"Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Charles Caleb Colton 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."Charles Caleb Colton 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."Charles Caleb Colton 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."Charles Caleb Colton on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Charles Caleb Colton on Mahatma Gandhi
"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
"He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are."
"Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power."
"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books."