It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.
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.
There are still some people who think that we have Stalin to thank for all our progress, who quake before Stalin’s dirty underdrawers, who stand at attention and salute them.
I am about to put foward some major ideas they will be heard and pondered. If not all of them please, surely a few will in some sort, then, I shall have contributed to the progress of our age, and shall be content.
You progress not through improving what has been done, but reaching toward what has yet to be done.
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.