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200 Powerful Quotes About Transformation To Inspire Change

200 Powerful Quotes About Transformation To Inspire Change

If you wish to transform your life for the better, these quotes about transformation will inspire you to take the first step toward your brighter future.

Life is an ongoing process of transformations and change, but we go through it mostly unaware. Bringing awareness to your being helps you to use your full power and lead your transformation in the desired direction.

Check out these quotes about transformation to stay inspired and motivated.

10 Absolute Best Quotes About Transformation

1. “Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.” — Arthur Burt

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2. “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” — Nikos Kazantzakis

3. “Transformation isn’t a future event. It’s a present-day activity.” — Jillian Michaels

4. “Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.” ― Alan Cohen

5. “Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.” — John Mark Green

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6. “You and I possess within ourselves at every moment of our lives, under all circumstances, the power to transform the quality of our lives.” — Werner Erhard

7. “Love is the catalyst of transformation from limitation to freedom.” — Harold W. Becker

8. “Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.” — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

9. “Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough.” — Ram Dass

10. “The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle.” — Janet S. Dickens

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See also: 100 Quotes On Life Struggles To Help You Fight Better

Inspirational Quotes About Change

1. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates

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2. “Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do.” — Robin Sharma

3. “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy

4. “Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place.” — Suzy Ross

5. “Nothing gets transformed in your life until your mind is transformed.” — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

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6. “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” — Bill Clinton

7. “Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.” ― Ann Voskamp

8. “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy

9. “Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

10. “You are never too old to start over. Every day is a chance to make changes to create the life we want.” — Karon Waddell

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11. “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” — Charles Darwin

12. “Change. Unlearning yourself is more important than knowing yourself.” ― Brenda Lozano

13. “Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” — Seth Godin

14. “Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision, and change.” — Richard Branson

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

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16. “When you change you are illustrating the fact that it can be done. And what people need today are illustrations.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

17. “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

18. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou

19. “For now, just think of death as a transformation – a bit more radical than puberty, but nothing to get particularly upset about. It’s just one of the body’s changes. When it happens, it happens. The warrior neither seeks death nor flees from it.” — Dan Millman

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20. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn

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21. ”The first step in any transformational experience is acceptance and surrender to the present moment, the way that it is. From that place we have the awareness, humility and power to change what is.” — Mastin Kipp

22. “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.” — Winston Churchill

23. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” — Elon Musk

24. “Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.” — Philip Crosby

25. “Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation.” — Nia Peeples

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See also: 150 Wise Quotes Of Perfection To Propel You To Excellence

Quotes About Growth And Change

1. “Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward – get real with yourself.” — Bryant McGill

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2. “Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.” — Lao Tzu

3. “Self-awareness is the foundation of meaningful change. Know thyself.” ― Binod Shankar

4. “When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” — Joseph Campbell

5. “Change is inevitable, but transformation is by conscious choice.” — Heather Ash Amara

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6. “Analysis does not transform consciousness.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

7. “Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” — James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

8. “You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation.” — Cory Booker

9. “Inspiration and information without personal application will never amount to transformation.” — Lysa TerKeurst

10. “Growth and transformation occur not by changing who we are, but as we summon the courage to be who we are.” — Katrina Kenison

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11. “Change is inevitable, change will always happen, but you have to apply direction to change, and that’s when it’s progress.“ — Doug Baldwin

See also: 120 Ultimate Best Quotes About Progress To Fuel Your Growth

12. “Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.” — Lewis Mumford

13. “Unfortunately, the slow pace of transformation also makes it easy to let a bad habit slide.” — James Clear

14.“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” — Gail Sheehy

15. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” —  Nathaniel Branden

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16. “Through learning we grow, becoming more than we were before, and in that sense learning is unselfish, because it results in the transformation of what we were before, a setting aside of the old self in favor of a more complex one.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

17. “Transformation doesn’t take place with a vacuum; instead, it occurs when we are indirectly and directly connected to all those around us.” — Byron Pulsifer

18. “When one begins the transformative process, death and birth are imminent: the death of custom as authority, the birth of the self.” — Marilyn Ferguson

19. “By self-transformation, I don’t mean spiritually bypassing yourself or others. I mean actual, genuine growth and transformation, which is often ugly, messy, uncomfortable, and at times painful.” ― Mat Auryn

20. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw

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21. “Transformation can come in the mysterious guise of shape-shifting, or through a simple change of mind.” — C.R. Strahan

22. “Change your perspective of yourself, and you will experience a personal transformation.” — Francis Shenstone

23. “In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” — Mark Zuckerberg

24. “Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit, and find your source – the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.” — Julie Weiland

25. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” — John C. Maxwell

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See also: 100 Growth Mindset Quotes For Those Who Want To Succeed

Transformation Quotes To Help You Re-Discover Yourself

1. “When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner.” — Stephen Richards 

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2. “Transformation doesn’t ask that you stop being you. It demands that you find a way back to the authenticity and strength that’s already inside of you. You only have to bloom.” — Cheryl Strayed

3. “If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

4. “Transformation isn’t sweet and bright. It’s a dark and murky, painful pushing. An unraveling of the untruths you’ve carried in your body. A practice in facing your own created demons. A complete uprooting, before becoming.” — Victoria Erickson

5. “Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall.” — Yasmin Mogahed

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6. “You cannot change the way you feel until you change the way you think because your thoughts will determine the way you feel.” — Tony Evans

7. “You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.” ― Drew Gerald

8. “Disease can be seen as a call for personal transformation through metamorphosis. It is a transition from the death of your old self into the birth of your new.” — Tom O’Connor

9. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” — Rick Warren

10. “A knowledge of the interaction of your conscious and subconscious minds will enable you to transform your whole life.” — Joseph Murphy

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See also: 130 Best Finding Yourself Quotes To Give You A Mind Blow

11. “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” — Abraham Maslow

12. “Take an hour every day at dawn and give it to yourself. Meet yourself there, in the holy moment. Then go about your day. You will be a different person.” — Neale Donald Walsch

13. “Changing your negative beliefs is the first step in the transformation process that will really make a difference in your life.” — Anita Foley

14. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

15. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” — Bruce Lee

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16. “I want a complete transformation. I need a new identity. I yearn for a chance to let go of all fear, the negative self-image, the critical thoughts. I want to give up my affliction, shed the things I regret and the outrage at past events, just as a dog shakes water off after a swim.” ― Anoir Ou-Chad

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17.“Transformation means to me, reassessing and then taking action on redefining and remolding me to the best of my ability.” — Linda Hinds Alexander

18. “The easy road would have been to stay on the same path, the one that led only to death and decay. Instead, I took the road less traveled; I journeyed towards new life; towards transformation.” ― Alex Clare-Young

19. “Often it is through a process of emptying the mind that transformation can occur. Ironically, the most powerful changes in our life can be triggered by a moment of emptiness.” ― Laurence Galian

20. “Your mind can grasp intellectual ideas, but it is in the FEELING where the transformation takes place.” ― Stephen Richards

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21. “Make a promise to yourself that today, from this very moment, is the first day on your journey to total transformation.” — Louise Stapely

22. “You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies, and bathe in the splendor of your own light.” — Rumi

23.  “Don’t rush through the experiences and circumstances that have the most capacity to transform you.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

24. “The great loneliness- like the loneliness a caterpillar endures when she wraps herself in a silky shroud and begins the long transformation from chrysalis to butterfly. It seems we too must go through such a time, when life as we have known it is over- when being a caterpillar feels somehow false and yet we don’t know who we are supposed to become.” — Elizabeth Lesser

25. “Solitude is the furnace of transformation.” — Henri Nouwen

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Quotes About Transformation To Support Your Journey

1. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” — Peter Drucker

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2. “Self-mastery is the challenge of transforming yourself from own worst enemy into your greatest ally.” — Wes Fesler

3. “Transform your world by transforming your internal state. Start by learning to let go of negative self-judgment, and replace it with positive and loving thoughts about yourself. Be kind to yourself, and watch your external world change.” — Anita Moorjani

4. “Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” — Marianne Williamson

5. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

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6. “I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” — William C. Hannan

7. “We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.” — Yehuda Berg

8. “You’ve been doing something all along. All this time, and now you are at an important place in this story.” — Leslie Marmon Silko

9. “Let one person radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.” — Napoleon Hill

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10. “Ruin in a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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11. “The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else in space or time. If that kind of self-transformation is being realized in you, you will arrive.” — Nhat Hanh

12. “The most important thing is transforming our minds, for a new way of thinking, a new outlook: we should strive to develop a new inner world.” — Dalai Lama

13. “Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem.” — Jillian Michaels

14. “Our souls cannot be forced to grow, but like flowers, our spiritual selves can be nurtured until they blossom and flourish.” — James Van Praagh

15. “Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!” — Ram Dass

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16. “You have sole custody of your life. Who you are today is not who you have to be tomorrow. Embrace the possibility of transformation.” — Leeza Gibbons

17. “Just take any step, whether small or large. And then another and repeat day after day. It may take months, maybe years, but the path to success will become clear.” — Aaron Ross

