"I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished."
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"The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation."
"One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures."
"Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities."
"A reformer is one who sets forth cheerfully toward sure defeat."
"You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side."
"I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me."
"Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things."
"If it was not absolutely necessary, it was the foolishest thing ever done."
"Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place."
"The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform."
"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
"Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself."
"A reformer is a guy who rides through the sewer in a glass bottom boat."
"My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else."
"I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent."
"One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late."
"Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid."
"It's the things I might have said that fester."
"Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs."
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