40 Transition Quotes To Help You Sail Through Life's Changes

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Jan 13, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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We have the best quotes for you - starting from life transition quotes to quotes about change.

Transition is one of the most inevitable and natural parts of life. To accept transitioning and changes in life, quotes are the best way!

Many people resist transition and try to avoid change. It is true that most are unable to accept changes in life easily.

However, change remains one of the only constants of life. It is ingrained in our daily routines and we need to accept and embrace the change no matter what comes our way.

People have always learned about the new possibilities that the world presents to them through transition and have to take advantage of it and allow themselves to enjoy. Learn about the new ways to accept transition and therefore never allow yourself to fall behind.

We are sure these quotes about change in life will help you deal with change better. We have listed quotes about change, change in life quotes and for a change quotes. For more related quotes, check out transformation Tuesday quotes and you got this quotes.

Transition Quotes

We have the best quotes on transition. These quotes about change explore why transition is important in life.

1. “It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.”

- William Bridges.

2. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”

― Isaac Asimov.

3. “She knew this transition was not about becoming someone better but about finally allowing herself to become who she’d always been.”

- Amy Rubin

4. “If transition isn’t painful then you aren’t making progress.”


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5. “Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.”

Ali Vincent.

6. “Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”

- Martha Beck, 'Growing Wings: The Power of Change', 2003.

7. “When shifts and transitions shake you to the core, see that as a sign of greatness that’s about to occur.”

- Anonymous.*

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Changes Quotes

Here are quotes about change. These words about change are eye-opening.

8. "Everything changes and nothing stands still."

- Heraclitus, 'Cratylus', 360 BCE.

9. “The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions. As we learn new things, some of our old attitudes will change.”

– Nikki Giovanni.

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

-Alan Watts.

11. "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."

-Barrack Obama, 'Feb. 5 nominating contests speech', 2008.

12. "A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it."

-Nikki Giovanni.

13. "Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work."

-William Bridges.

14. “Times of transition are strenuous but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.”

- Kristin Armstrong.

15. "The changes we dread most may contain our salvation."

- Barbara Kingsolver, 'Small Wonder', 2005.

16. "Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal."

- Arthur Schopenhauer.

17. “Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.”

Catherine Pulsifer.

18. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

- Leon C. Megginson, 'Convention of the Southwestern Social Science Association', 1963.

19. “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

– Winston Churchill, 'Irrepressible Churchill: A Treasury of Winston Churchill’s Wit', 1952.

20. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

- Helen Keller, 'Let us Have Faith', 1940.

21. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”


Life-Changing Quotes

Any quote about life changing is extremely important to deal with change. So, we present life change quotes.

22. "True life is lived when tiny changes occur."

- Leo Tolstoy.

23. “Those times of transitions are great opportunities to look for recurring patterns in your life and make adjustments to build on the good and reduce the bad.”

- Dan Miller.

24. "Change your thoughts and you can change the world."

- Norman Vincent Peale.

How Life Changes Quotes

Let us look at some life quotes on change.

25. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

- Oprah Winfrey.

26. “If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?”

W. Somerset Maugham, 'The Comparison Cure: How to be less ‘them’ and more you', 2019.

27. “To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.”

– William James.

28. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

– Roy T. Bennett.

29. “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, '110 Lined Pages Motivational Notebook with Quote', 2019.

Progression Quotes

Progression is an extremely important consequence of change. Here are life transition quotes on change and progression.

30. "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

- George Bernard Shaw, 'Everybody's political what's what', 1944.

31. "We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea."

- C. Joybell C.

32. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”


Quotes About People Changing

Transition quotes about people changing encapsulate the differences people can make to the world. Enjoy these people change quotes.

33. "Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around.”

Roy T. Bennett.

34. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point, however, is to change it.”

- Karl Marx, 'Theses on Feuerbach', 1888.

35. "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.

36. "One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."

- Malala Yousafzai, 'Speech at United Nations', 2013.

Being The Change Quotes

An important part of embracing change and transition is becoming it yourself. Here are the best such quotes about change.

37. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

- Harriet Tubman.

38. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

- Maya Angelou.

39. "Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

- Simone de Beauvoir, 'The Book of Positive  Quotations', 2007.

40. "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."

- Albert Einstein, 23 June 1945 interview, The New York Times.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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