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Reform quotes by Erwin Panofsky
#1. Reform or no reform, he never ceased to promote the interests of St. Denis and the Royal House of France with the same naive, and in his case not entirely unjustified, conviction of their identity with those of the nation and with the Will of God as a modern oil or steel magnate may promote legislation favorable to his company and to his bank as something beneficial to the welfare of this country and to the progress of mankind. #Quote by Erwin Panofsky
Reform quotes by Eugene Delacroix
#2. Experience has two things to teach. The first is that we must correct a great deal and the second, that we must not correct too much. #Quote by Eugene Delacroix
Reform quotes by Jean Giraudoux
#3. All the evil in the world is the fault of the self-styled pure in heart, a result of their eagerness to unearth secrets and expose them to the light of the sun. #Quote by Jean Giraudoux
Reform quotes by John Mica
#4. Yes, I do agree we need health care reform; however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people. #Quote by John Mica
Reform quotes by Jonathan Swift
#5. The example alone of a vicious prince will corrupt an age; but that of a good one will not reform it. #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Reform quotes by Chuck Grassley
#6. My goal for reform is not necessarily to pass laws but to make sure the laws are being followed. #Quote by Chuck Grassley
Reform quotes by Jack Henry Abbott
#7. Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause. #Quote by Jack Henry Abbott
Reform quotes by Norman Finkelstein
#8. Israel will not reform itself because it cannot reform itself. It is contaminated at every level, not the least the judiciary, by a virulent brew of racism and arrogance freely circulating in a body politic whose immune system has collapsed. By fostering the illusion that if Israel incorporated a handful of internal administrative reforms it would heal itself, the Report conveyed and validated the utterly counterfeit image that Israel was essentially a healthy society. But a state that every couple of years launches - with overwhelming popular support and without a hint of remorse - yet another high-tech blitzkrieg against a defenseless, trapped civilian population is profoundly sick. #Quote by Norman Finkelstein
Reform quotes by Darrell Issa
#9. I don't need to be looking at every failure of government, I need to be looking where failure of government needs reform. #Quote by Darrell Issa
Reform quotes by Wendell Berry
#10. A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd. But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community, and it will have to be reckoned with. I would rather go before the government with two people who have a competent understanding of an issue, and who therefore deserve a hearing, than with two thousand who are vaguely dissatisfied.
But even the most articulate public protest is not enough. We don't live in the government or in institutions or in our public utterances and acts, and the environmental crisis has its roots in our lives. By the same token, environmental health will also be rooted in our lives. That is, I take it, simply a fact, and in the light of it we can see how superficial and foolish we would be to think that we could correct what is wrong merely by tinkering with the institutional machinery. The changes that are required are fundamental changes in the way we are living. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Reform quotes by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
#11. There can be neither politically nor morally a good which is not universal ... we cannot reform for a time or for a class, but for all and for the whole, and our very interests will draw us together in one wide bond of sympathy. #Quote by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Reform quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#12. How can you possibly hope to reform her after the life she's been leading?'
'It's not her I'm wanting to reform - it's me,' he replied. 'Besides, it's taking me into a world where I can do some good.'
'I can't imagine you happy.'
'That's not the point.'
'Of course it isn't. But if she has a heart, she can't be happy either. She can't want you to do that.'
'No, she doesn't.'
'I see. But life ... '
'What about life?'
'Life demands something different.'
'Life only wants us to do the right things,' said Nekhlyudov.
-Resurrection #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Reform quotes by Charles Krauthammer
#13. Winning control of the Senate would allow Republicans to pass a whole range of measures now being held up by Reid, often at the behest of the White House. Make it a major reform agenda. The centerpiece might be tax reform, both corporate and individual. It is needed, popular and doable. Then go for the low-hanging fruit enjoying wide bipartisan support, such as the Keystone XL pipeline and natural gas exports, most especially to Eastern Europe. One could then add border security, energy deregulation and health-care reform that repeals the more onerous Obamacare mandates. #Quote by Charles Krauthammer
Reform quotes by Ben Quayle
#14. I welcome the President and working with him to try to get some of that medical malpractice reform so we can get the cost of health care to come down. #Quote by Ben Quayle
Reform quotes by Stephen F. Lynch
#15. Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts. #Quote by Stephen F. Lynch
Reform quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#16. Diana and I are thinking seriously of promising each other that we will never marry but be nice old maids and live together forever. Diana hasn't quite made up her mind though, because she thinks perhaps it would be nobler to marry some wild, dashing, wicked young man and reform him. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Reform quotes by Ahmed Zewail
#17. Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels. #Quote by Ahmed Zewail
Reform quotes by Ariel Levy
#18. Instead of trying to reform other people's - or her own - perception of feminist, the FCP likes to position herself as something outside the normal bounds of womanhood. #Quote by Ariel Levy
Reform quotes by G.D.H. Cole
#19. Man is everywhere in chains, and his chains will not be broken till he feels that it is degrading to be a bondsman, whether to an individual or to a State. The disease of civilization is not so much the material poverty of the many as the decay of the spirit of freedom and self-confidence. The revolt that will change the world will spring, not from the benevolence that breeds "reform", but from the will to be free. Men will act together in the full consciousness of their mutual dependence; but they will act for themselves. Their liberty will not be given them from above; they will take it on their own behalf. #Quote by G.D.H. Cole
Reform quotes by Ismail Haniyeh
#20. The people have said yes to change and reform. The majority of the Palestinians have said yes to the slogan, 'Islam is the solution.' The people also voted in favor of our policy of resistance and against the occupation. Our policy is designed to defend Jerusalem, achieve the right of return for all refugees and the release of our prisoners. #Quote by Ismail Haniyeh
Reform quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#21. We must reform society before we can reform ourselves. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Reform quotes by Thomas E. Woods Jr.
