Ah, September. A time for new beginnings.
I’ve been feeling the winds of change, as I always do this time of year. Cooler air, a fresh start, and that “back to school” feeling – even though I haven’t been back to school for years.
Since I’m feeling a bit unsettled these days, albeit in a good way, I decided to do a post of quotes on change. Here are 25 that I find inspiring. You may find some gems in here as well.
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram Choudhury
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – André Gide
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli
“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” – Tony Robbins
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn
“Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness
to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has
happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait.
Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide
whether or not to accept our destiny.” – Paulo Coelho
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle
“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.” – Barbara Kingsolver
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzy
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t… It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” – James Gordon
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.” – Socrates
“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
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
“People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.” – Steve Maraboli
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
Two other posts I’ve written on quotes:
What about you? Do you have a favourite quote about change?