Quotes and Sayings about Reform



"In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change."
- Abdallah II
(Related: Change, Successful, Reform, Will)

"In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Democracy, Press, Reform)

"What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Conflict, Discrimination, Rights, Inequality, Liberty, Order, Reform)

"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: People, Effect, Reform)

"The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more."
- Aristotle
(Related: Beginning, Desire, Property, Reform)

"Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Needs)

"Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Action, Information, Leading, Reform)

"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."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Hope, Effort, Information, Question, Reform, World)

"But you say, does it represent change? The change is that we are fighting an insurance industry that has killed health reform for generations. They're spending tens of millions of dollars right now to defeat this bill, and we're on the doorstep of winning a great victory for the American people."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Change, Health, People, Victory, Winning, American, Defeat, Fighting, Generations, Now, Reform, Right)

"I came to the conclusion months ago, and I said it to members of Congress, that the only way people are going to fully appreciate what this reform is if we pass it and implement it and it becomes not a caricature but a reality, and I still believe that. So I think it will be easier to sell it moving forward than it was to this point."
- David Axelrod
(Related: People, Congress, Months, Reality, Reform, Will)

"There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today, indicates that there is much more work to do in the process of reforming the political economy and improving the quality of life of our people and communities."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, People, Country, Economy, Today)

"Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Business, Leadership, Visions)

"Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

"Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship."
- Joe Baca
(Related: People, Character, Citizenship, Needs, Reform)

"Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Evil, Reform, Suffering)

"You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)

"A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo."
- Jose Bergamin
"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

"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
(Related: Time, Debate, Needs, Reform, Security)

"I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Family, Reform, Support)

"Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, America, Entrepreneurs, Tax, Now, Reform, Unemployment)

"I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Judaism)

"I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Christianity, Reform)

"History's lesson is to make the most of reform opportunities when they arise because they do not arise often and they do not last long."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: History, Reform)

"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."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Time, Students, Will)

"Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless the Administration is prepared to implement a reform strategy which can be supported by the budget request."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Strategy, Reform, Sense)

"It is clear we can make reforms to better ensure we are giving law enforcement all of the tools they need while maintaining the appropriate safeguards to protect the very freedoms we cherish."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Giving, Law, Tools)

"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."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Health, Day, Majority, Reform, Rules, Senate, Senators)

"With regard to the ballot, it is worthy of remark that no meeting has been held in favour of Reform at which the ballot has not been strongly insisted upon."
- John Bright
(Related: Meeting, Reform)

"Any Reform Bill which is worth a moment's thought, or the smallest effort to carry it, must at least double, and it ought to do much more than double, the representation of the metropolitan boroughs and of all the great cities of the United Kingdom."
- John Bright
(Related: Thought, Cities, Effort, Reform, United, Worth)

"I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago."
- John Bright
(Related: Peace, Liberal, Party, Reform, Years)

"The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform."
- Earl Browder
(Related: American, Reform)

"Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It's in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Future, Interest, Now, Reform, Talk)

"The surest way to return to the people's business is to listen to the people themselves: We need to drop this whole scheme of federally controlled health care, start over, and work together on real reforms at the state level that will contain costs and won't leave America trillions of dollars deeper in debt."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Business, Health, Work, People, America, Care, Debt, State, Will)

"Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before."
- Art Buchwald
(Related: Tax, Past, Reform, Taxes)

"Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Act, Freedom, Media, Mind, Public, Reform, Self, Speech)

"A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Power, Correction, Revolution, Reform)

"To innovate is not to reform."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Reform)

"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."
- John Burns
(Related: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

"I think I'm better than all the people who are trying to reform me."
- Paul Butterfield
(Related: People, Reform, Trying)

"Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Americans, Information, Media, Order, Reform, Security)

"What we're putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state... for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits."
- David Cameron
(Related: Work, Benefits, Effect, Radical, Reform, State, Welfare, Will, Years)

"On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government, Canada, Day, Reform)

"The recipe for success is a tried and true one here in Rhode Island - innovation, reform, public service."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: Success, Innovation, Public, Reform, Service)

