Great Throughts Treasury

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Arthur Dunn

Personal magnetism is a mixture of rugged Honesty, pulsating Energy, and self-organized Intelligence. I believe, absolutely, that truth is the strongest and most powerful weapon a man can use, whether he is fighting for a reform or fighting for a sale.

Character | Energy | Fighting | Honesty | Intelligence | Man | Reform | Self | Truth |

E. W. Howe, fully Edgar Watson Howe

Every man is a reformer until reform tramps on his toes.

Character | Man | Reform |

Israel Abrahams

Mostly, reform in religion is rational. But if the religion be already too rational, reform must be emotional.

Reform | Religion | Wisdom |

William Allen White

The world is made better by ever man improving his own conduct; and no reform is accomplished wholesale.

Better | Character | Conduct | Man | Reform | World |

Vera Mary Brittain

I can think of few important movements for reform in which success was won by any; method other than that of an energetic minority presenting the indifferent majority with a fait accompli, which was then accepted.

Important | Majority | Method | Reform | Success | Wisdom | Think |

Arthur Dunn

Truth is the strongest and most powerful weapon a man can use, whether he is fighting for a reform or fighting for a sale.

Fighting | Man | Reform | Truth | Wisdom |

Robert Hutchins, fully Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education is not to teach men facts, theories or laws, not to reform or amuse them or make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellect, teach them to think straight, if possible, but to think nevertheless.

Education | Men | Reform | Teach | Theories | Wisdom | Think |

Kelly Miller

When reform becomes impossible, revolution becomes imperative.

Reform | Revolution | Wisdom |

Alain-Fournier, Pseudonym of Henri Alban-Fournier NULL

There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us, that it's rather hard to tell which of us ought to reform the rest of us.

Good | Reform | Rest |

William Cohen, fully William Sebastian Cohen

Every reform carries the seed of its own abuse.

Abuse | Reform |

Mahatma Gandhi, fully Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, aka Bapu

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.

Energy | Freedom | Reform | Will |

William Kilpatrick, fully William Heard Kilpatrick

The core problem facing our schools is a moral one. All the other problems derive from it. Even academic reform depends on putting character first.

Character | Problems | Reform |

Abdel Ross Mentz

Such negative terms as “Protestant” and “Reformation” are unhappy designations for a movement that in essence was not protest but affirmation, not reform but conservation, not reaction, but propulsion. Its best name is “evangelical.”

Conservation | Protest | Reform |

George Herbert Morrison

A love that has no silence has no depth. “Methinks the lady doth protest too much.” There are people whose love we instinctively distrust because they are always telling us about it. And perhaps it is simply because God is love, in all the glorious fullness of that word, that we have to be still if we would know him.

Distrust | God | Love | People | Protest | Silence | God |