[Ads-l] Quote: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99s_?=the only thing that ever has

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 13 00:57:32 EST 2017


The statement in the subject line is usually attributed to Margret
Mead. Way back in June 2012 a discussion thread on this topic
occurred.

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2012-June/120280.html

Now an article on the Quote Investigator website is available:

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/11/12/change-world/

[Begin excerpt]
Great thanks to George Marshall, Daniel Gackle, Carol Lamm, Drew
Myron, and Matthew Warshauer whose inquiries led QI to formulate this
question and perform this exploration. Special thanks to the
pioneering researchers Fred R. Shapiro, Ralph Keyes, Barry Popik, Bill
Mullins and Mardy Grothe. Thanks also to discussants Jonathan Lighter
and Wilson Gray.
[End excerpt]

Feedback welcome,
Garson

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