"I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part."
- George Carey
(Related: Christian, Being, Play)

"These are all elements, but the main thing we can do in the Middle East is encourage the reformist elements."
- Frank Carlucci
"But at the same time, I think we recognize we can't impose democracy from without, particularly American-style democracy. We need to work with those elements in the region that are moving towards a reformed process and there are a number of them."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Work, Time, American, Democracy)

"Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example - the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Example, Participation, Reform)

"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nation, Reform, Suffering)

"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
(Related: Men, Man, Nation, Reform, Will, World)

"For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs."
- Mel Carnahan
(Related: Successful, Community, Needs, Reform, Welfare)

"Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: Medical, Quality, Americans, Care, Reform)

"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
(Related: Love, People, Forget, Hate, Philosophy, Reform, Will)

"A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Defeat)

"I can guarantee you this, that more pension and benefit reforms which I will consider arbitration reform to be one of them, are things that when they come to my desk, they will be signed."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Reform, Will)

"And on this you have my pledge - unlike in the past, when you stood up and did what was right, this governor will not pull the rug out from underneath you - I will sign strong reform bills."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Past, Reform, Right, Will)

"We've worked with President Yeltsin. He is the President of the country. He's been a reformer. We've been able to accomplish a number of things together."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Country, President)

"We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Concern, Reform, Russia, Self)

"Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Government, Health, Authority, Care, Democrats, Giving, Reform)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full-scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, Leader, Country, March, states, United)

"Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Excess, Reform, Will)

"Reconciliation cannot be used to pass comprehensive health care reform. It won't work because it was never designed for that kind of significant legislation; it was designed for deficit reduction."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Health, Work, Care, Legislation, Reform)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"Self-reform is the only kind that works."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Self)

"The President's budget pays for only six months of the war in Iraq and completely overlooks the transition costs of Social Security reform. The Administration always lied about the cost of the Medicare drug bill."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: War, Iraq, Months, President, Reform, Security)

"There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Education, Habits, Reform)

"Should we attempt border security first, which I believe we should, we still need to face the fact that comprehensive reform is necessary. This must include a guest worker program and dealing with the 11 million people who are here today that are contributing to our economy."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Economy, Fact, First, Guest, Reform, Security, Today)

"As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Power, Christianity)

"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
(Related: Hope, Fight, Man, Reform, World)

"The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: God, Character, Church, Question)

"We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Finance, Politics, Reform)

"As we enter into the 110th Congress, it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed to make this institution run correctly."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Congress, Ethics)

"Reform is born of need, not pity."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Pity, Reform)

"The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Energy, Legislation, Oil, Reform, Republicans)

"We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Business, America, Reform, Will, World)

"The United Nations was not set up to be a reformatory. It was assumed that you would be good before you got in and not that being in would make you good."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Being, Nations, United)

"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."
- Arne Duncan
(Related: Change, Act, Driving, Reform)

"We will have health care reform in America."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Health, America, Care, Reform, Will)

"In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Time, Past, Promises, Public, Reform)

"The American people... want change. They want big ideas, big reform."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Change, People, Ideas, American, Reform, Want)

"Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue."
- John Ensign
(Related: Medical, Reform, Republican)

"The U.S. views Morocco as an important friend, and we applaud your political and economic reforms that culminated with the recent parliamentary elections that were widely reported to have been conducted in a fair and open manner."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Friend, Elections, Open)

"My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform."
- Mike Farrell
(Related: Dreams, Family, Work, People, Future, Rights, Human rights, Reform, Struggle)

"I basically believe the medical insurance industry should be nonprofit, not profit-making. There is no way a health reform plan will work when it is implemented by an industry that seeks to return money to shareholders instead of using that money to provide health care."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: Health, Medical, Money, Work, Care, Profit, Reform, Will)

"What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: People, American, Choices, Conversation, Reform, Solution)

"There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Debate, Reform)

"First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Death, Management, First, Reform)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
- Aulus Persius Flaccus
(Related: Men, Work, Day, Fools, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

