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25 Amazing Quotes About Change

Quotes about change: it’s often said that change is the only constant in life and business. But knowing that doesn’t make change any easier.

Quotes about change inspire us to approach change in a open way.

Quotes about change challenge us to go beyond the status quo.

In short, quotes about change help us to change.

Over the years I collected over 150 great change quotes.

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Here’s my top 25 quotes about change list.

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Great quotes about change

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Quotes about Change - 25 wise quotes about change and moving on in life & motivational quotes. - infographic by Jeroen De Flander

25 Great Quotes about Change 

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

Quotes about Change - "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." ―Charles Darwin

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

Quotes about Change - “Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.” ―Seth Godin

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

Quotes about Change - "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." ―John D. Rockefeller

4. “Change before you have to.”―Jack Welch

Quotes about Change - “Change before you have to.”―Jack Welch

5. “People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.”―Peter Senge

Quotes about Change - “People don't resist change. They resist being changed.”―Peter Senge

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

Quotes about Change - “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.”―Winston Churchill

7. “Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” ―Sue Knight

Quotes about Change - "Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got." ―Sue Knight

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

Quotes about Change - “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ―Dan Millman

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

Quotes about Change - “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ―George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

Quotes about Change - "When you're finished changing, you're finished." ―Benjamin Franklin

12. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  ―Winston S. Churchill

Quotes about Change - "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ―Winston S. Churchill

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

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

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

Quotes about Change - “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ―Barack Obama

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

Quotes about Change - "Change is inevitable. Change is constant." ―Benjamin Disraeli

16. “Change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.”  ―Seth Godin

Quotes about Change - “Change isn't made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.” ―Seth Godin

17.  “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ―Karen Lamb

Quotes about Change - "A year from now you will wish you had started today." ―Karen Lamb

18. “It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” ―Bob Proctor

Quotes about Change - “It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” ―Bob Proctor

19. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ―Andre Gide

Quotes about Change - “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ―Andre Gide

20. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ―Michael Jordan

Quotes about Change - “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” ―Michael Jordan

21. “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ―Warren Buffett

Quotes about Change - “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” ―Warren Buffett

22. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” ―Tony Robbins

Quotes about Change - “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” ―Tony Robbins

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

Quotes about Change - “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”―Andy Warhol

24. “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ―William Jennings Bryan

Quotes about Change - “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ―William Jennings Bryan

25. “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

Quotes about Change - “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

And finally a great quote about leadership,

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” ― Margaret Wheatley, writer (thx Ursula)

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