30 Short Quotes to Help You Embrace Change

Here’s a list of 30 short quotes to help embrace change, sorted by categories, with additional details including the year, profession, and lifespan of the person:

From Philosophers and Thinkers:

  1. “Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus, Philosopher (c. 535 – c. 475 BCE)
  2. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist (1879-1955)
  3. “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – Kakuzo Okakura, Japanese Scholar and Art Historian (1862-1913)

From Authors and Writers:

  1. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale, Minister and Author (1898-1993)
  2. “Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome.” – B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Teacher and Author (1918-2014)
  3. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir, Philosopher and Writer (1908-1986)

From Spiritual Leaders and Philosophers:

  1. “Every change brings an opportunity.” – Nido Qubein, Businessman and Motivational Speaker (1948-present)
  2. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer, Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker (1940-2015)
  3. “Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.” – Kristin Kreuk, Actress and Producer (1982-present)

From Leaders and Inspirational Figures:

  1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Leader of the Indian Independence Movement (1869-1948)
  2. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu, Philosopher and Writer (c. 601 – c. 531 BCE)
  3. “Change the way you think about things and the things you think about will change.” – Unknown

From Scientists and Innovators:

  1. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma, Writer and Leadership Speaker (1964-present)
  2. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia, Author and Motivational Speaker (1924-1998)
  3. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric (1935-2020)

From Movies and Popular Culture:

  1. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell, Leadership Author and Speaker (1947-present)
  2. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff, Author and Speaker (1960-present)

From Contemporary Authors and Speakers:

  1. “Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett, Author and Inspirational Speaker (1981-present)
  2. “Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.” – Will Garcia, Leadership Coach and Speaker (1968-present)

From Poets and Artists:

  1. “Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable.” – Barbara Sher, Author and Career Coach (1935-present)
  2. “Change the way you think about problems, and your problems will change.” – Unknown
  3. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” – Tuli Kupferberg, Poet and Musician (1923-2010)

From Business Leaders:

  1. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou, Poet and Civil Rights Activist (1928-2014)
  2. “Change is not a threat, it’s an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.” – Seth Godin, Entrepreneur and Author (1960-present)

From Philosophers and Thinkers:

  1. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin, Naturalist and Biologist (1809-1882)

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