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Progress Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Progress.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

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

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

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

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

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

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)

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice
and when they fail in this purpose
they become the dangerously structured dams
that block the flow of social progress.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science,
for they often endure long; but false views,
if supported by some evidence, do little harm,
for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
- Charles Darwin

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

In my case, Pilgrim's Progress consisted
in my having to climb down a thousand ladders
until I could reach out my hand
to the little clod of earth that I am.
- Carl Jung

Measures must always, in a progressive society,
be held superior to men, who are after all,
imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle,
gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The United States strongly seeks a lasting agreement
for the discontinuance of nuclear weapons tests.
We believe that this would be an important step toward reduction
of international tensions and would open the way
to further agreement on substantial measures of disarmament.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin


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