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Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.

Tags: Russian, School  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

One can not impede scientific progress.

Tags: Scientific  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Tags: Criminal, Hands  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

Tags: Means, Wrong  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

The best road to progress is freedom's road.

Tags: Best, Freedom  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Tags: Brainy, Lies  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

Tags: Another, Problem  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

Tags: Ambition, True  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.

Tags: Human, Mind  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.

Tags: Government, Liberty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.

Tags: Knowing, Scientific  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.

Tags: Food, Late  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

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

Tags: Done, Society  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

Tags: Mind, Wealth  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

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

Tags: Beyond, Desire  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Much of what we see in America, what most people feel has been progress and good things, have been brought about by the existence of third parties.

Tags: America, Good  ✍ Author: Peter Camejo

Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress.

Tags: High, Today  ✍ Author: Kim Campbell

Nothing recedes like progress.

 ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.

Tags: Often, Science  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

Most research into life's murky origin has been carried out by chemists. They've tried a variety of approaches in their attempts to recreate the first steps on the road to life, but little progress has been made. Perhaps that is no surprise, given life's stupendous complexity.

Tags: Life, Road  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.

Tags: Language, State  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Tags: Change, Struggle  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

Tags: Black, Freedom  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

Tags: Struggle  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.

 ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer
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Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.

Tags: Cannot, Society  ✍ Author: Charles Edison

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

Tags: Failure, Show  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Tags: Discontent, Necessity  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.

Tags: Heat, Likely  ✍ Author: George Eliot

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.

Tags: Artist, Extinction  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

If you take an hour out of your day to meditate, you will progress ten-fold. By staying mentally focused, you can let your worries go.

Tags: Focused, Hour  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.

Tags: Another, Change  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

I've had a couple of years where injuries have not let me develop in the way I wanted. When I was 21, after the European Championship, I had more injuries. Everything has been less continuous and it has cost me more progress. Continuity is what got me where I am.

Tags: After, Wanted  ✍ Author: Cesc Fabregas

Progress in civilization has been accompanied by progress in cookery.

Tags: Cookery  ✍ Author: Fannie Farmer

Fiscal decentralisation does not lead to higher economic growth because economic growth is much more driven by factors other than taxes and spending, e.g. increases in technological progress and improved human capital.

Tags: Growth, Human  ✍ Author: Douglas Feith

Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing.

Tags: Nature, Real  ✍ Author: Ma Ferguson

The only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes.

Tags: Goes, Principle  ✍ Author: Paul Feyerabend

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Tags: Success, Words  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

Tags: Books, Making  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Almost all wars, perhaps all, are trade wars connected with some material interest. They are always disguised as sacred wars, made in the name of God, or civilization or progress. But all of them, or almost all of the wars, have been trade wars.

Tags: Almost, God  ✍ Author: Eduardo Galeano

The power to question is the basis of all human progress.

Tags: Human, Power  ✍ Author: Indira Gandhi

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

Tags: Discontent, Healthy  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.

Tags: Attraction, Humanity  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.

Tags: Happens, Necessity  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.

Tags: Her, Nature  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My father was a politician, and a very important politician, and one of the leaders of the Iraqi Democratic Party, who believed in progress.

Tags: Father, Leaders  ✍ Author: Zaha Hadid

We are making progress militarily, there is no doubt about that. You've seen the reports from Misrata, although reports of the Gaddafi forces completely pulling out of Misrata seem to be exaggerated.

Tags: Doubt, Making  ✍ Author: William Hague

Van Halen is a work in progress.

Tags: Van, Work  ✍ Author: Alex Van Halen

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.

Tags: Found, Nation  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.

Tags: Human, Realize  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

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

Tags: Means, Technology  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

As we continue to make great progress in the war on terror, now more than ever, it is important that members of the international community stand-by and bolster the efforts of the emerging diplomatic leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Great, War  ✍ Author: James Inhofe

So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress.

Tags: Losing, Problem  ✍ Author: Jay Inslee

Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language.

Tags: Place, Study  ✍ Author: Roman Jakobson

President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress.

Tags: Common, President  ✍ Author: Valerie Jarrett

Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.

Tags: Enjoyment, Life  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Tags: Aim, Victory  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.

Tags: Direction, Mind  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

I like progress but I hate change.

