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251. "The name of 'reform' simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage."
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
252. "I promise, before God and my community, to seek reforms so that the powerful and corrupt are no longer above the law."
Author: Andrew Thomas
253. "Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found."
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
254. "Be sapient and salient;let your sagacity reform the odor of sanctity."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
255. "Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
256. "Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
Author: Aulus Persius Flaccus
257. "Fiscal responsibility and government reform are going to be good themes for governing, well at any time, but particularly coming out of a recovery."
Author: Bob McDonnell
258. "Drinking beer with friends is perhaps the most underestimated of all Reformation insights and essential to ongoing reform; and wasting time with a choice friend or two on a regular basis might be the best investment of time you ever make."
Author: Carl R. Trueman
259. "There's a need to reform Medicare, but not a need to cut a half trillion dollars out of Medicare."
Author: Charlie Dent
260. "Over the years, HIV/AIDS activists and their allies have been pioneers in creating new frontiers in the medical establishment. Through their efforts, the FDA drug approval procedures were reformed so promising new therapies could reach desperate patients quicker."
Author: David Mixner
261. "Before 9/11 there were weak procedures, willingness, and mechanisms for communicating among agencies for foreign intelligence and the FBI with its focus on law enforcement. The domestic-vs.-foreign barrier has been solved by the reforms after 9/11 that established the DNI."
Author: Dennis C. Blair
262. "This is an inevitable and easily recognizable stage in every revolutionary movement: reformers must expect to be disowned by those who are only too happy to enjoy what has been won for them."
Author: Doris Lessing
263. "The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform."
Author: Earl Browder
264. "Evangelical Christians need to notice..., that the Reformation said 'Scripture Alone' and not 'the Revelation of God in Christ Alone'. If you do not have the view of the Scriptures that the Reformers had, you really have no content in the word 'Christ' - and this is the modern drift in theology. Modern theology uses the word without content because 'Christ' is cut away from the Scriptures. The Reformation followed the teaching of Christ Himself in linking the revelation Christ gave of God to the revelation of the written Scriptures."
Author: Francis August Schaeffer
265. "These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness"
Author: Frank Herbert
266. "They realize at last that change does not mean reform, that change does not mean improvement."
Author: Frantz Fanon
267. "Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action."
Author: George Gillespie
268. "You cannot tackle Britain's debts without tackling the unreformed welfare system."
Author: George Osborne
269. "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."
Author: Ibrahim Babangida
270. "For although this was a very heroic war, with a parade of every sort of high moral principle, and with the most sonorous language employed upon both sides, it somehow failed to bring about either the reformation or the ruin of humankind: and after the conclusion of the murdering and general breakage, the world went on pretty much as it has done after all other wars, with a vague notion that a deal of time and effort had been unprofitably invested, and a conviction that it would be inglorious to say so."
Author: James Branch Cabell
271. "It may surprise people to know that I advocate the reform of the United Nations, not its abolishment."
Author: Jesse Helms
272. "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."
Author: Jim Costa
273. "I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago."
Author: John Bright
274. "...they say a reformed roue makes the best husband, but, Oh! Didn't they tell you? Monsters can't be reformed..."
Author: John Geddes
275. "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."
Author: John Jay Hooker
276. "The reason we have such a reform budget is because we've been thinking about these things for a long time."
Author: John Kasich
277. "When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for."
Author: John Milton
278. "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."
Author: John W. Snow
279. "My experience tells me, unfortunately, that so many people ask the question about 'The Smiths' reforming without really caring about the answer. They just really want to ask the question."
Author: Johnny Marr
280. "In my dream, all of the collapsed ceilings reformed above us. The fire went back into the bombs, which rose up and into the bellies of planes whose propellers turned backward, like the second hands of the clocks across Dresden, only faster."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
281. "There is an ongoing debate about the reform of the U.N. system."
Author: Joschka Fischer
282. "The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions."
Author: Ken Robinson
283. "From the Berlin tenement reform law of 1897 to H. P. Berlage's plan for Amsterdam South of 1917, designers and theorists in Germany and Holland moved toward the development of a perimeter residential block that would preserve the plastic continuity of the street while opening up the resultant courtyard for use as an enclosed semi-public space."
Author: Kenneth Frampton
284. "Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future."
Author: Kenzo Tange
285. "Revolt is not reform, and one revolutionary administration is not good government."
Author: Lincoln Steffens
286. "A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat."
Author: Lydia M. Child
287. "If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform."
Author: Mary Wilson Little
288. "For our welfare reform efforts to be successful, we must empower local charitable organizations with the resources to address their local community needs."
Author: Mel Carnahan
289. "Radicals have value, at least; they can move the center. On a scale of 1 to 5, 3 is moderate, 1 and 5 the hardliners. But if a good radical takes it up to 9, then 5 becomes the new center. I already saw it working in the American Muslim community. For years women were neglected in mosques, denied entrance to the main prayer halls and relegated to poorly maintained balconies and basements. It was only after a handdful of Muslim feminists raised "lunatic fringe" demands like mixed-gender prayers with men and women standing together and even women imams giving sermons and leading men in prayer that major organizations such as ISNA and CAIR began to recognize the "moderate" concerns and deal with the issue of women in mosques. I've taken part in the woman-led prayer movement, both as a writer and as a man who prays behind women, happy to be the extremist who makes moderate reform seem less threatening. Insha'Allah, what's extreme today will not be extreme tomorrow."
Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
290. "Even good men can preform evil deeds."
Author: Mike Kalmbach
291. "I support health care reform in this country, but the current bills we have before us are too big, too costly, and the people who send me to Washington to be their voice are opposed to them and this process."
Author: Mike Ross
292. "The Protestant Reformation had a lot to do with the printing press, where Martin Luther's theses were reproduced about 250,000 times, and so you had widespread dissemination of ideas that hadn't circulated in the mainstream before."
Author: Nate Silver
293. "At Concerned Veterans for America, we've made the case that the defense budget could be targeted for spending reform, but in a targeted fashion that genuinely changes unsustainable spending trajectories while preserving U.S. defense capacity."
Author: Pete Hegseth
294. "Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'"
Author: Russell B. Long
295. "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."
Author: Stephen Cohen
296. "The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel punishment, the dissemination of empathy-inducing novels, and the abolition of slavery were met with fierce opposition in their time by ecclesiastical authorities and their apologists. The elevation of parochial values to the realm of the sacred is a license to dismiss other people's interests, and an imperative to reject the possibility of compromise."
Author: Steven Pinker
297. "I absolutely advocate for comprehensive immigration reform."
Author: Susana Martinez
298. "[We need reforms] to make the Negro church a place where colored men and women of education and energy can work for the best things regardless of their belief or disbelief in unimportant dogmas and ancient and outworn creeds."
Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
299. "Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail."
Author: Walter Lippmann
300. "Our problem is not adopting reforms, which we will do without question. It is not reaching an objective, which we will meet. But it is finding an end to the recession."
Author: Yiannis Stournaras

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