"You've got to either say you're going to cut taxes and find some spending cuts. I think we ought to reform long-term entitlement spending in the country, but you can't out of one side of your mouth say, 'Yes, we're for tax cuts, we're for spending discipline, and we're for bringing down the debt.'"
- Harold Ford
(Related: Discipline, Country, Debt, Tax, Reform, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"All of the candidates agree that the Democratic Party needs to undergo fundamental reforms."
- Martin Frost
(Related: Needs, Party)

"Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal."
- Elizabeth Fry
(Related: Crime, Punishment, Reform, Revenge)

"But what we're determined to do, and what the reforms will do is to make sure this system goes back to its core purpose of taking the savings of Americans and from investors around the world and allocating those to people with an idea, not just the largest companies in the country, but to small businesses with an idea and a plan for growing."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: People, Idea, Purpose, Americans, Country, Will, World)

"I'm a radical reformist, because between where we are and where I want to go there's a great deal of work, and I won't see the end of this."
- Susan George
(Related: Work, End, Radical, Want)

"Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Medical, Debt, Doctors, Reform, School, Will)

"Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of the community of science is that it tends to move into preformed establishment modes that say this is the only way of doing science, the only valid view."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Science, Community, Scientists, Weakness)

"Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action."
- George Gillespie
(Related: Action, Contemplation)

"We don't we agree that litigation reform to lower the cost of healthcare would be a good starting point?"
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Healthcare, Reform)

"I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: People, Reform, Trying)

"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."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: American, Focus, Nation, Public, Reform)

"Social Security's future has gotten worse, and each year we delay reform adds to the cost we are pushing off onto our children."
- John Goodman
(Related: Children, Delay, Future, Reform, Security)

"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."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Choices, Reform, Security, Will)

"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Leadership, Church, Reform, Trying)

"The majority of surveys throughout this Nation show that the American people are advocating for a comprehensive and realistic approach to immigration reform."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: People, American, Majority, Nation, Reform)

"I'd like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: History)

"The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Time, History, Development, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Nations, Needs, Play, Reform, Security, Stability, Today, United)

"When you look at what I've done here, you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not driven by any dogma from across the water, but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's people enjoy equal opportunities, driven by the values of social justice."
- Peter Hain
(Related: People, Values, Ireland, Justice, Radical, Water)

"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
(Related: Politics, Science)

"We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: American, Countries, Democracy, Law, Support)

"The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements."
- John Marshall Harlan
(Related: Thought, Body, Constitution, Court, Public, Reform, Welfare)

"That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen."
- Michael Harrington
(Related: Old, Poor, Reform, Rhetoric)

"It seems to be impossible to hold a credible election without reforming the electoral system."
- Sheikh Hasina
"There is no doubt that this government and this country are benefiting from the reforms that we brought in the 1980s, and that couldn't have been done without the co-operation of the trade union movement."
- Bob Hawke
(Related: Government, Country, Doubt, Trade)

"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."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Influence, Reform, states, United)

"It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: People, May, Nations, Reform, United)

"We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Opposition, Party, Years)

"And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Government, Work, Mothers, Now, Reform, Welfare)

"The 2 million people who work in the NHS and social care are also themselves patients and users. I know they all want to treat patients and users the way they and their families would want to be treated and that is the purpose of our reforms."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Work, People, Purpose, Care, Want)

"While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Graduation, Commitment, Focus, Key, Measure, Reform, School)

"The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: God, Church, Law, Man)

"There are big issues, like the reform of the Security Council. These kinds of questions are something the President of the General Assembly must keep his eye on."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Eye, President, Questions, Reform, Security)

"Attending that Convention and talking with those people and many others convinced me that I should become a blogger in my efforts to reform the government and uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws made in furtherance thereof."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Government, People, Constitution, Integrity, Laws, Reform, Talking)

"It is right and natural that generous minds while in the twenties should think the books which try to reform the world's wrong the greatest of all."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Books, Reform, Right, World, Wrong)

"If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like his dream, we call him a crank."
- William Dean Howells
(Related: Dream, Man)

"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."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Politics, Past, Reform, Road, Socialism, Years)

"Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: Education, Reform, Students)

