If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
As we try to change, we will discover within us a fierce struggle between our loyalty to that battle-scarred victim of his own childhood, our father, and the father we want to be. We must meet our childhood father at close range: get to know him, learn to forgive him, and somehow, go beyond him.
We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region.
A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.
A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless ... someone's got to make a wake up call.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Just a word of warning. Passionate prayers not only change the world, they have a way of transforming the people who pray.Gods goal is to recruit every one of us for His search and rescue team.
It is not by change of place that we can come nearer to Him who is in every place, but by the cultivation of pure desires and virtuous habits.
According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
Of course, for a lot of people, death was a welcome change. Grinding poverty takes the edge off most things, including life.
It is sometimes possible to change the attitudes of millions but impossible to change the attitude of one man.
Anyone who believes you cannot change history has never tried to write his memoirs.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.
Global warming causing climate change may be the ultimate issue that unites us all.
Change from below, the formulation of demands from the populace to end unacceptable injustice, supported by direct action, has played a far larger part in shaping British democracy than most constitutional lawyers, political commentators, historians or statesmen have ever cared to admit. Direct action in a democratic society is fundamentally an educational exercise.
My theme is to make a difference right here in my own neighborhood. I don't have to fight the whole world. If I do well where I am, it will make a difference in the rest of the world... People want to do and to be better. They need inspiration to change and to try to make a difference. They need a catalyst to inspire faith and to encourage them to take a risk...(once a Mexican-American migrant farm worker)
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.