The best quotes about change to inspire you
How far could we get if we only had the courage to change? What could we achieve if we only accepted the risk involved? Many of the great scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians believed in a change and researched, studied, toiled, experimented and fought until they achieved it. In this article we’ll hear some of their voices: we’ve gathered together the best quotes on change, which we hope will encourage you to embrace all the new things that lie ahead.
The best quotes about change
“The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct course along the way” Tim Ferriss, entrepreneur, author and guru.
“Ideas are worthless if you can’t make them happen” Scott Belsky, entrepreneur and Behance co-founder.
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be” Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur and LinkedIn co-founder.
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create” Oprah Winfrey, TV presenter, author and entrepreneur.
“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream” C.S. Lewis, author and theologian.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” George Bernard Shaw, author.
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back” Paulo Coelho, author.
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed” Ray Goforth, director of strategy at Spredfast.
“Power is the ability to achieve purpose, power is the ability to effect change” Martin Luther King, activist and politician.
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something” Steve Jobs, entrepreneur.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi, politician, philosopher and lawyer.
“One of the most difficult things is not to change society – but to change yourself” Nelson Mandela, politician and activist.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often” Winston Churchill, politician and former British prime minister.
“You may not be responsible for the situation you are in, but you will become responsible if you do nothing to change it” Martin Luther King, activist and politician.
“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change” Confucius, philosopher.
“I am convinced that even in the final moment of our lives we can still change our destiny” Giacomo Leopardi, poet.
“Grant me the courage to change the things I can change, the serenity to accept those I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference” Thomas More, humanist, writer and politician.
“I want every morning to be a New Year’s for me. Every day I want to reckon with myself, and every day I want to renew myself” Antonio Gramsci, politician.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice” Heraclitus, philosopher.
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better” J.K. Rowling, author.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one more responsive to change” Charles Darwin, biologist.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” Maya Angelou, poet.
“In all important transactions of life we have to take a leap in the dark” William James, psychologist and philosopher.
“If we want everything to remain the same, everything has to change” Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author.
There is nothing permanent except change” Heraclitus, philosopher.
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives” William James, psychologist and philosopher.
“The only constant in life is change” Buddha, philosopher
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself” Leo Tolstoy, author and activist.
“Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed” Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, chemist and physicist.
“We can all reinvent ourselves. If we realise we are unhappy, we can give ourselves a second chance” Luciano De Crescenzo, author.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” Albert Einstein, physicist.
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” Albert Einstein, physicist.
“Change is never painful. Only the resistance to change is painful” Buddha, philosopher.
“Starting out on a new path is scary. But with every step you take, you realise how dangerous it was staying still” Roberto Benigni, actor.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do” Steve jobs, entrepreneur.
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life” Muhammad Ali, boxer.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future” J.F. Kennedy, politician and 35th president of the USA.
“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” George Bernard Shaw, author.
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living” Anatole France, author.
“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for change” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, author.
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future” Deepak Chopra, author.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” C.S. Lewis, author.