Changing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old changing quotes, changing sayings, and changing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Change can be scary, but you know what's scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving and progressing.     

Mandy Hale

There are two primary choices in life: to accept the conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them     

Denis Witley

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


When you're trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you're even thinking about making change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.     

Alice Domar

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change people.     

Jacob Braude

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.     

Mahatma Ghandi

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.     

Richard Bach, One

If there is no transformation inside of us, all the structural change in the world will have no impact on our institutions.     

Peter Block

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

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Seek the rapids, not the calm of the lake. Take the calm to reflect and prepare for the rapids. If we face permanent white water, we will see the need for and experience change.     

Peter Vaille

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.     

Albert Einstein

There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better.     

William Ralph Inge

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.     

Robert Frost

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.     

Charles Kingsley

Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.     

Jean Paul

Man's duty is to improve himself; to cultivate his mind; and, when he finds himself going astray, to bring the moral law to bear upon himself.     

Immanuel Kant

To change who you are, change who you think you are.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never find yourself until you face the truth.     

Pearl Bailey

It is not change that causes anxiety; it is the feeling that we are without defenses in the presence of what we see as danger that causes anxiety.     

Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.     

Charles Dickens