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Abhijit Naskar
Humanity is not a word my friend. It is a symbol
Abhijit Naskar
Arise, my friend
Abhijit Naskar
Now is the time that we make conscientious efforts towards becoming a real wise species, free from all sorts of bigotry, mysticism and sectarianism.
Abhijit Naskar
I might not have risen to destroy people's beliefs, but some beliefs do need destruction if the human society is meant to progress in harmony instead of sinking into the depths of illustrious interhuman conflicts. Meekness-induced prejudices have no place in the society of thinking humanity.
Abhijit Naskar
Acceptance does not mean accepting those who disregard humans on the basis of race, religion and sexual orientation.
Abhijit Naskar
Progress of the human society is predicated upon the proper functioning of a key element of the human mind, that is reasoning.
Abhijit Naskar
When the mind is without fear and prejudice, and the head is held high with the strength of reasoning, then only the brightest rays of religion can penetrate the darkest corners of the human society.
Abhijit Naskar
Humanity is not a word my friend. It is a symbol
Abhijit Naskar
Shallow intellect is worse than ignorance. Ignorance can be treated with knowledge, but shallow intellect, that is illusion of knowledge, is untreatable and quite dangerous to the progress and wellbeing of humanity.
Abhijit Naskar
Any religion that does not evolve with time, either gets destroyed or destroys the world.
Abhijit Naskar
What is the point of being humans, if our actions scream with more bestiality than humanity!
Abhijit Naskar
Salvation not shared, is salvation wasted.
Abhijit Naskar
Arise, my friend
Abhijit Naskar
Change is a quintessential element of progress. Without change, progress is non-existent.
Abhijit Naskar
As a species, wise, harmonious progress is our mission.
Abhijit Naskar
Accepting evil is worse than committing evil. You must
Abhijit Naskar
Arise, my friend
Abhijit Naskar
Humanity is not a word my friend. It is a symbol
Abhijit Naskar
What is natural, needs to be looked upon, scrutinized and reshaped by each generation of the world, to make it compatible with the path of progress of a civilized society.
Abhijit Naskar
Progress means advancement in the path of upliftment
Abhijit Naskar
Accepting evil is worse than committing evil.
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Progress is made by the improvement of people, not the improvement of machines.
Alan Turing
We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
Alasdair Gray
Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.
Alexander Pope
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Each day is an opportunity for you to expand your horizon, to achieve your maximum potential. You may have encountered some obstacles along the way, but don't allow those moments to hinder your progress. In life, we all faces challenges that we must overcome. The importance is to learn from those difficulties and become stronger.
Amin Maalouf
Nothing is born of nothing, least of all knowledge, modernity, or enlightened thought; progress is made in tiny surges, in successive laps, like an endless relay race. But there are links without which nothing would be passed on, and for that reason, they deserve the gratitude of all who benefited from them.
Amit Kalantri
A powerful process automatically takes care of progress, productivity and profits.
Amit Kalantri
Don't always use prudence for precaution, sometimes use it for progress.
Amor Towles
Popular upheaval, political turmoil, industrial progress
Amy Leach
Our inventions have long been ahead of us in terms of efficiency and sanity, productivity and predictability. Oh, how we've wished we could be manmade, too. What has been keeping us back, keeping us messy? The animal impediment, within and without. Eliminating these impediments, we will surely be catching up with our machines, resembling them more and more impeccably.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Commitment mixed with drive and sprinkled with imagination creates sustained results. Stay focused and you will make your mark!
Amy Lowell
Don't ask a writer what he's working on. It's like asking someone with cancer on the progress of his disease.
Andre Marchevaly
Jangan malu jadi pemula, tanpa mencoba kamu tidak akan pernah bisa
Andrew Wilson
As some people turned to religion for comfort, so, Highsmith wrote in her notebook in September 1970, she took refuge in her belief that she was making progress as a writer. But she realised that both systems of survival were, however, fundamentally illusory. She wrote, she said, quoting Oscar Wilde because, 'Work never seems to me a reality, but a way of getting rid of reality'.
Anthony de Mello
People who want a cure, provided they can have it without pain, are like those who favour progress, provided they can have it without change.
Anthony Horowitz
When you are in his sort of business - now my business - you are not defined by who you are but who you are not.
