— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
„Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your — your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action.“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
Context: Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern, you change your — your attitude. Once you change your attitude, it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action. As long as you gotta sit-down philosophy, you’ll have a sit-down thought pattern, and as long as you think that old sit-down thought you’ll be in some kind of sit-down action.
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
„The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.“
— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
„I see it up there in the corner of my eye:
the General's tomb standing all alone.
If I could change my fate, become a man
of heroic deed, couldn't I do better?“
— Hồ Xuân Hương Vietnamese poet 1772 - 1822
"At the Chinese General's Tomb"
— Vasily Grossman Soviet writer and journalist who originally trained as an engineer 1905 - 1964
„Fight if you wish. Deny what is before you if it comforts you. But nothing you do can change your fate.“
— Christopher Paolini American author 1983
— Marquis de Sade French novelist and philosopher 1740 - 1814
„To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910
„You can’t magically change your. You can’t magically change your sex. You can’t magically change your age.“
— Ben Shapiro American journalist and attorney 1984
As quoted in Ben Shapiro, a Provocative ‘Gladiator,’ Battles to Win Young Conservatives https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/us/ben-shapiro-conservative.html (November 23, 2017) by Sabrina Tavernise, '.
— Katharine Hepburn film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003