#22. Nisbet could find much to disturb a traditional conservative even in the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan: "President Reagan's deepest soul is not Republican-conservative but New Deal-Second World War Democrat. Thus his well noted preference for citing FDR and Kennedy as noble precedents for his actions rather than Coolidge, Hoover, or even Eisenhower. The word 'revolution' springs lightly from his lips, for anything from tax reform to narcotics prosecution. Reagan's passion for crusades, moral and military, is scarcely American-conservative. #Quote by Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Reform quotes by Newt Gingrich
#23. Input of public judgement for any major tax reform. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Reform quotes by Erik Paulsen
#24. As Congress debates overhauling the nation's health care system, it should not authorize a reform plan that would further our financial woes. We must avoid creating an unsustainable government program. There is no question that reform is needed, but health care can be made more affordable without massive and expensive new bureaucracies. #Quote by Erik Paulsen
Reform quotes by Colin Angle
#25. One of the big things coming out of healthcare reform is a thing called the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS) which is a mechanism to reimburse people staying at home for technology and services that allow them to stay at home. #Quote by Colin Angle
Reform quotes by Ben  Rhodes
#26. But President Obama wants us to discuss bigger issues as well. He wants to change the relationship in fundamental ways while in office. We won't resolve this all in one meeting, but we want to discuss this in this channel. I then went through a long list of nearly every aspect in the U.S.-Cuba relationship that we wanted to change. The State Sponsor of Terrorism list; unwinding the U.S. embargo; restoring diplomatic relations; the reform of Cuba's economy and political system, including Internet access, labor rights, and political freedoms. During the pauses for translation, I looked at Alejandro and thought about how he was processing this in a different language, informed by a different history, focused primarily on getting these Cubans out of prison. I ended by reiterating that Alan Gross's release was essential for any of this to happen and noting that we would respect Cuban sovereignty - our policy was not to change the regime. #Quote by Ben Rhodes
Reform quotes by Julian Assange
#27. The aim of Wikileaks is to achieve just reform around the world and do it through the mechanism of transparency. #Quote by Julian Assange
Reform quotes by Tom Daschle
#28. We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics. #Quote by Tom Daschle
Reform quotes by Barack Obama
#29. I am here for my mother and all the Americans who are forced to spend time arguing with health insurance companies instead of focusing on getting well. I am here for the millions of lives that will be touched and in some cases, saved, by health insurance reform. I am here for the small businesses who are forced to choose between health care and hiring. I am here for the seniors who are unable to afford the prescriptions they need. #Quote by Barack Obama
Reform quotes by Steven Norton
#30. The general consensus seemed to be that if prayer didn't take care of the problem, a belt to the ass and the threat of reform school would. #Quote by Steven Norton
Reform quotes by Reza Aslan
#31. From the Islamic perspective, however, the attacks on New York and Washington were part of an ongoing clash between those Muslims who strive to reconcile their religious values with the realities of the modern world, and those who react to modernism and reform by reverting - sometimes fanatically - to the "fundamentals" of their faith. #Quote by Reza Aslan
Reform quotes by Debasish Mridha
#32. If you conform, you can never reform. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Reform quotes by Sarah Vowell
#33. One of the slight variances between the Stalwarts and their fellow Republicans the Half-Breeds is that the Half-Breeds, partly out of frustration with the Civil War sainthood of Grant, were clean-shirt guys more interested in stumping for mild civil service reform - a platform whose merit would make for a less stirring campaign song. A bureaucrat should pass a test, hurrah, hurrah! #Quote by Sarah Vowell
Reform quotes by Robert McChesney
#34. The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters. #Quote by Robert McChesney
Reform quotes by Charles Schumer
#35. I think on this issue more than any other we're going to see sort of a bipartisan longing to get something done, and hopefully you're not going to find the fisticuffs that you would find on lots of other issues. I think you'll be able to glean a sense of progress without us revealing the specifics. #Quote by Charles Schumer
Reform quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#36. There's nothing good about being certain about things. And I don't think there's any real talent in using language in a manipulative way, with phrases like "tax relief" or "Social Security reform." It's politically clever, but it's also completely disingenuous, and it's not something to aspire to. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Reform quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith
#37. Emancipation of belief is the most formidable of the tasks of reform and the one on which all else depends. #Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
Reform quotes by Eric Cantor
#38. It is my hope that I can stand before you in two years and report back that our side, as well as the president's, found within us the ability to set differences aside, to provide relief to so many millions of Americans who simply want their life to work again. #Quote by Eric Cantor
Reform quotes by Vaclav Klaus
#39. It is what makes the reform process an art, not just a science. You have to develop a strategy that tells you what reform measures you should follow and in what sequence. #Quote by Vaclav Klaus
Reform quotes by Heinrich Heine
#40. Reform Judaism is like mock turtle soup-turtle soup without the turtle #Quote by Heinrich Heine
Reform quotes by Henry Handel Richardson
#41. Oh my eye Betty Martin! Aren't I glad it isn't me that's going to school! It looks just like a prison. #Quote by Henry Handel Richardson
Reform quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#42. When I go into a museum and see the mummies wrapped in their linen bandages, I see that the lives of men began to need reform as long ago as when they walked the earth. I come out into the streets, and meet men who declare that the time is near at hand for the redemption of the race. But as men lived in Thebes, so do they live in Dunstable today. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Reform quotes by Barack Obama
#43. It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent. #Quote by Barack Obama
Reform quotes by Russell Kirk
#44. Principle #6: Recognition that change and reform are not identical, and that innovation is a devouring conflagration more often than it is a torch of progress. #Quote by Russell Kirk
Reform quotes by Marty Meehan
#45. Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws. #Quote by Marty Meehan
Reform quotes by Barack Obama
#46. Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades. And for good reason: when people come here to fulfill their dreams - to study, invent, and contribute to our culture - they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and create jobs for everyone. So let's get immigration reform done this year. #Quote by Barack Obama
Reform quotes by Robert Anton Wilson
#47. The most thoroughly and relentlessly damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all 'Damned Things' is the individual human being. The social engineers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this 'Damned Thing' into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into their slots. #Quote by Robert Anton Wilson
Reform quotes by Donalyn Miller
#48. The purpose of school should not be to prepare students for more school. We should be seeking to have fully engaged students now. #Quote by Donalyn Miller
Reform quotes by Lindsey Graham
#49. Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require. #Quote by Lindsey Graham
Reform quotes by Mariano Rajoy
