A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on age, business, diplomacy, honor, morality, past, privacy, progress, reputation, and spirituality

The dilemma of our age is the combination of unprecedented material progress and systematic spiritual decline. The decline in public and private morality can be witnessed in the marketplace as well as the forums of international diplomacy. In the past, a man's honor and reputation were his most valuable assets. Business agreements were made with a handshake. Today one might be well advised to check the "bottom line" and read the "small print."

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

Source: Commencement Forum speech, graduation of his son Prince Feisal, Brown University, May 1985

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A Quote by Joseph Joubert on aim, argument, progress, and victory

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824)

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A Quote by Joseph Ernest Renan on individuality, liberty, and progress

The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.

Joseph Ernest Renan (1823 - 1892)

Source: Souvenirs d'enfance et de jestop thinkingunesse.

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A Quote by John W. Scoville on age, conquest, force, labor, nature, progress, society, and words

The progress of the industrial age rests on the greater diversification of labor and the use of more elaborate tools and machinery which have increased productivity-in other words, saved labor. . . . In our attempt to cure the social ills, we should not kill the goose that has laid the golden eggs. If our society is sick, it is for other reasons than the conquest by man of the forces of nature.

John W. Scoville

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on health, life, order, politics, progress, reform, and stability

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John S. Stokes, Jr. on creation, divinity, garden, gifts, god, growth, needs, plants, progress, and soul

The growth of all the plants of the garden from seeds and roots keep us mindful, in accordance with of the Parable of the Sower, of the need for our loving, mortified reception and cultivation in our hearts and souls of the seeds and roots of the supernatural gifts and virtues necessary for progress in the ascetical/mystical ascent of our souls toward union with God and with the divine will for Creation and Kingdom

John S. Stokes

Source: Flower Theology II

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A Quote by John N. Willys on happiness, opportunity, progress, and prosperity

Certainly it is true that the constant striving for something better-the price of progress-adds to the total of human happiness. It stimulates industry by creating new wants. It multiplies opportunities for the employment of brain and brawn. And it bridges the gaps between peaks of prosperity and helps take up the slack during times of reaction.

John N. Willys

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on education, mind, nations, and progress

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Edwin on progress, trouble, and world

A man's ingress into the world is naked and bare, His progress through the world is trouble and care; And lastly, his egress out of the world, is nobody knows where. If we do well here, we shall do well there: I can tell you no more if I preach a whole year.

John Edwin (1749 - 1790)

Source: The Eccentricities of John Edwin (second edition), vol. i. p. 74. London, 1791.

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A Quote by John Sutherland Bonnell, DD on beginning, church, fatherhood, past, progress, and work

Occasionally worshippers of the past put obstructions in the way of progress by saying that we must be true to our fathers, but no church can long continue to live on its past.  There is only one way that we can be true to our fathers and that is to carry on to completion the work they have so nobly begun.

John Bonnell (1893 - 1992)

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