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!
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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