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  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.  
 -  Alfred Adler
  

  Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country.  
 -  Sade Adu
  

  The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.  
 -  James Mark Baldwin
  

  The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  One can not impede scientific progress.  
 -  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  

  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
  

  All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.  
 -  George Bancroft
  

  Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.  
 -  William Blake
  

  A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Discontent is the first necessity of progress.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  I've had a couple of years where injuries have not let me develop in the way I wanted. When I was 21, after the European Championship, I had more injuries. Everything has been less continuous and it has cost me more progress. Continuity is what got me where I am.  
 -  Cesc Fabregas
  

  The only progress that knowledge allows is in enabling us to describe more and more in detail the world we see and its evolution. What matters in a world-view is to grasp the meaning and purpose of everything, and that we cannot do.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.  
 -  T. S. Eliot
  

  The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  When a writer declares that his first book is his best, that is bad. I progress successively from book to book.  
 -  Mahmoud Darwish
  

  Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.  
 -  Karl Marx
  

  In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.  
 -  James Cameron
  

  The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress.  
 -  Kim Campbell
  

  The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.  
 -  Felix Adler
  

  God works according to the law of gradual growth, so dont be discouraged if your progress seems slow.  
 -  Joyce Meyer
  

  All progress occurs because people dare to be different.  
 -  Harry Millner
  

  Nothing recedes like progress.  
 -  E. E. cummings
  

  Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  The only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.  
 -  Paul Feyerabend
  

  Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.  
 -  Michael J. Fox
  

  I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn't wait for them. I tell them to get on board.  
 -  Alex Ferguson
  

  What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.  
 -  Sigmund Freud
  

  We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The power to question is the basis of all human progress.  
 -  Indira Gandhi
  

  Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.  
 -  Frederick Douglass
  

  Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Without a struggle, there can be no progress.  
 -  Frederick Douglass
  

  If there is no struggle, there is no progress.  
 -  Frederick Douglass
  

  Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.  
 -  Charles Edison
  

  False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.  
 -  Charles Darwin
  

  Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.  
 -  Robert F. Kennedy
  

  The best road to progress is freedom's road.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  I will say that the environment I grew up in was not the most progressive.  
 -  Alan Ball
  

  We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.  
 -  Howard Baker
  

  The idea is that they wouldn't want to deal with militant Islam but an Islam and Muslims who are committed to progress, committed to development, who like peace and are moderate in their ways. So that's what we are doing here.  
 -  Louis Bacon
  

  There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.  
 -  Russell Baker
  

  The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.  
 -  Gaston Bachelard
  

  Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  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.
  

  All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.