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Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear-end collision and Man will never know that what hit him from behind was Man.

Mankind never loses any good thing, physical, intellectual, or moral, till it finds a better, and then the loss is a gain. No steps backward, is the rule of human history. What is gained by one man is invested in all men, and is a permanent investment for all time.

Men of great genius and large heart sow the seeds of a new degree of progress in the world, but they bear fruit only after many years.

Modern kitchen - where the pot calls the kettle chartreuse.

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

New roads; new ruts.

Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.

Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!

Occasionally we sigh for an earlier day when we could just look at the stars without worrying whether they were theirs or ours.

Once a man would spend a week patiently waiting if he missed a stage coach, but now he rages if he misses the first section of a revolving door.

Once you sink that first stake, they'll never make you pull it up.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Progress - the onward stride of God.

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow.

Progress is the law of life,--man is not man as yet.

Progress is the real cure for an over­estimate of ourselves.

Progress might have been all right once, but it's gone on too long.

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.

Revolutions never go backwards.


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