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.     

Confucius

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

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     

Socrates

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

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