Avina Celeste
One day of positive thinking won't change your life. You must actively; every day, be working to change your thoughts into positive ones. The work you put into changing your life is the progress you get out.
Avina Celeste
Change is a slow process. Keep going toward your goals. When you feel like giving up, remember how good it will feel to change your life into the wonderful life you have imagined.
Avina Celeste
Always strive to be a better person. No matter what. Do not try to be better than your fellow man but to be better than you were yesterday. Compare yourself only to your past you. Any bit of progress that you make of improving yourself, no matter how small, makes a positive impact in your life and in the lives of others around you. A little bit every day. Try.
Avina Celeste
We are always planning, telling ourselves that once we figure out the perfect system we will be all set to find our dreams. There is no planning for your dreams. Dreams are a learning process. You need to begin acting towards them or you will make no progress. You can plan the most perfect plan there ever was but with life anything can happen and you need to act as soon as possible rather than wait.
Ayn Rand
She watched the tunnels as they flowed past: bare walls of concrete, a net of pipes and wires, a web of rails that went off into black holes where green and red lights hung as distant drops of color. There was nothing else to dilute it, so that one could admire naked purpose and the ingenuity that had achieved it.
Ayn Rand
Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want--you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don't know. I've forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn't matter, so long as you move.
Bamigboye Olurotimi
You can't reign in obscurity; you can't shine in your comfort zone.
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
I am convinced that human history has not yet begun, that we find ourselves in the last period of the prehistoric.
Esoteric things progress not according to time, but by activity, they can be slow or quick, depending upon the efforts made.
Benjamin Disraeli
The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation.
Bertrand Russell
Change is scientific, 'progress' is ethical. Change is indubitable whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
Bertrand Russell
The Victorian Age, for all its humbug, was a period of rapid progress, because men were dominated by hope rather than fear. If we are again to have progress, we must again be dominated by hope.
Bremer Acosta
Progress daily in your own uncertainty. Live in awareness of the questions.
Bruce Springsteen
I leave pansies, the symbolic flower of freethought, in memory of the Great Agnostic, Robert Ingersoll, who stood for equality, education, progress, free ideas and free lives, against the superstition and bigotry of religious dogma. We need men like him today more than ever. His writing still inspires us and challenges the 'better angels' of our nature, when people open their hearts and minds to his simple, honest humanity. Thank goodness he was here.
Bryant McGill
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress.
Carl Sagan
Let's see if I got this right, she would say to herself. I've taken an inert gas that's in the air, made it into a liquid, put some impurities in a ruby, attached a magnet, and detected the fires of creation.
Carlos Wallace
Ultimately, it's about determining what matters most to you; what's important; what it will take to achieve your intended goal. And once you've identified these key components to growth, shed the excess; do away with the unnecessary.
Charles Darwin
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 everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.
Charles Duhigg
Grit, which they defined as the tendency to work strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
it is only in social relations that we are be human women must share in the totality of humanity's common life. Women, forced to lead restricted lives, retard all human progress. Growth of organism, the individual or social body requires use of all of our powers in four areas: physical, intellectual, spiritual and social
Chase Neill
To move forward, one need only take the first step,
Christopher Hitchens
The offer of certainty, the offer of complete security, the offer of an impermeable faith that can't give way, is an offer of something not worth having. I want to live my life taking the risk all the time that I don't know anything like enough yet; that I haven't understood enough; that I can't know enough; that I'm always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Chögyam Trungpa
We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.
Clyde Lee Dennis
You cannot win at that which you never start.
Col. Thomas Aspinwall
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers.
Colin Jost
We have to remember that progress isn't just a straight line upwards, O.K.?It's a weird roller coaster where sometimes you're screaming for joy, and other times you're barfing in your own face.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
It's not about inviting great things into our lives. Rather, it's about accepting the invitation of great things to step out of our lives.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
However far I've come, it's probably somewhere less than halfway of where I could be if I simply believed in myself.
Criss Jami
Good...if you've done things you aren't proud of. It means you have a conscience.
Criss Jami
I always make sure that the world will prove me right. It gives me the freedom to contradict myself.
Curtis Tyrone Jones
Keep planting new seeds until your mind becomes the earth that gives birth to new worlds.
