The world is constantly changing. It’s a constant process of transformation that never really ends. You might think you’ve seen it all, but then something will come along and surprise you. There are many quotes about change, some more interesting than others, but they all say something different about the nature of our world. This article has 80 fascinating quotes to help inspire your next big move!

80 Quotes About Change

"In the midst of winter,
I found there was,
with me,
an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy."

- Albert Camus

"The morning has only brought more resistance.
Yesterday you dug yourself hollow
To make enough space for Sunday."

- thebrownzan

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

- Rumi

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

- James Baldwin

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

- Leo Tolstoy

"There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed."

- Kate Douglas Wiggin

"The changes we dread most may contain our salvation."

- Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver

"I feel warm.
Sometimes I can be a blanket of snow on my coldest days." -thebrownzan

- thebrownzan

"I was unfaithful to the present,
seeing the future while flirting with the past."

- Marleyen Bandekele

"The moment of change is the only poem."

- Adrienne Rich

"We must be impatient for change. Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it."

- Claudia Flores

"To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often."

- Winston Churchill

"There is nothing permanent except change."

- Heraclitus

"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

"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

"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

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

- Albert Einstein

"Change, like healing, takes time."

- Veronica Roth

"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

"All that you touch
You Change.
All that you Change
Changes you.
The only lasting truth
is Change."

- Octavia E. Butler

"All great changes are preceded by choas."

- Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra

"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

"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

"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

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

- Ovid

"We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems."

- Arthur O'Shaughnessy

"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change."

- Brene Brown

"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

"Let him who would move the world first move himself."

- Socrates

"When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings."

- Dean Jackson

"Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swivelled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark."

- Bryce Courtenay

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

- Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

"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

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

- William Shakespeare

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

- Heraclitus

"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

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

- Pearl S. Buck

"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next."

- Helen Keller

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."

- Thomas a Kempis

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

- Marcus Aurelius

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."

- Arthur Schopenhauer

"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

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

-Robert Frost

"All things change; nothing perishes."

- Ovid

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

- Andy Warhol

"All is flux; nothing stays still."

- Heraclitus
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

"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

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

- Wayne Dyer

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

- Viktor E. Frankl

"We can't change anything until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."

- Carl Jung

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

- Chinese proverb

"Nothing happens unless something is moved."

- Albert Einstein

"One day or day one. You decide."

- Unknown

"If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude."

- Maya Angelou

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

- Anne Frank

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

- Stephen Hawking

"Sometimes the winds of change are a hurricane."

- Derek Sivers

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

- Tony Robbins

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- Alfred North Whitehead

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

- William Arthur Ward

"You will never know yourself completely. You are life. You are ever changing. And that’s fine. Just keep going."

- Maxime Lagacé

"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."

- Theodore Roosevelt

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

- Albert Einstein

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

- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

- Pearl S. Buck

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

- Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Mark Twain

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

- Coco Chanel

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

- Confucius

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

- Dalai Lama

"Sometimes the winds of change are a hurricane."

- Derek Sivers

Change will always be around you, whether it’s something small like the weather changing or some major event that changes your world forever. If you are not open to change, then you’re going to miss out on so many things and people who can bring new meaning into your life. 

The more we resist change, the less likely we’ll survive. So, have that one person you can call upon because everyone needs at least one person they can depend on for support when everything is falling apart. Embrace these moments of uncertainty as well as those times where there’s clarity all around us; use them both wisely to better yourself and find what makes you happy!

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