Progress Quotes

The 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

Progress is the mother of problems. G K Chesterton

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

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. Tom Robbins

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

What we call ‘Progress’ is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. Havelock Ellis

Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. Robert Heinlein

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. Don Marquis

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. Aldous Huxley.

All progress is experimental. John Jay Chapman

It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you. Tony Benn

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. Russell Baker

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. Adlai Stevenson