Quotation Explorer - 'Reform'

War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
Abt Draws from a trove of personal experience to create a vivid account of the people and place. Along the way, Abt addresses big questions such as economic reform and practical ones such as how to use e–commerce to achieve brand recognition in North Korea. - Jeff Baron
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not. - Oscar Wilde
Tax reform means "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree."
The only way to reform some people is to chloroform them.
In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, for knowledge, and even beauty is only a vein sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of ones clothes in a community of blind men. - Joseph Conrad
REFORM, v. A thing that mostly satisfies reformers opposed to reformation. - Ambrose Bierce
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). - Mark Twain
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thine own.
If you conform, you can never reform. - Debasish Mridha
Education reform doesn't come cheap. But the price of ignorance is far, far greater - Rania Al Abdullah
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons. - John Ruskin
How can you reform when you are always busy conforming? - Debasish Mridha M.D.
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
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform. - Henry David Thoreau
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 only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life. - Oscar Wilde
Shall I confess it, Mr. Hartright? I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise. - Wilkie Collins
Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it - Herman Cain
As outsiders looking in, my readers and I must reform how we think so we may open ourselves to new forms of knowledge. - Cristina Marrero
To reform the world - means to reform upbringing... - Janusz Korczak
All violence demands reform, and all violence desperately begs to be healed. - Bryant McGillns
The proper task of social reform is to remove poverty from society and to ensure that people do not sell their conscience to make a living. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. - Clarence Darrow
Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep. - Henry David Thoreau
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations and social standing, never can bring about a reform. - Susan B. Anthony
Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly reforming their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact they’re always busy reforming is an implicit admission that they didn’t get it right the first 50 times. - Lawrence W. Reed
There's a light, a light of hope, to break, destroy, recreat, unite and reform grounds of a future, our sustenance. And until that light shines so bright, we the people, our generation will forever March on to failure, otherwise eternal victory is assured!!!!!!!! - Samuel Gyekye Mensah
Our teaching systems mostly teach us how to conform but not how to reform. - Debasish Mridha
The real church is comprised of a long list of "formers" who collectively work together for world reform. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
To speak of television as 'neutral' and therefore subject to change is as absurd as speaking of the reform of a technology such as guns. - Jerry Mander
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. - Mark Twain
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. - Mahatma Gandhi
Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
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