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    Quotations about Progress

    • Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
    • All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
      Notebooks, 1912, by Samuel Butler
    • 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.
    • What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
    • The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.
      Northern Exposure, Rosebud, 1993, by Barbara Hall
    • The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
    • Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
    • Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
      by Plato
    • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
    • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
      Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists", by George Bernard Shaw
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