"You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Eleanor Roosevelt 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."Eleanor Roosevelt 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."Eleanor Roosevelt 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."Eleanor Roosevelt on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Eleanor Roosevelt on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice."
"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday."
"Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."