Change is a strong word and an even difficult thing to do or accept. Whether it’s change that’s happening around us or aspects we want/have to change about ourselves, things can get quite uncomfortable.

Of course, not everyone feels this way. There are a lot of people who embrace it, take the best out of it and use change in trying to improve themselves.

As individuals we always try to build or find our comfort zone and when something interferes with the normal functioning of our lives, we tend to react back. Apparently resistance to change is a natural response. Our best approach however, would be to keep an open mind and try to realize that our old ways are not the only ones that work.

Things permanently change and we, as people, change because we need to adapt. Sometimes we do it without even realizing it, other times we just feel the need to start fresh, eliminate bad habits and become better individuals.

Here are 20 quotes about change to help you embrace what’s yet to come:

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. – Harriet Tubman

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

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change – Albert Einstein

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Victor Frankl

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. – Tuli Kupferberg


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

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. – Harold Wilson

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

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

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

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. – Kakuzō Okakura

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

Change is the only constant. There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. – Henry Ford

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


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

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. – Joan Wallach Scott

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