D.S. Mashego
People will oppose your progress. They will remind you of your past failures, belittle you, etc. The only way to stand against such opposition and belittling is to knowthe reason for your existence.
Dada Bhagwan
If you met the robbers and they robbed you, you should not cry. Think 'how will I go on [do progress] now?' You will get all the help you need. What does one gain by crying 'what will become of me?' Who is the one suffering, the robber or the one who was robbed? The fault is of the sufferer.
Dada Bhagwan
There is no progress (spiritual) in this world like the one that comes from being cheated knowingly. This is a very high principle.
Daniel Quinn
The greatest discovery any alien anthropologist could make about our culture is our overriding response to failure: If it didn't work last year, do it AGAIN this year (and if possible do it MORE)
Darnell Lamont Walker
When you look back at that relationship you didn't think you could live without and realize had you stayed in it, you'd be some comfortable loser, sitting on the couch with another comfortable loser, instead of being the dope motherfucker you are today.
David Sikhosana
Look forward to failure. Fail quickly. If it does not start with Failure it is probably not meant to be
David Sikhosana
Never be in a state of dissociation when it comes to your decisions
David Sikhosana
You need to be able to think Independently.
E. Haldeman-Julius
We advocate the atheistic philosophy because it is the only clear, consistent position which seems possible to us. As atheists, we simply deny the assumptions of theism; we declare that the God idea, in all its features, is unreasonable and unprovable; we add, more vitally, that the God idea is an interference with the interests of human happiness and progress. We oppose religion not merely as a set of theological ideas; but we must also oppose religion as a political, social and moral influence detrimental to the welfare of humanity.
Earl Warren
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.[Address to National Press Club in Washington DC, as quoted in Freedom and Union (April 1952)]
Edward Hallett Carr
Progress in human affairs, whether in science or in history or in society, has come mainly through the bold readiness of human beings not to confine themselves to seeking piecemeal improvements in the way things are done, but to present fundamental challenges in the name of reason to the current way of doing things and to the avowed or hidden assumptions on which it rests
Eraldo Banovac
Older people sometimes talk about the good old days when life was better. In fact, they talk nostalgically about their own youth that was irretrievably gone. The past century has made enormous progress in all fields. The standard of living, work environment, health care quality and mobility, and the availability of cultural programs, recreational activities and information
Eraldo Banovac
The dynamic nature of knowledge is reflected in human progress and technological achievements.
Eric Hoffer
Even the sober desire for progress is sustained by faith
Eric Hoffer
If the Communists win Europe and a large part of the world, it will not be because they know how to stir up discontent or how to infect people with hatred, but because they know how to preach hope.
Ernest Rutherford
When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.
Farshad Asl
The No Excuses Mindset is an investment in yourself, allowing you to turn your excuses for failure into purposes for progress. The shallowness of your previous failures has become a deep well of recourses for success.
Farshad Asl
Your Crystal Clear vision should provide you a glimpse of a new universe and turn your excuse for failure into purposes for progress. The shallowness of your previous failures has become a deep well of resources for success.
Ford Madox Ford
Yes, a war is inevitable. Firstly, there's you fellows who can't be trusted. And then there's the multitude who mean to have bathrooms and white enamel. Millions of them; all over the world. Not merely here. And there aren't enough bathrooms and white enamel in the world to go round.
Francesco Guicciardini
It is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear.
Frank Herbert
Every civilization depends on the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness-- they cannot work and their civilization collapses
Frank Zappa
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frans de Waal
The initial animosity between divergent approaches can be overcome if we realize that each has something to offer that the other lacks. We may weave them together into a new whole that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
Fred Lowe Soper
It is much easier to evaluate perfect rather than partial results.
Fred Lowe Soper
Preferring steady progress, slow and imperfect, is a good philosophy for the defeated.
G.K. Chesterton
My own general thesis was somewhat to this effect: that Artists have worried the world by being wantonly, needlessly, and gratuitously progressive. Politicians have to be progressive; that is, they have to live in the future, because they know they have done nothing but evil in the past. But Artists, who have been right from the beginning of the world, who were, perhaps, the only people who were right even in the beginning of the world, decorating pottery or designing rude frescoes on the rock when other people were fighting or offering human sacrifice, they have no right to despise their own past.
