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100 Positive Short Quotes About Change for When its Time to Move Forward

Change is the one thing we can always count on. It is constant and inevitable, which can be frightening and disheartening sometimes. Among these positive short quotes about change you will find the best words to describe what change means in your life and how to embrace it. Change plays a significant role in our daily lives, whether personal, social or any other type of change. These short quotes will inspire you to look at things differently.

Our Favorite Short Quotes About Change

“Change alone is unchanging.” ― Heraclitus

“Nothing is forever except change.” ― Buddha

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” ― Ellen Glasgow

“Dynamism is a function of change.” ― Hillary Clinton

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” ― Leo Buscaglia

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” ― John C. Maxwell

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“Things do not change; we change.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” ― Deepak Chopra

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” ― John Wooden

“Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.” ― Arthur Shopenhauer

“Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?” ― Lord Byron

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” ― Nathaniel Branden

“All things must change to something new, to something strange.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Change of any sort requires courage.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

“Our only security is our ability to change.” ― John Lilly

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” ― Tenzin Gyatso

“We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.” ― John Wooden

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ― Victor Frankl

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Change Captions, Kindness Quotes, Powerful Quotes, Happy Quotes, Inspirational Quotes and Short Funny Quotes.

Funny Short Quotes on Change

“Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.” ― Adlai Stephenson

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” ― Coco Chanel

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” ― Harold Wilson

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” ― Albert Einstein

“You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.” ― Timothy Leary

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” ― Woodrow Wilson

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“Life’s a bitch… and then you change your attitude.” ― Jennifer Unlimited

“Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.” ― Robert C. Gallagher

“Change is not a four letter word…but often your reaction to it is!” ― Jeffrey Gitomer

“Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.” ― Gerald Jampolsky

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” ― Winston Churchill

“Goes the song, “we change, we change.” But the music is still mine.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

“If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything.” ― Henry Ford

“I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ― Winston S. Churchill

“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” ― Katherine Hepburn

“What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” ― Madeleine Albright

“Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self-destruct.” ― Sam Stevens

“To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” – William James

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Nothing is lost . . . Everything is transformed.” ― Michael Ende

“I’m adaptable.” ― Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” ― Max McKeown

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ― Anatole France

“Changing is what people do when they have no options left.” ― Holly Black

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” — Confucius

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ― Maya Angelou

“I welcome change as a great adventure.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ― Stephen Hawking

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” ― Carl Jung

Short Inspirational Change Quotes

“When in doubt, choose change.” ― Lily Leung

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” ― Tony Robbins

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein

“What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” ― Jeff Bezos

“Change in all things is sweet.” ― Aristotle

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ― James Baldwin

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” ― Fred DeVito

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“Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” ― Bill Clinton

“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ― Jimmy Dean

“Change before you have to.” ― Jack Welch

“Change your thinking, change your life.” ― Ernest Holmes

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

“A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.” ― Spanish Proverbs

“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.” ― Colin Wilson

“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” ― Tony Robbins

“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.” ― William James

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” ― Jim Rohn

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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“I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.” ― Nicholas Sparks

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” ― Elon Musk

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ― Margaret Mead

“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“People do not change, they are merely revealed.” ― Anne Enright

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“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.” ― Nancy Astor

“It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.” ― Mignon McLaughlin

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsk

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ― Steve Jobs

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ― Libba Bray

Short Life Changing Quotes

“Every day is a new opportunity to change your life.” ― Germany Kent

“Life often teaches us through our wrong turns and missed possibilities.” ― Anne Wilson Schaef

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“An unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Socrates

“To change your life, change something you do daily.” ― Robert Celner

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“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” ― Elbert Hubbard

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” ― Ken Hudgins

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill

“Our life is all about personal choices we make. We choose the life we live.” ― Sanjeev Himachali

“Spending more time with the right people is the key to changing your life.” ― Germany Kent

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.” — Abraham Maslow

“Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.” — Lewis Mumford

“Life is all about growth and change. It’s not static. It’s not about some destination.” ― Bill Burnett

“Very early, I knew that the only objective in life was to grow.” ― Margaret Fuller

“You cannot grow unless you are willing to change.” ― John Maxwell

“We don’t grow old. When we cease to grow, we become old.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Change is inevitable, personal growth is always a personal decision.” ― Bob Proctor

“Growth equals change.” ― John Maxwell

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ― Gail Sheehy

Man on cliff with quotes about change and growth by Gail Sheehy

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ― Chinese Proverb

“All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.” ― Les Brown

“Life is growth.” ― Morihei Ueshiba

“Use your mind, grow your mind, and grow your life’s experiences through learning.” ― Matthew D. Mohr

“Individuals in a growth mindset don’t simply look for challenge, they blossom with it.” ― K. Orient

“The practice of surrender allows us to grow through challenges and move forward with grace.” ― Yolanda V Acree

“There is unexpected growth of seedlings of life if we take the risk of opening ourselves up.” ― Jan Warner

“Our world and everything in it continuously grows and evolves.” ― Barbara Bernard

“Life is tough – and you have to be tougher than life to change the world.” ― Sebastian Pinera

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ― Robin Williams

“Vision with action can change the world.” ― Joel A. Barker

“Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.” ― Ron Hall

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“You change the world by being yourself.” ― Yoko Ono

“Every single person has the power to change the world and help people.” ― Laura Marano

“All I want to do is change the world.” ― W. Clement Stone

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” ― Marian Wright Edelman

“Let him who would move the world first move himself.” ― Socrates

“We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.” ― Heidi Wills

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” ― Margaret Mead

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa

“How wonderful it is that nobody needs wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.” ― Melody Beattie

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ― Omar Khayyam

“Change your attitude and you change your life.” ― Roy Bennett

Person on walkway by ocean with change your life quotes by Roy Bennett

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ― Germany Kent

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” ― Carol Burnett

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” ― Johann Wolfgang

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb

“No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” ― Winston Churchill

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” ― Elizabeth Kenny

“Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” ― Lindsey Vonn

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” ― John F. Kennedy

“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

“Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.” ― Joyce Meyer

Short Positive Change Quotes

“There is nothing permanent except change.” ― Heraclitus

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

“If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.” ― General Eric Shinseki

“Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.” ― Friedrich Durrenmatt

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

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” ― Charles Kettering

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” ― Sir Richard Branson

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“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.” ― Esther Dyson

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” ― Arnold Bennett

“If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.” ― Philip Vang

“I want to change things for the better, just like everybody else.” ― Henry Rollins

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ― Raymond Lindquist

“If change is constant, then learning must also be continual.” ― Meir Liraz

“Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning.” ― Shahbaz Sharif

“Life is just a set of new beginnings, but the outcomes are up to ourselves.” — Lisa Marie Husby

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” — Plato

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” ― Josiyah Martin

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“The beginning is always today.” — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“Beginnings could happen more than once or in different ways.” ― Rachel Joyce

“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Every day is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new.” — Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

“New beginnings always start in the here-and-now.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

“The thrill of new beginnings is immensely alluring!” ― Avijeet Das

“There is no point dwelling on the past because each day is a new beginning.” — Chunky Pandey

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Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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