25 Famous Quotes about Change

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Change is a universal element. Every person who ever lived and who ever will live will experience change. It makes sense, then, that lots of people have spoken about change and the effects it has on us – and the effects we have on it. These are 25 famous quotes about change, whether internal or external, that we find to be particularly inspiring.

1. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

Our thoughts: It’s only through small changes, one life at a time, that we can hope to change the world.

2. “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

Our thoughts: We must take the action that needs to happen. It’s on us.

3. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

Our thoughts: It’s conviction and resolution that lead a person to change their world.

4. “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” – C. S. Lewis

Our thoughts: We are all in the process of growing and changing, and we will eventually get to where we need to be (or else we will give up and “go bad”).

5. “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

Our thoughts: Change doesn’t come in radical shifts, but rather one person and small group at a time.

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