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Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.Source: The quotable Kofi Annan: selections from speeches and statements by the Secretary-General (1998)
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
Source: Speech Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 march 1954)
American politician 1961-
And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it's going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we've made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That's why we did it.
Austrian psychiatrist 1870-1937
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.
German-Jewish poet and author
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress in individuals and in nations.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
American lawyer and politician 1960-
Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
British Methodist theologian 1762-1832
Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.
Edward. E. Cummings
American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
Nothing recedes like progress.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.
French writer 1754-1824
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
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