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201. "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."
Author: Alfred Marshall
202. "But you didn't mention Orrigar I, the first king of the House of Chaldarina. He put an end to years of unrest and civil strife. Neither did you mention Ronnick II, the one who reformed the monetary system and forbade the Great Houses to mint their own coins, thus stabilizing our currency. At the time it saved Ximerion from going bankrupt." "I'm sorry. I told you we weren't big—" "It's not that, Hemarchidas. You remembered the fighting kings, those who brought war, destruction and ephemeral glory. Or those who ended tragically. You forgot the wise administrators, those who kept the peace, those who brought prosperity. You needn't feel embarrassed, though. So did history." Hemarchidas looked at his friend as if he saw him for the first time. "So, all in all, Hemarchidas, I'd rather history forgot me."
Author: Andrew Ashling
203. "Nobody wants campaign finance reform more than me. It would save me a fortune."
Author: Andrew Tobias
204. "Semakin aku mengenal sistem, semakin aku yakin bahwa reformasi pendidikan adalah satu-satunya solusi bagi remaja bermasalah di luar sana. Tanpa keluarga yang stabil, tanpa prospek mendapatkan pekerjaan bergengsi yang akan membantu keuangan keluarga, pendidikan adalah harapan terbesar mereka."
Author: Barack Obama
205. "I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge."
Author: Ben Nelson
206. "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."
Author: Charlie Norwood
207. "When my father-in-law, Jan Vuijst, a Dutch Reformed minister, was on his deathbed, I had a deeply intimate conversation with him - as it turned out, my last conversation with him. He said to me, 'It was a privilege to have lived.' The soulful gratitude of that simple statement will never leave me."
Author: Daniel Klein
208. "There is a breeze blowing. I see it in the deep discontent that is being voiced with the threadbare state of the evangelical world, with its empty worship, its market-driven superficiality, and its trivial thought. It is a breeze blowing toward better, deeper, more honest things. I suspect that it is the Holy Spirit who is blowing, that this is his breeze, and that these leaves that are shaking are the signs of better things to come within an evangelical faith that is thus being reformed. Let us all pray that it is so!"
Author: David F. Wells
209. "It's not coincidence that the U.S. is in last place in the world in terms of corporate tax rate. It's because our system is set up to block tax reform."
Author: David Malpass
210. "I think there's bipartisan support in the Senate to pass a good reform bill."
Author: Don Nickles
211. "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."
Author: Elliot Richardson
212. "Challenges, when you're in a tumultuous situation, are an opportunity to grow, an opportunity to get closer to God, an opportunity to find and kind of reform yourself, and to figure out what really matters and what your priorities are."
Author: Essence Atkins
213. "People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher- a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-current of criticism was him away. My lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It's the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
214. "The Qur'an began by criticizing two closely related aspects of that society: the polytheism or multiplicity of gods which was symptomatic of the segmentation of society, and the gross socioeconomic disparities that equally rested on and perpetuated a pernicious divisiveness of mankind. The two are obverse and converse of the same coin: only God can ensure the essential unity of the human race as His creation, His subjects, and those responsible finally to Him alone. The economic disparities were most persistently criticized, because they were the most difficult to remedy and were at the hear of social discord—although tribal rivalries, with their multiple entanglements of alliance, enmity, and vengeance, were no less serious, and the welding of these tribes into a political unity was an imperative need. Certain abuses of girls, orphans, and women, and the institution of slavery demanded desperate reform."
Author: Fazlur Rahman
215. "Nu se poate trece atat de usor peste sufletele noastre bolnave. Si pentru ele nimeni nu a gandit inca o reforma."
Author: Gabriel Liiceanu
216. "There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability, and Congress must act."
Author: Grace Napolitano
217. "He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor."
Author: Ignatius Of Loyola
218. "I am explicitly not opening the giant can of worms that is the ongoing current discussion of patent, copyright, and trademark reform."
Author: James Fallows
219. "..why is it that in problematic situations almost everyone resorts to axioms and societal remedies that in actuality almost nobody believes in?...ask yourself, have you ever known anyone whose marriage was saved by a marriage counselor, whose drinking was cured by a psychiatrist, whose son was kept out of reform school by a social worker?"
Author: James Lee Burke
220. "Those outside of autism need to understand this is an epidemic and we need more government funding, insurance coverage and education reform."
Author: Jenny McCarthy
221. "All outward forms of change brought about by wars, revolutions, reformations, laws and ideologies have failed completely to change the basic nature of man and therefore of society."
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
222. "I'm not saying we don't need health care reform. We do need health care reform."
Author: Jim Renacci
223. "As we enter into the 110th Congress, it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed to make this institution run correctly."
