A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, progress, self-mastery, and thinking

The only measures that count are progress over your own self, and triumph over the vacant abstractions that most people mistake for thinking.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Ray Anderson on environment, green, environmentalism, ethics, and progress

So, this thing called environmentalism is not new and not left-wing whacko. It dates from way back. Though religious conservatives prefer to call it “creation care”, it’s the same thing. It is an apolitical extension of a very long-term progression in the definition of what’s the right thing to do. Progress may occur in fits and starts with occasional setbacks, but the direction in environmental ethics is well established. There is an inevitability that goes hand-in-glove with the maturing of a species – a growing sense of right and wrong, extending to all of creation, including one of humankind’s most pervasive inventions: the industrial system and its built environment.

Ray Anderson

Source: GNH 2: Ray Anderson Keynote:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on progress, hour, solar system, miles, space, star, and vonnegut

Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty-three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules, and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)


Contributed by: skryvenor

A Quote by Dr. James Bryant Conant on progress and turtle

Behold the turtle.  He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

Contributed by: Sydney

A Quote by unknown on government, united states, congress, and progress

If "con" is negative, and "pro" is positive, why is the United States run by congress, yet we never progress?


Contributed by: Angie

A Quote by Albert Einstein on movement, change, progress, and cause and effect

Nothing happens until something moves.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: Quiche

A Quote by Jean Gebser on development, progress, and spiral dynamics

We must recognize that the attempt to set forth the temporal course commonly referred to as the "evolution of mankind" is merely an attempt to structure events for convenient accessibility. Consequently, we must exclude from our discussion as far as possible such misleading notions as "development" and "progress."

Jean Gebser

Source: Ever Present Origin: Part One: Foundations Of The Aperspectival World (Englis Series, No 1), Pages: 37

Contributed by: Zayin

A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on sleep, organization, wake up, thought, and progress

Some go to sleep in an organization and never wake up, and those who do wake up put them selves to sleep again by joining another. This acquisitive movement is called expansion of thought, progress.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: Commentaries on Living, Vol. I

Contributed by: gabrieledifuria

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