Inspiring Change Quotes

In developing a compelling vision and communication to key stakeholders you can sometimes benefit from the insights of others. Please find below some inspiring quotes that could assist your change initiative.

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it

- Kurt Lewin

Things do not change; we change

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. A leaders' job is to help people have vision of their potential
- John Porter
Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history
- Joan Wallach Scott

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

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it

- Mary Engelbreit

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live - Flora Whittemore

We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only things we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude
- Charles Swindoll

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance
- Nathaniel Branden

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself
- Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

 

 

 


There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered
- Nelson Mandela

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self
- Aldous Huxley

The most important thing is this: To be able to at any moment sacrifice what we are for what we could become
- Charles Dubois

Some men see things as they are and say "Why?". I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?".
- George Bernard Shaw

If we habitually focus on how to improve things that are already great, can you see how this spirit can transform ourselves, our organisations, families and communities
- Tony Robbins

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And our of hope, progress
- Bruce Barton

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit the
- George Bernard Shaw

Have no fear of change as such and, on the other hand, no liking for it merely for its own sake
- Robert Moses

One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others
- Niccolo Machiavelli