“When I was young and free my imagination had no limits, I dreamed I could change the world.
As I grew older and wiser, I realized the world would not change, and I decided to shorten my sights somewhat and change only my Country. But it seemed immovable.
As I entered my twilight years, in one last attempt, I sought only to change my family, those closest to me; but alas, they would have none of it.
And now here I lie on my deathbed, and I realize perhaps for the first time, that if I had only changed myself first, then by example I may have influenced my family, and with their encouragement and support, I may have bettered my country.
And who knows? I may have changed the world.”
Source: Anglican Bishop, written around 1100 AD – from the Crypt of Westminster Abbey