60 Quotes To Inspire You During Change

Change can be hard to cope with at the best of times, but as an Entrepreneur, it can have a serious impact on your mindset so I have pulled together my favourite 60 quotes about change to help you through whatever you face in 2017.

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1. “I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” — David Livingstone

 

2. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

 

3. “Every generation needs a new revolution.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

4. “This year is the year of my own personal revolution” – Lyndsey Johnson

 

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

 

6. “Success in business is based on your ability to change faster than your competition.” – Lyndsey Johnson

 

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

 

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

 

9. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb

 

10. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” —Tony Robbins

11. “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” —C. S. Lewis

12. “Change before you have to.” —Jack Welch

 

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

 

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

 

15. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” —Margaret Mead

 

16. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” —Charles Darwin

 

17. “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change”. –Charles Darwin 

 

18. “Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” –Max McKeown

 

19. “The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings”. -Kakuzo Okakaura

 

20. “Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.” -Mahatma Gandhi

 

21. “You can’t build an adaptable organization without adaptable people–and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to.” -Gary Hamel

 

22. “People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.” -Ken Hakuta

 

23. “Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favourable to you.” -William Frederick Book

 

24. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” -Bruce Lee

 

25. “A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.” -Chinese Proverb

 

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

 

27. “Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating.” -M.F. Ryan

 

28. “Change or die.” – Alan Deutschman

 

29. “Stop being your own enemy to change” – Lyndsey Johnson

 

30. “Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.” -Fred Perry

 

31. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” -Japanese Proverb

 

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

 

33. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.”- Unknown

 

34. “The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” -Lech Walesa

 

35. “All I want to do is change the world. ” – W. Clement Stone

 

36. “Sustainability is a condition of existence which enables the present generation of humans and other species to enjoy social wellbeing, a vibrant economy, and a healthy environment, and to experience fulfilment, beauty and joy, without compromising the ability of future generations of humans and other species to enjoy the same. ” – Guy Dauncey

 

37. “Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.”  – Adlai E. Stevenson

 

38. “If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that’s got to be good, hasn’t it? ” – Ian Botham

 

39. “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land.” – Paul McCartney

 

40. “The difference between what we are doing and what we are capable of doing would solve most of the world’s problems.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

41. “Slowness to change usually means fear of the new” – Philip Crosby

 

42. “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

 

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

 

44.  “People don’t resist. They resist being changed!” – Peter Senge

 

45. “If you want to make enemies, try to change something” – Woodrow Wilson

 

46. “The key to change …… is to let go of fear” – Rosanne Cash

 

47. “Our only security is our ability to change” – John Lilly

 

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

 

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

 

50. “Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day” – Frances Hesselbein

 

51. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic” – Peter Drucker

 

52. “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things” – Niccolo Machiavelli

 

53. “The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades” – John P. Kotter

 

54. “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

 

55. “Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull” – Dr. Dennis O’Grady

 

56. “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times” – Niccolo Machiavelli

 

57. “Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up” – James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

 

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

 

59. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading” – Lao Tzu

 

60. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” – Anonymous

 

Did I miss out one of your favourites, comment with your own favourite change quotes below?

Success, Passion and Confidence,

Lyndsey

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