George Bernard Shaw
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
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 Gordon Byron
The lapse of ages changes all things - time - language - the earth - the bounds of the sea - the stars of the sky, and everything 'about, around, and underneath' man, except man himself, who has always been and always will be, an unlucky rascal. The infinite variety of lives conduct but to death, and the infinity of wishes lead but to disappointment. All the discoveries which have yet been made have multiplied little but existence.
George Orwell
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
George Packer
The attacks of 9/11 were the biggest surprise in American history, and for the past ten years we haven't stopped being surprised. The war on terror has had no discernible trajectory, and, unlike other military conflicts, it's almost impossible to define victory. You can't document the war's progress on a world map or chart it on a historical timetable in a way that makes any sense. A country used to a feeling of being in command and control has been whipsawed into a state of perpetual reaction, swinging wildly between passive fear and fevered, often thoughtless, activity, at a high cost to its self-confidence.
Germany Kent
How to win in life:1 work hard 2 complain less 3 listen more 4 try, learn, grow5 don't let people tell you it cant be done6 make no excuses
Germany Kent
5 Ways To Build Your Brand on Social Media:1 Post content that add value2 Spread positivity3 Create steady stream of info4 Make an impact5 Be yourself
Germany Kent
Don't let the enemy try to keep you bound with fear. The devil is a liar. Stay in faith and trust the process. Be still, God has a plan!
Giordano Bruno
Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned.
H.G. Wells
We should strive to welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. With out them we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence.
Henry A. Wallace
A liberal knows that the only certainty in this life is change but believes that the change can be directed toward a constructive end.
Honoré de Balzac
Se ciascuno pensa solo a se stesso e non si fida che di se stesso, come volete che ci sia coraggio civile, dal momento che questa virtù si basa sulla rinuncia a se stessi? Coraggio civile e coraggio militare nascono dallo stesso principio. Voi siete chiamati a dare la vostra vita in un sol momento, la nostra si consuma a goccia a goccia. Da entrambe le parti è la stessa lotta, sotto forme diverse. Non basta essere onesti per far progredire il più piccolo paese, bisogna anche essere preparati; senza contare che istruzione, onestà, amor di patria non valgono niente se non c'è la ferma volontà di trascurare ogni interesse personale per dedicarsi al pubblico bene
Hyrum Yeakley
During these hard times in the world we should always remember to keep our families and friends close.
Hyrum Yeakley
Just please understand that everyone is going through a rough time as well. Even if they are hiding behind money or a simple smile. We are all continuously stumbling as we go about our lives. If we had perfect lives we'd all be perfect people. Only thing we can learn to do is endure or we will not be happy and happiness is the closest thing to perfect.
Hyrum Yeakley
Once you start questioning your beliefs, that's when it's all over. It is truly doubt that kills our conviction.
Hyrum Yeakley
Humans' eyes cannot take in information when there is zero light reflecting back
Hyrum Yeakley
After you hear and listen. First must come desire. Second must come willingness.Third should come understanding.Fourth should come progression and with progression will come more understanding..
Hyrum Yeakley
After you hear and listen. First must come desire. Second must come willingness.Third should come understanding.Fourth should come progression and with progression will come more understanding.
Immanuel Kant
An age cannot bind itself and ordain to put the succeeding one into such a condition that it cannot extend its (at best very occasional) knowledge , purify itself of errors, and progress in general enlightenment. That would be a crime against human nature, the proper destination of which lies precisely in this progress and the descendants would be fully justified in rejecting those decrees as having been made in an unwarranted and malicious manner.The touchstone of everything that can be concluded as a law for a people lies in the question whether the people could have imposed such a law on itself.
Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
I outwitted those that deliberately suppressed me not by retaliating, but by minding my own business, continuing the self-discovery journey and reinventing myself.
Israelmore Ayivor
If you promote peace and progress for others, I don't think you will have sleepless nights.
Israelmore Ayivor
Change plus innovation equals progress!
Israelmore Ayivor
The speed at which progress rolls is not determined by the number of people who started pushing it, but by the number of people who are passionate to hold on doing so.
Israelmore Ayivor
If you're determined to stand, nothing can move you. If you're determined to move, nothing can stop you. Determination is the key!
Israelmore Ayivor
Grow your talents and skills through a consistent practice and progressive learning. Learn to relearn and unlearn. Raise the bar for yourself always.
