Quotes for
the Journey:

Progress

   
  
Progress is discovering
what you can do without.

Marty Rubin

   

Progress is made by the improvement of people, not the improvement of machines.     -Adrian Tchaikovsky

   

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.     -Norman Vincent Peale

   
The ugliest thing in America is greed, the lust for power and domination, the lunatic ideology of perpetual Growth - with a capital G. 'Progress' in our nation has for too long been confused with 'Growth'; I see the two as different, almost incompatible, since progress means, or should mean, change for the better-- toward social justice, a livable and open world, equal opportunity and affirmative action for all forms of life. And I mean all forms, not merely the human. The grizzly, the wolf, the rattlesnake, the condor, the coyote, the crocodile, whatever, each and every species has as much right to be here as we do.      -Edward Abbey
    
Do you realize it’s been only a century that we’ve been able to go from house to car to office to car to wherever, with the heater on, and the defroster on, protected from the rain and the cold? It hasn’t been much longer than that we’ve had lighting for streets. Think of all that darkness, all that world out there, all that mystery that we’ve turned into well-lighted concrete bunkers, safe and warm and dull.      -Sheri S. Tepper
   
Does progress mean that we dissolve our ancient myths? If we forget our legends, I fear that we shall close an important door to the imagination.      -James Christensen

    
Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.      -Norbert Wiener
   
It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free from lies.      -Theodor W. Adorno
  
Flaubert didn’t just hate the railway as such; he hated the way it flattered people with the illusion of progress. What was the point of scientific advance without moral advance? The railway would merely permit more people to move about, meet and be stupid together.      -Julian Barnes
   
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.      -Thomas A. Edison
   
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.      -Mohandas Gandhi
   
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions.  All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions.  Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.      -George Bernard Shaw
   
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. . . . Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.      -Martin Luther King Jr.
   
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change--this is the rhythm of our living.  Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope.  And out of hope, progress.      -Bruce Barton
   
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.      -Winston Churchill
   
Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.  If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the person who turns back soonest is the most progressive person.      -C.S. Lewis
   

  
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.      -Franklin D. Roosevelt
   
We should so live and labor in our time that what came to us as seed may go to the next generation as blossom, and what came to us as blossom, may go to them as fruit.  This is what we mean by progress.      -Henry Ward Beecher
   
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.      -Alfred North Whitehead
  

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