102+ Quotes About Change and Growth to Improve Your Life

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

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2. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama
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3. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”

Roy T. Bennett
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4. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi
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5. “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.”

Barbara Baron
Stop waiting. The time will never be perfect. Things will always pop up. The best time to start is always now.

6. “Stop waiting. The time will never be perfect. Things will always pop up. The best time to start is always now.”

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7. “Do not wait, the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

George Herbert
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8. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Stephen King
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9. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw
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10. “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

11. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

Barack Obama

12. “Something special awaits you each day. All you need is to recognize it and make the most of it. Have a positive attitude throughout the day and then that today is going to be the best day of your life.” – Unknown


13. “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

14. “Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?”

Diane Duane

15. “It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.”

Roy T. Bennett
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16. “I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”

Aldous Huxley

17. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”


18. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

Winston Churchill

19. “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”

Billy Cox

20. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw
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21. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

Carol Burnett

22. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”


23. “The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

Abraham Lincoln

24. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

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

Coco Chanel
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26. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”

Ann Landers

27. “One small positive thought can change your whole day.”


28. “Change always comes bearing gifts.”

Price Pritchett

29. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Jim Rohn

30. “We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”

Tony Robbins
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31. “Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.”

Mignon McLaughlin

32. “What you must do now is to adapt fast. The world belongs to those who can change fast.”


33. “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”

Victor Frankl

34. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”

Oprah Winfrey

35. “Continuity gives us roots, change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.”

Pauline R. Kezer
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36. “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

37. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest step of your life.”

Naeem Callaway

38. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”


39. “You have to know who you are to grow your potential. But you have to grow in order to know who you are.”

John C. Maxwell

40. “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
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41. “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”

General Eric Shinseki

42. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Charles Darwin

43. “The 3 C’s in life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the Choice, to take the Chance, if you want anything in life to Change.”

Milton Berle

44. “The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.”

Jawaharlal Nehru

45. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Leo Tolstoy
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46. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

Mark Twain

47. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

Napoleon Hill

48. “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”

Steve Maraboli

49. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”

Stephen Hawking

50. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

Gail Sheehy
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51. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”

Wayne Dyer

52. “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”

Abraham Maslow

53. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”

Chinese proverb

54. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

55. “You will never know yourself completely. You are life. You are ever changing. And that’s fine. Just keep going.”

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56. “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.”

Alfred North Whitehead

57. “The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.”

William Arthur Ward

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

Mother Teresa

59. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”

Tony Robbins

60. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Steve Jobs
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61. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.”

Dalai Lama

62. “As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.”

Thomas Jefferson

63. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Milton Berle

64. “Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

65. “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decisions that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.”

Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decisions that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.

66. “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”

Japanese proverb

67. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

Stephen Chbosky

68. “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

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

Nelson Mandela

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

Albert Einstein
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71. “How wonderful is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.“

Anne Frank

72. “Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.”

Roy T. Bennett

73. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient.”

Gurbaksh Chahal

74. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”

Anne Lamott

75. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”

Taylor Swift
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76. “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

77. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Buckminster Fuller

78. “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

79. “Let him that would move the world first move himself.”


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

Viktor Frankl
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81. “If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river.”

Anthony Bourdain

82. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.”

Tony Robbins

83. “The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present.”


84. “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Pablo Picasso

85. “You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.”

Pearl S. Buck
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86. “Our only security is our ability to change.”

John Lilly

87. “Life is a progress, and not a station.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

88. “The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.”

Madame de Staël

89. “Change is the end result of all true learning.”

Leo Buscaglia

90. “Don’t wait for the right opportunity, create it.”

George Bernard Shaw
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91. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

Frederick Douglass

92. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!”

Dr. Seuss

93. “The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.”

Martha Stewart

94. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

Lucille Ball

95. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”

Bob Goff
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96. “Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”

Thomas Hardy

97. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

Richard Bach

98. “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”


99. “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”

Frida Kahlo

100. “Everything will be alright does not mean everything will stay the same.”

Marianne Williamson Change Quotes

101. “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.”

Marianne Williamson

102. “Every ultimate fact is only the first of a new series… The new statement is always hated by the old, and, to those dwelling in the old, comes like an abyss of skepticism.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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