60 Change Quotes to Unlock a New Chapter of Your Life

If you’re someone who fears the unknown, read through these change quotes we’ve compiled and change your perspective!

Life is something that can be compared to many things. It can be a wheel that keeps on turning and a book that contains many unwritten and unopened chapters.

But, no matter what happens, only one thing in life is certain: it is never permanent or fixed.

Instead, life is ever-evolving. It’s constantly changing every second of the day. This is also precisely why we must be ready and open for change―no matter how expected or unexpected it is.

Change is scary, and there’s no denying that. So, to help you feel more at ease, we’ve compiled some quotes that’ll show you just how essential change is to growth and life.

Read through to the end and leave with meaningful insights to live by!

Let’s start.

And make sure to check out these moving forward quotes and looking back quotes.

Best Change Quotes

1. “Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

2. “Change, like healing, takes time.” – Veronica Roth

3. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

4. “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts.” – Arnold Bennett

5. “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle, and best at the end.” – Robin Sharma

6. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

7. “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

8. “Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” – Seth Godin

Famous Quotes About Change

9. “You must welcome change as the rule, but not as your ruler.” – Denis Waitley

10. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

11. “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – Mandy Hale

12. “All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is change.” – Octavia E. Butler

13. “Changing is what people do when they have no options left.” – Holly Black

14. “What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” – Madeleine Albright

15. “Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.” – Arundhati Roy

Also read: Famous Quotes, Choices Quotes

Change Quotes to Power You Up

16. “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

17. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

18. “People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t.” – Stephen Fry

19. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

20. “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg

21. “We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” – Harrison Ford

22. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

23. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

24. “Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone

Quotes About Change in Life

25. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” – Leo Tolstoy

26. “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

27. “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather

28. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett

29. “The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward, or the soul will wither and die.” – Susanna Kearsley

30. “Things change, and friends leave―life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky

31. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future; act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

32. “To change one’s life: one, start immediately; two, do it flamboyantly; three. no exceptions.” – William James

Short Change Quotes

33. “Change in all things is sweet.” – Aristotle

34. “Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

35. “There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus

36. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

37. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra

38. “People change. Circumstances change.” – Nicholas Sparks

39. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Change Quotes to Encourage Growth

40. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy

41. “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” – Stephen R. Covey

42. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

43. “Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle

44. “Believe something, and the universe is on its way to being changed―because you’ve changed by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?” – Diane Duane

45. “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.” – Madonna

46. “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

Also read: Growth Quotes, Encouraging Quotes

Wise Change Quotes to Think About

47. “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” – Libba Bray

48. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.” – C. JoyBell C.

49. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

50. “Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window.” – Rachel Hollis

Change Quotes for Your Curious Minds

51. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

52. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

53. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx

Change Quotes That’ll Propel You Toward Success

54. “Change not only was inevitable but usually brought its own rewards.” – Nicholas Sparks

55. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

56. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

57. “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” – James Gordon

Also read: Success Quotes

More Change Quotes That You Will Love 

58. “Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

59. “People change for two reasons: either they learned a lot, or they’ve been hurt too much.” – Anonymous

60. “Change is like that―you are no longer where you were; you are not yet where you will get; you are nowhere exactly.” – Lionel Shriver

How Open Are You to Change?

It’s so easy to get stuck in our comfort zones. After all, who would want to live life without complete knowledge of what awaits? 

But, that’s just the thing; you can never say that you know―completely―how your life would unfold. Each decision you make sends a domino effect into your future. Additionally, every day is a new chapter of your life waiting to be written and discovered.

So, embrace change. Life is much more colorful, exciting, and meaningful if we live with the knowledge that change is key to our growth and self-development.

Start small―maybe even by taking one tiny step outside your comfort zone. Doing so will open up new horizons and opportunities for you to become the best possible version of yourself. And, whenever you feel fear of change creeping in again, revisit our list and be encouraged to power through the unknown!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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