Change Quotes
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Have you made peace with change? Consider using these change quotes to help you to embrace the positive aspects of change.  What changes would you like to see in your life? 

How might changing bring you joy? Gandhi reminds us to “Be the change we want to see in the world.” We all have the power to change the world with a smile, a helping hand – even sharing inspiring quotes can make a positive difference.  You are a powerful change agent. Focus on positive change!

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Our work is less about changing people than about designing environments that rouse the healing and creative impulses latent in each of us and in the group.
Alan Briskin

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters that makes many ripples.
Mother Teresa

Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.
Seth Goden

Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.
Lauren Bacall

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Carl Rogers

What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.
Patrick Gentempo

When we change our daily lives - the way we think, speak and act - we change the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
Elaine St. James

Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness…Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.
Jacob Burckhardt

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
Les Brown

I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.
Dalai Lama

No action, no change. Limited action, limited change. Lots of action, change occurs.
Catherine Pulsifer

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

We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The most effective way to manage change is to create it.
Peter Drucker

I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change…I’m asking you to believe in yours.
Barack Obama

Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change.
Jim Rohn

To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul.
Rumi

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheely

You must change in order to survive.
Pearl Bailey

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone De Beauvoir

No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
Marilyn Ferguson

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river, and he's not the same man.
Heraclitus

Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
Connie Harrison

The great thing about the dilemma we're in is that we get to re-imagine every single thing we do…There isn't a single thing that doesn't require a complete remake. There are two ways of looking at that. One is: Oh my gosh, what a big burden. The other way, which I prefer, is: What a great time to be born! What a great time to be alive! Because this generation gets to essentially completely change the world.
Paul Hawken

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
Frank Zappa

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Jack Dixon

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
William S. Burroughs

It only takes one person to change your life - you.
Ruth Casey

There is little sense in attempting to change external conditions, you must first change inner beliefs, then outer conditions will change accordingly.
Brian Adams

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Maya Angelou

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.
Carlos Castaneda

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.
Tao Te Ching

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius

There’s a wonder in the way we’re always free, to change the world by changing how we see.
Cyndi Craven

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

Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
Will Garcia

Everything is connected…no one thing can change by itself.
Paul Hawken

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Abraham Maslow

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek.
Barack Obama

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
Amy Tan

Things do not change, we change.
Henry David Thoreau

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

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Leo Tolstoy

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
Carol Welch



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