A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on reform


The lunatic fringe in all reform movements.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Autobiography, 1913

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on people and reform

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations . . . can never effect a reform.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Source: Speaking on the need to reform divorce law; in Power Quotes, ed. Daniel B. Baker, 1992.

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A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on belief, desires, heart, love, order, reform, truth, and understanding

I acknowledge, Lord, and I give thanks that you have created your image in me, so that I may remember you, think of you, love you. But this image is so obliterated and worn away by wickedness, it is so obscured by the smoke of sins, that it cannot do what it was created to do, unless you renew and reform it. I am not attempting, O Lord, to penetrate your loftiness, for I cannot begin to match my understanding with it, but I desire in some measure to understand your truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this too I believe, that "unless I believe, I shall not understand." (Isaiah 7:9)

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery, reform, saints, society, and vices

The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on age, privacy, problems, and reform

Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again it will solve the problem of the age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. History

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conservatism, gratitude, inventions, memory, poetry, prayer, prudence, and reform

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Biographical Sketches, 1883

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A Quote by R. H. Cabell on adventure, business, day, deed, hypocrisy, mistakes, reform, reward, selfishness, sentimentality, thinking, and words

I like business because it is competitive, because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect today's task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please, not reform; because it is honestly selfish, thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes, shiftlessness and inefficiency, while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly, I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.

R. H. Cabell

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on husbands, interest, life, reform, and women

The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on majorities, reform, and time

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on health, life, order, politics, progress, reform, and stability

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 (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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