"Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Marcel Proust on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Marcel Proust on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Marcel Proust on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Marcel Proust on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Marcel Proust on Mahatma Gandhi
"Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces."
"It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body."
"Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees."
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
"A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it."
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