"It's the most unhappy people who most fear change."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Mignon McLaughlin 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."Mignon McLaughlin 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."Mignon McLaughlin 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."Mignon McLaughlin on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Mignon McLaughlin on Mahatma Gandhi
"There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone but, years after, we know it was much later."
"A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer."
"A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners."
"Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway."
"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next."