"It is also right that we continue to consult with front line workers and the public to ensure that targets are reasonable and achievable, that measurement regimes are proportionate and that the targets take full account of the other reforms that are under way."
- John Hutton
(Related: Public, Right, Workers)

"Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself."
- John Hutton
(Related: Consulting, Deals, Decisions, Light, Midnight, Reassurance, Reform, Trying, Will)

"Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Religion, Mankind, Reform, Slavery)

"It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Reform)

"I heard someone in opposition to reform last night criticize the president for saying it's their money. They said it's not their money; it's my mother's money. Well that's what's wrong with the system."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Money, Mother, Night, Opposition, President, Reform, Saying, Wrong)

"You can be sure that I will always consider how changes to Social Security will impact people with disabilities when considering the various proposals offered for reform."
- Steve Israel
(Related: People, Reform, Security, Will)

"Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Men, Power, Democracy, Race)

"One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Health, Goals, Reform)

"Please be assured that as we move along through the implementation of health insurance reform, making sure that we find efficiencies within the existing system, is foremost on the President's mind."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Health, Mind, President, Reform)

"Financial regulatory reform is one of the top legislative priorities of the Obama Administration."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Financial, Priorities, Reform)

"Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Education, Journey)

"But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Society, Pressure, Reform, Sense)

"So now we are pushing economic reform, bank reform and enterprise reform. So we can finish that reform this year, in September or October. Then our economy may be much more, you know, normalized."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Economy, May, Now, October, Reform)

"I welcome the Democrats' ideas on Social Security. I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Ideas, Democrats, Reform, Security)

"I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democrats, Effort, Tax, Reform, Security)

"The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that, the banking sector, is enormously daunting."
- William Kirby
(Related: Reform, State)

"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."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Art, Science, Strategy, Reform)

"It's time to stop defending a system that is clearly in dire need of reform, stop issuing reports and setting up new roadblocks, and start providing Americans with prescription drugs that are both safe and affordable."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Time, Americans, Drugs, Reform)

"I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild as health reform finally became law."
- Paul Krugman
(Related: Health, Fun, Law, Reform, Right)

"I'm not any kind of social reformer."
- Charles Kuralt
"It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Integrity, Name, National security, Stability)

"John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: God, Blood, Preaching, Reform, Repentance)

"Drawing on President Bush's reform plan, which would allow citizens to transfer part of their Social Security contributions into personal accounts, an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change."
- James A. Leach
(Related: Change, President, Reform, Security)

"As a university, we're not focused on bringing about huge reforms - that's not our role."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: University)

"BC is not going to replace the hierarchy, and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church - that's got to come out of the whole Catholic community."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Church, Community, Reform)

"Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration will be legally and financially unable to pay full promised benefits within a generation."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Benefits, Reform, Security, Will)

"In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Brother, Capitalism, Countries, Reform)

"The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Education, Children, President, Promise, Reform, Schools)

"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
(Related: Thought, First, Military, Reform, Study)

"And I managed to arrange to get some research support and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half, interviewing people coming out of China, both Westerners and Chinese. And that was my first real research study on thought reform or so-called brainwashing."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Thought, People, First, Reform, Research, Study, Support)

"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."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Capitalism, Country, Liberty, Mission, Nation, Reform, Saying, Succeed, Want)

"Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Change, Growth, Reform, Security)

"The UN Commission on Human Rights, whose membership in recent years has included countries - such as Libya and Sudan - which have deplorable human rights records, and the recent Oil-for-Food scandal, are just a few examples of why reform is so imperative."
- John Linder
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Oil, Reform, Scandal, Years)

"We need a reform of the Security Council. It must be perceived as truly representative by all the 191 member states, to uphold the credibility and legitimacy of the UN as the main political arena."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Credibility, Reform, Security, states)

"Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Vices, Will)

"If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Angels, Man, Reform)

"If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms, it may create a greater hunger for democracy, reform and liberties in China."
- Gary Locke
(Related: Democracy, Hunger, May, Reform)

"A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform."
- Russell B. Long
(Related: Benefits, Tax, Reform)

"Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'"
- Russell B. Long
(Related: Tax, Reform)

"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
(Related: Benefits, Globalization, Income, Reform, Trade, Workers)

"Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve!"
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Events, May, Reform, Voice)

"Reform, that we may preserve."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: May, Reform)

"Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Reform)

"In every age poets and social reformers have tried to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Age, Life, Time, People, Heroes, Old, Poets)

"Additionally, any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries with despicable human rights records to remain as members, such as China and Saudi Arabia, is not real reform."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Reform)

"Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries that sponsor terrorism to remain as members, such as Cuba, is not real reform. And in the past, countries such as Libya, Iran and Syria have participated on this council."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Countries, Rights, Human rights, Past, Reform, Terrorism)

"The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Finance, Reform, states, United)

"But having said that, what's happening with campaign finance reform and our political culture is devastating."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Finance, Culture, Reform)

"I know there's a great deal that Arnold Schwarzenegger could teach me about making movies. There's a great deal I could teach him about the fiscal reforms that are needed - desperately needed - to set California back in good order."
- Tom McClintock
(Related: Movies, Order)

"The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty."
- Bill McCollum
(Related: Health, Care, Constitution, Legislation, Night, Reform, State)

"I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Health, Fear, America, Care, Reality, Reform, Struggle)

"I think we need to start with Philadelphia and make sure that we actually get some election reform in Philadelphia. Actually, a recent election was thrown out by a federal judge because of corruption with the voting process in Philadelphia."
- Patrick McHenry
(Related: Corruption, Reform, Voting)

"Postal service of today is far removed from that of 30 years ago when reform was last enacted."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Reform, Service, Today, Years)

"Now that this legislation has passed the House, I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference, where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make this postal reform reality - for the Postal Service and for all Americans."
- John McHugh
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Now, Reality, Reform, Senate, Service, Vote, Will)

"Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Corporate, End, Laws, Practice, Reform, Writing)

"A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues."
- Andrew Mellon
(Related: Idea, Common sense, Tax, Reform, Taxes)

"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."
- John Mica
(Related: Health, People, American, Care, Congress, Reform)

"Slovakia's joining the OECD in 1999 is totally dependent on meeting economic reforms required such as transparency and legislation that permits fair and open conduct of trade and business."
- John Mica
(Related: Business, Legislation, Meeting, Open, Trade)

"While Slovakia did not make the first round of NATO membership, as various requirements and reforms are instituted, these actions will enhance the opportunities to join NATO."
- John Mica
(Related: Actions, First, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Progress, Order, Party, Reform, Stability, State)

"Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Time, People, Ethics, Focus, Now, Reform)

"When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for."
- John Milton
(Related: Men, Complaints, Liberty)

"I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: People, Pity, Reform)

"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."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Environment, Tax, Reform, Trade, Will)

"It's nice to have a lot of people in the field. Independent, third party, Libertarian, Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do. I welcome them to the race."
- John Murray
(Related: People, Party, Race, Reform, Want)

"There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Act, Congress, Reform, Security, Stability)

"Even without reforms, the Social Security fund will be able to meet 100 percent of its obligations until 2042."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Security, Will)

"To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to press for elections and for democratic reform."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Elections, Press, Reform)

"But human nature is not to be totally changed even by such a force as the Reformation."
- William A. Neilson
(Related: Nature, Force, Human nature)

"I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Finance, Challenge, Reform, Want)

"I think there's bipartisan support in the Senate to pass a good reform bill."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Reform, Senate, Support)

"Every one says: 'Listen, I'd love to reinvest. I'd love to hire people. But I have no idea what this healthcare bill is going to do to my bottom line. I have no idea what this financial reform bill is going to do... I'm not going to step out a limb and do any of those until I know what this government is going to do to me.'"
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Love, People, Idea, Financial, Healthcare, Reform)

"It is tragic that, under a pro-choice administration and a Democratic majority in Congress, harmful anti-choice policy will be the price American women will pay for health care reform."
- Nancy Northrup
(Related: Health, Women, Policy, American, Care, Congress, Majority, Reform, Will)

