reform Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about reform
“They realize at last that change does not mean reform, that change does not mean improvement.”
“Any person who claims to have deep feeling for other human beings should think a long, long time before he votes to have other men kept behind bars – caged. I am not saying there shouldn’t be prisons, but there shouldn’t be bars. Behind bars, a man never reforms. He will never forget. He never will get completely over the memory of the bars.”
“He can be the husband and father Hoyt’s dirty work has never permitted him to be. He can be a whole new man. He can be free.”
“Set the force that drove the criminal to the crime against itself.”
“Delinquency (is) a politically or economically less dangerous—and ... usable—form of illegality.”
“It would not be true to say that the prison was born with the new codes.”
“But one Sunday, during the Harvest Festival service, a terrible thing happened. Sampson, who had suffered a very bad night with the young mice, dropped off during the sermon and dreamt he was back in the days before he was reformed. When he woke up he found he was not dreaming. He was chasing mice all over the church. It took a bit of time to remember about brotherly love, and by that time it was too late.”
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