The Best Quotes About Reform  

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A list of the best reform quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous reform quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic reform quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational reform quotes from that same writer.

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No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying. Alexander Herzen
I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me. Edgar Watson Howe
You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side. William Ewart Gladstone
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
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, which will itself need reforming. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
People who have reformed themselves has contributed their full share towards the reformation of their neighbor. Norman Douglas
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
A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat. Lydia Child
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
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
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
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
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. Eugène Delacroix
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
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation. Thomas Carlyle
Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things. Samuel Johnson
Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve! Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place. Molière
The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform. Alexis de Tocqueville
If it was not absolutely necessary, it was the foolishest thing ever done. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
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
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. Mark Twain
Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself. Voltaire
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it. H. G. Wells