#50. We have to change economic policy: create confidence, foster investment, cut the public deficit, restructure taxation and reform the labor laws. #Quote by Mariano Rajoy
Reform quotes by Rona Ambrose
#51. Any reform of that fundamental nature, potentially constitutional, it has to go to the people. It has to be a be a referendum, and that's why it was a plebiscite in all of the provinces in which it's been attempted. #Quote by Rona Ambrose
Reform quotes by Nancy Schaefer
#52. I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to these families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. #Quote by Nancy Schaefer
Reform quotes by Susan B. Anthony
#53. To be successful a person must attempt but one reform. By urging two, both are injured, as the average mind can grasp and assimilate but one idea at a time. #Quote by Susan B. Anthony
Reform quotes by Evan Osnos
#54. Mao relied on propaganda and education - "Thought Reform," as he called it, which became known colloquially as xinao, or "mind-cleansing." (In 1950, a CIA officer who learned of it coined the term brainwashing.) #Quote by Evan Osnos
Reform quotes by Ron Wyden
#55. The combination of the growth of these digital technologies, the ability of the government to conjure up these secret interpretations, plus a very unusual and novel court make for this ever-expanding surveillance state. We so treasure our freedoms; we will regret it if our generation doesn't use this unique time to reform the surveillance laws and make it clear that security and liberty are not mutually exclusive. We can do both. #Quote by Ron Wyden
Reform quotes by Paul Wolfowitz
#56. Support for peaceful reform by the people themselves is the right way to promote democracy, not the use of force. #Quote by Paul Wolfowitz
Reform quotes by John Collier
#57. How happy I might be, if only she was less greedy, better tempered, not addicted to raking up old grudges, more affectionate, with slightly yellower hair, slimmer, and about twenty years younger! But what is the good of expecting such a woman to reform? #Quote by John Collier
Reform quotes by Jesse Helms
#58. The interests of the United States are better served by demanding reform and seeing that reform takes place than by removing our influence from the UN. #Quote by Jesse Helms
Reform quotes by Robert Scheer
#59. What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the obligation of the federal government to step in when the states failed and to monitor these programs. #Quote by Robert Scheer
Reform quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#60. Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Reform quotes by Jane Mayer
#61. Opponents of climate change reform got their wish. "Gridlock is the greatest friend a global warming skeptic has, because that's all you really want," Morano later acknowledged. "There's no legislation we're championing. We're the negative force. We are just trying to stop stuff. #Quote by Jane Mayer
Reform quotes by Paul Ryan
#62. We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Reform quotes by John Rowland
#63. I'm excited about seeing a bipartisan plan to reform education in the United States. The only other option is to protect the status quo and I really don't think anybody wants to do that. #Quote by John Rowland
Reform quotes by Barbara Tuchman
#64. For most people reform meant relief from ecclesiastical extortions. #Quote by Barbara Tuchman
Reform quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#65. We can only change life in the country and radically reform society by having God's wisdom, strength and authority #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Reform quotes by Gregory Feifer
#66. Vladimir Putin shot out of obscurity in 1999 by exploiting growing nostalgia for the USSR, fueled by the disappointment, uncertainty and crisis that brought Yeltsin's reform era to a shuddering halt. Once in power the following year, Putin set about building an authoritarian regime whose control would expand for more than a decade, until soaring corruption on top of another economic downturn - a much smaller one, triggered by the global financial crisis of 2008 - prompted another backlash. #Quote by Gregory Feifer
Reform quotes by Mary Norris
#67. Benjamin Franklin, who was already in his eighties when he befriended Webster, and who advocated spelling reform, had encouraged the younger man to adopt his ideas. Franklin proposed that we lose c, w, y, and j; modify a and u to represent their different sounds; and adopt a new form of s for sh and a variation on y for ng as well as tweak the h of th to distinguish the sounds of "thy" and "thigh," "swath" and "swathe." If Franklin had had his way, he would have been the Saint Cyril of America - Cyril "perfected" the Greek alphabet for the Russian language; hence the Cyrillic alphabet - and American English would look like Turkish. #Quote by Mary Norris
Reform quotes by Jinato Hu
#68. In the past 20 years and more since China embarked on the road of reform and opening up, we have moved steadfastly to promote political restructuring and vigorously build democratic politics under socialism. #Quote by Jinato Hu
Reform quotes by Robert M
#69. My view of university training is to unsettle the minds of young men, to widen their horizons, to inflame their intellects. It is not a hardening, or settling process. Education is not to teach men facts, theories, or laws; it is not to reform them, or amuse them, or to make them expert technicians in any field; it is to teach them to think, to think straight if possible; but to think always for themselves. #Quote by Robert M
Reform quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#70. Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Reform quotes by Bernie Sanders
#71. If the goal of health-care reform is to provide comprehensive, universal health care in a cost-effective way, the only honest approach is a single-payer approach. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Reform quotes by Taylor Caldwell
#72. You'll notice that it is the haters of humanity who are always trying to reform it. They want to feel superior to the general run of mankind. #Quote by Taylor Caldwell
Reform quotes by Nancy Pelosi
#73. Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform. #Quote by Nancy Pelosi
Reform quotes by Ivan Illich
#74. The American university has become the final stage of the most all encompassing initiation rite the world has ever known. No society in history has been able to survive without ritual or myth, but ours is the first which has needed such a dull, protracted, destructive, and expensive initiation into its myth. The contemporary world civilization is also the first one which has found it necessary to rationalize its fundamental initiation ritual in the name of education. We cannot begin a reform of education unless we first understand that neither individual learning nor social equality can be enhanced by the ritual of schooling. We cannot go beyond the consumer society unless we first understand that obligatory public schools inevitably reproduce such a society, no matter what is taught in them. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Reform quotes by Gore Vidal
#75. No reform ever came from the bottom, and it was always people who understood how the ruling class worked who turned out to be the reformers. #Quote by Gore Vidal
Reform quotes by Ginny Brown-Waite
#76. The list of non-democratic regimes that have seen significant reforms since 2001 is long and significant. #Quote by Ginny Brown-Waite
Reform quotes by Edward Snowden
#77. My case clearly demonstrates the need for comprehensive whistleblower protection act reform. If we had had a real process in place, and reports of wrongdoing could be taken to real, independent arbiters rather than captured officials, I might not have had to sacrifice so much to do what at this point even the President seems to agree needed to be done. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Reform quotes by Nick Clegg
#78. One thing I have frankly decided is that when it comes to political reform we have two conservative parties in British politics. Both the Labour and Conservative parties have constantly and repeatedly failed to honour promises they have made about reforming, cleaning, modernising our clapped-out system. #Quote by Nick Clegg
Reform quotes by Emmeline Pankhurst
#79. The way to reform has always led through prison. #Quote by Emmeline Pankhurst
