"People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Albert Ellis 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."Albert Ellis 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."Albert Ellis 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."Albert Ellis on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Albert Ellis on Mahatma Gandhi
"I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public."
"The art of love is largely the art of persistence."
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
"We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today."
"People could rationally decide that prolonged relationships take up too much time and effort and that they'd much rather do other kinds of things. But most people are afraid of rejection."