25 Quotes to Help You Cope With Big Life Changes

Change is inevitable, but that doesn't mean it has to be hard.

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Whether you're grieving the loss of a loved one or are adjusting to moving to a new place, life is full of uncertainty. Let these reassuring words help you get through any curveballs that life might throw at you.

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quotes about change painful
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Mandy Hale

“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

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quotes about change mind
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George Bernard Shaw

"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

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quotes about change difficult
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Thomas Fuller

“All things are difficult before they are easy.”

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quotes about change good
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John Wooden

“Good things take time.”

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quotes about change growth
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John Maxwell

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

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C.S. Lewis

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

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quotes about change letting go
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Hermann Hesse

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

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quotes about change comfort 
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Ginni Rometty

“Growth and comfort do not coexist.”

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quotes about change courage
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Raymond Lindquist

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

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quotes about change optimist
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William Arthur Ward

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

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quotes about change comfort zone
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Roy T. Bennett

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

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quotes about change discomforts
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Arnold Bennett

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts.”

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quotes about change life
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Stephen Chbosky

"Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody."

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quotes about change future
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John F. Kennedy

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

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quotes about change growth
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Abraham Maslow

In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”

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quotes about change people love
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Nicholas Sparks

"I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change."

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quotes about change rule
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Denis Waitley

“You must welcome change as the rule, but not as your ruler.”

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quotes about change dreams
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Debby Boone

"Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream."

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quotes about change grow
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Gail Sheehy

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

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quotes about change life
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Hugh Prather

"Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes."

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quotes about change wise
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Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

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

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quotes about change time
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Andy Warhol

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

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quotes about change second chance
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Harrison Ford

"We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance."

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Leo Tolstoy

”Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

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quotes about change education
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Nelson Mandela

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

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