77 People Changing Quotes and Sayings to Ponder Over

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People Changing Quotes and Sayings

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! ~ Peter Senge.

People change for two main reasons: their minds have opened or their hearts have been broken. ~ Unknown.

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.


People change for two reasons: Either they learned a lot or they’ve been hurt too much. ~ Unknown.

All great changes are preceded by chaos. ~ Deepak Chopra.

People change more frequently than the seasons do and still we blame the sun for bringing in the light. ~ Shweta Tale.

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. ~ Stephen Chbosky.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Leo Tolstoy.

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. ~ Will Rogers.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts.

Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay. ~ Matthew Flickstein.

Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off. ~ Unknown.

People don’t change who they are. They only change what they do with it. ~ Maggie Stiefvater.

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Times change, people change, thoughts about good and evil change, about true and false. But what always remains fast and steady is the affection that your friends feel for you, those who always have your best interest at heart. ~ Margot Frank.

When you are through changing, you are through. ~ Bruce Barton.

Seen some friends who turned into snakes. ~ Jordan Hoechlin.

For people who had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. ~ Casey Affleck.

I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough, they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go. ~ Shauna Niequist.

Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat. ~ Caroline Schoeder.

Best People Changing Quotes and Sayings

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. ~ Nicholas Sparks.

I don’t think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity. I’ve become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence. ~ Ricky Williams.


Some people change when they think they’re a star. ~ Paris Hilton.

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. ~ Taylor Swift.

Prayer changes things? No! Prayer changes people, and people change things. ~ Burton Hills.

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

People change. I wouldn’t like to be accountable for the interviews I’ve done, or the person I was when I was 20, 21. ~ Robbie Williams.

People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad. ~ Bobby Knight.

People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same. ~ Paulo Coelho.

It’s hard to watch people change, but it’s even harder to remember who they used to be. ~ Wiz Khalifa.

Change is the only universal law. ~ Ahmed Mostafa.

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.

People change and forget to tell each other. ~ Lillian Hellman.

Top People Changing Quotes and Sayings

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess. ~ Lemony Snicket.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. ~ Gail Sheehy.

We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky. ~ Walter Mosley.

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

What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

One day spent with someone you love can change everything. ~ Mitch Albom.


People do not change, they are merely revealed. ~ Anne Enright.

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone. ~ Billy Cox.

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 another. ~ Anatole France.

Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off. ~ Haruki Murakami.

One thing that remains the same is God. Time changes, people change too, but God does not change. ~ Gift Gugu Mona.

Popular People Changing Quotes and Sayings

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. ~ William Blake.

You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it. ~ Neil Gaiman.

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you. ~ Unknown.

You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around. ~ Unknown.

People change, those that are close they turn to enemies and those that are strange, they turn to family. ~ Simphiwe Ntuli.

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. ~ Steve Maraboli.

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. ~ Libba Bray.

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ~ John C. Maxwell.

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. ~ Plutarch.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~ Winston Churchill.

People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves. ~ Chuck Palahniuk.

People cannot change the truth but the truth can change people. ~ Unknown.

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. ~ Arthur Shopenhauer.

It’s funny how you can know somebody for so long and they change right in front of you. ~ Karina Barton.

Famous People Changing Quotes and Sayings

People lose people, we lose things in our life as we’re constantly growing and changing. That’s what life is is change, and a lot of that is loss. It’s what you gain from that loss that makes life. ~ Thomas Jane.

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. ~ Will Smith.

Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~ Stephen Hawking.

By changing nothing, nothing changes. ~ Tony Robbins.

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin.

Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone. ~ Zayn Malik.

I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. ~ Nicholas Sparks.

At some point, you’ll have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life. ~ Ashley Hodgeson.

Progress is impossible without change & those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Don’t be too confident when someone tells you they like you. The real question is until when? Because people change and so do feelings. ~ Ritu Ghatourey.

People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. ~ John Porter.

You must be the change that you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

People change, they have faulty memories, gratitude for past generosities fades. ~ Mario Puzo.

Things do not change, we change. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t. ~ Jodi Picoult.

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.

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