Reform quotes by Zander Sherman
#80. Like taking a breath, learning was the simple and extraordinary result of being alive. #Quote by Zander Sherman
Reform quotes by David Edward Goldberg
#81. The emotional transformation of engineering education isn't magical thinking. Nor is it a vague abstraction or a series of touchy-feely practices. It is based on a philosophy of education that is grounded in the real world and in the lives of the students we serve. It's available to everyone. It isn't expensive. It can't be accomplished in the old paradigm under the old assumptions about how education change happens, but in the right atmosphere, the change flows organically from the students themselves. That atmosphere requires systematic language change, culture change, and personal change by students, faculty, and all the stakeholders in education. #Quote by David Edward Goldberg
Reform quotes by Sal Albanese
#82. It always takes a scandal to bring about reform. #Quote by Sal Albanese
Reform quotes by Aldous Huxley
#83. Indifference to all the refinements of life
it's really shocking. Just Calvinism, that's all. Calvinism without the excuse of Calvin's theology. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Reform quotes by Russell Kirk
#84. Sudden and slashing reforms are as perilous as sudden and slashing surgery. #Quote by Russell Kirk
Reform quotes by David Cameron
#85. You've taxed too much, borrowed too much and are a roadblock to reform. #Quote by David Cameron
Reform quotes by Aiden Wilson Tozer
#86. Religion can reform a person's life, but it can never transform him. Only the Holy Spirit can transform! #Quote by Aiden Wilson Tozer
Reform quotes by John Sharp
#87. While the rest of the country is still talking about welfare reform, Texas is implementing it. #Quote by John Sharp
Reform quotes by Roger Scruton
#88. The common law does not proceed by legislation, or by imposing directives and decrees on a reluctant population. It proceeds by resolving conflicts, and discovering the rules that are implicit in those conflicts and in the behaviour that gives rise to them. Common law is discovered law, and its principles are not imposed from above but extracted from below, by judges whose aim is to do justice in the individual case, rather than to reform the conduct of mankind. Its rights are not stated but implied, and they encapsulate a vision of individual freedom rather than a politics of collective conformity. The rights dreamed up in the European Courts, by judges who do not pay the cost of imposing them, are experiments in social engineering, rather than recognitions of individual sovereignty, and this is in no matter more evident than in those clauses that have imposed the mores of the elite on a reluctant residue of Christian believers, and which are now ubiquitous in our statutory law. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Reform quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#89. The people thrown into other cultures go through something of the anguish of the butterfly, whose body must disintegrate and reform more than once in its life cycle. In her novel "Regeneration," Pat Barker writes of a doctor who "knew only too well how often the early stages of change or cure may mimic deterioration. Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cat of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay." But the butterfly is so fit an emblem of the human soul that its name in Greek is "psyche," the word for soul. We have not much language to appreciate this phase of decay, this withdrawal, this era of ending that must precede beginning. Nor of the violence of the metamorphosis, which is often spoken of as though it were as graceful as a flower blooming. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Reform quotes by Wendy Aron
#90. Behind every humorist who delights in knifing hypocrites is a major self-critic. #Quote by Wendy Aron
Reform quotes by Marco Rubio
#91. Conservatism has always been about reforming government and solving problems, and that's why the conservative movement should lead on immigration reform. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Reform quotes by Paul Ryan
#92. A bold reform agenda is our moral obligation. If we make the case effectively and win this November, then we will have the moral authority to enact the kind of fundamental reforms America has not seen since Ronald Reagan's first year. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Reform quotes by Arne Duncan
#93. We've seen more reform in the last year than we've seen in decades, and we haven't spent a dime yet. It's staggering how the Recovery Act is driving change. #Quote by Arne Duncan
Reform quotes by Leland Stanford
#94. A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness. #Quote by Leland Stanford
Reform quotes by Barack Obama
#95. After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land. #Quote by Barack Obama
Reform quotes by Richard Di Natale
#96. We need to review the process for the election of Speaker. We've got to reform Question Time, which is really a waste of time. There are so many things that we need to do to reform our Parliament and I think it's bigger than that. It's all about the sort of leadership that people are getting at the moment. They're fed up with this sorta day-to-day bickering, not putting the national interest ahead of these narrow partisan interests. #Quote by Richard Di Natale
Reform quotes by Jimmy Fallon
#97. While he was in Utah, Obama discussed immigration reform with leaders of the Mormon Church. Obama introduced the first lady. Then the church's president introduced HIS first lady. And his second lady. And his third, fourth, and fifth ladies. #Quote by Jimmy Fallon
Reform quotes by Jerrold Nadler
#98. Let's drive the message home: we need health insurance reform, we need a strong public option, and we won't settle for less. #Quote by Jerrold Nadler
Reform quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#99. Religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes India will die, in spite of politics, in spite of social reforms, in spite of Kubera's wealth poured upon the head of every one of her children. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Reform quotes by Preston Sturges
#100. I don't believe environment has the slightest bit to do with anything - I only believe in ancestral influence. It would have made no difference whether I'd been brought up in a reform school, or on the island of Lesbos. #Quote by Preston Sturges
Reform quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#101. She was rather like one of those innocent-tasting American drinks which creep imperceptibly into your system so that, before you know what you're doing, you're starting out to reform the world by force if necessary and pausing on your way to tell the large man in the corner that, if he looks at you like that, you will knock his head off. #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Reform quotes by Christopher Bond
#102. More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators. #Quote by Christopher Bond
Reform quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#103. We should endeavor practically in our lives to correct all the defects which our imagination detects. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Reform quotes by Maajid Nawaz
#104. President Barack Obama and many liberal-minded commentators have been hesitant to call this Islamist ideology by its proper name. They seem to fear that both Muslim communities and the religiously intolerant will hear the word "Islam" and simply assume that all Muslims are being held responsible for the excesses of the jihadist few.

I call this the Voldemort effect, after the villain in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. Many well-meaning people in Ms. Rowling's fictional world are so petrified of Voldemort's evil that they do two things: They refuse to call Voldemort by name, instead referring to "He Who Must Not Be Named," and they deny that he exists in the first place. Such dread only increases public hysteria, thus magnifying the appeal of Voldemort's power.

The same hysteria about Islamism is unfolding before our eyes. But no strategy intended to defeat Islamism can succeed if Islamism itself and its violent expression in jihadism are not first named, isolated and understood.

From: Maajid Nawaz's article titled, 'How to Beat Islamic State', December 11th, 2015. #Quote by Maajid Nawaz
Reform quotes by Jerrold Nadler
#105. It is critical that we pass legislation to dramatically reform our health insurance system, and this reform should include a genuine public option, universal coverage, an end to insurance policy rescissions, and no restrictions against covering people with pre-existing conditions. #Quote by Jerrold Nadler
Reform quotes by Stephen Foster
#106. I sought to reform minstrelsy among refined people by making words suitable to their taste, instead of the trashy and really offensive words which belong to some songs of that order ... Some of my songs should be performed in a pathetic, not a comic style. #Quote by Stephen Foster
Reform quotes by Voltaire
#107. Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself. #Quote by Voltaire
Reform quotes by Raymond Chandler
#108. She was a tall, seedy, sad-eyed blonde who had once been a policewoman and had lost her job when she married a cheap little check bouncer named Johnny Horne, to reform him. She hadn't reformed him, but she was waiting for him to come out so she could try again. #Quote by Raymond Chandler
Reform quotes by Diane Ravitch
#109. The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American education is complacency. #Quote by Diane Ravitch
Reform quotes by Dalia Grybauskaite
#110. I am happy and proud that during one year of presidency, my initiatives have been strongly supported by the people and society and we have launched the process of vitally important state reforms. #Quote by Dalia Grybauskaite
Reform quotes by Wendell Willkie
#111. Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment. #Quote by Wendell Willkie
Reform quotes by Lee Kuan Yew
#112. Political reform need not go hand in hand with economic liberalization.. I hold unconventional views about this.. I do not believe if you are a libertarian, full of diverse opinions, full of competing ideas in the market place, full of sound and fury, therefore you will succeed. #Quote by Lee Kuan Yew
Reform quotes by Lucas Papademos
#113. Greece could default on its debts and even exit currency bloc if it cannot deliver reforms. #Quote by Lucas Papademos
Reform quotes by June Jordan
#114. My life seems to be an increasing revelation of the intimate face of universal struggle. You begin with your family and the kids on the block, and next you open your eyes to what you call your people and that leads you into land reform into Black English into Angola leads you back into your own bed where you lie by yourself, wondering if you deserve to be peaceful, or trusted or desired or left to the freedom of your own unfaltering heart. And the scale shrinks to the size of a skull: your own interior cage. #Quote by June Jordan
Reform quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#115. So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Reform quotes by Robert Ellsberg
#116. Consistently, [Yves] Congar emphasized the distinction between Tradition and traditionalism. The latter was an unyielding commitment to the past. The former was a living principle of commitment to the Beginning, a process that required creativity, inspiration, and a spirit of openness to the present as well as respect for the past.
Two of Congar's works, on reform in the church and on the theology of the laity, proved especially controversial ... Congar believed that reform was a vital and necessary dimension of the church. This was rooted in the distinction between the church and the kingdom of God and in the intermingling in the church of both divine and human elements. In light of the church's constant temptation to revert to institutionalism, it was always necessary to allow room for the prophetic voice, issuing from the margins, even though this might mean attending to uncomfortable truths. #Quote by Robert Ellsberg
Reform quotes by Confucius
#117. The Master said, 'Can men refuse to assent to the words of strict admonition? But it is reforming the conduct because of them which is valuable. Can men refuse to be pleased with words of gentle advice? But it is unfolding their aim which is valuable. If a man be pleased with these words, but does not unfold their aim, and assents to those, but does not reform his conduct, I can really do nothing with him. #Quote by Confucius
Reform quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#118. Freedom, sir," I began unceremoniously, without greeting or inquiry, "freedom is the biggest thing for man. Nothing can be compared to it - nothing at all!" Surprised at my outburst, my master looked up at me in silence. "One can understand nothing from books," I went on. "We read in the scriptures that our desires are bonds, fettering us as well as others. But such words, by themselves, are so empty. It is only when we get to the point of letting the bird out of its cage that we can realize how free the bird has set us. Whatever we cage, shackles us with desire whose bonds are stronger than those of iron chains. I tell you, sir, this is just what the world has failed to understand. They all seek to reform something outside themselves. But reform is wanted only in one's own desires, nowhere else, nowhere else! #Quote by Rabindranath Tagore
Reform quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#119. When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action which produces further confusion, further misery. We fill our hearts with blueprints for world reform and do not look to that one resolving factor which is love. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Reform quotes by Auliq Ice
#120. By educating the young, we are building a liberating potential force indirectly. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Reform quotes by Jeb Hensarling
#121. What I'd like to do is be able to work with Democrats to reform current entitlement programs for future generations, grandfathering all the grandparents. #Quote by Jeb Hensarling
Reform quotes by Frank Zappa
#122. Schools train you to be ignorant with style [ ... ] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright [ ... ] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Reform quotes by William B. Irvine
#123. The Stoics believed in social reform, but they also believed in personal transformation. More precisely, they thought the first step in transforming a society into one in which people live a good life is to teach people how to make their happiness depend as little as possible on their external circumstances. The second step in transforming a society is to change people's external circumstances. The Stoics would add that if we fail to transform ourselves, then no matter how much we transform the society in which we live, we are unlikely to have a good life. #Quote by William B. Irvine
Reform quotes by Graeme Simsion
#124. If Rosie's mother had known that eye colour was not a reliable indicator of paternity, and organised a DNA test to confirm her suspicions, there would have been no Father Project, no Great Cocktail Night, no New York Adventure, no Reform Don Project - and no Rosie Project. Had it not been for this unscheduled series of events, her daughter and I would not have fallen in love. And I would still be eating lobster every Tuesday night.
