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Positive Quotes about Progress

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You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

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Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

 

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

Technological progress is like an axe
in the hands of a pathological criminal.
- Albert Einstein

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

The test of our progress is not whether we add more
to the abundance of those who have much it is whether
we provide enough for those who have little.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter
than our progress in education.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

The natural progress of things is for liberty
to yield and government to gain ground.
- Thomas Jefferson

Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world
will be long freeing itself from,
and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind,
is not yet abolished.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

It is not strange...
to mistake change for progress.
- Millard Fillmore

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the
progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.
- Ralph Neas

I have always believed that 98% of a student's progress
is due to his own efforts,
and 2% to his teacher.
- John Philip Sousa

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
- Herbert Hoover

The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
- Joseph Joubert

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

It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change,
he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican.
- Timothy Pawlenty

Progress is not an illusion, it happens,
but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
- George Orwell

We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as
agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers,
even as they subvert it at the workplace.
- John J. Sweeney

My daddy expected that my brothers and I and our generation
would make the world a better place.
He had lived in an America of continual social progress.
- Wynton Marsalis

There is no progress whatever.
Everything is just the same as it was thousands,
and tens of thousands, of years ago.
The outward form changes.
The essence does not change.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress.
We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat
the Taliban by clearing an area.
They move.
- Colin Powell

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition
to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
- John Bardeen

Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution,
and it was designed to eat the Constitution,
to progress past the Constitution.
- Glenn Beck

I think it's the end of progress if you stand still
and think of what you've done in the past.
I keep on.
- Leslie Caron

One of the remarkable things about my career is that
it has been marked by steady,
incremental progress.
No sudden spikes up, and no sudden downfalls,
either.
- Phil Hartman

Behold the turtle.
He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
- James Bryant Conant

I make progress by having people around me who are
smarter than I am and listening to them.
And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
- Henry J. Kaiser

What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
- Havelock Ellis

People who work crossword puzzles know that if they stop making progress,
they should put the puzzle down for a while.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress.
- Bryant H. McGill

Making me into a role model is placing too much importance
on what I see as a work in progress.
- P. J. Harvey

Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk,
step by step.
- Samuel Smiles

The progress in Iraq has not been without cost.
- Virgil Goode

Life is short and progress is slow.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice as much in
taxes as he formerly got in wages.
- H. L. Mencken

The progress of evolution from President Washington
to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
- Henry B. Adams

From my father, I learned the importance of working
sincerely at things to which I had committed myself,
and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress.
- Koichi Tanaka

Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental.
All important advances are sudden intuitions,
new principles, new ways of seeing.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War,
or World War II were the turning points in our history,
the sine qua non of our forward progress.
- Stephen Ambrose

I think the people who have really followed my career
from the time I was seven years old can see my steady
progress and see the type of person and athlete I am.
- Marion Jones

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
- Franz Grillparzer

Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism,
the progress, and the energy of the American spirit.
- Howard Mumford Jones

Much of what we see in America, what most people feel
has been progress and good things,
have been brought about by the existence of third parties.
- Peter Camejo

I don't like to talk about work in progress,
but the novel I'm working on now is definitely not horror.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
- Ellen Terry

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Americans have been selling this view around the world:
that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property.
- Lawrence Lessig

Now our whole activity is devoted to God,
and our whole life, since we are bent on progress in divine things.
- Origen

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who
hate one another with an instinctive hatred,
and when they meet upon the same road,
one of them has to give place.
- Charles Baudelaire

If you are not making the progress that you would like
to make and are capable of making,
it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.
- Paul J. Meyer

Medical science has proven time and again that when
the resources are provided,
great progress in the treatment, cure,
and prevention of disease can occur.
- Michael J. Fox


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