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45 Progress Quotes

With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster 13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Mayday

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Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?

Henry George Quotes , Source: Progress and Poverty--Introductory--The Problem

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He who moves not forward goes backward! A capital saying!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Hermann and Dorothea (canto III, l. 66)

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To look up and not down, To look forward and not back, To look out and not in--and To lend a hand.

Edward Everett Hale Quotes , Source: Rule of the "Harry Wadsworth Club" (ch. IV), from "Ten Times One in Ten"

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Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?

Stanislaw Lec Quotes , Source: Unkempt Thoughts

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I have seen that Man moves over with each new generation into a bigger body, more awful, more reverent and more free than he has had before.

Gerald Stanley Lee Quotes , Source: Crowds (pt. II, ch. III)

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From lower to the higher next, Not to the top, is Nature's text; And embryo good, to reach full stature, Absorbs the evil in its nature.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Festina Lente--Moral

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New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Present Crisis

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"Spiral!" the memorable Lady terms Our mind's ascent.

George Meredith Quotes , Source: The World's Advance, in notes to Meredith's "Poetical Works", G.M. Trevelyan says the Lady is Mrs. B

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That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat; descent and fall To give us is adverse.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. II, l. 75)

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What follows I flee; what flees I ever pursue. [Lat., Quod sequitur, fugio; quod fugit, usque sequor.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Amorum (II, 19, 36)

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There is no advancement to him who stands trembling because he cannot see the end from the beginning.

E. J. Klemme Quotes

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I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.

Frank Moore Colby Quotes

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Those who work most for the world's advancement are the ones who demand least.

Henry Doherty Quotes

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Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.

Alexander Pope Quotes

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Progress is the process whereby the human race is getting rid of whiskers, the veriform appendix and God.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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Speak softly, and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?

Stanislaw Lem Quotes

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I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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