progress

A Quote by Richard E. Byrd on heroism and progress

A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.

Richard E. Byrd (1888 - 1957)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life and progress

Life is a progress, and not a station.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on instinct, knowledge, plants, progress, reason, and trust

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end. though you can render no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Plato on progress

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Plato on authors, belief, disorder, divinity, evil, existence, god, good, government, immortality, justice, laws, life, love, men, nature, order, perfection, progress, soul, truth, and world

When speaking of divine perfection, we signify that God is just and true and loving, the author of order, not disorder, of good, not evil. We signify that he is justice, that he is truth, that he is love, that he is order, that he is the very progress of which we were speaking; and that wherever these qualities exist, whether in the human soul or in the order of nature, there God exists. We might still see him everywhere, if we had not been mistakenly seeking for him apart from us, instead of in us; away from the laws of nature, instead of in them, but by partaking of that truth and justice and love which He himself is. Therefore the belief in immortality depends finally upon the belief in God. If there exists a good and wise God, then there also exists a progress of men towards perfection; and if there be no progress of men towards perfection, then there cannot be a good and wise God. We cannot suppose that God's moral government, the beginnings of which we see in the world and in ourselves, will cease when we leave this life.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Paul L. McKay, D.D. on christianity, civilization, cynicism, discovery, inspiration, motivation, pride, and progress

Cynics build no bridges; they make no discoveries; no gaps are spanned by them. Cynics may pride themselves in being realistic in their approach, but progress and the onward march of Christian civilization demand an inspiration and motivation that cynicism never affords. If we want progress we must take the forward look.

Paul L. McKay

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A Quote by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac on accuracy, agreement, beauty, confidence, progress, theory, and work

I think that there is a moral to this story, namely that it is more important to have beauty in one's equations that to have them fit experiments. If Schroedinger had been more confident of his work, he could have published it some months earlier, and he could have published a more accurate equation. It seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress. If there is not complete agreement between the results of one's work and experiment, one should not allow oneself to be too discouraged, because the discrepancy may well be due to minor features that are not properly taken into account and that will get cleared up with further development of the theory.

Paul A.M. Dirac (1902 - 1984)

Source: Scientific American, May 1963.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on discontent, nations, and progress

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Woman of No Importance

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A Quote by Orson Hyde on age, body, change, day, death, existence, hope, life, mortality, progress, sorrow, struggle, and suffering

I have commenced to feel the infirmities of increasing age and years; and so many of us now, after these many years of toil, have to struggle with the going down sun of our earthly existence. But we have the consolation of knowing that our mortal body will not always impede our progress, we shall not forever suffer its inconveniences; we are gladdened in the hope of either laying down this mortal tabernacle or undergoing that welcome change which will free us from all afflications and annoyances. And as we hail the day when we shall be free from sorrow and death, to forever rejoice in the joys of everlasting lives.

Orson Hyde (1805 - 1878)

Source: Journal of Discoursses, 19:59-60.

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on doubt, fear, journeys, needs, obstacles, progress, and time

When we are sure that we are on the right road, there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead; no need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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