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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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A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.

A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.

by Mort Sahl Found in: Reform Quotes,
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Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess which will itself need reforming.

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess which will itself need reforming.

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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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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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The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform read more

The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself.

by Mark Twain Found in: Reform Quotes,
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One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be read more

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.

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He who reforms himself has done more toward reforming the public than a crowd of noisy, impotent patriots

He who reforms himself has done more toward reforming the public than a crowd of noisy, impotent patriots

by Johann Kaspar Lavater 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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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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