Sometimes you need a little inspiration and alternative perspective to make a change, and change is something that the world needs right now.
Here are 19 inspirational quotes that will inspire you to make a difference, if not in your own life, then in the world around you.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. –Mother Teresa
If you ask people what they’ve always wanted to do, most people haven’t done it. – Angelina Jolie
Just a little help, a small security force, a bit of food, can save lives. – Nicholas Kristof
If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. – Warren Buffett
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life. – Confucius
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people’s lives. – Oprah Winfrey
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Gandhi
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one. – John Lennon