21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

‘Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.’
September 22, 2016

Fall is upon us—the air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and soon there will be autumn leaves collecting at our feet in tiny ochre mounds.

Just as the earth prepares for a change—the most constant thing it has ever known—by adapting constantly to a new way of existing, you can learn to embrace the changes that life throws your way. And with the right mindset, what once seemed like an obstacle becomes an opportunity to grow.

Related: 3 Tips to Open Your Heart, Mind and Life to Change

As you head into the new season, here are 21 quotes to help you champion the changes in your life, planned or unplanned.

21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

1. “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” —Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

2. “Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” —Max McKeown


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

3. “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


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

4. “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” —Bill Clinton


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

5. “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


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

6. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” —Buckminster Fuller


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

7. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” —Jim Rohn


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

8. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you'll always get what you’ve always got.” —Henry Ford


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

9. “When in doubt, choose change.” —Lily Leung


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

10. “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” —Benjamin Disraeli


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

11. “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.” —Anatole France


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

12. “Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.” —Anthony D'Angelo


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

13. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” —Tuli Kupferberg


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

14. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Victor Frankl


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

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


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

16. “Change before you have to.” —Jack Welch


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

17. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” —Henri Bergson


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

18. “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” —Pauline R. Kezer


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

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


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

20. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” —Lao Tzu


21 Insightful Quotes About Embracing Change

21. “Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” —Arthur Rubinstein

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