Change For The Better Sayings and Quotes

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

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.     

Winston Churchill

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

George Bernard Shaw

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

Simone De Beauvoir

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

Jean Paul

Change your thoughts and you change your world.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.     

William Frederick Book

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.     

Chinese Proverb

Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating.     

M.F. Ryan

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.     

Mahatma Gandhi

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.     

Charles Darwin

It doesn't matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.     

Bob Proctor

Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.     

Bikram Choudhury

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.     

C.S. Lewis

Each person's task in life is to become an increasingly better person.     

Leo Tolstoy

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.     

Andre Gide

When in doubt, choose change.     

Lily Leung

All great changes are preceded by chaos.     

Deepak Chopra

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.     

Marilyn Monroe

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time     

Libba Bray

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.     


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

Gail Sheeshy

Unless you are prepared to give up something valuable you will never be able to truly change at all, because you'll be forever in the control of things you can't give up     

Andy Law

Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn't all bad not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life to keep us moving ... to keep us growing ... to keep us interested . ... Imagine life without change. It would be static ... boring ... du     

Dr. Dennis O'Grady

Every generation needs a new revolution.     

Thomas Jefferson

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.     

Dwight D. Eisenhower

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.     

Francis Bacon

If you wait, all that happens is you get older.     

Larry McMurtry

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

Mahatma Gandhi

What I like most about change is that it's a synonym for hope . If you are taking a risk, what you are really saying is, I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it.     

Linda Ellerbee

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

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.     

Aldous Huxle

When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them.     

Andy Warhol

Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.     

Jim Rohn

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.     

Carol Burnett

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.     

Christina Baldwin

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

Harrison Ford

The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being.     

Jennifer Hudson

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.     

Ramsay Clark

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.     

Nelson Mandela

To change the name and not the letter, is a change for the worst, and not for the better.     

Robert Chambers

Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating.     

M. F. Ryan

If you wish to be happy, think not of what is to come nor of that which you have no control over but rather of the now and of that which you are able to change.     

Christopher Paolini

One cause of misery is the inability to change.     

Edward Counsel

Nothing happens until the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change     

Arthur Burt

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.     

Joseph Campbell

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

Jim Rohn

Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.     

Walter Anderson

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.     

Maya Angelou

A scholar who loves comfort is not fit to be called a scholar.     


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

Arnold Bennett