"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Soren Kierkegaard 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."Soren Kierkegaard 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."Soren Kierkegaard 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."Soren Kierkegaard on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Soren Kierkegaard on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate."
"Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid."
"Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays."
"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important."
"Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences."