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Progress

Unite to move forward.
       - American Proverb

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
       -Alfred North Whitehead

Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power.
       -Paul J. Meyer

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

People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
       -Milan Kundera

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
       -Henry Steele Commager

If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
       -Mark Twain

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
       -Oscar Wilde

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
       -Don Marquis

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

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
       - Jose Incenerios

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
      - Soren Kierkegaard

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
       - Plato

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
      - Nicholas Murray Butler

All progress occurs because people dare to be different
      - Harry Milner

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice
      - St. Francis of Assisi 


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