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Bill GatesThe Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

George Bernard ShawThe reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

John WoodenAlthough there is no progress without change, not all change is progress.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

George Bernard ShawAll progress means war with Society.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Albert EinsteinOur entire much-praised technological progress, and civilization generally, could be compared to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

H.L. MenckenProgress: The process whereby the human race has got rid of whiskers, the vermiform appendix and God.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Ayn RandA man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Stanislaw Jerzy LecIs it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Charles BaudelaireProgress, that great heresy of degenerates.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Frank TygerProgress is not created by contented people.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Frank TygerProgress results from persistence with purpose.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

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

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Charles BaudelaireProgress is a doctrine of idlers and Belgians.

—  Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867, French poet

Alfred North WhiteheadFundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician

Alfred North WhiteheadIt is the first step in sociological wisdom, to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician

Alfred North WhiteheadThe art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician

Karl KrausProgress celebrates Pyrrhic victories over nature.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Dwight EisenhowerUnless we progress, we regress.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Calvin CoolidgeAll growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Rutherford B. HayesThe progress of society is mainly—is, in its proper sense, the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world.

—  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822-1893, American President [1877-1881]

George Bernard ShawProgress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925


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