Incredible. #Quote by Graeme Simsion
Reform quotes by Marco Rubio
#125. But here's what I would tell people of my generation. I turn 40 this year. There isn't going to be a Social Security. There isn't going to be a Medicare when you retire. Forget about what your benefit is going to look like. There isn't going to be one if we don't make some reforms to save that program now. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Reform quotes by Rob Portman
#126. I may sound naive, since everyone's decided the next two years are going to be all about 2016, but I look at what's happened over the years when there's been divided government. That's when we've done tax reform, that's when we've done entitlement reform - to move this economy forward on these big issues. #Quote by Rob Portman
Reform quotes by Upton Sinclair
#127. He had been a reform member of the city council, he had been a Greenbacker, a Labor Unionist, a Populist, a Bryanite - and after thirty years of fighting, the year 1896 had served to convince him that the power of concentrated wealth could never be controlled, but could only be destroyed. He had published a pamphlet about it, and set out to organize a party of his own, when a stray Socialist leaflet had revealed to him that others had been ahead of him. Now #Quote by Upton Sinclair
Reform quotes by Michelle Alexander
#128. Today, a similar debate rages in black communities about the underlying causes of mass incarceration. While some argue that it is attributable primarily to racial bias and discrimination, others maintain that it is due to poor education, unraveling morals, and a lack of thrift and perseverance among the urban poor. Just as former slaves were viewed (even among some African Americans) as unworthy of full citizenship due to their lack of education and good morals, today similar arguments can be heard from black people across the political spectrum who believe that reform efforts should be focused on moral uplift and education for ghetto dwellers, rather than challenging the system of mass incarceration itself. #Quote by Michelle Alexander
Reform quotes by Scott Walker
#129. I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers. #Quote by Scott Walker
Reform quotes by Abraham Foxman
#130. [Castellani's testimony] clearly illustrates the concern we have that there is no way to separate the efforts to proselytize from the efforts to reform people. #Quote by Abraham Foxman
Reform quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#131. We (the left) have to be used to being a minority - a small minority - for some time to come. The odd thing is that the right even when it is in power, likes to think of itself as an embattled minority against this elite that somehow runs everything. Whereas the left, even when it has no power at all, likes to imagine it somehow represents the majority of people. These are mirror-image delusions. It is important to stick to principles, even when some of them may be unpopular now for one reason or another. For example, there has been a tendency for some progressives to look at the power of the right, and say, "Well, all we can focus on is economic justice issues, because other things, whether they are abortion rights or drug law reform, will be less popular and more divisive". And I think that is wrong approach. There are certain core things we stand for, and these include both economic justice and civil liberties, which you can't back away from. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Reform quotes by Howard Zinn
#132. No doubt that anarchist ideas are frightening to those in power. People in power can tolerate liberal ideas. They can tolerate ideas that call for reforms, but they cannot tolerate the idea that there will be no state, no central authority. So it is very important for them to ridicule the idea of anarchism to create this impression of anarchism as violent and chaotic. It is useful for them. #Quote by Howard Zinn
Reform quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#133. The Reformation in the sixteenth century narrowed Reform. As soon as men began to call themselves names, all hope of further amendment was lost. #Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Reform quotes by William Hazlitt
#134. Those who are fond of setting things to rights, have no great objection to seeing them wrong. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Reform quotes by Rutherford B. Hayes
#135. Personally I do not resort to force- not even the force of law- to advance moral reforms. I prefer education, argument, persuasion, and above all the influence of example- of fashion. #Quote by Rutherford B. Hayes
Reform quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#136. First know the Self and then talk of social reformation. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Reform quotes by William Hazlitt
#137. I am not, in the ordinary acceptation of the term, a good-natured man; that is, many things annoy me besides what interferes with my own ease and interest. I hate a lie; a piece of injustice wounds me to the quick, though nothing but the report of it reach me. Therefore I have made many enemies and few friends; for the public know nothing of well-wishers, and keep a wary eye on those who would reform them. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Reform quotes by Fred Upton
#138. While the Left seems obsessed with increasing taxes and spending even more money, conservatives have focused more heavily on the need for spending restraint and entitlement reform - primarily to preserve and protect the future of the Medicare program. Overlooked in all of this is the future of Medicaid. #Quote by Fred Upton
Reform quotes by Henry Adams
#139. The social side of Washington was to be taken for granted as three-fourths of existence. Politics and reform became the detail, and waltzing the profession #Quote by Henry Adams
Reform quotes by John Ray
#140. My personal credo as a libertarian conservative: I think all attempts to reform your fellow-citizens or tell them how to live their lives are arrogant and tyrannical. THAT'S why I oppose Leftism. I want people to be free to manage their own lives. Reform is just authoritarianism. People are not playthings for anybody's theories or obsessions. #Quote by John Ray
Reform quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#141. Cruelty hardens and degrades, kindness reforms and ennobles. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Reform quotes by Derrick A. Bell
#142. Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform. #Quote by Derrick A. Bell
Reform quotes by Jodie Evans
#143. In 2008, I was one of millions united for hope and change. As 2010 dawns, change looks to me like more of the same. Instead of peace, we got more war. Instead of health care reform, we have an industry win that requires Americans to buy health insurance without any real cost controls. #Quote by Jodie Evans
Reform quotes by John Burns
#144. I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do - that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects. #Quote by John Burns
Reform quotes by John S. Watson
#145. Actually, I'm a strong supporter of comprehensive tax reform. #Quote by John S. Watson
Reform quotes by Frantz Fanon
#146. They realize at last that change does not mean reform, that change does not mean improvement. #Quote by Frantz Fanon
Reform quotes by Ethel Lilian Voynich
#147. All mechanical habits are bad and slavish, and this one is ferocious as well. Of course, if you look upon the work of the revolutionist as the mere wresting of certain definite concessions from the government, then the secret sect and the knife must seem to you the best weapons, for there is nothing else which all governments so dread. But if you think, as I do, that to force the government's hand is not an end in itself, but only a means to an end, and that what we really need to reform is the relation between man and man, then you must go differently to work. Accustoming ignorant people to the sight of blood is not the way to raise the value they put on human life. #Quote by Ethel Lilian Voynich
Reform quotes by John Hoeven
#148. If you take a look at Medicare, there are things we could do, not just tort reform but truly reform the whole reimbursement system which will help in terms of reducing costs and creating the right kind of incentives for savings. #Quote by John Hoeven
Reform quotes by Richard Lindzen
#149. Climate science has been targeted by a major political movement, environmentalism, as the focus of their efforts, wherein the natural disasters of the earth system, have come to be identified with man's activities - engendering fear as well as an agenda for societal reform and control ... This greatly facilitates any conscious effort to politicize science via influence in such bodies where a handful of individuals (often not even scientists) speak on behalf of organizations that include thousands of scientists, and even enforce specific scientific positions and agendas. #Quote by Richard Lindzen
Reform quotes by Mario Draghi
#150. Governments must commit to sound economic and financial policies. This is how we ensure reform in the euro area - and our independence. #Quote by Mario Draghi
Reform quotes by Abraham H. Maslow
#151. Shortsighted people make [experientialism and social reform] opposites, mutually exclusive. [...] The empirical fact is that self-actualizing people, our best experiencers, are also our most compassionate, our great improvers and reformers of society, our most effective fighters against injustice, inequality, slavery, cruelty, exploitation (and also our best fighters for excellence, effectiveness, competence). And it also becomes clearer and clearer that our best 'helpers' are the most fully human persons. What I may call the bodhisattvic path is an integration of self-improvement and social zeal, i.e., the best way to become a better 'helper' is to become a better person. #Quote by Abraham H. Maslow
Reform quotes by Rand Paul
#152. I'm for immigration reform. I think the system's horribly broken, and we need to do something about it. #Quote by Rand Paul
Reform quotes by Richard Herley
#153. On the mainland he had always lived in the future, always looking forward to the completion of the project in hand. When he passed his exams, got the new contract, married Louise, paid off the mortgage: when, in turn, each of these dreams was realized, then, and only then, would he be happy. All were ends, to be reached by any means expedient or possible. He saw now that there were no such things as ends, only means: for ends were phantoms that melted away when approached, only to reform into other ends further off. #Quote by Richard Herley