Israelmore Ayivor
You will never be able to go to the east if you follow people who are on the way that leads to the west.
Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders are lovers of change. Without change, growth is static. To lead, you have to appreciate change; else change will depreciate you!
Israelmore Ayivor
It's is good you are about something. But wait and ask, why and how?. Without whys and hows, not every energetic movement can be called progress.
Israelmore Ayivor
To become better you, look nowhere else for greatness. All you need to improve and succeed are right there in you.
Israelmore Ayivor
Don't be deceived by the spirit of complacency and think you have achieved enough. Try to become better than you've been.
Israelmore Ayivor
The leader's joy is the success of change, the evidence of progress and the actualization of a better life.
Israelmore Ayivor
Never deviate from the right way and you will improve.
Israelmore Ayivor
Get this; without a continuous struggle, your previous struggles will become a waste. Stay on and hold on until the success become evident.
Israelmore Ayivor
Be on the right way and go in the right direction. Once you are never going back, you will progress day after day, little by little.
Israelmore Ayivor
In science, work (W) is done when force (F) move a body through a distance (D). It is the same with our every day affairs. When you don't progress, no work is done irrespective of the force (power) you have
Izey Victoria Odiase
Failure is not an option. Keep going!
Izey Victoria Odiase
Change is automatic, but Growth is intentional.
J.R. Rim
A tree is no more valuable than a seed. Both are simply at a different stage in their development.
Jacinta Mpalyenkana
Being nowhere is a step towards getting somewhere.Today, if you feel like you are nowhere, you are in a powerful position to choose the somewhere you want to go.
Jacinta Mpalyenkana
The only un-distractable, un-destructable, thing, yet also the foundation of all pure creation, is nothing.
Jacinta Mpalyenkana
Moving on feels heavy because you have been weighed down by fear
Jack London
So said Hair-Face, and they killed him, because, they said, he was a wild man and wanted to go back and live in a tree. It was very strange. Whenever a man arose and wanted to go forward all those that stood still said he went backward and should be killed. And the poor people helped stone him, and were fools. We were all fools, except those who were fat and did no work. The fools were called wise, and the wise were stoned. Men who worked did not get enough to eat, and the men who did not work ate too much.
James Rozoff
Art is the medium through which new thoughts, perspectives, and attitudes are brought into the world.
Jane Addams
Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand, this oldest tool with which man has dug his way from savagery, and with which he is constantly groping forward.
Jay Woodman
If you want to change something, whether in a relationship, work, or anywhere, identify and focus on the few most important bits, and don't throw in extras to mess it up.
Jean Baudrillard
At the fourth, the fractal (or viral, or radiant) stage of value, there is no point of reference at all, and value radiates in all directions, occupying all interstices, without reference to anything whatsoever, by virtue of pure contiguity. At the fractal stage there is no longer any equivalence, whether natural or general. Properly speaking there is now no law of value, merely a sort of epidemic of value, a sort of general metastasis of value, a haphazard proliferation and dispersal of value. Indeed, we should really no longer speak of 'value' at all, for this kind of propagation or chain reaction makes all valuation possible.
Jeanette Coron
Often the greatest progress happen in the most difficult of times.
Jeannine Atkins
Names and knowledge change, the way the turningworld brings color or deep shadows, without a soundeven as soft as the twist of a key in a lock.
Jim Morrison
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
Johannes Kepler
Temporis filia veritas; cui me obstetricari non pudet.Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.
John Darnielle
It's in the nature of the landscape to change, and it's in the nature of people to help the process along...
Joris-Karl Huysmans
I marvel at the placidity of the Utopian who imagines that man is perfectible. There is no denying that the human creature is born selfish, abusive, vile. Just look around you and see. Society cynical and ferocious, the humble heckled and pillaged by the rich traffickers in necessities. Everywhere the triumph of the mediocre and unscrupulous, everywhere the apotheosis of crooked politics and finance. And you think you can make any progress against a stream like that? No, man has never changed. His soul was corrupt in the days of Genesis and is not less rotten at present. Only the form of his sins varies. Progress is the hypocrisy which refines the vices.
Julian Barnes
[Flaubert] didn't just hate the railway as such; he hated the way it flattered people with the illusion of progress. What was the point of scientific advance without moral advance? The railway would merely permit more people to move about, meet and be stupid together.
