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Don't marry a man to reform him -
that's what reform schools are for.
- Mae West

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Do not marry a man to reform him.
That is what reform schools are for.
- Mae West

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

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

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We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups,
to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.
- Chen Shui-bian

I am for peace, retrenchment and reform,
the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.
- John Bright

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

 

Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate
lobbyists writing our laws.
- Marty Meehan

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

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

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous;
no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work,
how much less a nation.
- Thomas Carlyle

We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

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

Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic
reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain.
- Peter Mandelson

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks
as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.
- Billy Sunday

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

Let's start fresh with Russia on some real help and some real reform.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Wikileaks is a mechanism to maximize the flow of information
to maximize the amount of action leading to just reform.
- Julian Assange

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

Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration
will be legally and financially unable to pay full
promised benefits within a generation.
- Ron Lewis

I think there's bipartisan support in the Senate to pass a good reform bill.
- Don Nickles

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

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

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

To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to
press for elections and for democratic reform.
- John Negroponte

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

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

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

Reform is born of need, not pity.
- Rebecca H. Davis

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

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

To innovate is not to reform.
- Edmund Burke

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.
- Jack Henry Abbott

The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently
a process of the theft of the national heritage.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform.
- Earl Browder

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

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

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

A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common
sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
- Andrew Mellon

The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance
reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
- Robert McChesney

To restore the trust of the people, we must reform
the way the government operates.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me.
Tax that fellow behind the tree.'
- Russell B. Long

In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has
been based on the emerging free press.
- Christiane Amanpour

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

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

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
- George Orwell

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

I think I'm better than all the people who are trying to reform me.
- Paul Butterfield

If man is only a little lower than the angels,
the angels should reform.
- Mary Wilson Little

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

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

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

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods...
and real ethics reform at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little
reform needed in our prisons.
- John Ruskin

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

We need comprehensive reform that will make America
the best place in the world to invest and do business.
- Jim DeMint

The American people...
want change.
They want big ideas, big reform.
- Rahm Emanuel

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

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

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

I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild
as health reform finally became law.
- Paul Krugman

It may surprise people to know that I advocate the
reform of the United Nations,
not its abolishment.
- Jesse Helms

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism
leads a saturnalia of "freedom,"
like a bastard brother of reform.
- Wyndham Lewis

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

I welcome the Democrats' ideas on Social Security.
I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform.
- Jack Kingston

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

It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform.
- Bob Inglis

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


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