“Be the fellow citizen you’d like to see in America.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Actually, Gandhi didn’t say that. He said: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Actually, he didn’t even say THAT. He actually said: “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.”
Which works. As does my bastardization at the top of the column.
What would he say if he were alive now? Probably something closer to: “You’re freaking kidding me, right?”