Kamand Kojouri
I write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
Kamand Kojouri
I write because the security of your love allows me to develop my craft without concerning myself with trivialities
Karl Marx
...[G]reat progress was evident in the last Congress of the American 'Labour Union' in that among other things, it treated working women with complete equality. While in this respect the English, and still more the gallant French, are burdened with a spirit of narrow-mindedness. Anybody who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex (the ugly ones included).
L. Ron Hubbard
Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind.
Lalah Delia
Don't ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it.
Lalah Delia
May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.
Leonid Borodin
Thousands, if not millions, of people had exchanged life for the negation of life simply so that someone like me could have the pleasure of riding in a taxi. And now thousands more were throwing away their lives in order to try and eliminate global suffering, and they didn't see the senselessness of that, though it screamed out from every page of history and from every street-corner; in the scream you could hear the universal lack of order and lack of satisfaction and all the other shortcomings which were in fact the very essence of life - remove them, do away with them, and what would be left?
Lord Dunsany
Humanity, let us say, is like people packed in an automobile which is traveling downhill without lights at terrific speed and driven by a four-year-old child. The signposts along the way are all marked 'Progress.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The truly apocalyptic view of the world is that things do not repeat themselves. It isn't absurd, e.g., to believe that the age of science and technology is the beginning of the end for humanity; that the idea of great progress is delusion, along with the idea that the truth will ultimately be known; that there is nothing good or desirable about scientific knowledge and that mankind, in seeking it, is falling into a trap. It is by no means obvious that this is not how things are.
Mark Manson
When the standard of success becomes merely acting
Mark Russell
Of course, with any new technology, the question in the back of everyone's mind is 'Can I have sex with it or use it to kill people?'-Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam
Max Horkheimer
Now that science has helped us to overcome the awe of the unknown in nature, we are the slaves of social pressures of our own making. When called upon to act independently, we cry for patterns, systems, and authorities. If by enlightenment and intellectual progress we mean the freeing of man from superstitious belief in evil forces, in demons and fairies, in blind fate--in short, the emancipation from fear--then denunciation of what is currently called reason is the greatest service reason can render.
Merlyn Gabriel Miller
A conservative culture will resist change and treat progress as a virus
Miguel de Unamuno
Yes, yes, I see it all!
Mike Bond
But wasn't that progress too, that the elephants were killed off like the mastodon and giant rhino before them, like all other wildlife and wild places? 'We can't stop time,' MacAdam said. 'But you can change the way it goes,' Nehemiah insisted.
Milan Kundera
Of course, even before Flaubert, people knew stupidity existed, but they understood it somewhat differently: it was considered a simple absence of knowledge, a defect correctable by education. In Flaubert's novels, stupidity is an inseparable dimension of human existence. It accompanies poor Emma throughout her days, to her bed of love and to her deathbed, over which two deadly agélastes, Homais and Bournisien, go on endlessly trading their inanities like a kind of funeral oration. But the most shocking, the most scandalous thing about Flaubert's vision of stupidity is this: Stupidity does not give way to science, technology, modernity, progress; on the contrary, it progresses right along with progress!
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Greed is a contagious mental illness without which civilization as we know it would not have been possible.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Just like how most if not all poor boys look up to and aspire to someday be rich men, most if not all underdeveloped and developing countries look up to and aspire to someday be developed countries.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Death is number one on the list of things that we wish were possible to leave behind when we escaped barbarism.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We, in the interest of the so-called progress, have been persuaded to leave the production and at times the cooking of our food to companies whose owners and employees make a living by exploiting our busyness or laziness and our innate hunger to continue living.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In a patriarchal society, one of the most important functions of the institution of the family is to make feel like a somebody whenever he is in his own yard a man who is a nobody whenever he is in his employer's yard.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Back in the day, it was either both a mother and her daughter had pubic hair, or the daughter didn't. Today, in many a case, the mother is the one who doesn't.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some people who have been working out regularly for months or even years are still out of shape because the number of cheat days they have in a week exceeds six.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
We have undoubtedly achieved Pakistan, and that too without bloody war, practically peacefully, by moral and intellectual force, and with the power of the pen, which is no less mighty than that of the sword and so our righteous cause has triumphed. Are we now going to besmear and tarnish this greatest achievement for which there is no parallel in the history of the world? Pakistan is now a fait accompli and it can never be undone, besides, it was the only just, honourable, and practical solution of the most complex constitutional problem of this great subcontinent. Let us now plan to build and reconstruct and regenerate our great nation...
