Quotations on Progress

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Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Death, People, Progress, Humanity)

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Time, Progress, Country, Present)

When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Women, Progress, Community, Measure)

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
(Keywords: War, History, Progress, Winning, World, World war)

There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea.
- Barbara Amiel
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Progress, Confusion, Nothing)

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

These are times of unprecedented challenge and change in the airline industry, and the appointments we are announcing today will put American in an even stronger position to continue the substantial progress that has already been made under the tenets of our Turnaround Plan.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Change, Progress, American, Challenge, Today, Will)

While there's been much progress on terrorism, there's still much work to do and it is very important that the countries work together in order to address this threat together.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: Work, Progress, Countries, Order, Terrorism)

The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can't raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can't cut anything, we're obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Truth, Progress, Interest, Taxes)

The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Government, Progress, Collaboration, Fact)

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Faith, Sympathy, Progress, Cause, Desire, Future, Mankind, May)

The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Peace, Idea, Development, Progress, Islam, Want)

Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Food, Progress, Poison)

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Leadership, Peace, Time, Art, Science, Progress, Growth, Responsibility, Will)

I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Government, People, Progress, Hope, Content, Future, Justice, Will)

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
(Keywords: Intelligence, Civilization, Progress, Wealth, Force, Measure, Mind)

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life.
- William Banting
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Evil)

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
- Bruce Barton
(Keywords: Change, Fear, Progress, Action, Hope, Vision, Error, Living)

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
(Keywords: Men, Poetry, Progress, Hate, Hatred, Road)

It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.
- Tony Benn
(Keywords: Time, Progress, First)

The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
- Benazir Bhutto
(Keywords: Government, Peace, People, Opportunity, Progress, Dignity, Security)

The Democrats need to remind people of where were, in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are, and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: People, Progress, Democrats)

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Will)

The level of our educational development is high and serves as a strong basis for our future progress.
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Keywords: Development, Progress, Future)

Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Change, Progress, Countries, Revolution, Now, Production, Rain)

America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Keywords: Happiness, Progress, Belief, America, Lies)

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
(Keywords: Work, Progress, Horror, Now, Talk)

Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains the progress of society as a product of the expansion of the forces of production of the material means of life, that is, the development of economy.
- Earl Browder
(Keywords: History, Society, Life, Development, Progress, Economy, Marxism, Production)

I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
- Dan Brown
(Keywords: Work, Life, Progress, Quest, Questions, Spiritual, Will)

The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: People, Progress, American, Army, Needs)

The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them.
- James F. Byrnes
(Keywords: Work, People, Progress, Growth, Possibility, Hard work, Years)

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
(Keywords: People, Progress, America, Existence)

As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Power, Quality, Progress, Excellence, Productivity, Profit, Prosperity)

Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time.
- Karel Capek
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Work, Progress, Childhood, Glory, Nonsense, Understanding, Waste)

The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course.
- Dennis Cardoza
(Keywords: Leadership, People, Progress, American, Congress, Day, Support, Will)

Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Family, Progress, Determination, State, Will, Years)

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: Age, Lie, Progress, Fact, Man, Reason, World)

The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Idea, Progress, Growth, Metaphor)

I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been out of office for eight years. I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to make quicker progress back into power.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: Power, Progress, Conservative, Fact, Office, Party, Want, Years)

The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Education, Peace, Progress, Commerce, Freedom)

For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead to a constant increase of expenditure.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Knowledge, Progress, Will)

Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Keywords: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

These are challenging times at home and around the world. We will have to work together in a bipartisan spirit and with our international partners if we are going to achieve progress and peace now and for future generations.
- Susan Collins
(Keywords: Home, Peace, Work, Progress, Future, Generations, Now, Spirit, Will, World)

It is not yet too late for the Indian people to decide on rapid, ordered progress. I can assure them that the British people are as determined upon self-government for India as they are themselves.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: People, Progress, Self)

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
(Keywords: Science, Progress, Facts, Harm, Pleasure)

Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: Society, People, Progress, Laws, Years)

Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
- Guy Debord
(Keywords: Idea, Progress, Ideas, Improvement, Meaning, Plagiarism, Right, Words)



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