"If at the end of May we don't, we'll reform, regroup, decide how we're going to go about it, but if the task force can't come up with the bill, I'm going to push mine, and go ahead and make the changes in it that we've been working on now for a year or two and just go for it."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: End, Force, May, Now, Reform)

"The reform of government needs to continue."
- Jim Nussle
(Related: Government, Needs, Reform)

"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
(Related: Money, President, Reform, Will)

"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."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Business, Change, Government, Time, Help, Reform, Responsibility, Sense, Thinking, Washington, Will)

"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
(Related: Health, Care, Debate, Land, Law, Promise, Reform, Vote)

"I've decided that the political context is such that the only way reform will finally come about in the Russian military is that the deterioration goes beyond the point to which these old generals can stand up there and resist it."
- William Odom
(Related: Military, Old, Reform, Will)

"No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer."
- George Orwell
(Related: Equality, Wealth, Revolution, Manners, Reform)

"Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Act, Congress, Constitution, Healthcare, Legislation, Senate, Understanding, Words)

"I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Culture, End, Ethics, Law, Luxury, Office, Reform, Self, Today)

"What we do want to see is reforms that are going to have a permanent effect on the budget deficit."
- Ed Parker
(Related: Effect, Want)

"To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Society, Man, Responsibility)

"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Equality, Direction, Rights, Nothing, Problems)

"The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!"
- Robert Peel
(Related: Government, Act, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reform, Violence)

"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
(Related: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Re)

"It's time to save the U.N. from its own scandals and mismanagement. It's time for U.N. Reform with teeth."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Time, Reform)

"Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation - not cynicism and combat."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Education, Cooperation, Cynicism, Democrats, Property, Public, Republicans, Taxes)

"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."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Health, Medical, Care, President, Reform)

"And in terms of entitlement reforms, we have to save them from themselves, because if we don't reform social security and we don't reform Medicare, they're going to actually implode."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Reform, Security)

"When the business interests... pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883, they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Business, Control, First, Reform, Service)

"Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Morality, Thinking)

"There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: War, Common sense, Compromise, Decency)

"We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Government, Reform)

"The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American education is complacency."
- Diane Ravitch
(Related: Education, Hope, American, Reform)

"Going forward, as we work to strengthen our border in the interests of homeland security, we must also recognize the economic importance of immigration reform."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Work, Importance, Reform, Security)

"It is vitally important that we implement immigration reform. We need a bill that strengthens our borders and protects this nation, but that also makes it simpler for good people to become Americans."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: People, Americans, Nation, Reform)

"This anniversary serves to help remind the American people that, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals and misuse of power in our history as a nation, scandal produced important reforms that served this nation well for two decades."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: History, Power, People, American, Help, Nation, Scandal)

"The Watergate reforms did work well for many years, and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have real and major impact on the system today."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Work, Today, Years)

"To what a bad choice is many a worthy woman betrayed, by that false and inconsiderate notion, That a reformed rake makes the best husband!"
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Choice, Woman)

"The fight for reform comes down to a simple goal: giving our citizens the confidence that government serves the people first and the people only."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Government, People, Confidence, Fight, First, Giving, Reform)

"What I heard was that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory. He'll have Social Security reform passed, that he'll have tax reform passed, that he'll have conservative judges on the courts."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Victory, Conservative, Tax, Judges, Now, Reform, Security)

"It is often said by reformers that government should be conducted upon business principles."
- John Buchanan Robinson
(Related: Business, Government, Principles)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"Reforming the way the state works with businesses and providing incentives for employers will help preserve and create new jobs in Massachusetts."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Help, Jobs, State, Will)

"In the course of the reform, some new circumstances that we had not anticipated have appeared."
- Zhu Rongji
(Related: Circumstances, Reform)

"Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Reform)

"Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Death, Life, Agitation)

"Some of the greatest social reformers of our time were wealthy."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: Time)

"Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Reform, Schools)

"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."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Age, People, Order, Promise, Reform, Saying)

"Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Healthcare, Reform, Republicans, Want)

"If we didn't propose these reforms, we would not have proposed a budget that got the debt under control."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Debt)