Tags: Change, Hate  ✍ Author: Jon Bon Jovi

In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.

Tags: Earth, Until  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.

Tags: Believing, Mean  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

The arts are an integral part of the city's economic progress.

Tags: City, Economic  ✍ Author: Karen Kain

People will pay a price for putting political obstruction over progress in a time that is so critical and urgent.

Tags: Political, Time  ✍ Author: Tim Kaine

I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.

Tags: Everyone, Listening  ✍ Author: Henry J. Kaiser

You can't sit on the lid of progress. If you do, you will be blown to pieces.

Tags: Pieces, Sit  ✍ Author: Henry J. Kaiser

Afghanistan has moved forward and Afghanistan will defend itself. And the progress that we have achieved, the Afghan people will not allow it to be put back or reversed.

Tags: Forward, Put  ✍ Author: Vincent Kartheiser

The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated.

Tags: Less, Powerful  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

Advertising is the edge of what people know how to do and of human experience and it explains the latest ways progress has changed us to ourselves.

Tags: Experience, Human  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

Governments oppress people, but so do mobs. You need to avoid both to make progress.

Tags: Avoid, Both  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.

Tags: Sense, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.

Tags: Security, Soon  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.

Tags: Reason, War  ✍ Author: James Madison

And I think that Africa is making progress that the world needs to recognize and assist the continent to continue on that path.

Tags: Making, Path  ✍ Author: John Dramani Mahama

I think that Africa has made quite rapid progress and a lot of the conflicts that we saw on the continent have abated.

Tags: Africa, Quite  ✍ Author: John Dramani Mahama

Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,' and thou shalt progress.

Tags: Teach, Tongue  ✍ Author: Maimonides

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.

Tags: Sex, Social  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.

Tags: American, Taxes  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

Tags: Life, Whatever  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.

Tags: Might, Once  ✍ Author: Ogden Nash

Interethnic and spiritual accord is our strategic resource, the basis for progress of our society and state.

Tags: Society, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.

Tags: Nation, Past  ✍ Author: Scott Nearing

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.

Tags: Keep, Path  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.

Tags: Happens, Illusion  ✍ Author: George Orwell

There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.

Tags: Makes, War  ✍ Author: George Orwell

Spencer's god was Evolution, sometimes also called Progress.

Tags: God, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

There is simply no way our nation can progress if its women population is left behind.

Tags: Nation, Women  ✍ Author: Pratibha Patil

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move.

Tags: Making, Saying  ✍ Author: Colin Powell

Disarmament or limitation of armaments, which depends on the progress made on security, also contributes to the maintenance of peace.

Tags: Peace, Security  ✍ Author: Ludwig Quidde

Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court, treaties which not only specify the composition of the court, but also its procedure.

Tags: Court, Great  ✍ Author: Ludwig Quidde

The question of peace, progress and prosperity, it's a motherhood statement, all of us like it.

Tags: Peace, Question  ✍ Author: Ramakrishna

Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome.

Tags: Cannot, Said  ✍ Author: Ramakrishna

Well, the important message that we've always carried to China is that we look forward to your progress and prosperity, we look forward to you playing a role in the progress and prosperity of this region and we look forward to stability in your relations with others.

Tags: Forward, Others  ✍ Author: Ramakrishna

You are slowly developing some multinationals of your own. We certainly hope that some of them will look in this direction when they look for opportunities because the progress of Southeast Asia is important to China, just as China's progress is important to us.

Tags: Direction, Hope  ✍ Author: Ramakrishna

I understand the worries of many - not only here in this auditorium -, and some have already written to me to say that technical progress has lowered the threshold that stops people from helping themselves to protected works without the slightest embarrassment.

Tags: Here, Understand  ✍ Author: Johannes Rau

Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.

Tags: Experience, Human  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.

Tags: Society, Within  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

You either get better, or you don't progress.

Tags: Either  ✍ Author: Lance Reddick

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.

Tags: Personal, Success  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

Make measurable progress in reasonable time.

Tags: Reasonable, Time  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn

In recent years, we have seen the United States back away from pressuring the Castro regime, under the misguided view that placating them with an open hand would yield progress. That naivete has invited only more cruelty and oppression in return.

Tags: Away, Hand  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney
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