41 Positive Quotes About Change and Growth to Help Guide You Through Life

Let these short messages inspire you.

You know the saying: The only constant is change! Just when life seems to be status quo, you can expect some kind of upheaval to send you in a completely different direction. Some change is planned, like graduating from college, switching jobs, or moving to a new house, but oftentimes these life-altering moments are unexpected. Similarly, life changes can be positive, like with the addition of a new family member, or steeped in tragedy. Regardless, you may need some guidance when navigating these ups and downs. Let these positive quotes about change give you a new perspective.

Change can be happy and exciting as well as messy and complicated. Whether we're are going through a season of grief, heading off to your first year of college, or navigating a break-up—it's helpful to know that change is not a bad thing. In fact, it has the power to challenge and shape you into a more complex and resilient human being that will not only survive the curveballs life throws, but actually thrive despite them! For more quotes to encourage you through the ups and downs of life, be sure to check out our Encouraging Quotes to Lift You Up and Reassuring Bible Verses About Change to Help You Cope.

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Winston Churchill
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"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

Jack Welch
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"Change before you have to."

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

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

Oprah Winfrey
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“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

Harriet Tubman
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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Leo Tolstoy
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"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."

Spanish Proverb
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"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will."

Steve Jobs
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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

Rachel Hollis
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"Moving doesn't change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window."

C. JoyBell C.
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"You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy."

Mahatma Gandhi
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"Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Steve Maraboli
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"The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward."

Roy T. Bennett
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"If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down."

Maya Angelou
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"If you can't change it, change your attitude."

Wayne W. Dyer
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"Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change."

Mandy Hale
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“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

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

Thomas Fuller
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“All things are difficult before they are easy.”

John Wooden
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“Good things take time.”

John Maxwell
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“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

C.S. Lewis
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“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

Hermann Hesse
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“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

Ginni Rometty
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“Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

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

William Arthur Ward
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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

Roy T. Bennett
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"You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone."

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

Stephen Chbosky
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"Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody."

John F. Kennedy
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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

Abraham Maslow
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In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”

Nicholas Sparks
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"I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change."

Denis Waitley
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“You must welcome change as the rule, but not as your ruler.”

Debby Boone
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"Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream."

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

Hugh Prather
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"Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes."

Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
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"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

Andy Warhol
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"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

Harrison Ford
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"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."

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

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

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