"There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot 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."Denis Diderot on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Denis Diderot on Mahatma Gandhi
"When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music."
"Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth."
"When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years."
"The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find."
"People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm."