A Quote by Tennessee Williams on god, humanity, justice, progress, and work

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.

Tennessee Williams (1914 - 1983)

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A Quote by Sydney Brenner on discovery, ideas, order, progress, and science

Progress of science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, provably in that order.

Sydney Brenner (1927 -)

Source: Nature [May 5, 1980 and Jun. 7, 1980]

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on inventions, laws, progress, and women

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on death, duty, ideas, progress, service, and women

Of all the old prejudices that cling to the hem of the woman's garments and persistently impede her progress, none holds faster than this. The idea that she owes service to a man instead of to herself, and that it is her highest duty to aid his development rather than her own, will be the last to die.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on opposites and progress

If "con" is the opposite of "pro," then what is the opposite of progress?

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on experience, inspiration, life, mind, nature, progress, spirituality, and wisdom

Devotion {to the spiritual master} becomes the purest, quickest, and simplest way to realize the nature of our mind and all things. As we progress in it, the process reveals itself as wonderfully interdependent: We, from our side, try continually to generate devotion; the devotion we arouse itself generates glimpses of the nature of mind, and these glimpses only enhance and deepen our devotion to the master who is inspiring us. So in the end devotion springs out of wisdom: devotion and the living experience of the nature of mind becomes inseparable, and inspire one another.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 138

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A Quote by Sir James Jeans on democracy and progress

Democracy is ever eager for rapid progress, and the only progress which can be rapid is progress down hill.

Sir James Jeans (1877 - 1946)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on books, contentment, and progress

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: 1933

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A Quote by Shui-ch'ing Tzu on action, knowledge, progress, sincerity, teachers, and taoism

If you are sincere in seeking this knowledge, you must look for a teacher and humbly ask your teacher to show you the opening of the Mysterious Gate. From then on, if your actions follow the Tao, you will progress. If your actions stray from the Tao, your progress will be halted.

Shui-ch'ing Tzu (between 1600 & 1911 -)

Source: commentary on T'ai Shang Ch'ing-ching Ching, written in Six Dynasties Era (220-589 AD), p 19

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on desires, income, and progress

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks, Life

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