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Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.

Every year it takes less time to fly across the Atlantic, and more time to drive to the office.

Flight is the only true sensation that men have achieved in modern history.

Generations are as the days of toilsome mankind.-What the father has made, the son can make and enjoy, but he has also work of his own appointed to him.-Thus all things wax and roll onwards-arts, establishments, opinions; nothing is ever completed, but completing.

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. See quote detail

He is only advancing in life, whose heart is getting softer, his blood warmer, his brain quicker, and his spirit entering into living peace.

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.

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.

I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil. He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse.

If God reveal anything to you by any other instrument, be as ready to receive it as ever you were to receive any truth by my ministry; for I am verily persuaded the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of his holy word.

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.

Intellectually, as well as politically, the direction of all true progress is toward greater freedom, and along an endless succession of ideas.

Intercourse is the soul of progress.

Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?

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.

It so happens that the world is undergoing a transformation to which no change that has yet occurred can be compared, either in scope or in rapidity.

Let us labor for that larger comprehension of truth, and that more thorough repudiation of error, which shall make the history of mankind a series of ascending developments.


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