— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.“
— T. Harv Eker American writer 1954
Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
„I’ve come to believe that you cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.“
— Grace Lee Boggs social activist and feminist 1915 - 2015
"'Revolution as a New Beginning': An Interview with Grace Lee Boggs" http://web.archive.org/web/20070415072944/http://oat.tao.ca/~tom/journal/uta1_sequential.pdf. Upping the Anti No. 1. p. 28. March 31, 2005. Interview conducted at Boggs's home in Detroit, Michigan, July 22, 2003. (Web archives http://uppingtheanti.org/journal/article/01-revolution-as-a-new-beginning/ http://web.archive.org/web/20081030014009/http://uppingtheanti.org/node/1280)
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
"The Death of Me", p. 151
Source: Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
Context: Don't ask the world to change — you change first. Then you'll get a good enough look at the world so that you'll be able to change whatever you think ought to be changed. Take the obstruction out of your own eye. If you don't you have lost the right to change anyone or anything. Till you are aware of yourself, you have no right to interfere with anyone else or with the world.
„I grasped two things: I wasn't as happy as I could be, and my life wasnt going to change unless I made it change.“
— Gretchen Rubin American writer 1966
Source: The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
„There is no such thing as change in international development, unless it belongs to the people who want to change“
— Michael Elmore-Meegan British humanitarian 1959
Changing the World
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
Source: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
— Julie Garwood American writer 1946
„Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your — your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
The Ballot or the Bullet (1964), Speech in Detroit, Michigan (12 April 1964)
Variant: Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your — your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action.
Context: Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your — your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action. As long as you gotta sit-down philosophy, you’ll have a sit-down thought pattern, and as long as you think that old sit-down thought you’ll be in some kind of sit-down action.
Source: Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936), Ch. 10
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
Books, Brain Droppings (1997)
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
„Nothing has changed since I began.
My eye has permitted no change.
I am going to keep things like this.“
— Ted Hughes English poet and children's writer 1930 - 1998
"Hawk Roosting", line 22