40 quotes to inspire positive change

We’ve compared a list of 30 inspirational quotes about the need for positive change and growth.

If you feel that you are not making progress in your life and with impacting others, let the quotes below empower you to make the changes needed. Be assured that no circumstances is powerful enough to hold you down.

40 quotes about positive change 

1. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

2. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

3. “There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind.” – TD Jakes

4. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

5. “It may seem way too simple, but the world will change when we change.” – Erwin McManus

6. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” – Philip Pullman

7. “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up. Instead of what they have to gain.” –  Rick Godwin

8. “Change your thinking and be set free!” – Joyce Meyer

9. “Nothing changes until your mind changes.” – Myles Munroe – Myles Munroe

10. “Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off.” – Max Lucado

11. “Willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you haven’t dealt with the root cause.” – Rick Warren

12. “You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.” — Jennifer J. Freeman

13. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

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

15. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

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

17. “Our brain generates more energy in one day than all the cell phones on the planet.So we have the power to make changes!” – Dr. Caroline Leaf

18. “Every morning that you open your eyes and fill your lungs with air, God gives you another chance to change.” – TD Jakes

19. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S Lewis

20. “You are not going to see the fruit of transformation until you change the root of your mind.” – Creflo Dollar

21. Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.” – Unknown

22. “We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing.” – Dr Henry Cloud

23. “Successful people will go through the brief, time-limited, painful step to get to what they want, and unsuccessful people will not.” – Henry Cloud

24. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jom Rohn

25. “Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” – Lana Lang

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

27. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

29. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

30. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

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

32. “You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” – Joel Osteen

33. “How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” – Steve Maraboli

34. “I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” – Mother Teresa

35. “The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. Conviction leads us to a place of deliverance and change.” – TD Jakes

36. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” –  George Bernard Shaw

37. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma

38. ““If you change nothing, nothing changes.” – Joyce Meyer

39. ““Today I have the power to change my story.” – Anonymous

40. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he..” – Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)


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