Transformation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old transformation quotes, transformation sayings, and transformation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Transformation is not automatic. It must be learned; it must be led. W. Edwards Deming
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
Growth and transformation occur not by changing who we are, but as we summon the courage to be who we are. Katrina Kenison
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
Death and life are looked on / As but transformations; / The myriad creation is all of a kind, / There is a kinship through all. Huainan Zi
And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Paul of Tarsus
Our bodily food is changed into us, but our spiritual food changes us into itself. Meister Eickhart
Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us. Friedrich Nietzsche
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henry Bergson
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. Buckminster Fuller
No action is more fascinating than the action of self-transformation. Nothing on earth can compare with its drama or value. Vernon Howard
What you are the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world... Unless in the very essence of our being there is a revolution, a mutation. I do not see how a good society can come about. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. Martin Luther King
Only through our 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
To dare transition is the ultimate test of the human spirit. Wole Soyinka
The human being is transformed by where his mind goes, not where his body goes. Na'im Akbar
Our universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius
It so happens that the world is undergoing a transformation to which no change that has yet occurred can be compared, either in scope or in rapidity. Charles De Gaulle
Life is rich,always changing, always challenging, and we architects have the task of transmitting into wood, concrete, glass, and steel, of transforming human aspirations into habitable and meaningful space. Arthur Erickson
The entire world is on turmoil. We are living in a time of enormous conflict and cultural transformation. We have been stunned by shockwaves of change in nation after nation, all around the globe. Billy Graham
Transforming the mind is a slow and gradual process. It is a matter of ridding ourselves, bit by bit, of instinctive, harmful habit patterns and becoming familiar with habits that necessarily bring positive results— to ourselves and others. Kathleen McDonald
With the proper understanding of transformation, whatever we do, twenty-four hours a day, can bring us closer to our goal of totality and self-fulfillment. Lama Thubten Yeshe
As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the Lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills. James Allen
People don't resist change. They resist being changed! Peter Senge
Culture does not change because we desire to change it. Culture changes when the organization is transformed – the culture reflects the realities of people working together everyday. Frances Hesselbein
Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn't all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving, to keep us growing, to keep us interested. Imagine life without change. It will be static, boring, dull. Dr. Dennis O'Grady
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
It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life. Every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going. Remember why you started. Jillian Michaels
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
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