Author: Jo Ann Davis
224. "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."
Author: John Hutton
225. "I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that's an issue that's going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership."
Author: John Thune
226. "Germany is the biggest economy of Europe and we need Germany on board for the economic reforms of Europe, including, of course, the deepening of the internal market, resisting protectionism, and supporting further economic policy coordination."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
227. "Suffering builds character and impels you to penetrate life's secrets. It's the path of great artists, great religious leaders, great social reformers. The problem is not suffering per se, but rather our identification with our own ego: our divided, dualistic, cramped view of things. ‘We are too ego-centered,' Suzuki tells Cage.' The ego-shell in which we live is the hardest thing to outgrow. We seem to carry it all the time from childhood up to the time we finally pass away."
Author: Kay Larson
228. "Many of the received models of modern architecture and planning owe their ultimate origin to the building code and public health reform movements of the second half of the 19th century."
Author: Kenneth Frampton
229. "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."
Author: Kim Dae Jung
230. "As reforms have come into India, as India has started opening up, prosperity is increasing, as is demand for urban housing."
Author: Kushal Pal Singh
231. "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."
Author: Laurence Housman
232. "Life meanwhile, the actual life of men with their real interests of health and sickness, labour and rest, with their interests of thought, science, poetry, music, love, affection, hatred, passion, went its way, as always, independently, apart from the political amity or enmity of Napoleon Bonaparte, and apart from all possible reforms."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
233. "May intelligent, bookish ladies sometimes be reformed?" he asked her.She thought about it."I suppose it may be within the bounds of possibility," she said, "even if not of probability."
Author: Mary Balogh
234. "The only way a woman can ever reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life."
Author: Oscar Wilde
235. "She was rather like one of those innocent-tasting American drinks which creep imperceptibly into your system so that, before you know what you're doing, you're starting out to reform the world by force if necessary and pausing on your way to tell the large man in the corner that, if he looks at you like that, you will knock his head off."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
236. "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."
Author: Patricia Hewitt
237. "Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain."
Author: Peter Mandelson
238. "I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure. I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life any time he is ready and prepared to do it. Whenever he develops the desire he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within."
Author: Preston Bradley
239. "And you know,you really have made your point with Aaron and Mia. You don't have to keep him around to keep hanging out with the royals.""Why do I keep getting the feeling you don't like him anymore?""I like him okay—which is about as much as you like him. And I don't think you should get hot and sweaty with people you only like 'okay'."Lissa widened her eyes in pretend astonishment. "Is this Rose Hathaway talking? Have you reformed? Or do you have someone you like 'more than okay'?""Hey" I said uncomfortably, "I'm just looking out for you.That, and I never noticed how boring Aaron is before."She scoffed. "You think everyone's boring.""Christian isn't."
Author: Richelle Mead
240. "There is an analogy between conservation and education reform. The coalition around education reform is the biggest bipartisan thing going in this state right now. We need to recapture the big bipartisan spirit for conservation."
Author: Rob McKenna
241. "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."
Author: Rob Simmons
242. "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."
Author: Robert Scheer
243. "Got good news and bad news for you, Mr. President. The good news is that Chief Justice John Roberts just saved your legacy and, perhaps, your presidency by writing for the Supreme Court majority to rule health care reform constitutional."
Author: Ron Fournier
244. "It's correct that I wanted health reform to do more to create choices and promote competition."
Author: Ron Wyden
245. "A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform."
Author: Russell B. Long
246. "I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We're tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists. We're tired of always deferring hope till the next generation. We're tired of hearing politicians and priests and cautious reformers... coax us, 'Be calm! Be patient! Wait! We have the plans for a Utopia already made; just wiser than you.' For ten thousand years they've said that. We want our Utopia now — and we're going to try our hands at it."
Author: Sinclair Lewis
247. "Good evening, gentlemen!' said the vampire. 'Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of repressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It's not tearing your throats out that doesn't come easily to me. Please don't make it any harder."
Author: Terry Pratchett
248. "Politics, like religion, hold up the torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
249. "What blurt is this about virtue and about vice?Evil propels me and reform of evil propels me, I stand indifferent,My gait is no fault-finder's or rejecter's gait,I moisten the roots of all that has grown."
Author: Walt Whitman
250. "The recession, which started in 2007, is ongoing. Theunderlying fundamental causes of the meltdown have not beenaddressed. Banks are still not lending. Companies are still not hiring.Congress has still not seriously addressed the growing debt. Neitherhas Congress checked its own out-of-control spending. The muchlauded reforms installed by Frank-Dodd are nothing more than anotherexpansion of federal government control over the engines of wealthcreation."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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