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Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long. - Ogden Nash

Progress is mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest. - Pantanjali

To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture. - Pablo Picasso

Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. - Alexander Pope

All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. - George Bernard Shaw

The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian. - William Gilmore Simms

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. - Adlai E. Stevenson

Most people are in favor of progress, it's the changes they don't like. - Source Unknown

Our civilization is characterized by the word "progress." Progress is its form rather than making progress being one of its features. Typically it constructs. It is occupied with building an ever more complicated structure. And even clarity is sought only - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. - Jane Addams

If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet. - Charles M. Allen

Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison. - Walter Bagehot

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better. - Christian Nevell Bovee

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. He can only get a vision of the unselfish forces in the world by appealing to them, and every appeal is a call to arms. If he fights he must fight, not one man, but a conspiracy. He is always at war with a civilization. On his side is proverbial philosophy, a galaxy of invisible saints and sages, and the half-developed consciousness and professions of everybody. Against him is the world, and every selfish passion in his own heart. - John Jay Chapman

Nothing recedes like progress. - E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. - Thomas A. Edison

With every passing hour, our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress. - Ransom K. Ferm

A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo. - Bill Grey

Human development is a form of chronological unfairness, since late-comers are able to profit by the labors of their predecessors without paying the same price. - Alexander Herzen

Progress celebrates victories over nature. Progress makes purses out of human skin. When people were traveling in mail coaches, the world got ahead better than it does now that salesmen fly through the air. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? How will the heirs of this age be taught the most basic motions that are necessary to activate the most complicated machines? Nature can rely on progress; it will avenge it for the outrage it has perpetrated on it. - Karl Kraus

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. - Abraham Lincoln

It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow! - Og Mandino

Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving. - Harold Mayfield

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring, through obeying the blind urge. - Henry Miller


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