"Look, of course people are scared of entitlement reform because every time you put entitlement reform out there, the other party uses it as a political weapon against you."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Time, People, Party, Reform)

"While there are no easy solutions to this problem, the Deficit Reduction Act gets us started in the right direction by beginning with the most obvious, commonsense reforms to save taxpayer dollars."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Act, Beginning, Direction, Obvious, Right)

"Let's start fresh with Russia on some real help and some real reform."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Help, Reform, Russia)

"A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now."
- Mort Sahl
(Related: Conservative, Now, Reform)

"Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Society, Country, Economy, Rights, Human rights, Needs, Protection, State)

"The stark reality facing us today is that without the labour reforms, workers will get neither the income nor jobs in the face of cut-throat global economic competition."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Competition, Income, Jobs, Reality, Today, Will, Workers)

"To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful."
- George Santayana
(Related: Successful, Act, Reform)

"As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine's democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Opposition, Will, World)

"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."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Government, Obligation, Reform, states, Welfare)

"The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Reform, Welfare)

"Both referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as 'Obamacare.' That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States, it is meant as a disparaging reference to the President of the United States."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Health, Act, Care, Law, President, Reform, states, United)

"To restore the trust of the people, we must reform the way the government operates."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Reform)

"There's never a good year for immigration reform - that's why it's dragged on ineffectually for decades."
- Kenneth E. Scott
(Related: Reform)

"Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Finance, Act, Reform, Rules, Years)

"Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Legal, America, Country, Fighting, Future, Tax, Generations, President, Reform, Will, World)

"Despite reforms in steroid control, serious problems still occur in and out of baseball."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Control, Baseball, Problems)

"Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Gambling, Internet, Laws, Reform, State)

"The message of the free world to any potential Palestinian leadership should be a simple one: Embrace democratic reform and we will embrace you."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Leadership, Potential, Reform, Will, World)

"I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser."
- Richard Shelby
(Related: Intelligence, Community, Country, Fact, Order)

"War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, Cruelty, Reform, Trying, Will)

"In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Language, Question, Students, University)

"We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: Belief, Effort, Reform, Will)

"There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Time, Work, Benefits, Debate, Tax, Reform, Retirement, Security)

"I think we'll build a consensus for action on Social Security reform which will reduce that long-term unfunded obligation and put the system on a sustainable basis."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Action, Obligation, Reform, Security, Will)

"We have a serious structural deficit problem. And it needs to be addressed. The president is trying to address it through reforms of Social Security, but the problem is there with other entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Needs, President, Security, Trying)

"It's an embarrassment that we don't have a broad enough consensus among political leaders that true reform should take place. I could count the members of Congress on one hand that took these issues seriously."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Congress, Embarrassment, Leaders, Political leaders, Reform)

"I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Congress, Countries, Country, Interest, Participation, Reform, Washington)

"The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Name, Theft)

"Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Government, Reality)

"Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Society, People, Potential)

"It starts with campaign finance reform."
- Zack Space
(Related: Finance, Reform)

"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."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Women, Thought, Man, Right, Righteousness, Sentiment)

"To live for a principle, for the triumph of some reform by which all mankind are to be lifted up to be wedded to an idea may be, after all, the holiest and happiest of marriages."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Idea, Mankind, May, Reform)

"You see, nature will do exactly what it must, and if we are a hindrance to its development, to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way, we will go."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Nature, Development, Reform, Will)

"The main part of the Hyde bill is to withhold U.S. contributions to the regular assessed budget of the U.N. unless they make real and substantial reforms in the way they operate."
- Cliff Stearns
"If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Society, Reform)

"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)

"I am not opposed to intelligence reform on its face, but any changes should reflect the current context."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Reform)

"The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Design, EnglForce, Possessions, Reform)

"You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Land, Niagara, Reform)

"Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Church, Name, Nothing, Surrender, Will)

"It worries me about our unwillingness to really address reforms and modernization in Medicare. This thing was designed 37 years ago. It has not evolved to keep pace with current medical technology."
- John Sununu
(Related: Medical, Technology, Years)

"We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
(Related: Reform)

