Quotes: advancement

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  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement - in a word, with more renunciation than you care for - and so you flee the contagion.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems.
  • Bell Hooks
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    Indeed much of the literature written about black folks in the post-civil rights era emphasized the need for jobs. Material advancement was deemed the pressing agenda. Mental health concerns were not a high priority. - From (2003) Rock My Soul
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
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    Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
  • Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.
  • Niels Bohr
    Niels Bohr
    Danish scientist and physicist 1885-1962
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    Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
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    The barometer for judging the character of people, in regard human rights, is now those who consider themselves gay, homosexual, lesbian. The judgment as to whether you can trust the future, the social advancement - depending on people - will be judged on where they come out on that question.
  • C. Everett Koop
    C. Everett Koop
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    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been in existence for most of this century.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
  • Sir Henry Taylor
    Sir Henry Taylor
    English dramatist and poet 1800-1886
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    The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
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    The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    The purpose of education is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
    Source: Harvard, 14-06-1956
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
  • Thomas Reid
    Thomas Reid
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    There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
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