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

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while. There is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
When any real progress is made, we unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before.
Today's progress was yesterday's plan.
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it.
Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet.
The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you.
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
All progress is experimental.
The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. He can only get a vision of the unselfish forces in the world by appealing to them, and every appeal is a call to arms. If he fights he must fight, not one man, but a conspiracy. He is always at war with a civilization. On his side is proverbial philosophy, a galaxy of invisible saints and sages, and the half-developed consciousness and professions of everybody. Against him is the world, and every selfish passion in his own heart.
New roads; new ruts.
He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
Nothing recedes like progress.
I was taught that the way of progress I neither swift nor easy.
The pace of progress will accelerate so that even engineers and technical managers will find it necessary to recycle back through school after no more than ten years. In particular fast-moving technologies skills will become obsolete every five years or so.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
The walking of Man is falling forwards.
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
With every passing hour, our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.
Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.
The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.
A lot of what appears to be progress is just so much technological rococo.
This world owes all its forward impulses to people ill at ease.