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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 the prodigal's return.

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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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I am an expert in hookers. I'm an expert in doormats. I'm an expert in victims. They were the best read more

I am an expert in hookers. I'm an expert in doormats. I'm an expert in victims. They were the best parts. And when I woke up -- sociologically, politically, and creatively -- I could no longer take those parts and look in the mirror.

by Shirley Maclaine Found in: Victims Quotes,
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A reformer is a man who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.

A reformer is a man who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat.

by James J. Walker Found in: Reform Quotes,
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All children are potential victims, dependent upon the world's good will.

All children are potential victims, dependent upon the world's good will.

by Sally Kempton Found in: Victims Quotes,
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The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves

The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves

by George Bernard Shaw Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Every reform needs examples more than advocates

Every reform needs examples more than advocates

by Senator John Kerry Found in: Reform Quotes,
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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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The Bolshevists would blow up the fabric with high explosive,
with horror. Others would pull down with the crowbars read more

The Bolshevists would blow up the fabric with high explosive,
with horror. Others would pull down with the crowbars and with
cranks--especially with cranks. . . . Sweating, slums, the sense
of semi-slavery in labour, must go. We must cultivate a sense of
manhood by treating men as men.

by David Lloyd George Found in: Reform Quotes,
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I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the Lords
to stop the progress of reform, read more

I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the Lords
to stop the progress of reform, reminds me very forcibly of the
great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs.
Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824, there set in
a great flood upon that town--the tide rose to an incredible
height: the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was
threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime and
terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was
seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her
mop, squeezing out the sea water, and vigorously pushing away the
Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Partington's
spirit was up; but I need not tell you that the contest was
unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was
excellent at a slop or a puddle, but she should not have meddled
with a tempest.

by Sydney Smith Found in: Reform Quotes,
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