make things happen.

  1. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou
  2. Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do. ~ Maya Angelou
  3. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. ~ Anonymous
  4. Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth. ~ Anonymous
  5. There is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. ~ Richard Bach
  6. Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. ~ Francis Bacon
  7. Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have – and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up. ~ James Belasco and Ralph Stayer
  8. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. ~ Arnold Bennett
  9. Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you. ~ David Brinkley
  10. When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills. ~ Chinese Proverb
  11. There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. ~ Winston Churchill
  12. Never, never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill
  13. All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney
  14. Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes – it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm. ~ Peter Drucker
  15. Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better. ~ Esther Dyson
  16. The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~ Albert Einstein
  17. Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  18. Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed. ~ James E. Faust
  19. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Victor Frankl
  20. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  21. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller
  22. Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  23. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide
  24. All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow
  25. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. ~ Wayne Gretzky
  26. Nothing endures but change. ~ Heraclitus
  27. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard
  28. If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? ~ Steve Jobs
  29. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan
  30. If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. ~ Michael Jordan
  31. Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~ Pauline R. Kezer
  32. A year from now you will wish you had started today. ~ Karen Lamb
  33. If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. ~ Kurt Lewin
  34. Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. ~ C.S. Lewis
  35. Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan. ~ John C. Maxwell
  36. If your inner life is not producing what you would like on the outside, don’t be discouraged… just be willing to change. ~ Joyce Meyer
  37. Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  38. It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. ~ Bob Proctor
  39. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
  40. By changing nothing, nothing changes. ~ Tony Robbins
  41. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~ Maria Robinson
  42. Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. ~ Jim Rohn
  43. You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. ~ Jim Rohn
  44. If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Jim Rohn
  45. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw
  46. The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  47. People don’t resist change. They resist being changed. ~ Peter Senge
  48. We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. ~ Charles R. Swindoll
  49. Things do not change; we change. ~ Henry David Thoreau
  50. Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  51. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Leo Tolstoy
  52. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ~ Brian Tracy
  53. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain
  54. 20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain
  55. God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me. ~ Unknown
  56. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~ Andy Warhol
  57. Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while. ~ Jack Welch
  58. Change before you have to. ~ Jack Welch
  59. He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is cemetery. ~ Harold Wilson
  60. If you want to make enemies, try to change something. ~ Woodrow Wilson
  61. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. ~ John Wooden

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