Progress Quotes and Quotations
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.
If it is to be, It is up to me.
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
New roads; new ruts.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are content to repeat it.
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
All progress is based upon the universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
This world of ours is a new world, in which the unit of knowledge, the nature of human communities, the order of society, the order of ideas, the very notions of society and culture have changed, and will not return to what they have been in the past. What is new is new, not because it has never been there before, but because it has changed in quality.
And from the discontent of man The world's best progress springs.
Every gain made by individuals or society is almost instantly taken for granted.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Once you sink that first stake, they'll never make you pull it up.
Flight is the only true sensation that men have achieved in modern history.
The fundamental magic of flying is a miracle that has nothing to do with any of its practical purposes - purposes of speed, accessibility and convenience - and will not change as they change.
The really great visual experience today is to fly over a huge city and look down into the night. It's like a tremendous jubilant Christmas tree. You just feel life is worth living - when you come down you may have some doubts.
A great devotee of the gospel of getting on.
The century on which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man.
To spur a willing horse.
Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?
A thousand things advance; nine hundred and ninety-nine retreat; that is progress.
The simple faith in progress is not a conviction belonging to strength, but one belonging to acquiescence and hence to weakness.
The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
Always remember that the soundest way to progress in any organization is to help the man ahead of you to get promoted.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
It so happens that the world is undergoing a transformation to which no change that has yet occurred can be compared, either in scope or in rapidity.
Modern kitchen - where the pot calls the kettle chartreuse.
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of him.
Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear-end collision and Man will never know that what hit him from behind was Man.
Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.
Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
Once a man would spend a week patiently waiting if he missed a stage coach, but now he rages if he misses the first section of a revolving door.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, and all things in succession. That which grows slowly endures.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
That which comes into the world to disturb nothing deserves neither respect nor patience.
Occasionally we sigh for an earlier day when we could just look at the stars without worrying whether they were theirs or ours.
Every year it takes less time to fly across the Atlantic, and more time to drive to the office.
What we call progress is the exchange of one Nuisance for another Nuisance.
Every step of progress which the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.
So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings, goes but to build up great fortunes, to increase luxury, and make sharper the contest between the House of Have and the House of Want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.
Progress - the stride of God!
If you strike a thorn or rose, Keep a-goin! If it hails or if it snows, Keep a-goin! 'Tain't no use to sit and whine 'Cause the fish ain't on your line; Bait your hook an' keep on tryin'. Keep a-goin!