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                        QUOTES ABOUT PROGRESS
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History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in
comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
-Gerald Ford

The main fuel to speed the world's progress is our stock of knowledge,
and the brake is our lack of imagination. -Julian Simon

Inventors and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools
at the beginning - and very often at the end – of their careers. 
-Dostoevsky

The world of tomorrow belongs to the person who has the vision today.

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am
satisfied. -Alfred Nobel

If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.

Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the
unnecessary three times as fast. -Peter Drucker 

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do 
the work of one extraordinary man. -Elbert Hubbard

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

Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork? —Stanislaw Lec 

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient
means for going backwards. -Aldous Huxley 

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue
to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may
prove to be our executioner. -Omar Bradley

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
-Thomas A. Edison

Necessity is the mother of invention.

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial
flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.
-Alfred E. Newman

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided
missiles and misguided men. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pessimists have already begun to worry about what is going to replace
automation. -John Tudor

Technology is like a steam roller. You're either on board or you're
part of the road.

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
-Mark Twain

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get on sometimes. What
matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making
decisions. -Jim Rohn

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world while the unreasonable
man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Hence, all
progress depends on the unreasonable man. -G. B. Shaw

If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?

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