"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."William Cowper 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."William Cowper 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."William Cowper 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."William Cowper on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."William Cowper on Mahatma Gandhi
"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair."
"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too."
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."
"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."