Quotes That Changed The World

What's Your WheelchairThese quotes are from philosophers, religious figures, civil rights advocates, and leaders of various countries that changed the world.  I feel, at times, human nature may subconsciously turn us off to the words of an individual we are not a fan of that could otherwise influence us in a positive way.

That being said, focus on the words, not the author, or perhaps imagine the quote coming from a social figure you like. Does it make a difference on how the quote influences you?   Enjoy, and thank you for reading.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  ~ Jesus Christ

“Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”  ~ Exodus 22

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”  ~ The Buddha

“Every man, and every body of men on earth, possesses the right of self-government. They receive it with their being from the hand of nature. Individuals exercise it by their single will; collections of men by that of their majority; for the law of the majority is the natural law of every society of men.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Love is my religion – I could die for it.”  ~ John Keats

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. …My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. “  ~ J F Kennedy

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  ~ Leo Tolstoy

“The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others.”  ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. “  ~ Charles Darwin

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”  ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. “  ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Cogito ergo sum” ( I think, therefore I am)”  ~ Rene Descartes

“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

“And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land.”  ~ Martin Luther King

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The Soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.”  ~ President Mikhail Gorbachev

“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.”  ~ Barack Obama

“I had given up my seat before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired from my work as a seamstress, and tired from the ache in my heart.”  ~ Rosa Parks

Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say, “Why not?”  ~ George Bernard Shaw

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