Change Charges


Abraham Lincoln

‘A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He is going to sit where you’re sitting, and when you’re gone; attend to those things, which are important. You may adopt all the policies you please, but how they are carried out depends on him. He will assume control of your Cities, States, and Nation. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities and corporations. The fate of humanity is in his hands.’

‘And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.’

Chancellor William

‘What became of the Black people of Sumer the traveler asked the old man, for ancient records show that the people of Sumer were Black. What happened to them? “Ah,” the old man sighed, “they lost their history, so they died.’

Clare Boothe

‘There are no hopeless situations. There are only hopeless people.’

Dolly Patton

‘If you want to change the world, you have to roll up your sleeves, and go out there and work. We never can do enough but we can do something.’

Elie Wiesel

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”

Frantz Fanon

“Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it.”

‘Every onlooker is either a coward or a traitor.’

Olakunle Soriyan

‘The unnecessary gives birth to the unnecessary.’

George Washington Carver

“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him DISTINCT and LEGITIMATE reasons for having passed through it.”

Harriet Tubman

‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.’

Gordon R. Dickson

‘Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it!’

Joyce Meyer

‘If you help a child, you will not spend years repairing adults.’

Lao Tzu

‘When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole World belongs to you.’

Mary Kay Ash

‘Many people have gone a lot farther than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.’

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Cowardice asks the question…Is it safe? Expediency asks the question…Is it politic? Vanity asks the question…Is it popular? But conscience asks the question…Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

“This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. Dangerous passions of pride, hatred and selfishness are enthroned in our lives; truth lies prostrate on the rugged hills of nameless Calvaries. The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.”

Nelson Mandela
‘When your life is the struggle, like mine was, there is little room left for family. That has always been my greatest regret, and most painful aspect of the choice I made. We watched our children grow without our guidance…To be the father of a nation is a great honour, but to be the father of a family is a greater joy. But it was a joy I had far little of.

Paul Romer

‘Great advances have always come from ideas; ideas do not fall from the sky; they come from people. People write the software, design the products and start the new businesses. Every new thing that gives pleasure or productivity or convenience …is the result of human ingenuity.” in every area of human endeavour.’


“So long as there is one child who has failed to obtain the precise educational treatment his individuality requires; so long as a single child goes hungry, has nowhere to play, fails to receive medical attention he needs; so long as the nation fails to train and provide scope for every atom of outstanding ability it can find; so long as there are administrators or teachers who feel no sense of mission, who cannot administer or who cannot teach, the system will remain incomplete.”

Winston Churchill

‘There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.’

Favorite Lines

Amanda Cater

If a Child
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn;
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight;
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy;
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty;
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident;
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate;
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice;
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith;
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself;
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.

Edward Everett Hale

‘I am only one,
But still I am one;
I cannot do everything;
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do something that I can do’

Gabriella Mistrel

We are guilty of many errors and faults
But our worst crime is abandoning the children
Neglecting the fountain of life
Many of the things we do can wait
The child cannot
Right now is the time his bones are being formed
His blood is being made and his sense are being developed
To him we cannot answer, ‘Tomorrow’
His name is TODAY.”
Nobel Prize winning poet from Chile

Kerrie Roberts

Keep breathing

You wait in darkness
For answers that you can’t see
You know what you deserve
And your wondering why your life is
Not what you thought it should be
When the knife breaks
Your heart still aches
How can you face the day
You just

Keep breathing
you’ll make it
Don’t give in
You’re not done yet
Sometimes all that you can do is
Keep breathing and believing
Don’t let go
Just hand on tighter
A little longer
When you feel like your dying
Keep breathing

Don’t give up
Don’t give in
No you’re not done
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Don’t let go

When every moment
Is almost more than you can take
You’ve got to know some
Tomorrow will bring you a breakthrough
Is the reason why
You got to get through the today
When the knife’s gone
You will be strong

Keep breathing
you’ll make it
Don’t give in
You’re not done yet
Sometimes all that you can do is
Keep breathing and believing
Don’t let go
Just hand on tighter
A little longer

With every breath
You’re bringing hope
You’re letting go of all your doubts
When nothing is easy
You got to keep going
Even when you don’t know how
You don’t have to know how, no

Keep breathing
you’ll make it
Don’t give in
You’re not done yet
Sometimes all that you can do is
Keep breathing and believing
Don’t let go
Just hand on tighter
A little longer

Keep breathing
you’ll make it
Don’t give in
You’re not done yet
Sometimes all that you can do is
Keep breathing and believing
Don’t let go
Just hand on tighter
A little longer

Keep breathing
Don’t give up
No you’re not done yet
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Don’t let go
No you’re not done yet

Martin Niemöller

First they came

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Mitch Leigh

The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

Peter J. Daniel
The gift of courage isn’t rare,
It’s just that it’s rarely tried.
To face the future, fear or foe,
You must not ever hide.
Life is full of doubts and dents,
And knock downs big and small.
But you, with courage as your friend,
Can rise like a bouncing ball.
Spring back and give your fears a fight,
Don’t take it lying down
Exhibit courage once again
And gain the winner’s crown
And as you feel your strength renewed
With vigour and with vim,
Take on a brand new fighting stance,
Erect and firm of chin.
‘Come on,’ you’ll say to all the world
‘Deliver me you worst;
I’m ready for whatever comes-
Now who will be the first!
‘I’m courage, that’s my given name
This day and ever more;
I’m here to fight until I win,
I will back down no more!’
So if you have pain that threatens you,
Or problems from within,
Great challenges or crisis points,
A bankroll that is thin.
It’s courage that’s the thing you need,
To help you through each day.
A tough and ever faithful friend,
To stay with you always.

Taiwo Akinlami

Small Faith/Big Faith

Small faith knows the acts of God,
Big faith knows the way of God.
Small faith seeks success,
Big faith seeks greatness
Small faith seeks blessings,
Big faith seeks to be blessings.
Small faith seeks healing,
Big faith seeks to heal the world.
Small faith builds buildings,
Big faith builds men.
Small faith builds personal mansions,
Big faith builds institutions of refuge.
Small faith seeks a voice,
Big faith gives the world a voice.
Small faith counts his blessings in possessions,
Big faith counts blessings in lives touched and transformed.
Small faith keeps his treasures on the earth,
Big faith keeps its treasures in heaven.
Small faith knows all men after the flesh,
Big faith knows all men after God-ordained Human Ingenuity.
Small faith seeks to get,
Big faith seeks to give.
Small faith opens the door to personal comfort,
Big faith opens the door to hall of fame of greatness.
Small faith resides in small minds,
Big faith resides in big minds, the mind of Christ.
Look around you,
What do you see?
Small faith?
Don’t look too far,
Look into yourself,
What faith do you carry?
Build your faith,
What faith do you build?

My Daily Confession

Limitless is my God;
Limitless is my capacity to create;
Limitless are my options;
Right is my information;
Forward is my movement;
Positive are my thoughts;
Bold are my confessions;
High is my spirit;
Clear is my vision;
Giants are my steps;
Certain is my victory;
Sure is His glory;
Above all, Established is His WILL.

Walt Whitman

Those corpses of young men,
Those martyrs that hang from the gibbets
—those hearts pierc’d by the gray lead,
Cold and motionless as they seem,
Live elsewhere with unslaughter’d vitality.
They live in other young men, O kings!
They live in brothers, again ready to defy you!
They were purified by death
—they were taught and exalted.
Not a grave of the murder’d for freedom,
But grows seed for freedom,
In its turn to bear seed,
Which the winds carry afar and re-sow,
And the rains and the snows nourish…