„What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.“

Source: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

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Source: One Door Away from Heaven (2001)
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„Don't ask the world to change — you change first.“

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