"The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future."
- James Talent
(Related: Work, Marriage, People, Future, Legislation, Now, Old, Reform, Understanding, Welfare, Will)

"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
(Related: Power, Future, Reform, Today)

"Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love, but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Love, Chaos, Idealism, Order)

"Ten years ago, Republicans decided it was time to reform our broken welfare system and give welfare recipients the tools they needed to escape the system and build a better life."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Life, Time, Reform, Republicans, Tools, Welfare, Years)

"Well, the economic recovery was successful even though the Democrats opposed the reforms every step of the way. And it is clear the Democrats have no clear plan to strengthen our economy, as Republicans do."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Successful, Democrats, Economy, Republicans)

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
- Mark Twain
(Related: People, Habits, Needs, Nothing)

"The list of non-democratic regimes that have seen significant reforms since 2001 is long and significant."
- Ginny B. Waite
"I made the right decisions, I set everything on the right course, the reforms are going in the right direction."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Decisions, Direction, Right)

"What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws, but a reformed society, an educated public opinion which will teach individual duty in these matters."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Marriage, Society, Duty, Laws, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will)

"A billion dollars every week for Iraq, $87 billion for Iraq. We can't get $5 billion for childcare over five years in welfare reform."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Iraq, Reform, Welfare, Years)

"Rest assured that my support for any eventual reform package will be based firmly upon what is in the best interests of the people of Upstate New York, not any party or president."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: People, Party, President, Reform, Rest, Support, Will)

"There is a growing acceptance and interest in publicly funded school choice as a catalyst for education reform in general and a way to empower parents to be education reformers."
- John T. Walton
(Related: Education, Acceptance, Choice, Interest, Parents, Reform, School)

"Virginia 's tax system needs to be fixed. The time to act is now. Do not send me any more studies. Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses tinkering with real reform."
- Mark Warner
(Related: Time, Act, Tax, Needs, Now, Reform)

"Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first, greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Mistake, First, Legislators)

"Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important to the economy of Illinois, particularly the 11th Congressional District, which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district."
- Jerry Weller
(Related: Economy, Tax, Manufacturing, Reform, Trade)

"And finally, it was Deuteronomy that brought about the historical result of Josiah's reformation."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Result)

"A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Facts, Judgment)

"Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for."
- Mae West
(Related: Man, Reform, Schools)

"But God will have a people upon the earth to maintain the Bible, and the Bible only, as the standard of all doctrines and the basis of all reforms."
- Ellen G. White
(Related: God, People, Bible, Earth, Will)

"And there is no getting away from the fact - and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough. They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That's hurting Obama."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Health, Benefits, Care, Discontent, Fact, Key, Losing, Now, Potential, Reform)

"When you stop and look at so much of the kind of activism that has been triggered, the Tea Party and the like, as a result of Obama's efforts - TARP, the stimulus package, and now the health care reform - there is a lot of sense this government is changing."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Government, Health, Activism, Care, Now, Party, Reform, Result, Sense, Tea)

"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."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: War, Act, America, Measure, Military, Necessity, Race, Reform)

"Reform is China's second revolution."
- Deng Xiaoping
(Related: Revolution, Reform)

"As for when to reform the yuan, there is no timetable yet."
- Wu Yi
(Related: Reform)

"We are now preparing for the reform of the yuan's exchange rate system. For such reforms to take place, we need good economic conditions... and we need to do it under tight control."
- Wu Yi
(Related: Control, Now, Reform)

"We will not reform the yuan until the time is right even if there is external pressure."
- Wu Yi
(Related: Time, Pressure, Reform, Right, Will)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Men, Work, Day, Fool, Heaven, Reform, Tomorrow)

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform."
- Edward Young
(Related: Work, Day, Fools, Reform, Tomorrow)

"Bourgeois society is not fundamentally opposed to the bourgeois women's movement, which is proven by the fact that in various states reforms of private and public laws concerning women have been initiated."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Society, Women, Fact, Laws, Public, states)

"Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Energy, Reform, Struggle, Workers)

"For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Capitalism, Class, Tyranny, Weight, Workers)