55 Most Inspiring Quotes About Positive Change

The world can be a terrifying place when you’re young and coming up in the world. There’s so much to process and make sense of, and it can feel overwhelming. But there’s always a positive change happening around us every day.

Once you set out to make a change, it’s possible to see new opportunities in everything you do. As your goal becomes an improvement for yourself and others, it’s easy to see the world differently.

Positive changes don’t come effortlessly, but they’re worth the work. By doing the work ourselves, we take ownership of what we want and allow ourselves a better chance at seeing our ideas through.

This can be especially powerful when working with the community around us. Being part of a group with common goals can amplify the impact we have in society as individuals.

Here are the top 55 quotes that will inspire positive change

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

“A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.” ― Icelandic Proverb

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” ― Bill Clinton

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” ― Maya Angelou

“There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction.” ― Winston Churchill

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ― John D. Rockefeller

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

“To know the world, first know yourself. To change the world, first change yourself.” ― Anonymous

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” ― Steve Jobs

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” ― Charles Kettering

“Don’t make a change too complicated, just begin.” ― Anonymous

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” ― Arnold Bennett

“Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.” ― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” ― Robin Sharma

“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

“Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.” ― Anonymous

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

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ― Dr. Wayne Dyer

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ― John C. Maxwell

“When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one, and do without change.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swivelled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” ― Bryce Courtenay

“Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.” ― Anonymous

“Today I have the power to change my story.” ― Anonymous

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” ― Jim Rohn

“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

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“Everyday is another chance to change your life.” ― Anonymous

“If you always do what you’ve done, you will always get what you’ve always got.” ― Ed Foreman

“Change before you have to.” ― Jack Welch

“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

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” ― Harold Wilson

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

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

“You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.” ― Anonymous

“It takes courage to let go of the familiar and embrace the new.” ― Anonymous

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

“You are one decision away from a totally different life.” ― Mark Batterson

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is a painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” ― Mandy Hale

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you in trying to change others.” ― Jacob M. Braude

“It only takes one person to change your life: You.” ― Ruth Casey

“Change means that what was before wasn’t perfect. People want things to be better.” ― Esther Dyson

“If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.” ― General Eric Shinseki

“One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up. Instead of what they have to gain.” ― Rick Godwin

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

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” ― Max DePree

“If you don’t like where you are, then change it.” ― Anonymous

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ― C. JoyBell C

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