You and the world should stop thinking of changing each other. Just allow a third person to do the needful. You know who I mean: God, the only Doer.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
If we cannot envision the world we would like to live in, we cannot work towards its creation. If we cannot place ourselves in it in our imagination, we will not believe it is possible.
Change your thoughts, and you change your world.
Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
Can the world exist without one to cognise it? Which comes first the being-consciousness or the rising-consciousness? The former is always there and eternal; the latter rises and disappears. It is transient.
If you want to leave the world better than you found it, then use your heart of compassion and your life of concern.
Come behold this world, which is like unto an ornamented royal chariot, wherein fools flounder, but for the wise there is no attachment.