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    What is a man born for but to be a reformer, a remaker of what has been made, a denouncer of lies, a restorer of truth and good?

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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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Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the read more

Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson 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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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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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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Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their
reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. read more

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.

by Susan B. Anthony Found in: Reform Quotes,
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The race could save one-half its wasted labor Would each reform himself and spare his neighbor.

The race could save one-half its wasted labor Would each reform himself and spare his neighbor.

by Frank Putnam 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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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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