Reform Quotes and Sayings
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
– Elizabeth Fry
All reforms are matters of the moment; fruit of any kind plucked and eaten before ripe is sure to have unpleasant effects on all sorts of stomachs, political as well as physical.
– R. M. Walsh
Nothing helps a man to reform like thinking of the past with regret.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
Neither fire, sword, nor banishment can retard reform, but it rather hastens it forward.
– Jaques Auguste De Thou
Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.
– Derrick A. Bell
To begin a reform, go not into the places of the great and rich; go rather to those whose cups of happiness are empty–to the poor and humble.
– Lew Wallace
We talk much of reform, meaning thereby a change of mud in our mud-bath.
– Abraham Miller
Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
– Walter Lippmann
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
The voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve
– Thomas Babington Macaulay
The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example
– Mark Twain
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
To discard what is unwanted, and to retain what is needed, is what reform means.
– Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
Public reformers had need first practice on their own hearts that which they propose to try on others.
– King Charles I
The greatest reformation should be among those who have been the greatest sinners.
– Joseph Addison
Fear not to reform.
Reform is not an idea we implement; rather reform is something produced by the interactions between groups, which comes to have meaning through interpretations of social institutions.
You do not reform a world by ignoring it.
– George Bush
Whatever you dislike in another person, take care to reform in yourself.
– Thomas Spratt
I see dull people as projects … to be reformed.
– Ben Elton