Reform Quotes

“The purpose behind prison reform should be to have less cri...

“The purpose behind prison reform should be to have less crime. The prisoner has to be treated like a human being. If he isn’t, when he gets out, he won’t act like one.” — Freddie Mercury
📅︎ Dec 24
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“The purpose behind prison reform should be to have less cr...

“The purpose behind prison reform should be to have less crime. The prisoner has to be treated like a human being. If he isn’t, when he gets out, he won’t act like one.” - Johnny Cash
📅︎ Oct 03
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To reformers: Don't ever take a fe...

To reformers: Don't ever take a fence down until you truly know the reason why it was put up. -G.K. Chesterton
📅︎ Apr 06
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"The reformative effect of punishment is a belief...

"The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses." -Bertrand Russell
📅︎ Aug 04
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Character is repeated h...

Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.
📅︎ Feb 19
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“Whenever you find yourself on the s...

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” --Mark Twain
📅︎ Aug 21
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Nothing so needs re...

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. -Mark Twain
📅︎ Aug 22
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"Reform yourself. There ...

"Reform yourself. There will be one less rascal in the world." - Thomas Carlyle
📅︎ Mar 20
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It is difficult to get a man to understand something ...

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. -Upton Sinclair, novelist and reformer (20 Sep 1878-1968)
📅︎ Sep 20
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“Whenever you find yourself on the s...

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” ― Mark Twain
📅︎ Jun 29
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"The most terrifying words in the English lan...

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the Republican Party and I'm here to reform.'" - pch101, Washington Post user
📅︎ Nov 07
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“Whenever you find yourself on the s...

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” ― Mark Twain
📅︎ Apr 21
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“Whenever you find yourself on the s...

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” ― Mark Twain
📅︎ Oct 09
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"Liberty sustains the same relation to all...

"Liberty sustains the same relation to all the virtues that the sun does to life. -- Robert G. Ingersoll, How to Reform Mankind (1896)
📅︎ Aug 22
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“Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who ...

“Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough.” ― Frédéric Bastiat
📅︎ Apr 27
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The Supreme Ethical Rule: Act so as to elicit the...

The Supreme Ethical Rule: Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself. -Felix Adler, professor, lecturer, and reformer (13 Aug 1851-1933)
📅︎ Aug 13
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"Religion can never reform ...

"Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery." - Robert Green Ingersoll
📅︎ Aug 27
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Whenever you find yourself on the s...

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). -Mark Twain
📅︎ Aug 04
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"Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, ...

"Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform." -Henry David Thoreau
📅︎ Apr 19
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"A reform is always a compromise with the past, but the progress ac...

"A reform is always a compromise with the past, but the progress accomplished by revolution is always a promise of future progress." ―Peter Kropotkin (The Great French Revolution 1789-1793 ― published in 1909)
📅︎ Nov 22
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