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    progress Quotes

    I felt certain uneasiness, a strange sensation, which had comic to a head. Every evening I went to Yahya to report that Mujib [Rahiman] and I weren't making any progress, and Yahya [Khan] showed no interest. He looked away or complained about the television or grumbled because he couldn't listen to his favorite songs - his records hadn't arrived from Rawalpindi.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: progress  song 
    I never like to get political, but when you have the ability, through your media, to influence a large mass of people, I would want to be a part of the evolving cycle of progress vs. keeping things the way that they are.
    — Zoe Saldana
    Progress is always an exchange. We gain something, we give something else up. I'm interested in looking at some of what we are losing.
    — Zoe Leonard
    tags: progress 
    Even a wild horse can be tamed; even metal that is difficult to work eventually goes into a mold. If you take it easy and do not stir yourself, you will never make any progress. It has been said, "It is no disgrace to have many afflictions: I would worry if there never were any afflictions."
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: work  progress  wild  worries 
    Even if you do no work that is particularly lofty or far-reaching, if you can shed mundane feelings, that is a great achievement. Even if you do not strive much for progress in learning, if you can minimize the influence things have on you, you will soar into the realm of sages.
    — Zicheng Hong
    If everybody followed the rules, nothing would ever change. Without change there would be no progress
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: progress  rules 
    Iran is undertaking a massive effort to expand its influence in southern Iraq. At the same time, that influence decreases the more the political process in Iraq progresses.
    — Zalmay Khalilzad
    I believe that a lot of progress has been achieved to address gender inequality: We have moved from a time where women in the US could not apply for credit card without their husband's signature to a time where women are the owners of their businesses.
    — Zainab Salbi
    My father was a politician, and a very important politician, and one of the leaders of the Iraqi Democratic Party, who believed in progress.
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: progress  leader  father 
    When I was growing up in Iraq, there was an unbroken belief in progress and a great sense of optimism. It was a moment of nation building.
    — Zaha Hadid
    tags: belief  progress  moment 
    I mean, comedy's hard. If you go back and look at the first season of Seinfeld, it's a work in progress and that's what happens. It just take time for people to figure each other out, and figure out timing, and to develop creatively with the writers.
    — Zachary Knighton
    tags: time  people  work  progress  timing 
    The thing to do is just make sure that as part of a disability community, we're not isolating ourselves by drawing differences for the sake of progress.
    — Zach Anner
    The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
    — Yves Tanguy
    The invention progress is tough sometimes. When I first choreographed the Drunken Master in the past with Jackie Chan, I spent months to create the whole sequence. There were no fight sequences before; it's just a name. I have to choreograph it all by myself.
    — Yuen Woo-ping
    tags: past  master  progress  fight 
    A revolution cannot progress without the fuel of terror. With time that relationship inverts: the revolution presses forward for the sake of terror. Like an artist, the man creating terror should be detached, cold-blooded. He must keep in mind that the energy of the terror he releases can consume him.
    — Young-Ha Kim
    By complex ways, by looking deep into the dark well of the human soul, full of filth, somewhere at the very bottom of it Chekhov at last found his faith. And this faith turned out to be faith in man, in the power of human progress. And man became his god.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: men  power  human  soul  dark  progress  god  faith  complex 
    For the world to become a better place, someone has to pay a price, I think it's glorious to sacrifice for the sake of social progress and fighting injustice.
    — Xu Zhiyong
    Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress has overshadowed our concern with human progress.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: human  progress 
    My daddy expected that my brothers and I and our generation would make the world a better place. He had lived in an America of continual social progress.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    tags: world  progress  america 
    It would be a crime against [Twilight] audience to go R-rated... [Yet the rating] is based on a much more mature book [Breaking Dawn,Stephenie Meyer]. We need to progress and be more sophisticated.
    — Wyck Godfrey
    tags: crimes  progress  book 
    Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Not all change is progress.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: progress 
    As for the role of France and Germany: French politics is often more self-confident then German politics due to the catastrophe in the first half of the last century. If Berlin and Paris don't agree, then it is difficult to make progress in Europe.
    — Wolfgang Schauble
    tags: progress  politics 
    Progress. There's a good deal too much o' this progress about nowadays, an', what's more, it'll have to stop.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: progress 
    Measure your progress by your experience of the love of God and its exercise before men.
    — William Wilberforce
    To the one, a little natural moderation and quietness of temper may be sufficient to conduct us: but to the other, we can only attain by much discipline and slow advances; and when we think we have made great way, we shall often find reason to confess in the hour of trial, that we had greatly, far too greatly, over-rated our progress.
    — William Wilberforce
    Organization is simply the means by which the acts of ordinary men can be made to add up to extraordinary results. To this idea of progress that does not wait on some lucky break, some chance discovery, or some rare stroke of genius, but instead is achieved through systematic, cumulative effort, the engineer has contributed brilliantly.
    — William Wickenden
    It is this ideal of progress through cumulative effort rather than through genius-progress by organised effort, progress which does not wait for some brilliant stroke, some lucky discovery, or the advent of some superman, has been the chief gift of science to social philosophy.
    — William Wickenden
    The main object of the work was to present such a survey of the advances already made in physical knowledge, and of the mode in which they have been made, as might serve as a real and firm basis for our speculations concerning the progress of human knowledge, and the processes by which sciences are formed.
    — William Whewell
    I have this feeling of wending my way or plundering through a mysterious jungle of possibilities when I am writing. This jungle has not been explored by previous writers. It never will be explored. It's endlessly varying as we progress through the experience of time. These words that occur to me come out of my relation to the language which is developing even as I am using it.
    — William Stafford
    Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled.
    — William Ramsay
    The greatest obstacle to progress is not man's inherited pugnacity, but his incorrigible tendency to parasitism.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: progress 
    There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.
    — William Ralph Inge
    I would have it inscribed on the curtains of your bed and the walls of your chamber: "If you do not rise early you can make progress in nothing."
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    tags: progress 
    The path of progress is seldom smooth. New things are often found hard to do. Our fathers found them so. We find them so. But are we not made better for the effort and scarifice?
    — William McKinley
    tags: progress  path  father 
    Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
    — William McKinley
    tags: progress 
    What lasting progress was ever made in social reformation, except when every step was insured by appeals to the understanding and the will?
    — William Matthews
    Far more has been accomplished for the welfare and progress of mankind by preventing bad actions than by doing good ones.
    — William Lyon Mackenzie King
    tags: action  progress  mankind  bad 
    The present rate of progress [in X-ray crystallography] is determined, not so much by the lack of problems to investigate or the limited power of X-ray analysis, as by the restricted number of investigators who have had a training in the technique of the new science, and by the time it naturally takes for its scientific and technical importance to become widely appreciated.
    — William Lawrence Bragg
    I mean, obviously, one of the strongest arguments against evolution and selection of the fittest and progress, which is part of evolution, is the current field of the presidential candidates. We started off with Washington and Adams and Jefferson and then we had Lincoln, and now we moved ahead and look where we are now.
    — William Kristol
    tags: progress  evolution  adam 
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