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Quotes of the Day for 4 September 2003 – Progress

Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel on this day in 1957. The car acquired a general reputation as a failure, but it really should be remembered as a monument to the difficulty of progress. The new design featured well over a hundred elements never before seen in a production car, each of which became standard over the following years. Success or no, here's to Progress!

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The quotes:

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
     - Alfred North Whitehead, 1861 - 1947

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to philosophers to be obviously progress - though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.
     - Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
     - George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
     - Kelly Miller

I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
     - Marie Curie, 1837 - 1934

With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.
     - Ransom K. Ferm


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