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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi, poet
  • change

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Beauty

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller, author
  • motivational

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
  • Change

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela, statesman
  • education

The night hides a world, but reveals a universe. Chinese Proverbs,
  • inner

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank, diarist
  • improve

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Henry Ford, industrialist
  • knowledge

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson, president
  • act

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. Paulo Coelho, novelist
  • change

Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world will change. Tony Robbins, author
  • expectations

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. Henrik Ibsen, poet
  • loneliness

Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world. Tony Robbins, author
  • world

Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono, musician
  • music

Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Lolly Daskal, speaker
  • smile

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams, comedian
  • change

Before you prepare to improve the world, look around your own house three times. Chinese Proverbs,
  • three

The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • strong

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton, politician
  • anger

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa, leader
  • change

To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success. Henry Ford, industrialist
  • success

Don’t leave this world without giving it your all. Tupac Shakur, musician
  • heritage

My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature. Jane Goodall, scientist
  • nature

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • cocksure

Give generously, love warmly, act with integrity, and the world will be your friend Susan McCann, singer
  • give

There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap. Kevin James, comedian
  • funny

If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world. Arianna Huffington, journalist
  • world

Shape your world by doing a kind deed for a different person everyday. Susan McCann, singer
  • kindness

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • strength

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough. Richard M. DeVos, businessman
  • positive

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. Buddha, leader
  • thinking

Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace. Christie Brinkley, model
  • peace

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? Jesus Christ, leader
  • gain

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine, philosopher
  • travel

I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad. Moon Unit Zappa, musician
  • dark

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. John Donne, poet
  • motivational

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. Ayn Rand, writer
  • power

To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • World

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • god

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Augustine of Hippo, philosopher
  • allegory

Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world. Camryn Manheim, actress
  • positive

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • think

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. Jimi Hendrix, musician
  • music

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. Doug Coupland, author
  • beings

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • design

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer
  • exiles

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin, author
  • friendship

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour. William Blake, poet
  • eternity

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain, author
  • World

Things don't have to change the world to be important. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • change

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, scientist
  • environmental

Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has. Aaron Sorkin, producer
  • change

There is enough in this world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
  • abundance

The world is not growing worse and it is not growing better -- it is just turning around as usual. Finley Peter Dunne, journalist
  • World

The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. Bruce Springsteen, musician
  • best

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world. Marilyn Monroe, actress
  • girl

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
  • inspirational

Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world. Archibald MacLeish, poet
  • concerned

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • change

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou, poet
  • truth

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. Henry Drummond, writer
  • friends

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other. Douglas MacArthur, general
  • against

There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen. Bryan White, musician
  • happen

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
  • funny

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. Richard Dawkins, scientist
  • against

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love. Dean Koontz, author
  • between

By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier. Susan Lieberman,
  • belonging

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody. Angela Carter, novelist
  • everybody

So, I'm the Eighth Wonder of the World. It's flattering and very, very funny. Eva Longoria, actress
  • eighth

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston Churchill, statesman
  • truth

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. George Orwell, author
  • concept

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world. Alan Watts, philosopher
  • image

Everything done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther, monk
  • World

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it. Mark Cuban, businessman
  • anyone

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. John Evelyn, musician
  • friendship

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked. Little Richard, musician
  • artistic

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
  • freedom

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. Marilyn Monroe, actress
  • living

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world. Nathaniel Hawthorne, novelist
  • aroused

For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning. Conrad Veidt, actor
  • achieving

You do not reform a world by ignoring it. George Bush,
  • World

The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it. John Ciardi, dramatist
  • classroom

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. Mario Vargas Llosa, writer
  • book

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. Frederick Douglass, author
  • certainly

Every life is narrow. Our only escape is not to run away, but to learn to love the people we are and the world in which we find ourselves. Mark Haddon, novelist
  • escape

The world is in your hands, now use it. Phil Collins, musician
  • World

I never cut class. I loved getting A's, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world. Michelle Obama, first lady
  • cool

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. Umberto Eco, novelist
  • attempt

We can only change the world by changing men. Charles Wells,
  • World

The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
  • bent

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. Marianne Williamson, author
  • effects

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be. George Santayana, philosopher
  • caricature

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top. David Lynch, director
  • heart

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality. Jacque Fresco, inventor
  • expectations

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • courage

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • fifty

All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct. Robert Ley, soldier
  • instinct

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world. Amos Oz, writer
  • family

The world is a fine place worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • World

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • christian

Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can. George Allen, Sr., coach
  • ability

The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love. Ice Cube, musician
  • career

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Charles Spurgeon, clergyman
  • trust

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist
  • already

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. Socrates, philosopher
  • greatest

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. Virginia Woolf, author
  • anguish

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
  • best

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession. Phyllis Schlafly, lawyer
  • american

Let me into your lives, your world. Live on me, so that you may become truly alive. Jesus Christ, leader
  • alive

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy - and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. Robert A. Heinlein, writer
  • blunder

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • books

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson, author
  • forgiveness

Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary. Margaret Cho, comedian
  • extraordinary

There are enough churches already, but the world still needs salvation. Sun Myung Moon, clergyman
  • already

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer
  • concert

If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can follow our own individual enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell, so to speak. Satish Kumar, activist
  • enlightenment

We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent. Ronald Reagan, president
  • World

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. Kurt Vonnegut, author
  • World

The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth. Mario Puzo, novelist
  • children

Fantasy is toxic: the private cruelty and the world war both have their start in the heated brain. Elizabeth Bowen, novelist
  • brain

The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause. Gustav Mahler, composer
  • applause

We believe world peace is inevitable. Anne Perry, novelist
  • believe

My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place. Jesus Christ, leader
  • another

Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult! Taylor Swift, musician
  • difficult

'War on terror' is a misnomer. It would be like calling America's involvement in World War II a 'war on kamikazism.' Terrorism, like kamikazism, is a tactic. Dinesh D'Souza, author
  • america

Everything's got space between it, the planets, trees, your eyes. Your eyes get too close together, it's a whole different world. You can lose perspective. Mos Def, musician
  • between

I grew up as this very carefree, happy kid then things turned darker for me. Maybe it was because I saw that the world wasn't as happy a place as I had hoped it would be for me. Angelina Jolie, actress
  • carefree

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility. Richard Dawkins, scientist
  • computers

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. Thomas A. Edison, inventor
  • friendship

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. T. S. Eliot, poet
  • bang

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer, writer
  • learning

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • funny

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  • flowers

A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Edward Moore, philosopher
  • travel

All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. Bob Dylan, musician
  • truth

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice. Jules Renard, dramatist
  • danger

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. Carl Sagan, scientist
  • awake

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • depends

Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world. Grace Paley, writer
  • courage

Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world. J. K. Rowling, author
  • sign

I know me, and those close to me know me. But sadly, the outside world thinks I'm some kind of a crook. Benny Hinn, clergyman
  • close

When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world. Michael Ondaatje, author
  • closed

Look, we're all saddled with things that make us better or worse. This world is a crazy place, and I've chosen to make my work about that insanity. Barbara Kruger, artist
  • chosen

Language should find itself in the physical world, and not end up locked in an idea in somebody's head. Robert Smithson, artist
  • end

Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth. Edith Piaf, musician
  • another

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world. Aaron Klug, physicist
  • best

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy, president
  • Variety

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings. Martin Buber, philosopher
  • World

The world is governed by opinion. William Ellery Channing, writer
  • World

The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
  • World


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