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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,

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


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.


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

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

Alexis de Tocqueville, historian

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

Voltaire, writer

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

Samuel Johnson, author

Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.


We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.

Madame Swetchine, writer

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

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

Thomas Sprat, writer

Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.


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

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


Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

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

Lord Melbourne, statesman

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.

Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer

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

Lydia Maria Child,

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

Norman Douglas, writer

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

Sydney Smith, clergyman

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

Thomas Babington Macaulay, poet

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

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

Mayor Jimmy Walker,

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

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 reform of government needs to continue.

Jim Nussle, 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

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

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

Chen Shui-bian, statesman

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

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

Elizabeth Fry, clergyman

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

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

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 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

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform.

Wyndham Lewis, author

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

Jeffrey Sachs, economist

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

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

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

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

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

John M. McHugh, 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

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

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

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

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

Ted Stevens, politician

There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females.

Ezra Cornell, businessman

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall.

Laura Miller, politician

Men must be capable of imagining and executing and insisting on social change if they are to reform or even maintain civilization, and capable too of furnishing the rebellion which is sometimes necessary if society is not to perish of immobility.

Rebecca West, author

The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that, the banking sector, is enormously daunting.

William Kirby, scientist

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,

I think there's bipartisan support in the Senate to pass a good reform bill.

Don Nickles, politician

The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you.

Natan Sharansky, 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

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

It's time to save the U.N. from its own scandals and mismanagement. It's time for U.N. Reform with teeth.

Mike Pence, politician

Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations.

Jim Sensenbrenner, politician

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

When the business interests... pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883, they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally.

Carroll Quigley, writer

For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs.

Mel Carnahan, politician

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

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 believe that what so saddens the reformer is not his sympathy with his fellows in distress, but, though he be the holiest son of God, is his private ail. Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology.

Henry David Thoreau, author

You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under, if you are really going to get your reform realized.

Emmeline Pankhurst, activist

Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans.

John McHugh, politician

The amelioration of the world cannot be achieved by sacrifices in moments of crisis; it depends on the efforts made and constantly repeated during the humdrum, uninspiring periods, which separate one crisis from another, and of which normal lives mainly consist.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.

Alexander Herzen, journalist

I've decided that the political context is such that the only way reform will finally come about in the Russian military is that the deterioration goes beyond the point to which these old generals can stand up there and resist it.

William Odom, soldier

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

Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.

J.B.S. Haldane,

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Reform is born of need, not pity.

Rebecca Harding Davis, author

I think we need to start with Philadelphia and make sure that we actually get some election reform in Philadelphia. Actually, a recent election was thrown out by a federal judge because of corruption with the voting process in Philadelphia.

Patrick McHenry, politician

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

The majority of people have not the courage to correct others because they don't have the courage to bear correction themselves.


Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago.

Jay Alan Sekulow, lawyer

We are now preparing for the reform of the yuan's exchange rate system. For such reforms to take place, we need good economic conditions... and we need to do it under tight control.

Wu Yi, politician

I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing.

Ferdinand Mount, writer

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