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The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that,
by William Kirby

The reform of state industry, and most directly related to that,
the banking sector, is enormously daunting.
- William Kirby

The Chinese government since 1979 has been very successful in economic development,
and successful enough, simply by surviving,
in the realm of political development.
- William Kirby

Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts,
but there has been a great proclivity in human history,
and including in recent history, for war.
- William Kirby

And look at the mess that Russia is;
most Chinese don't want to follow that.
- William Kirby

 

I don't believe that economic and cultural interaction
automatically brings greater peace and understanding,
although it may help in that regard.
- William Kirby

Taiwan is a major economy.
- William Kirby

There is no question that Taiwan is a state in any
political science definition of a state.
- William Kirby

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The greater concerns in China and Taiwan are on the political side,
not on the economic side.
- William Kirby

So, I think China desperately needs to legitimize some form of opposition.
- William Kirby

A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight.
It would destroy Chinese - Japanese relations,
not to mention Chinese - American relations.
- William Kirby

The PRC is the big brother in this relationship,
and it has the capacity to be generous to Taiwan on
this issue in a manner that might do much to defuse
that issue internally in Taiwan.
- William Kirby

Another goal is to look to the resources we have and
to see how we could do better to plan,
in a sense, for the faculty and infrastructure that
we will need to study Asia well into the 21st century.
- William Kirby

So, anything that avoids a conflict that could draw in,
unhappily again, outside powers such as the United States or revisit,
for example, Japan's interests in the Taiwan area would
be the last thing that anyone would want.
- William Kirby

The most important thing that certainly the United
States and other Asian and Pacific actors have done
is to urge that whatever happens,
however the dispute is resolved, that it be resolved peacefully.
- William Kirby

East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War,
and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the
Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you
think of the history of the first half of the century.
- William Kirby

Harvard is first and foremost a university and not a consulting operation,
and our job here is to teach and to research and to
create knowledge on Asia in conjunction and in cooperation
with scholars as well as with political,
intellectual, and cultural leaders in Asia.
- William Kirby

You could argue that war is always an irrational act,
and yet many states enter into military conflict out
of rational calculation or national interest or the
stability or longevity of their regime.
- William Kirby

I would hope we would begin a series of projects that
would do more to bring the different parts of the university
together in the study of Asia,
for example, in the study of the professions in Asia.
- William Kirby

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

Do not marry a man to reform him.
That is what reform schools are for.
- Mae West

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

Don't marry a man to reform him -
that's what reform schools are for.
- Mae West

You see, nature will do exactly what it must,
and if we are a hindrance to its development,
to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way,
we will go.
- Ralph Steadman

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods...
and real ethics reform at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a,
you know, reform.
So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society.
- Kim Dae Jung

I support concrete and progressive immigration reform
based on three primary criteria:
family reunification,
economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.
- Jeff Bingaman

The reform of government needs to continue.
- Jim Nussle

Trade reform has also been linked to increased income
disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits
from globalization than their unskilled counterparts.
- Stephen F. Lynch

Rest assured that my support for any eventual reform
package will be based firmly upon what is in the best
interests of the people of Upstate New York,
not any party or president.
- James T. Walsh

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough,
is true security to be found.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One of the major goals of health insurance reform is to bring down the cost.
- Valerie Jarrett

It's time to save the U.N.
from its own scandals and mismanagement.
It's time for U.N.
Reform with teeth.
- Mike Pence

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.
- Lionel Blue

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great
events is proclaiming to us,
Reform, that you may preserve!
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

For our welfare reform efforts to be successful,
we must empower local charitable organizations with
the resources to address their local community needs.
- Mel Carnahan

The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American
education is complacency.
- Diane Ravitch

Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform.
Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it.
- Herman Cain

Virginia 's tax system needs to be fixed.
The time to act is now.
Do not send me any more studies.
Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses
tinkering with real reform.
- Mark Warner

In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has
been based on the emerging free press.
- Christiane Amanpour

BC is not going to replace the hierarchy,
and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church -
that's got to come out of the whole Catholic community.
- William P. Leahy

It's nice to have a lot of people in the field.
Independent, third party, Libertarian,
Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do.
I welcome them to the race.
- John Murray

I certainly want campaign finance reform.
I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand
up to a constitutional challenge.
- Ben Nelson

What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the
obligation of the federal government to step in when
the states failed and to monitor these programs.
- Robert Scheer

I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional
reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing.
- Ferdinand Mount

I admit it: I had fun watching right-wingers go wild
as health reform finally became law.
- Paul Krugman

It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform.
- Bob Inglis

I am only doing now what I have ever done;
and ever will continue to do -
that is adapting past experience to present reform
in the light of high ideals and future objects.
- John Burns

Postal service of today is far removed from that of
30 years ago when reform was last enacted.
- John M. McHugh

Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little
reform needed in our prisons.
- John Ruskin

Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have
been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things
that haven't been taxed before.
- Art Buchwald

I welcome the Democrats' ideas on Social Security.
I think it is very important to make a bipartisan reform.
- Jack Kingston

Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health
care reform that includes giving the federal government
authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.
- Jim Clyburn

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers,
and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid,
turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
- Robert Peel

We see considerable strain in Russia,
and that's obviously a matter of concern to us.
It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to
continue on the reform path.
- Warren Christopher

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
- George Orwell

The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
- Bill McCollum

We need earmark reform, and when I'm President,
I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
- Barack Obama

We will not reform the yuan until the time is right
even if there is external pressure.
- Wu Yi

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed.
We need reform that provides hardworking people of
good character with a real path towards citizenship.
- Joe Baca

To restore the trust of the people, we must reform
the way the government operates.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

A balanced program for tax reform based upon the common
sense idea of lowering taxes out of surplus revenues.
- Andrew Mellon

You might as well try and dam Niagara Falls with toothpicks
as to stop the reform wave sweeping our land.
- Billy Sunday

As for when to reform the yuan, there is no timetable yet.
- Wu Yi

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.
- John W. Snow

A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy.
If it benefits you, it is tax reform.
- Russell B. Long

Going forward, as we work to strengthen our border
in the interests of homeland security,
we must also recognize the economic importance of immigration reform.
- Dave Reichert

Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
- Elizabeth Fry

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We would certainly encourage the Italian government
to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
- Rodrigo Rato


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