[PW] ? Gandhi-Attributed Quote (Quotation Query #772)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Sat May 6 10:19:12 PDT 2017


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 10:47 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 9:43 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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