11 Insightful Quotes About Change

11 Insightful Quotes About Change

Today I thought I would share with you 11 of my favorite quotes about change. For me, each of these quotes manages to succinctly capture a powerful insight into change. Enjoy!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” ~ Keri Russell

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” ~ Keri Russell

“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” ~ Tony Robbins

“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” ~ Tony Robbins

“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” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr. (The Serenity Prayer)

“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” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr. (The Serenity Prayer)

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou

“The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

“The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

“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

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” ~ Randy Pausch

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” ~ Randy Pausch

“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

“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

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

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

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If you have a favorite quotes about change that is not above I would love you to share it in the comments.

You can find more quotes like these at my blog Life Change Quotes.

Peter Clemens

Peter Clemens is founder of The Change Blog and author of The Possibility of Change books series. Click here to learn more about Peter and his books.

23 Comments

  1. WOW…what a wonderful collection of quotes. i love it. Love to keep it will me all the time :)

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  2. Change is as inevitable as we allow it to be.

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  3. Thanks for this!

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  4. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

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  5. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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  6. Nothing Improves Without Change

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  7. Thank you, very inspiring and thought provoking.

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  8. Great quotes…all true. Change happens everyday it’s how you respond to it that matters.

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  9. i’ve always liked “Change is the only constant.”

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  10. When you direct the thoughts in your mind you have the ability to change your life any way you choose.

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  11. Thanks, these quotes are brilliant. I’m desperately trying to think of some snappy and insightful quote about quotes.

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  12. This is truly a great gift, Peter. Thanks mate. :)

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  13. If we really want to know ourselves we must observe how we respond to change. Great quotes.

    Eugene

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  14. “Hey buddy, got any spare change?” Hobo Joe

    ;-)

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  15. Wonderful and inspirational quotes! Thanks a lot..

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  16. I love Jim Rohn, his quotes have given my business meaning and direction

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  17. I love the quotes! Here’s my contribution.

    If nothing ever changed there’d be no butterflies.  ~Author Unknown

    If we don’t change we don’t grow. If we don’t grow we aren’t really living. (Gail Sheehy)

    To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly -Henri Bergson

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  18. Good quotes on change… my quote on change:
    “Don’t change your mind against your inner consciousness”

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  19. Great quotes!!

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  20. These quotes are very inspiring and soul- saving! keep it up!

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  21. Found your blog & love it. I’m a school librarian and would love to display the Maya Angelou quote about changing “it” or your attitude. I want to make sure I do so legally & ethically – always modeling what I expect from my students.
    May I have your permission to display this quote – If you don’t like something, Change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – crediting your blog and Ms. Angelou?

    Thank you for replying.
    Sincerely, Anna

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    • You’re very welcome to display it. Thanks for checking.

      Peter

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  22. Your collection on change is beautiful & inspiring. My contribution is:

    “Change is a constant & inevitable variable in life!”

    Best Wishes
    Langa

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