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A Quote by Cecelia Ahern on ease and progress

More often than not, the easy decisions are the wrong decisions, and sometimes we feel like we're going backward when we're actually moving forward.

Cecelia Ahern

Source: Thanks for the Memories: A Novel, Pages: 145

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on history, generations, progress, humanity, slavery, wage slaves, advancement, questions, and evolution

Thousands of years ago, weren't we capable of building enormous structures like the pyramids?  Weren't we capable of worshiping gods, weaving, making fire, finding lovers and wives, sending written messages?  Of course we were.  But although we've succeeded in replacing slaves with wage slaves, all the advances we've made have been in the field of science.  Human beings are still asking the same questions as their ancestors.  In short, they haven't evolved at all.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 217

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Walter Benjamin on history, progress, destruction, angel of history, paradise, storm, dead, past, catastrophe, irreversible, and angelus novus

The face of the angel of history is turned toward the past.  Where we perceived a chain of events, he sees a single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet.  The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed.  But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them.  This storm irresistably propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward.  The storm is what we call progress.

Walter Benjamin (1892 - 1940)

Source: The History Of Human Rights by Micheline Ishay, the quote is Walter Benjamin's description of Paul Klee's painting "Angelus Novus" (Angel of History)

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A Quote by Muhammad Asad on muslims, islam, and progress

If the Muslims keep their heads cool and accept progress as a means and not an end in itself, they may pass on to Western man the lost secret of life's sweetness...

Muhammad Asad

Source: The Road to Mecca

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A Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll on progress, world, money, waste, enlighten, elevate, civilize, and mankind

Who can over estimate the progress of the world if all the money wasted in superstition could be used to enlighten, elevate and civilize mankind?

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: Some Mistakes of Moses, 1879

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on justice, progress, mankind, christ, enlightened, sublime, civilization, french revolution, and society

Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1862).

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on religion, desire, civilization, ethics, progress, reason, and superego

Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religious teachings, as it were, as neurotic relics, and we may now argue that the time has probably come, as it does in an analytic treatment, for replacing the effects of repression by the results of the rational operation of the intellect.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: The Future of an Illusion.

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on animal rights, peace, cruelty, war, humanity, and progress

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- 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 Carson (1907 - 1964)

Contributed by: Carney Anne

A Quote by unknown on growth, discontent, and progress

Discontent is the seed of growth.

unknown

Source: Children of Promise

Contributed by: Inner Alchemist

A Quote by Jim Collins on greatness and progress

You must ask, "What do we mean by great results?" Your goals don't have to be quantifiable, but they do have to be describable. Some leaders try to insist, "The only acceptable goals are measurable," but that's actually an undisciplined statement. Lots of goals—beauty, quality, life change, love—are worthy but not quantifiable. But you do have to be able to tell if you're making progress.

Jim Collins

Source: The Good to Great Pastor: An Interview with Jim Collins: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2006/002/7.48.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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