Quotes on Change to Change Your Life

38 Quotes on Change to Motivate You to Change Your Life Today

Do you want to change your life? It’s a simple question. You either answer with a “yes” or “no.” I don’t have an official study to prove it, but I assume more people would really like to change their lives than those who are perfectly happy with where they are.
People on the lower end of the financial spectrum believe they want to change by having more money and material things. If only money made people happy…
There are plenty of well-to-do people who would love to change their lives. They may have all the money they need but their relationships are wanting or their health is lacking. 
Regardless of your social status (lower, middle or upper class), you can always change your life for the better. Once you improve your life for what you wanted, there will still be something else to improve.
The trouble for most people isn’t identifying what they want to change. Instead, it’s actually making that change a reality. Impactful change requires specific and consistent action. Change cannot be achieved just be thinking about. You have to make the decision and then do something specific.
This article is not designed to help you identify those specific and consistent actions you must have to change your life. Instead, this will provide quotes on change by those who have made a significant impact on the world through their actions.
At the end of the list, you’ll see my five favorite quotes on change to help motivate you to change your life today. 


11 Quotes on Change by Authors/Journalists/Playwrights

“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.”
– Peter Senge –
“There are three constants in life…change, choice and principles.”
– Stephen Covey –
“Things do not change; we change.”
– Henry David Thoreau –
“After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years (a sunk cost if ever there was one), people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.”
– Mashall Goldsmith –
“Everyone things of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
– Leo Tolstoy –
“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis –
“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”
– Sydney J. Harris”
“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.”
– Tim Ferriss – 
“When in doubt, choose change.”
– Lily Leung –
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
– George Bernard Shaw –

2 Quotes on Change by Actors/Actresses

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”
– Keri Russell –
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
– Robin Williams –

6 Quotes on Change by World Leaders

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi –
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are sure to miss the future.”
– John F. Kennedy –
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill –
“It is not strange…to mistake change for progress.”
– Millard Fillmore –
“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
– Woodrow Wilson –

3 Quotes on Change by Business Leaders

“Change before you have to.”
– Jack Welch –
“Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations.”
– Warren Buffett –
“Change brings opportunity.”
– Nido Qubein –

10 Quotes on Change by Speakers/Philosophers/Educators

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”
– Deepak Chopra –
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
– Wayne Dyer –
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”
– Jim Rohn –
“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
– Confucius –
“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 –
“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
– Viktor Frankl –
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.”
– Margaret Cousins –
“One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.”
– Robert Quinn –
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
– Margaret Mead –

5 Best Quotes on Change

“When you are through changing, you are through.”
– Bruce Barton –
“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.”
– Henry Cloud –
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
– Maya Angelou –
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
– Jim Rohn –
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