Quotes: progress

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  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    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.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
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    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
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
  • Edward. E. Cummings
    Edward. E. Cummings
    American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
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    Nothing recedes like progress.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    A process which led from the amoebae to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress - though whether the amoebae would agree with this opinion is not known.
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

    Source: Speech Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 march 1954)
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
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