Reform quotes by Jimmy Fallon
#154. President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison yesterday. Obama said it was a good chance to talk about prison reform, and to catch up with so many former congressmen. #Quote by Jimmy Fallon
Reform quotes by Liu Xiaobo
#155. My tendency to idealize Western civilization arises from my nationalistic desire to use the West in order to reform China. But this has led me to overlook the flaws of Western culture. #Quote by Liu Xiaobo
Reform quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#156. Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation ... but can't, [won't] support the drastic reforms to stop it [repeal of the Federal Reserve Act] because it could cost him his job. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Reform quotes by Jesse Helms
#157. It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment. #Quote by Jesse Helms
Reform quotes by Julian Assange
#158. Well, there's a question as to what sort of information is important in the world, what sort of information can achieve reform. And there's a lot of information. So information that organizations are spending economic effort into concealing, that's a really good signal that when the information gets out, there's a hope of it doing some good. #Quote by Julian Assange
Reform quotes by Noel Ignatiev
#159. The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race. Until that task is accomplished, even partial reform will prove elusive, because white influence permeates every issue in U.S. society, whether domestic or foreign. #Quote by Noel Ignatiev
Reform quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#160. The ecological crisis is only an externalizationf an inner malaise and cannot be solved without a spiritual rebirth of Western man […] It is still our hope that as the crisis created by man's forgetfulness of who he really is grows and that as the idols of his own making crumble one by one before his eyes, he will begin a true reform of himself, which always means a spiritual rebirtn and throughis rebirth attain a new harmony with the world of nature around him. Otherwise, it is hopeless to expect to live in harmony with that grand theophany which is virgin nature, while remaining oblivious and indifferent to the Source of that theophany both beyond nature and at the centre of man's being. (p. 9) #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Reform quotes by Ronald Kessler
#161. To reform the Secret Service, the agency needs a director from outside the agency who will be immune from that culture and not beholden to entrenched bureaucrats within the agency. #Quote by Ronald Kessler
Reform quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#162. Our immigration law sucks, and we need to redo the whole thing, comprehensive immigration reform. And what that's gonna be is anybody who wants to come and vote Democrat, we're gonna send 'em a limousine and bring 'em in. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Reform quotes by Donald L. Carcieri
#163. The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island - innovation, reform, public service. #Quote by Donald L. Carcieri
Reform quotes by John Lancaster Spalding
#164. Reform the world within thyself, which is thy proper world. #Quote by John Lancaster Spalding
Reform quotes by Cory Booker
#165. I am happy that the urgency to reform our broken criminal justice system has found allies all across the political spectrum. #Quote by Cory Booker
Reform quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#166. Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Reform quotes by Arnold Harris Mathew
#167. Borgian apologists, some of them, admit that Pope Alexander was a thoroughly bad man, but they defend him on the ground that he was no worse than his predecessors or than several of his immediate successors in the Papal Chair. This may be true, but it does not excuse the Pope. In accepting the position he held, he, like every other Pope, was bound to be a living representative, a "Vicar" of Christ, and no Pope could ever have been so completely ignorant of the life and teaching of his Divine Master as to suppose he was leading the life and setting the example which the whole Christian world had a right to expect from him when he was living as Alexander lived. In fact Alexander VI., in his better moments, deplored his crimes and shortcomings, confessed them to be worthy of condign punishment, and promised amendment and " the reform of the Church in its head and in its members. #Quote by Arnold Harris Mathew
Reform quotes by Deb Fischer
#168. I've developed several serious policy proposals to create jobs, reform Washington and reduce spending. #Quote by Deb Fischer
Reform quotes by Brian Mulroney
#169. I would go to them and I would explain this is the price of going forward. We're going to move ahead in all these other areas. We're moving ahead in tax reform and GST, we are moving ahead on trade, but this will not be done at the cost of the environment. #Quote by Brian Mulroney
Reform quotes by Virgil Goode
#170. As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow. #Quote by Virgil Goode
Reform quotes by Narendra Modi
#171. We do not run government on whims of an individual, our progress is reforms driven, our reforms are policy driven and our policies are people driven. #Quote by Narendra Modi
Reform quotes by Arundhati Roy
#172. The World Trade Organization, The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions virtually write economic policy and parliamentary legislation. With a deadly combination of arrogance and ruthlessness, they take their sledgehammers to fragile, interdependent, historically complex societies and devastate them, all under the fluttering banner of 'reform'. #Quote by Arundhati Roy
Reform quotes by Philip Hammond
#173. When ministers in this government talk about investing in education and skills, about making the planning system work; about employment law reform and delivering transport and power generation and broadband communication infrastructure, we are talking about raising Britain's productivity. #Quote by Philip Hammond
Reform quotes by Ruthie Knox
#174. I've reformed. The kissing is sort of a holdover."
"Don't reform. I like you bad. #Quote by Ruthie Knox
Reform quotes by Michael Bennet
#175. There are many miles to go before we get this done ... But I have a feeling that ... we're going to have a big bipartisan vote for this in the end. My sense is that people are more optimistic than they've been in 20 years about addressing this problem. #Quote by Michael Bennet
Reform quotes by Robert Alan Aurthur
#176. Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity." Also: "Intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. #Quote by Robert Alan Aurthur
Reform quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#177. The men of wealth who today are trying to prevent the regulation and control of their business in the interest of the public by the proper government authorities will not succeed, in my judgment, in checking the progress of the movement. But if they did succeed they would find that they had sown the wind and would surely reap the whirlwind, for they would ultimately provoke the violent excesses which accompany a reform coming by convulsion instead of by steady and natural growth. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Reform quotes by Steve Coogan
#178. When it comes to morality, I'd rather have an unfaithful president like Bill Clinton, who tried to reform welfare, than a faithful George Bush who propagated an illegal war on the rest of the world. So that is where my morality stands. #Quote by Steve Coogan
Reform quotes by Barbara Boxer
#179. Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate, using a majority of the senators, to make sure that we get health reform done. We cannot wait another day. #Quote by Barbara Boxer
Reform quotes by James R. Green
#180. Red Ash mine was also the location of a disaster in 1900, which killed forty-six miners. This earlier catastrophe outraged Mother Jones, who spoke of it often on her organizing campaign that year, and it had triggered public pressure to improve the state's mine safety laws. The legislature rejected all proposals for reform, however. The lawmakers apparently agreed with West Virginia's Republican governor, G. W. Atkinson, who said in 1901: "It is but the natural course of mining events that men should be injured and killed by accidents. #Quote by James R. Green
Reform quotes by Rand Paul
#181. We need a revival in the country," Paul said. "We need another Great Awakening with tent revivals of thousands of people saying, 'reform or see what's going to happen if we don't reform.' #Quote by Rand Paul
Reform quotes by Iveta Radicova
#182. We need first of all the reform of our justice system. We need reform of the education system, because of quality of education because of innovation and technology. And we need administrative reform. Too much bureaucracy. #Quote by Iveta Radicova
Reform quotes by Mike Coffman
#183. It's different when you talk about immigration in the abstract ... It's very different when you sit in front of a family, and [undocumented] children who grew up in this country, and who go to the same school you once went to ... They thought if we only enforce the law, people will self-deport ... It's not going to happen. The solution is not the status quo, or deportation when you're talking about breaking up families. #Quote by Mike Coffman
Reform quotes by Alison Weir
#184. In one sphere above all others, Anne Boleyn still had the power to influence him, and that was in the case of church reform. Anne was a passionate and sincere evangelical, the owner of a library of controversial reformist literature, and she was sympathetic to radical and even Lutheran ideas. #Quote by Alison Weir
Reform quotes by Evelyn Beatrice Hall
#185. All men now allow that if any human power could have stemmed the avalanche of the French Revolution, it would have been the reforms of Turgot. #Quote by Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Reform quotes by Sherwood Smith
#186. Branaric filled his glass again. "So, what exactly is it you want from us?"
