Progress Sayings and Quotes

For many of us, staying stagnant-whether in our personal or professional life, is not an option. We’re constantly on a journey to progress forward and improve. Get inspired to get ahead with the collection of quotes about progress below.


If there is no struggle, there is no progress.     

Frederick Douglass

The best road to progress is freedom's road.     

John F. Kennedy

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.     

George Bernard Shaw

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.     

Karl Marx

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.     

Aldous Huxley

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.     

C. S. Lewis

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.     

Frank Zappa

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.     

Shirley Chisholm

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.     

Albert Einstein

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.     

George Bernard Shaw

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.     

Khalil Gibran

We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.     

John Wooden

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.     

Albert Camus

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.     

Gaston Bachelard

Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity; for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened.     

Madame De Stael

Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.     

George Orwell

Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.     

Joseph A. Schumpeter

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.     

Marcus Garvey

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.     

Calvin Coolidge

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.     

St. Francis of Assisi

Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.     

Morihei Ueshiba

The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Make measurable progress in reasonable time.     

Jim Rohn

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.     

Thor Heyerdahl

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.     

Arnold H. Glasgow

What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.     

Havelock Ellis

Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.     

Tony Blair

Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.     

Herbert Read