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Some quotes about the idea of progress

 

«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 person.»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

«Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change theirs minds cannot change anything.»

George Bernard Shaw - Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

 

«The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. »

George Bernard Shaw-  Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

 

«Life doesn't count for much unless you're willing to do your small part to leave our children – all of our children – a better world. Even if it's difficult. Even if the work seems great. Even if we don't get very far in our lifetime. »

Barack Obama- speech- June 15, 2008

 

«The greated part of progress is the desire to progress.»

Seneca

 

«The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. »

Mahatma Gandhi

 

«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

 

«Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion. »

Oscar Wilde

 

«Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. »

Chinese Proverb
 

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