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Social Change Quotes

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No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Related topics: Politics

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

 

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities
is not a proof of their vitally necessary character.
The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality,
but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.
- Wilhelm Reich

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

It is bad policy to regulate everything...
where things may better regulate themselves and can
be better promoted by private exertions;
but it is no less bad policy to let those things alone
which can only be promoted by interfering social power.
- Friedrich List

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and
women and children be not shielded in their lives from
the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter,
control, or singly cope with.
- Woodrow Wilson

When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed
in an 18th century garden,
it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past,
thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.
- Robert Smithson

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Change your thoughts, change your life.
- James Allen

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Change comes from within.
- Anonymous

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin


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