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Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork? (Unkempt Thoughts)
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What we call 'progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. (Impressions and Comments)
View quotes by Havelock Ellis

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. (Idea of Progress)
View quotes by William Ralph Inge

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
View quotes by Thomas Edison

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

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.
View quotes by Charles Darwin

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
View quotes by Ellen Terry

Progress is a comfortable disease.
View quotes by E E Cummings

Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain viewdream
View quotes by Ella Wilcox

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
View quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
View quotes by Alexander Graham Bell

Whatever happens, there are always things you could have done better. You score two goals and you usually feel you could have done better.You score two goals and you usually feel you could have scored a third. That's perfectionism. That's what makes you progress in life.
View quotes by Eric Cantona

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

As I walked through the wilderness of this world (The Pilgrim's Progress)
View quotes by John Bunyan

The name of the slough was Despond. - 'Pilgrim's Progress'
View quotes by John Bunyan

The Church should go forward along the path of progress and be no longer satisfied only to represent the Conservative Party at prayer.
View quotes by Maude Royden

Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you've really got a problem... Problems are like landmarks of progress.
View quotes by Scott Alexander

There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'
View quotes by William Ralph Inge

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
View quotes by Don Marquis

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
View quotes by Ogden Nash

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
View quotes by Tom Stoppard

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
View quotes by Niels Bohr

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

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.
View quotes by George Bernard Shaw

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
View quotes by Herbert Spencer

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
View quotes by Adlai Stevenson

We cannot let the right wing roll back more than thirty years of social progress.
View quotes by Barbra Streisand

Myths are a waste of time. They prevent progression.
View quotes by Barbra Streisand

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
View quotes by Albert Pike

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
View quotes by Ayn Rand



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