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Quotes about Life Changes

These quotes include both quotes about choosing to make changes in your life, and quotes about how quickly and dramatically life can change. Life is constantly changing - seemingly for the worse most of the time. However, we are in more control of our lives than we tend to think. We have a considerable degree of control over our actions and we have total control over our emotional response to external events. We can't always prevent change, but we can respond thoughtfully to those changes that do occur around us. Better, we can always initiate our own changes. We can make our own decisions to live our lives differently than we did yesterday.

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Quotes on Change

If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude.
- Maya Angelou

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

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

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

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

People Change Quotes -- Quotes about People Changing

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore,
you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Drive Change, don't wait for change to drive you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
- William James

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude.
- Charles Swindoll

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

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

To change who you are, change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change comes from within.
- Anonymous

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
- Benjamin Franklin

Welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
- Anonymous

The world is perfect.
As you question your mind, this becomes more and more obvious.
Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes.
A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.
It can never be fooled into believing that there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
- Anonymous

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
- Peter F. Drucker

I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Quotes about Change and Growing Up

If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree,
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!
- J.M. Barrie [Peter Pan]

Too many people grow up.
That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.
- Walt Disney

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

The nature of life is constant change.
The world is not the same today as it was yesterday, and it will be different still tomorrow.
We can be victims of that change, or we can proactively drive change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

Welcome change. Be grateful for the blessings and accept the rest as important lessons.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises - often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways.
Sometimes newness just knocks on your door; welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

While it is only human to fear change and to fear the unknown, take a deep breath and welcome change.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot change anything until we accept it.
- Carl Jung

The very nature of the world is constant change. You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it; then the assumptions on which you based your plan change - they always do. The challenge is to retain your goals while adapting your tactics. Relax and stay flexible in order to reach your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock (character in the TV series Star Trek)

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight,
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors, which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Change what you believe and your world changes.
- Francesco Garri Garripoli

Welcome the Unexpected.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes change is about action,
and sometimes change is about one's relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life Changing Quotes

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Let these quotes help you change your life for the better. Chose one or two of these quotes that you find so inspiring or motivational that you feel they can change how you view life, and let those become your life mottos.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The magic words for a great relationship are, "I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
- Mark Twain

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr
.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft

Affirmation: I Act with Bold Courage - Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future, I boldly set sail with courage and intent. I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment, as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Courage is not always about action, and it doesn't always involve danger, but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
- Mark Twain

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle
(attributed)

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anaïs Nin

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
- Norman Cousins

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Fate makes us family; choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sense of personally knowing God is a life-changing experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else - Forgiving is your gift to yourself - a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A friend is someone who understands my past, believes in my future, and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Anonymous

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous


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