65 Reform Quotes On Success In Life

These reform quotes will inspire you. Reform, to improve (someone or something) by removing or correcting faults, problems, etc.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging reform quotes, reform sayings, and reform proverbs.

Best Reform Quotes

  1. “Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “We need election reform because our elections are being stolen. And these huge powerful voting machine vending companies have privatized the election process in our country.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  3. “We must see the great distinction between a reform movement and a revolutionary movement. We are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society . . . . What America must be told today is that she must be born again. The whole structure of American life must be changed.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. “To make a crooked stick straight, we bend it the contrary way.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  5. “Reform is born of need, not pity.” ~ Rebecca Harding Davis
  6. “A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  7. “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.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  8. “Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.” ~ Moliere

  9. “Until politics are a branch of science, we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.” ~ John B. S. Haldane
  10. “Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  11. “Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” ~ Mark Twain
  12. “The amelioration of the world cannot be achieved by sacrifices in moments of crisis; it depends on the efforts made and constantly repeated during the humdrum, uninspiring periods, which separate one crisis from another, and of which normal lives mainly consist.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  13. “Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  14. “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, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” ~ Susan B. Anthony
  15. “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.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
  16. “People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this; that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it.” ~ John Jay Chapman
  17. “Every reform was once a private opinion.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. “At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can’t.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  19. “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  20. “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.” ~ Barack Obama , Land reform quotes
  21. “The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

  22. “No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.” ~ George Orwell
  23. “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.” ~ Eugene Delacroix
  24. “If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God. We must serve him in whatever way we are called. I am called to help the individual; to love each poor person. Not to deal with institutions. I am in no position to judge.” ~ Mother Teresa
  25. “The church is always trying to get other people to reform, it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example” ~ Mark Twain

  26. “I believe that what so saddens the reformer is not his sympathy with his fellows in distress, but, though he be the holiest son of God, is his private ail. Let this be righted, let the spring come to him, the morning rise over his couch, and he will forsake his generous companions without apology.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  27. “A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.” ~ Mort Sahl
  28. “People who have reformed themselves has contributed their full share towards the reformation of their neighbor.” ~ Norman Douglas
  29. “My desolation does begin to make A better life.” ~ William Shakespeare

  30. “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.” ~ David Lloyd George
  31. “All zeal for a reform, that gives offence To peace and charity, is mere pretence.” ~ William Cowper
  32. “A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat.” ~ Lydia M. Child
  33. “Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  34. “Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

  35. “it is better to inspire a reform than to enforce it.” ~ Catherine the Great
  36. “Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.” ~ Julian Assange
  37. “An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.” ~ Clara Barton
  38. “Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  39. “Remorse begets reform.” ~ William Cowper

  40. “We need earmark reform, and when I’m President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” ~ Barack Obama
  41. “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.” ~ Nancy Pelosi , Education reform quotes
  42. “To restore the trust of the people, we must reform the way the government operates.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  43. “A [tax loophole is] something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.” ~ Russell B. Long

  44. “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” ~ William Tecumseh Sherman
  45. “Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.” ~ Kenzo Tange
  46. “Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts.” ~ Stephen F. Lynch
  47. “There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system.” ~ Joschka Fischer

  48. “We will have health care reform in America.” ~ Dick Durbin
  49. “I do think that Social Security reform needs to be bipartisan, and we are going to have to reach that in this debate at some time before we can find really meaningful reform.” ~ Judy Biggert
  50. “There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act.” ~ Grace Napolitano
  51. “He who reforms himself has done more towards reforming the public than a crowd or noisy, impotent patriots.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
  52. “Reform, that we may preserve.” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay

  53. “The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform.” ~ Earl Browder
  54. “But having said that, what’s happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating.” ~ Robert Waterman McChesney
  55. “I did the first study because I had been exposed to something that I took to be important and interesting – this thought reform process – in the military.” ~ Robert Jay Lifton
  56. “I have been very careful to put forward new ideas – on tackling inequality, extending democratic reform and the green agenda, because I think these are all absolutely fundamental to a successful next period of office for Labour” ~ Peter Hain
  57. “I believe in health care reform. I don’t believe in the way this bill was passed.” ~ Joe Manchin

  58. “An indefinable something is to be done, in a way nobody knows how, at a time nobody knows when, that will accomplish nobody knows what.” ~ Bill Vaughan
  59. “Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  60. “Men must be capable of imagining and executing and insisting on social change if they are to reform or even maintain civilization, and capable too of furnishing the rebellion which is sometimes necessary if society is not to perish of immobility.” ~ Rebecca West , Social reform quotes
  61. “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  62. “To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  63. “Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  64. “I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  65. “Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay

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