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.

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

Charles Darwin

The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.     

Kakuzo Okakaura

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.     

Bruce Lee

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

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

Bikram Choudhury

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

Bob Proctor

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.     

Maria Robinson

By changing nothing, nothing changes.     

Tony Robbins

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

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

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.     

Nikos Kazantzakis

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

Viktor E. Frankl

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

Leo Tolstoy

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

Winston Churchill

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

Henri Bergson

When you're finished changing, you're finished.     

Benjamin Franklin

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.     

George Bernard Shaw

By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.     

Thomas Carlyle

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

Simone De Beauvoir

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.     

Harold Wilson

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.     

Mary Engelbreit

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.     

Anatole France

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.     

Denis Waitley

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


Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.     

Joan Wallach Scott

The wheel of change moves on, and those who were down go up and those who were up go down.     

Jawaharlal Nehru

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.     

Arthur Rubinstein

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.     

Denis Waitley

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like     

Lao Tzu