18. “Just because you’ve presented yourself as this person for a large amount of time, doesn’t mean that you have to remain that way. You have the freedom to completely transform in all ways.” ― Robin S. Baker

19. “One does not become fully human painlessly.” ― Rollo May

20. “When you transform your mind, everything you experience is transformed.” ― Yongey Mingyur

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21. “With mindfulness – the practice of peace – we can begin by working to transform the wars in ourselves. Conscious breathing helps us do this.” — Nhat Hanh

22. “I had seen these transformations, people who had lost their will to live, coming back from their zombie states and radiating a new life force from their eyes.” ― Anthony Kiedis

23. “I learned from an early age that anyone is capable of huge and transformative change, at any time. I know because I achieved it myself.” ― Shawn Wells

24. “The key to a successful and sustainable transformation is balancing discipline and enjoyment.” ― Tanya Masse

25. “A firm belief in yourself is all that is needed to alter your life. No one except you alone can change your life.” — M. K. Soni

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Quotes On Transformation To Make You Want To Upgrade

1. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C. S. Lewis

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2. “Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.” — Aiden Wilson Tozer

3. “When we experience our own desire for transformation, we are feeling the universe evolving through us.” — Barbara Marx Hubbard

4. “When you transform your mind, everything you experience you experience is transformed.” — Mingyur Rinpoche

5. “Your new life will spring up as soon as the new you begins to show up.” — Hiral Nagda

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6. “Nothing is lost. . .Everything is transformed.” — Michael Ende

7. “Transformation does not start with someone else changing you; transformation is an inner self reworking of what you are now to what you will be.” — Byron Pulsifer

8. “The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company.” — Ginni Rometty

9. “Like an actor who transforms into the character that they’re playing, you can transform into yourself.” — Leeza Gibbons

10. “You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” ― Les Brown

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11. “Any person can harness the extraordinarily powerful energy within and use it for transformation and betterment of self.” — Bryant H. McGill

12. “It’s a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon. Because one word I don’t like is predictable.” — Naomi Campbell

13. “The art of transformation is a very important thing to me, and I always believe I can say something more truthful through characters that are further away from me.” — Andy Serkis

14. “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

15. “I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.” — Anais Nin

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16. “If you will transform your mind, God will transform your life.” — Joel Osteen

17. “Transformation is an instant-moment thing, available to us in any and every second. Life starts anew when you say it does.” ― Neale Donald Walsch

18. “The body is mass of energy, a temple of the soul, a store of billion memories, the technology of immense possibilities, a weapon of self-transformation, a tool of mastering any skill. Use it or you will lose It.” ― Anand Patwa

19. “If you want to transform anything—a situation, team, or family—you need to start with yourself.” ― Janice Fraser

20. “The moment you take a step out of your comfort zone, is the moment things will shift for you. Go towards what you fear.” — Robin S. Baker

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21. “I’m inspired by how miraculous some of the simplest and most natural aspects of life can be the greatest sources of healing and transformation.” — Brad Willis

22. “It’s really about connecting to your own humanity and your own behaviors, and getting to a level of self-awareness so that you can have perspective and step outside of yourself and transform and become another person.” — Bryce Dallas Howard

23. “Sometimes unforeseen opportunities emerge from the remnants of life’s challenges. Sometimes it is possible to transform tough times into great growth and success.” — Kay Douglas

24. “You are the luminous mystery in which the entire universe with its forms and phenomena arises and subsides. When this realization dawns there is a complete transformation of your personal self into your universal self . . . the complete loss of all fear, including death. You have become a being who radiates love the same way the sun radiates light. You have finally arrived at the place from which your journey began.” — Deepak Chopra

25. “Listen to the inner light, it will guide you. Listen to the inner peace, it will feed you. Listen to the inner love, it will transform you.” — Sri Chinmoy

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See also: Brilliant List Of 120 Light Quotes To Awaken Your Mind

Motivational Quotes About Transformation

1. “Each tiny effort builds on the next, so that brick by brick, magnificent things can be created.” — Robin Sharma

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2. “To transform yourself, you don’t need to do big things. Just do small things in big way. Transformation will follow you.” — Rahul Sinha

3. “I think that any time of great pain is a time of transformation, a fertile time to plant new seeds.” —  Debbie Ford

4. “Fairy tales are stories of triumph and transformation and true love, all things I fervently believe in.” — Kate Forsyth

5. “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” — Michael Hyatt

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6. “Whether trauma will be a cruel and punishing Gorgon or a vehicle for soaring to the heights of transformation and mastery depends upon how we approach it.” — Peter A. Levine

