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92 Quotes on Change to Help You Stay Ahead (ADAPT)

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18 Quotes About The Importance of Change

They must change often, who would be constant in happiness. - Confucius
They must change often, who would be constant in happiness. – Confucius
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. - Albert Einstein
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. – Albert Einstein
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
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
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. - Jim Rohn
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. - Bill Clinton
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. – Bill Clinton
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. - Henri Bergson
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. – Henri Bergson
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy
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
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
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill
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 and present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy
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
If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything.’ - Henry Ford
If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything.’ – Henry Ford
Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. - Joan Wallach Scott
Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. – Joan Wallach Scott
There is nothing permanent except change. - Heraclitus
There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus
Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. - Arthur Rubinstein
Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. – Arthur Rubinstein
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. - Walt Disney
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. – Walt Disney
Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. - Pauline R. Kezer
Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. – Pauline R. Kezer
When it feels scary to jump, that's exactly WHEN you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life. And that I can't do. - Oscar Isaacs
When it feels scary to jump, that’s exactly WHEN you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your whole life. And that I can’t do. – Oscar Isaacs
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. - Albert Einstein
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein

33 Quotes About Embracing Changes

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 secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates
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
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
Things don’t have to change the world to be important. - Steve Jobs
Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. - Arnold Bennett
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. – Arnold Bennett
We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are. - Max Depree
We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are. – Max Depree
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.
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.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. - Oprah Winfrey
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. – Oprah Winfrey
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan W. Watts
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan W. Watts
Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at. - Jason Lemkin
Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at. – Jason Lemkin
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. - Maya Angelou
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou
When in doubt, choose change. - Lily Leung
When in doubt, choose change. – Lily Leung
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
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
Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.
Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - Buckminster Fuller
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller
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
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
Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later. - Bob Goff
Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. – Bob Goff
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. - Anthony D'Angelo
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. – Anthony D’Angelo
All great changes are preceded by chaos.
All great changes are preceded by chaos.
Don't make a change too complicated, just begin.
Don’t make a change too complicated, just begin.
Small changes eventually add up to huge results.
Small changes eventually add up to huge results.
Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. - Billy Cox
Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. – Billy Cox
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw
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
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
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
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
Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one.
Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one.
If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin
It's okay to be scared. Being scared means you're about to do something really, really brave. - Mandy Hale
It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave. – Mandy Hale
The changes we dread most may contain our salvation. - Barbara Kingsolver
The changes we dread most may contain our salvation. – Barbara Kingsolver
You can't change what's going on around you until you start changing what's going on within you.
You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.
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
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. - Lao Tzu
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. – Lao Tzu

41 Inspiring Quotes About Change

One day or day one. You decide.
One day or day one. You decide.
One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world. - Malala Yousafzai
One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world. – Malala Yousafzai
You're always one decision away from a totally different life.
You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.
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
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
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. - Victor Frankl
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. - Anatole France
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. – Anatole France
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. - Steve Jobs
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs
Life is about change. Sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's beautiful. But most of the time, it's both. - Lana Lang
Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both. – Lana Lang
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. - C.S. Lewis
You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. – C.S. Lewis
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
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
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
Let him that would move the world first move himself. - Socrates
Let him that would move the world first move himself. – Socrates
And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. - Libba Bray
And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. – Libba Bray
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. – Rumi
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. - Wayne W. Dyer
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. – Wayne W. Dyer
Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
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
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
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. - Mother Teresa
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
Change, like healing, takes time. - Veronica Roth
Change, like healing, takes time. – Veronica Roth
Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. - John Maxwell
Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. – John Maxwell
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong. - Mandy Hale
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. – Mandy Hale
One day spent with someone you love can change everything. - Mitch Albom
One day spent with someone you love can change everything. – Mitch Albom
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. - Hermann Hesse
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse
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
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. - R. Buckminister Fuller
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. – R. Buckminister Fuller
True life is lived when tiny changes occur. - Leo Tolstoy
True life is lived when tiny changes occur. – Leo Tolstoy
It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change. - Miles Davis
It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change. – Miles Davis
The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. – Kakuzo Okakura
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. - Denis Waitley
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler. – Denis Waitley
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. - Harrison Ford
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. - Gail Sheehy
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward
A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. - Spanish Proverb
A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will. – Spanish Proverb
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody. - Stephen Chbosky
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. – Stephen Chbosky
Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream. - Debby Boone
Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream. – Debby Boone
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. - Simone De Beauvoir
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone De Beauvoir
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. – Stephen Hawking
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. - Hugh Prather
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. – Hugh Prather
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
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
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin

Conclusion

This world is filled with full of uncertainties but one thing we can absolutely be sure of is that changes are inevitable.

If life has not been treating you well lately then rest assured, your current situation will improve and change.

Nevertheless, the opposite is also true.

If you are having a lot of success lately don’t be complacent otherwise change will surprise you in ways you can’t imagine.

Many people fear change: “better the devil we know than the one we don’t.” But since change is unavoidable then instead of fearing change, we should embrace it.

Changes but seem scary but the truth is, not all changes are bad.

“Without change, growth isn’t possible.”

Leena Sanders

Some changes are essential and utterly critical for our overall well-beings. To put it simply, they are good for us!

Change is what make life interesting and mysterious; without change, life is immensely dull and colorless.

Further reading:

Here are the most inspiring quotes on change so you can embrace and be prepared for change rather than panic and stumble whenever it occurs.

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