Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Progress - Quotes

All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. - George Bernard Shaw

All progress occurs because people dare to be different. - Harry Millner

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress. - Herbert Hoover

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who had read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. - Oscar Wilde

Each man must learn his own ideal and try to accomplish it: that is a surer way of progress than to take the ideas of another. - Romain Rolland

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. - Winston Churchill

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. - Thomas Huxley

Few men progress, except as they are pushed along by events. - Edgar Watson Howe

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.

Human progress is not an uninterrupted march forward. It is a slow and devious movement with haltings and twistings. The pathway of man ascends and descends, wanders off into mazes. At times the trail seems to lose itself in the wilderness of human passion and folly. But inch by inch it goes forward with halting steps. - Joseph Alexander Leighton

I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction. - John Steinbeck

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. - Barack Obama

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skilful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. - Harry S Truman

One who accepts the general ideas of his time gets along smoothest, but he does the least for progress. - Lewis F. Korns

Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction. - Theodore Roosevelt

Progress doesn't come from early risers – progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things. - Robert A. Heinlein

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

Progress in thought is the assertion of individualism against authority. - Oscar Wilde

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator and change has its enemies. - Robert Kennedy

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay

Progress is obtained only by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems. When you solve problems, all you do is guarantee a return to normalcy. - Peter F. Drucker

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. - George Santayana

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