Skip to content Skip to footer

Best Quotes About Progress

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilisation and mental culture.

Anandabai Joshee

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.

Charles Franklin Kettering

The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.


People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.

Dr. Dale E. Turner

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.

Elbert Hubbard

And from the discontent of one man The world’s best progress springs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The progress of the rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Progress is not created by contented people.

Frank Tyger

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

Frederick Douglas

All censorships exist to prevent any one 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 censorships.

George Bernard Shaw

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.

Germaine De Stael

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

H.L. Mencken

All progress occurs because people dare to be different.

Harry Millner

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.

Herbert Spencer

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

Indira Gandhi

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Kahlil Gibran

I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.

Marie Curie

I am about to put foward some major ideas they will be heard and pondered. If not all of them please, surely a few will in some sort, then, I shall have contributed to the progress of our age, and shall be content.

Marquis de Sade

It is not strange … to mistake change for progress.

Millard Fillmore

Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know’ and thou shalt progress.

Moses Ben Maimon Maimonides

There are still some people who think that we have Stalin to thank for all our progress, who quake before Stalin’s dirty underdrawers, who stand at attention and salute them.

Nikita Khrushchev

Life is a progress, and not a station.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.

Shane Leslie

Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork

Stanislaw Lec

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

Thomas Alva Edison

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.

Thomas J. Watson

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.

Vladimir Lenin

Inspiring Alley© 2024. All Rights Reserved.