As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew in my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me. But, alas, they would have none of it.
And now as I lie in my deathbed, I suddenly realized: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have change my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed my world.
– Written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop buried in the crypts of Westminster Abbey