"As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Charles W. Chesnutt 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 W. Chesnutt 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 W. Chesnutt 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 W. Chesnutt on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Charles W. Chesnutt on Mahatma Gandhi
"There's time enough, but none to spare."