"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Nathaniel Branden 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."Nathaniel Branden 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."Nathaniel Branden 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."Nathaniel Branden on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Nathaniel Branden on Mahatma Gandhi
"Productive achievement is a consequence and an expression of health and self-esteem, not its cause."
"In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn."
"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity."
"Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss."