Change is constant and inevitable, the best thing to do is to know how to handle them all.

When it is time for change, it can happen to us planned or unplanned, gradually or with speed. Change in life can make you excited or nervous, it could be finding a new job, moving to a new apartment or pushing yourself away from what used to be your comfort zone.

Regardless of the type of change you are dealing with currently, a good quote about change from our collation could be all you need to stay strong and brighten your day.

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Inspirational change quotes

  1. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built”– John A. Shedd
  2. “A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.” – Spanish Proverb
  3. “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”– Alain de Botton
  4. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  5. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”– John C. Maxwell
  6. “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.”– Barak Obama
  7. “Change your thinking, change your life”– Ernest Holmes
  8. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  9. “Change yourself and your work will seem different.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  10. “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
  11. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”– Nelson Mandela
  12.  “Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around.”– Roy T. Bennett
  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy
  16. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”– John Wooden
  17. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”– Mother Theresa
  18. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean
  19. “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”– Aldous Huxley
  20. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”– Henry Ford

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  1. “If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”– Maya Angelou
  2. “If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?”– W. Sommerset Maugham
  3. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou
  4. “If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.”– Philip Vang
  5. “If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life”– Kevin Trudeau
  6. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” – Martin Luther
  7. “In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.”– Benjamin Disraeli
  8. “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.”– Alan Cohen
  9. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”– George Eliot
  10. “Look at things from a different perspective, embrace change, look out for opportunities and you will feel much more in control.”– Steve Backley
  11. “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”– Roy T. Bennett
  12. “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
  13. “No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. “Nothing is forever except change.” – Buddha
  15. “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.”– Michael Jordan
  16. “One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world” -Malala Yousafzai
  17. “Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.”– Rev. Billy Graham
  18. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama
  19. “People do not change, they are merely revealed.”– Anne Enright
  20. “Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at.”– Jason Lemkin
  21.  “Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.”– Catherine Pulsifer

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  1. “Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.”– Ali Vincent
  2. “The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.”– Vernon Howard
  3. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude” -Oprah Winfrey
  4. “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.”– C. Joybell C.
  5. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”– Steve Jobs
  6. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.”– Karl Marx
  7. “The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.” – Steve Maraboli
  8. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates
  9. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”– Albert Einstein
  10. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”– Steve Jobs
  11.  “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” -Walt Disney
  12. “To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.”– William James
  13. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill
  14. “We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.”– LeeAnn Taylor
  15. “We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.”– John Wooden
  16. “We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.”– Dr. David Hawkins
  17. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”– Tuli Kupferberg
  18. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”– Victor Frankl
  19. “Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.”– Joyce Meyer
  20. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”– Rumi
  21. “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

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  1. “You can live your dreams if you can embrace change. It’s by taking chances that you’ll learn how to be brave.”– Charles Darwin
  2. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”– Philip Pullman
  3. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”– Jim Rohn
  4. “You must be willing to give up what you are, to become what you want to be.” – Orrin Woodward
  5. “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” – Marianne Williamson
  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. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”– Roy T. Bennett
  8. “You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman

Even if you can’t change the world, be able to have a self change and I believe little by little, we all can change the world and make it more beautiful. What were your favorite quotes about change, would you like to add any to this compilation?  Leave it in the comment below.