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    Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their
    reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform.
    Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or
    nothing in the world's estimation.

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All zeal for a reform, that gives offence
To peace and charity, is mere pretence.

All zeal for a reform, that gives offence
To peace and charity, is mere pretence.

by William Cowper Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue.

Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue.

by James Cardinal Gibbons Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.

by Mark Twain Found in: Reform Quotes,
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All reformers are bachelors.

All reformers are bachelors.

by George A. Moore Found in: Reform Quotes,
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The oyster-women lock'd their fish up,
And trudged away to cry, No Bishop.

The oyster-women lock'd their fish up,
And trudged away to cry, No Bishop.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Grant that the old Adam in these persons may be so buried, that
the new man may be raised read more

Grant that the old Adam in these persons may be so buried, that
the new man may be raised up in them.

by Book Of Common Prayer Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Every reformation must have its victims. You can't expect the fatted calf to share the enthusiasm of the angels over read more

Every reformation must have its victims. You can't expect the fatted calf to share the enthusiasm of the angels over the prodigal's return.

by Saki Found in: Reform Quotes, Victims Quotes,
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The hole and the patch should be commensurate.

The hole and the patch should be commensurate.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Reform is born of need, not pity. No vital movement of the people has worked down, for good or evil; read more

Reform is born of need, not pity. No vital movement of the people has worked down, for good or evil; fermented, instead, carried up the heaving, cloggy mass.

by Rebecca Harding Davis Found in: Reform Quotes,
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