"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Saul Alinsky 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."Saul Alinsky 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."Saul Alinsky 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."Saul Alinsky on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Saul Alinsky on Mahatma Gandhi
"Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in."
"A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family."
"The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself."
"Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life."
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