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Quotations about Progress


Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the elusive concept of progress.

Progress is like trying to catch a greased pig at a state fair: you think you've got a hold of it, but before you know it, it slips away from you. And just like that pig, progress is slippery, messy, and unpredictable.

But don't worry, we're here to study other people's views on it and hopefully make some sense out of it. So let's dive in and try to catch that greased pig of progress together!

quotations about progress

"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income." Samuel Butler (English novelist, 1835-1902)

"That would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi (Indian statesman, 1869-1948) on being asked what he thought of modern civilization

Progress is not an illusion. It happens, but it is slow *and invariably disappointing.*and boring.*but necessarily so.* George Orwell (English novelist, 1903-50)

"The only way to make progress in life is to laugh at your own mistakes and keep moving forward." Dave Chappelle (American stand-up comedian, 1973-)

"Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." Bob Newhart (American comedian, 1929-)

"The best way to make progress in life is to take action, but the second best way is to make fun of those who don't." Jim Carrey (Canadian actor, 1962-)

If you're not making mistakes, you're not *making progress.*trying.*any fun.* Ellen DeGeneres (American comedian and actress, 1958-)

"Progress is like a herd of turtles. Slow and steady wins the race, but sometimes you just want to yell at them to hurry up." Kevin Hart (American comedian, 1979-)

"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity." Marcus Garvey (Jamaican political activist, 1887-1940)

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." Franklin D. Roosevelt (American Democratic statesman, 1882-1945)

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." Benjamin Franklin (American politician, inventor, and scientist, 1706-90)

"I'm all for progress, as long as it doesn't change anything." Anon

"Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies." Robert Kennedy (American politician, 1925-1968)

"I love progress. It's just the change I don't like." Anon

"Progress is the process by which *the Internet*man*a bunch of geeks* ruins everything." Anon

"I'm not against progress, but I think we should at least be able to pronounce the name of our new technology before we start using it." Anon

"I'm not saying progress is bad, but have you ever tried to find a parking spot in a smart city?" Anon

"I'm all for progress, but sometimes I feel like the only thing we're really advancing is our ability to procrastinate." Anon

"I'm not saying progress is bad, but sometimes I wonder if we're really making things better, or just making them more complicated." Anon

In my youth there were words you couldn't say in front of a girl; now you can't say *'girl'.*'nice bum'.*'hello'.* Tom Lehrer (American humorist, 1928-)

"Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long." Ogden Nash (American humorist, 1902-71)

"A swell house with...all the modern inconveniences." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) image of Mark Twain in the style of Salvador Dali

"Progress is just another name for making the same mistakes with fancier technology." Anon

"I'm not saying progress is bad, but have you ever tried to use a touchscreen with wet fingers?" Anon

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