Nanette Mathews
Life is not a race....Everyone can win, so stop going around in circles.
Nikola Tesla
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
Noam Chomsky
One of the difficulties in raising public concern over the very severe threats of global warming is that 40 percent of the US population does not see why it is a problem, since Christ is returning in a few decades. About the same percentage believe that the world was created a few thousand years ago. If science conflicts with the Bible, so much the worse for science. It would be hard to find an analogue in other societies.
Stay away from conflictive, negative people that pull you down, because they contaminate your energy and impede your progress. Search for people who look at the world with optimism, that inspire you, make you happy and provide peace of mind.
Paul Karl Feyerabend
Without a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress
Pawan Mishra
All the progress in science can't be used to build a smell receptor as capable as the one that a true leader possesses
Pawan Mishra
Despite progress witnessed elsewhere in the matters of heart, parents in this part of the world hadn't quite come around to letting their adult offspring choose their lovers.
R. Buckminster Fuller
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Rachel Carson
Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.
Rachel Held Evans
The Christian versions of the household codes were clearly progressive for their time, but does that mean they have the last word, that Christians in changing places and times cannot progress further?
Raif Badawi
...Society needs to open its collective mind to all ideas and ideologies. It needs to give its people the chance to listen to the opinions of others, and then examine them critically instead of rejecting them prematurely. Such a creative dialogue based on positive critical thinking can enhance and develop ideas.
Ralph Linton
[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic, and political patterns...We are now...only beginning to explore the potentialities which it offers for developments in our culture outside technology, particularly in the social, political and economic fields. It is safe to predict that...such social inventions as modern-type Capitalism, Fascism, and Communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods
Rasheed Ogunlaru
Success is simply the wisdom born out of so called failures
Rasheed Ogunlaru
Advances in technology can be empowering, progressive and enriching. History has shown this across civilisations and societies. But it has also shown, and the present and future will continue to show, that it is foolish, risky, flawed and folly without us raising our individual and collective consciousness and mindfulness to accompany it - to ensure we use it shrewdly, kindly and wisely.
Rasheed Ogunlaru
Any fool can break something, criticise someone and tear things apart. It takes a far more skilled, wise and kind soul to build something, nurture someone, fix things and help others thrive over time.
Rasheed Ogunlaru
There's little growth and progression without learning and reflection
Rasheed Ogunlaru
Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all.
Ray Bradbury
The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.
Rebecca Solnit
Finding ways to appreciate advances without embracing complacency is a delicate task. It involves being hopeful and motivated and keeping eyes on the prize ahead. Saying that everything is fine or that it will never get any better are ways of going nowhere or of making it impossible to go anywhere. Either approach implies that there is no road out or that, if there is, you don't need to or can't go down it. You can. We have.
Richie Norton
Success is a process, not an event.
Richie Norton
Home is where your people are.
Richie Norton
Rhetorical question: Did you get to where you are by accepting the status quo?I didn't.
Richie Norton
Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.
Richie Norton
The bigger the mess, the greater the progress.
Rick Yancey
Without trust there's no cooperation. And without cooperation there's no progress. History stops.
Rob Liano
Action is traction.
Robert A. Heinlein
If God meant for people to fly, He would have given them brains.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Is it possible that the Pentateuch could not have been written by uninspired men? that the assistance of God was necessary to produce these books? Is it possible that Galilei ascertained the mechanical principles of 'Virtual Velocity,' the laws of falling bodies and of all motion; that Copernicus ascertained the true position of the earth and accounted for all celestial phenomena; that Kepler discovered his three laws
Robert G. Ingersoll
Is it possible that the Pentateuch could not have been written by uninspired men? that the assistance of God was necessary to produce these books? Is it possible that Galilei ascertained the mechanical principles of 'Virtual Velocity,' the laws of falling bodies and of all motion; that Copernicus ascertained the true position of the earth and accounted for all celestial phenomena; that Kepler discovered his three laws