[Ads-l] Gandhi-Attributed Quote

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 7 11:48:53 EDT 2017


Apparently influenced by Kant's "categorical imperative" to exemplify the
ethical behavior you wish others to follow.


JL

On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 1:18 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Correction: The adage "Be the change you want to see" appeared on page
> 90 of Proverbium in 2016.
>
> Garson
>
>
> On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 12:41 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
> <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Charlie published the 1974 citation for Lorrance in Proverbium last
> > year. There seems to be a difference in the spelling of the first
> > name: "Arlean" versus "Arleen".
> >
> > [ref] 2016, Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship,
> > Volume 33, The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs: A Supplement by Charles
> > Clay Doyle and Wolfgang Mieder, Start Page 85, Quote Page 113,
> > Published by The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. (Verified
> > on paper)[/ref]
> >
> > [Begin excerpt]
> > Be the CHANGE you want (wish) to see (in the world). 1974 Arlean
> > Lorrance, "The Love Project," in Developing Priorities and a Style,
> > edited by Richard D. Kellough (New York: MSS Information Corp.) 85:
> > "One way to start a preventative program is to be the change you wish
> > to see happen" (underlining as shown). 1989 Robert K. Cooper, Health &
> > Fitness Excellence (Boston: Houghton Mifflin) 486: "Mahatma Gandhi
> > said: 'You must be the change you wish to see in the world.' You must
> > be the health, fitness, integrity, compassion.... that you wish to see
> > in the world" (italics as shown).
> > [End excerpt]
> >
> > Garson
> >
> >
> > On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 10:46 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
> > <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> When I explored the topic in 2014 a woman named Arleen Lorrance was a
> >> plausible candidate. (I haven't posted a website article yet.)
> >>
> >> Year: 1974 Copyright
> >> Title: Developing Priorities and a Style: Selected Readings in
> >> Education for Teachers and Parents
> >> Editor: Richard Dean Kellough (California State University, Sacramento)
> >> Edition: Second
> >> Chapter: The Love Project by Arleen Lorrance
> >> Start Page 85, Quote Page 85
> >> Database: Google Books Preview
> >>
> >> [Begin excerpt]
> >> THE LOVE PROJECT
> >> Arleen Lorrance, Seeker
> >> Initiator and Facilitator of The Love Project
> >>
> >> One way to start a preventative program is to be the change you want
> >> to see happen. That is the essence and substance of the simple and
> >> successful endeavor known as THE LOVE PROJECT.
> >> [End excerpt]
> >>
> >>
> >> Year: 1976 Copyright
> >> Book: Life is Victorious! : How to Grow Through Grief : A Personal
> Experience
> >> Author: Diane Kennedy Pike
> >> Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York
> >> Quote Page 196
> >> Verified with hardcopy
> >>
> >> [Begin excerpt]
> >> The LOVE PROJECT has become a new way of life for me, one that I can
> >> share with others. Its six basic principles for living in universal
> >> love express the core truths of all great religions in secular
> >> language. Those principles are:
> >>
> >> Receive all people as beautiful exactly where they are.
> >> Perceive problems as opportunities.
> >> Be the change you want to see happen instead of trying to change
> everyone else.
> >> Provide others with the opportunity to give.
> >> Consciously create your own reality.
> >> Have no expectations but, rather, abundant expectancy
> >> [End excerpt]
> >>
> >> “Be the Change” — where did this saying come from?
> >> http://www.compassionatespirit.com/wpblog/2012/08/14/be-the-
> change-where-did-this-saying-come-from/
> >>
> >> Garson
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >>> In the Yale Book of Quotations I list the quote "We must be the change
> we wish to see in the world" with a citation from the Los Angeles Times in
> 1989.  This quotation, sometimes with the word "want" instead of "wish," is
> often attributed to Gandhi.  Charles Doyle has told me in private
> correspondence that it can be traced back to the early 1970s.  Can Charles
> or anyone else point me to the earliest findable occurrences of the saying?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Fred Shapiro
> >>>
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