Change comes in various kinds in life. It can be a change in an environment like moving to a new place or a change in career, relationships, school, or even personal change like a change in character.

But no matter what the change is about, change can be both joyful and exhilarating, as well as unpleasant and difficult. But even if change is difficult, you’ll find that taking a big risk is not only important, but it may also lead to incredible results.

So if you are about to embark on a new journey in life and you are unsure of yourself, let these change quotes provide you with a deeper understanding on change and how change can be for the better.

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Change before you have to."

Jack Welch

“Change before you have to.”

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

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.”

Icelandic Proverb

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.”

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

John D. Rockefeller

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

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.”

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

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy."

C. JoyBell C.

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward."

Steve Maraboli

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”

Rachel Hollis

Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window.”

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.”

If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down."

Roy T. Bennett

If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”

If you can't change it, change your attitude."

Maya Angelou

If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

George Bernard Shaw

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

All things are difficult before they are easy.”

Thomas Fuller

All things are difficult before they are easy.”

Good things take time.”

John Wooden

Good things take time.”

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional

John Maxwell

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

Mandy Hale

Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

C.S. Lewis

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

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

Ginni Rometty

Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

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Raymond Lindquist

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

William Arthur Ward

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

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

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts.”

Arnold Bennett

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts.”

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody."

Stephen Chbosky

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

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

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

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

Abraham Maslow

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

Nicholas Sparks

I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.”

ou 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.”

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.”

change quotes

Gail Sheehy

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

Hugh Prather

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes

Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

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

change quotes

Andy Warhol

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself

Harrison Ford

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”

Leo Tolstoy

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

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Leo Tolstoy

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

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change

Stephen Hawking

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change

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.

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one

Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. change quotes

James Baldwin

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Socrates

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Love change, fear staying the same.

Maxime Lagacé

Love change, fear staying the same.

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

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding

Kakuzo Okakura (The Book Of Tea)

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

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

Viktor Frankl

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

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

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

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.