Quotes and Sayings about Progress

Quotes and Sayings about Progress

Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
Without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors... because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
In a world that's changing so quickly, you're guaranteed to fail if you don't take any risks.
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO)
I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.
It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet.
For a bunch of hairless apes, we've actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things.
[Sarif Ending - Pro Augmentation]
It's in our Nature to want to rise above our limits. Think about it. We were cold, so we harnessed fire. We were weak, so we invented tools. Every time we met an obstacle, we used creativity and ingenuity to overcome it. The cycle is inevitable... but will the outcome always be good? I guess that will depend on how we approach it.
Adam Jensen in Deus Ex - Human Revolution
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do - you have to keep moving forward.
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
It's a wonderful world. You can't go backwards. You're always moving forward. It's the wonderful part about life. And that's terrific.
Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.
Shuri in Black Panther
I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward.
The only way to grow is to challenge yourself.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
I suppose people of our generation aren't able to die for good causes any longer. We had all that done for us, in the thirties and the forties, when we were still kids. There aren't any good, brave causes left.
True nobility lies not in being superior to another man, but being superior to one's previous self.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong - first manned landing on the moon (July 20th 1969)
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein - Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007)
Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.
People always make the mistake of calling an idea small or stupid because they don't understand how it's going to evolve.
The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed.
William Gibson - December 2003
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Progress has always been perilous. Once we were freezing and so we made fires. Sometimes our houses burned down and sometimes even whole villages. But we would never revert to the life we had without fire. Same thing goes for cars. Hundreds of people die in traffic every year. So we make safer cars, we don't go back to horses and carriages.
Saxa Jutul in Ragnarok - Season 1 Episode 4
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
You can't look back; you have to keep looking forward.
It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.
Progress is not inevitable. It's up to us to create it.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
The most important thing is not stagnating, to keep improving.
The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.
Once you achieve one goal, you should be looking forward to trying to build onto the next thing, and not just getting comfortable with what you're doing.
Science and technology are the keys to both our longevity and our demise. Our entire existence on this planet is a double-edged sword.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
If humanity doesn't land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
It's clear to us we're living in perhaps the most disruptive time in the history of technology.
Shantanu Narayen (Adobe CEO) - about Adobe CS6
We have a saying: 'Move fast and break things.' The idea is that if you never break anything, you're probably not moving fast enough.
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO)
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

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Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.

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