"Alliance," Shevraeth said. "How that will translate into practical terms is this: You withdraw to your home, to all appearances willing to negotiate a truce. I shall do my best to prevail upon Galdran to accept this truce, and we can protract it on technicalities for as long as may be, which serves a double purpose--"
"End the fighting, but honorably," Bran said, nodding. "I understand you so far. What if Debegri comes after us anyway?"
"In apprehension of that, my people are taking and holding the Vesingrui fortress on your border. For now they are wearing the green uniform, as servants of the Crown. If Debegri goes on the attack, I will send this force against him. If not--"
"They'll leave us be?"
"And if Debegri doesn't come?"
"You wait. I hope to achieve the objective peacefully, or with as little unpleasantness as possible. If it transpires that I do require aid in the northwest, I would like to be able to rely on you and your people as a resource."
"And after?"
"As we discussed. Honor the Covenant. No more forced levies; tax reform; trade reestablished with the outside, minus the tariffs that went into the Merindar personal fortune. That's to start."
Bran shrugged, rubbed his hands from his jaw to through his hair, then he turned to me. "Mel?"
"I would prefer to discuss it later," I said.
"What's to discuss?" Bran said, spreadin #Quote by Sherwood Smith
Reform quotes by Abdallah II Of Jordan
#187. Ten years ago I said, you know, my goal is to be able to get food on the table. What I'm trying to say by that is trying to create a vibrant, capable and effective middle class. The quicker and stronger that we can be able to do this, the easier it is for political reform to move forward. #Quote by Abdallah II Of Jordan
Reform quotes by Fiona MacDonald
#188. ...The underlying motive for the French wars [of 1562-1598] was not religious, but dynastic. By the mid-16th century, the Valois family of kings, who had ruled France since 1328, was losing its grasp on political power. Valois King Henry II died in 1559, leaving four sons, all too young or too feeble to rule alone, and three rival noble families, all eager to seize power. One, the Guise (who had married into the royal family), were Catholic; their enemies, the Bourbon and the (more moderate) Montmerency, were Protestant. The Bourbon, in particular, were supported by the many small local Protestant churches that had been set up in France by supporters of Calvin's teachings. Unlike Protestants in England or Germany, they were not controlled by powerful rulers or city councils; some were prepared to use violence and other forms of lawlessness to further Protestant reform. Concerned by this threat to public order, and continuing the Valois' kings generally hostile policy toward reform, in 1562 the Guise ordered the massacre of 74 Protestants at a church service. #Quote by Fiona MacDonald
Reform quotes by Moliere
#189. It is madness beyond compare To try to reform the world. #Quote by Moliere
Reform quotes by Don Marquis
#190. An old stomach reforms more whiskey drinkers than a new resolve. #Quote by Don Marquis
Reform quotes by Christopher Dodd
#191. I will only vote to confirm a nominee for attorney general who is truly independent and who will guarantee reforms that restore and uphold the Constitution. #Quote by Christopher Dodd
Reform quotes by Timothy C.W. Blanning
#192. The Terror was over but its effects were as long-lasting as they were momentous. The experience divided the population so sharply that every subsequent political crisis was influenced profoundly. Right across Europe, the horrors of this terrible year made even mildly progressive reform more difficult and made the political and social establishment both more secure and more conservative. So the Revolution's political legacy was Janus-faced: on the one side benign libertarian ideology, on the other malignant state terrorism. It would be difficult to say which has proved the more influential. #Quote by Timothy C.W. Blanning
Reform quotes by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
#193. Secular humanists of every type may ridicule the Bible, but they cannot escape it; and in their obsession with change, calls for reform, doomsday warnings, and utopian visions, they continue to steal from it. #Quote by Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Reform quotes by Edward Young
#194. Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform. #Quote by Edward Young
Reform quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#195. Don't attempt to reform man. An adequately organized environment will permit humanity's original, innate capabilities to become successful. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Reform quotes by Ann McLane Kuster
#196. Thanks to health reform, women across the country with private insurance can get birth control without paying out of pocket. This lets women make the health care decisions that are right for them and puts every one of us in charge of our own reproductive health. #Quote by Ann McLane Kuster
Reform quotes by Michael Parenti
#197. Most social revolutions begin peaceably. Why would it be other-wise? Who would not prefer to assemble and demonstrate rather than engage in mortal combat against pitiless forces that enjoy every advantage in mobility and firepower? Revolutions in Russia, China, Vietnam, and El Salvador all began peacefully, with crowds of peasants and workers launching nonviolent protests only to be met with violent oppression from the authorities. Peaceful protest and reform are exactly what the people are denied by the ruling oligarchs. The dissidents who continue to fight back, who try to defend themselves from the oligarchs' repressive fury, are then called "violent revolutionaries" and "terrorists. #Quote by Michael Parenti
Reform quotes by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
#198. The DOJ has employed these investigations in communities across our nation to reform serious patterns and practices of force, biased policing and other unconstitutional practices by law enforcement, i'm asking the Department of Justice to investigate if our police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of stops, searches or arrests that violate the fourth amendment. #Quote by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
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#199. There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone. This would nevertheless require a courageous change of attitude on the part of political leaders. #Quote by Pope Francis
Reform quotes by Tony Blair
#200. My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform. #Quote by Tony Blair

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