Progress Quotes

The history of the world is none other than the progress of the , consciousness of freedom.

Hegel

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.

Roland Barthes

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor-Heyerdahl

Life is a progress, and not a station.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft

James Russell Lowell

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force

George Bancroft

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

Harold Wilson

He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality, and will never, therefore, make any progress

Anwar Sadat

The greatest obstacle to progress is prejudice.

Bavee

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

Sir John Lubbock

Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison.

Simone Weil

Death is really a great blessing for humanity without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not any hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient Stimulus to be creative.

Alfred Adler

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

Indira Ghandi

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.

Goethe

All censorships exist to prevent any one 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

The one who conceals the (way of) prosperity and progress from you, has done enimity to you.

Muhammad ibn Al

In matters that are so obscure and far beyond our vision, we find in Holy Scripture passages which can be interpreted in very different ways without prejudice to the faith we have received. In such cases, we should not rush in headlong and so firmly take our stand on one side that, if further progress in the search for truth justly undermines this position, we too fall with it.

St. Augustine of Hippo

There are times of great change, times when old landmarks are being upset, when submerged forces are rising, and just as we deal promptly or linger over the solution of these problems, our progress will be rapid or slow, sound or broken... The problem is put to us one by one, to each nation one by one... He has shown us the possibility of strength within us, and then He has shown us where the danger, the weakness lies. He is pointing out to us how is it that we may become strong. On us it lies ... to answer the question which God has put to us, and according as we answer on it depends how this movement will progress, what route it will take, and whether it will lead to a swift and sudden salvation, or whether, after so many centuries of tribulation and sufferings there is still a long period of tribulation and suffering before us. God has put the question to us and with us entirely it lies to answer.

Sri Aurobindo

The Infinite alone justifies the existence of the finite and the finite by itself has no entirely separate value or independent existence. Life, if it is not an illusion, is a divine Play, a manifestation of the glory of the Infinite. Or it is a means by which the soul growing in Nature through countless forms and many lives can approach, touch, feel and unite itself through love and knowledge and faith and adoration and a Godward will in works with this transcendent Being and this infinite Existence. This Self or this self-existent Being is the one supreme reality, and all things else are either only appearances or only true by dependence upon it. It follows that self-realisation and God-realisation are the great business of the living and thinking human being. All life and thought are in the end a means of progress towards self-realisation and God-realisation.

Sri Aurobindo

Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.

Bryant McGill

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa

There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.

Christopher Hitchens

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