Reform Quotes and Sayings

Adversity makes you realize that you are weak & must reform.

Submitted by: Muhammad Saqib Al Wadaudi on April 28, 2018

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

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

Nothing helps a man to reform like thinking of the past with regret.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.
– Derrick A. Bell

Neither fire, sword, nor banishment can retard reform, but it rather hastens it forward.
– Jaques Auguste De Thou

We talk much of reform, meaning thereby a change of mud in our mud-bath.
– Abraham Miller

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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

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

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

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

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Fear not to reform.
Confucius

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

All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed.
– Bryant McGill

Reform lets in light through the dark curtain of ignorance and superstition.
– H. S. Jacobs

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry. The Conservative
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.
– George Santayana

What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.
– B. R. Ambedkar

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A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.
– Lydia Maria Child

I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
– Edward W. Howe

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

People who have reformed themselves have contributed their full share towards the reformation of their neighbor.
– Norman Douglas

If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God. We must serve him in whatever way we are called. I am called to help the individual; to love each poor person. Not to deal with institutions. I am in no position to judge.
Mother Teresa

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