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Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. ⏤ Mark Twain

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Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.


Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Mark Twain, author

To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

Socrates, philosopher

The heart of every man lies open to the shafts of correction if the archer can take proper aim.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.

Edward W. Howe,

You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.

William Ewart Gladstone,

Some who will not speak against another, in the end does them harm.


Rebuke should have a grain more of salt than of sugar.


Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

Louisa May Alcott, novelist

I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.

Madame Swetchine, writer

Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.


The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform.

Alexis de Tocqueville, historian

Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things.

Samuel Johnson, author

Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.

Voltaire, writer

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.

Thomas Sprat, writer

With children use force with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.


Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, which will itself need reforming.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

Experience has two things to teach. The first is that we must correct a great deal and the second, that we must not correct too much.

Eugene Delacroix, artist

Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.


Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

People who have reformed themselves has contributed their full share towards the reformation of their neighbor.

Norman Douglas, writer

If it was not absolutely necessary, it was the foolishest thing ever done.

Lord Melbourne, statesman

A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.

Lydia Maria Child,

The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only.

Bob Riley, politician

If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.

Gloria Steinem, activist

First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.

Martin H. Fischer,

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship.

Joe Baca, politician

The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.

William Hague, politician

What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.

David Cameron, politician

The reform of government needs to continue.

Jim Nussle, politician

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

Horace Mann, educator

People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this, -- that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it.

John Jay Chapman, poet

Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!

Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet

A reformer is a guy who rides through the sewer in a glass bottom boat.

Mayor Jimmy Walker,

Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.

Sydney Smith, clergyman

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.

Susan B. Anthony, activist

To innovate is not to reform.

Edmund Burke, statesman

We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena.

Anna Lindh, politician

What the Bronx and Queens needs is Medicare for all, tuition-free public college, a federal jobs guarantee, and criminal-justice reform.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, politician

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.

William Tecumseh Sherman, soldier

There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system.

Joschka Fischer, politician

If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform.

Mary Wilson Little, writer

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.

Andrew Greeley, clergyman

In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.

Abdallah II, leader

The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements.

John Marshall Harlan, judge

The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform.

Earl Browder, activist

The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.

Jim Talent, politician

It's nice to have a lot of people in the field. Independent, third party, Libertarian, Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do. I welcome them to the race.

John Murray,

It's time to stop defending a system that is clearly in dire need of reform, stop issuing reports and setting up new roadblocks, and start providing Americans with prescription drugs that are both safe and affordable.

Herb Kohl, politician

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.

Isaiah Berlin, philosopher

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.

Jack Henry Abbott, author

Let's start fresh with Russia on some real help and some real reform.

Jeffrey Sachs, economist

There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings.

Rob Simmons, politician

The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important to the economy of Illinois, particularly the 11th Congressional District, which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district.

Jerry Weller, politician

We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.

Chen Shui-bian, statesman

In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism.

Jinato Hu,

Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care.

Lincoln Chafee, politician

To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to press for elections and for democratic reform.

John Negroponte, diplomat

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.

Jeff Bingaman, politician

History's lesson is to make the most of reform opportunities when they arise because they do not arise often and they do not last long.

Christopher Bond, politician

The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.

Peter Stuyvesant, public servant

About half my work in education is U.S. political reform around school districts and charter schools, and creating more room for entrepreneurial organizations to develop. And about half on technology, which I look at as a global platform.

Reed Hastings, businessman

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.

Elizabeth Fry, clergyman

The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.

Chuck Hagel, politician

I know reform is never easy. But I know reform is right.

Julia Gillard, statesman

Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require.

Lindsey Graham, politician

I am not opposed to intelligence reform on its face, but any changes should reflect the current context.

Ted Stevens, politician

I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild as health reform finally became law.

Paul Krugman, economist

It is right and natural that generous minds while in the twenties should think the books which try to reform the world's wrong the greatest of all.

Laurence Housman, playwright

I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved.

Ted Stevens, politician

Virginia 's tax system needs to be fixed. The time to act is now. Do not send me any more studies. Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses tinkering with real reform.

Mark Warner, politician

I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care.

Dianne Feinstein, politician

I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.

John Bright, politician

Postal service of today is far removed from that of 30 years ago when reform was last enacted.

John M. McHugh, politician

The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island - innovation, reform, public service.

Donald L. Carcieri, politician

Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom.

John Bright, politician

With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon.

John Bright, politician

I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects.

John Burns, activist

While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure.

Ruben Hinojosa, politician

You see, nature will do exactly what it must, and if we are a hindrance to its development, to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way, we will go.

Ralph Steadman, cartoonist

The interests of the United States are better served by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place than by removing our influence from the UN.

Jesse Helms, politician

It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment.

Jesse Helms, politician

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.

Clara Barton, public servant

A billion dollars every week for Iraq, $87 billion for Iraq. We can't get $5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform.

Jim Wallis, writer

I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there.

Jack Kingston, politician

I welcome the Democrats' ideas on Social Security. I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform.

Jack Kingston, politician

Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself.

John Hutton, educator

Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs.

Jim Gerlach, politician

The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.

Robert McChesney, critic

But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating.

Robert McChesney, critic

I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.

Lionel Blue, clergyman

We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path.

Warren Christopher, lawyer

Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech.

James L. Buckley, politician

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