„You can't just wish change; you have to live the change in order for it to become a reality.“

Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 61

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„You cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change!“

—  Steve Maraboli 1975

Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 83

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„Deanna's voice softened. "Theresa, I know there's a part of you that believes you can change someone, but the reality is that you can't. You can change yourself, and Garrett can change himself, but you can't do it for him."“

—  Nicholas Sparks, book Message in a Bottle

"I know that--"
"But you don't," Deanna said, gently cutting her off. "Or if you do, you don't want to see it that way. Your vision, as they say, has become clouded."
Deanna and Theresa Osbourne, Chapter 10, p. 196
Source: 1990s, Message in a Bottle (1998)

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„For a new type of progress throughout the world to become a reality, everyone must change. Tolerance is the alpha and omega of a new world order.“

—  Mikhail Gorbachev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1931

During a tour of the United States, as quoted in The New York Times (5 June 1990) http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE3DD1F30F936A35755C0A966958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
1990s

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„You have your thoughts and I have mine. This is the fact and you can't change it even if you kill me.“

—  Ba Jin Chinese novelist 1904 - 2005

Shouted out at the end of a televised public humiliation in the People's Stadium of Shanghai, during the "Cultural Revolution" (20 June 1968), as quoted in Pioneers of Modern China : Understanding the Inscrutable Chinese (2005) by Khoon Choy Lee

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