"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."A. C. Benson 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."A. C. Benson 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."A. C. Benson 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."A. C. Benson on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."A. C. Benson on Mahatma Gandhi
"When you get to my age life seems little more than one long march to and from the lavatory."
"One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do."
"I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this."