Not Progress Quotes

Progress? There's no such thing as progress. There's only change. You dig a hole in the ground, you build up a city, and you fight a war, and you call it progress?
This is what evolution means--ordered progress; development from poorer to richer, from lower to higher, from less to greater--progress. In the material universe, progress to higher forms; in the moral universe, progress to higher life.
Author: Lyman Abbott
The attachment to a rationalistic, teleological notion of progress indicates the absence of true progress; he whose life does not unfold satisfyingly under its own momentum is driven to moralize it, to set up goals and rationalize their achievement as progress.
Author: John Carroll
vivisection is not the same thing as scientific progress. There is such a thing as scientific progress. But this wholesale dedication of scientists to vivisection, which is the easy and cheap way, actually prevents them from scientific progress, for true progress is difficult and requires genius and imagination in its devoted workers.
It is this ideal of progress through cumulative effort rather than through genius
I wouldn't say that religion has promoted the social progress of mankind. I say that it has been a detriment to the progress of civilization, and I would also say this: that the emancipation of the mind from religious superstition is as essential to the progress of civilization as is emancipation from physical slavery.
In fast-moving, progress-conscious America, the consumer expects to be dizzied by progress. If he could completely understand advertising jargon he would be badly disappointed. The half-intelligibility which we expect, or even hope, to find in the latest product language personally reassures each of us that progress is being made: that the pace exceeds our ability to follow.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Society presses upon us all the time. The progress of the last half century is the progress of the frog out of his well.
Author: R.K. Narayan
Mediocre theoretical physicists make no progress. They spend all their time understanding other people's progress.
Author: Jeff Bezos
If economic progress means that we become anonymous cogs in some great machine, then progress is an empty promise.
Remember that progress is not linear either. Sometimes you make great progress for a while and then you slide back a little. That's OK. Don't give up.
Author: Lee Labrada
If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.
Activists measure progress against the standard of perfection, or at least the most perfect possible choice. Historians gauge progress against what came before it.