7. “A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.” — Taleb Nassim Nicholas

See also: 90 Inspiring Stoic Quotes To Bring You Peace Of Mind

8. “There are things I can’t force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.”  — Denis Diderot

9. “Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed, or in darkness, you’re in a powerful place of transformation. Trust the process.” — Unknown

10. “Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

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11. “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” — Napoleon Hill

See also: 35 Best Quotes For Organization To Help You Gain Control

12. “Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception.” — Jaggi Vasudev

13. “The truth lies in the uncharted seas of the unknown. Chaos and confusion, when entered and confronted, transmute into purifying flames, catastrophic and beautiful.” — Søren Sørenson

14. “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” — Ralph Marston

15. “If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” — Roy T. Bennett

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16. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” — Ben Okri

17. “There is no turning back when you devote yourself to making every fundamental transformation achievable in your life.” ― Elelwani Anita Ravhuhali

18. “Transformation can only take place immediately. The revolution is now, not tomorrow.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

19. “Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all, we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

See also: 110 Spiritual Healing Quotes To Find Strength And Peace

20. “All it takes is the desire to change, the determination to start and the dedication to continue.” — Head Trainer Ben Timmis

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21. “We learn by doing, not just by thinking. So I feel like beyond Buddhism, or Hinduism, or Judaism, or Christianity we need today to think about a global spirituality. We need to make it very personal and transformative for oneself, and each other, together for those who are interested.” — Surya Das

22. “Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.” — Robin Wall Kimmerer

23. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” — J.K. Rowling

24. “The worse the situation, the greater the energetic charge for transformation.” — Susan Winter

25. “What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.” — Buddha

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Elevating Quotes About Transformation

1. “Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” — Bernie S. Siegel

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2. “Only love and compassion can bring true and lasting transformation.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

3. “Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

4. “It’s important to recognize that forgiveness is more than mere words; it’s a heart attitude that induces a spiritual transformation.” — Victoria Osteen

5. “I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own nonsense.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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6. “The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.” — Hermann Hesse

7. “Transformation literally means going beyond your form.” — Wayne Dyer

8. “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity & willingness to embrace paradox.” — Tony Schwartz

9. “My transformation represents more than what is just skin deep; it represents my motivation, drive, and willingness to constantly improve.” — Jinder Mahal

See also: 170 Self-Improvement Quotes To Make Your Life Better

10. “It is our own thoughts that hold the key to miraculous transformation.” — Marianne Williamson

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11. “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” — John Allen Paulos

12. “What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.” ― Yukio Mishima

13. “No action is more fascinating than the action of self-transformation. Nothing on earth can compare with its drama or value.” — Vernon Howard

14. “As the caterpillar undergoes transformation within the cocoon before emerging as a butterfly; likewise, life experiences shape character.” — Lorna Jackie

15. “Accountability is the only real beginning to change.” ― Daniel Abbott

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16. “The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole.” — Peter Block

17. “Trying to change ourselves doesn’t work in the long run because we’re resisting our own energy. Self-improvement can have temporary results, but lasting transformation occurs only when we honor ourselves as the source of wisdom and compassion.” — Pema Chodron

18. “If you want to awaken all humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” — Lao Tzu

19. “The purpose of relationships is not happiness, but transformation.” — Andrew Schneider

20. “Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.” — David R. Hawkins

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21. “Transformation without work and pain, without suffering, without a sense of loss is just an illusion of true change.” — Paul Young

22. “No man steps in the same river twice for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” — Heraclitus

23. “Transformation is when who you are is not determined anymore by other people’s opinions or other people’s presence.” — Sadhguru

24. “Every time you have a major breakthrough in self-knowledge, and see the way the divine works within your own psyche, external events, and interior experiences of the divine, you are transformed in some degree.” — Thomas Keating

25. “Our universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius

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26. “Transformation is an acquired taste not for the faint of heart.” — Bob Anderson

27. “Transformation does not happen by learning new information. It happens when you change how you view and react to other people, events, and things around you.” — Med Jones

28. “Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way.” — Caroline Adams

29. “The real alchemy is transforming the base self into gold or into spiritual awareness. That’s really what new alchemy’s all about.” — Fred Alan Wolf

30. “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.” — Napoleon Hill

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See also: 120 Follow Your Dreams Quotes To Keep You On The Track

To Sum Up

I hope these transformation quotes have inspired you to embrace change and step into the unknown because only then you will grow.

200 Powerful Quotes About Transformation To Inspire Change