Progress Quotes and Sayings

Progress has got nothing to do with speed but much with direction.

Submitted by: Kuda mupanduki on June 3, 2019

We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests.
– Sheryl Sandberg

Progress is the injustice each generation commits with regard to its predecessors.
– Emil Cioran

Our greatest growth emerges from what we stop indulging.
Alan Robert Neal

Stop proving and start improving.

Submitted by: Adenike Asere on March 10, 2016

There has to be a global mission of human progress.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
Robert F. Kennedy


Progress is unlikely without determination, confidence and hard work.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo on June 28, 2015

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

– Harry S Truman

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.
– Marcus Garvey

Unless we progress, we regress.

He who moves not forward, goes backward.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.
C.S. Lewis


Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Oscar Wilde

Most people are in favor of progress, it’s the changes they don’t like.

Restlessness is discontent – and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man – and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison

A little progress everyday adds up to big results.

The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.

Strive for progress not perfection.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

Slow progress is better than no progress.

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

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
– Frank Zappa


I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

The more you progress in life, the more are your enemies.

Submitted by: Azeez ismail on July 24, 2013

Progress is impossible without change & those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
Abraham Lincoln

Change brings about insecurity and uncertainty, but it also enables development and progress.
Dr T.P.Chia

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