"Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Laurence Sterne 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."Laurence Sterne 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."Laurence Sterne 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."Laurence Sterne on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Laurence Sterne on Mahatma Gandhi
"I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor."
"So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil."
"Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness."
"People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy."
"People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy."