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60 Powerful Quotes about Progress and Moving Forward



60 Powerful Quotes about Progress and Moving Forward


Here are some of the most powerful quotes about progress that will inspire you to keep making progress in the direction of your dreams.

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60 Quotes about Progress and Moving Forward

1. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” – Charles Kettering

2. “Life is a work in progress.” – Jeff Rich

3. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

4. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Edward Everett Hale

5. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

6. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

7. “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” – Thomas A. Edison

8. “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm

9. “The important thing is that we must be constantly moving forward – yes, the progress realization of a predetermined goal. And our growth should never end.” – Og Mandino

10. “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” – Jim Rohn

11. “Without deviation progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

12. “Progress comes with practice, and practice comes with purpose. Know your “why.”” – Melissa Steginus

13. “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran

14. “Comfort is the enemy of progress.” – P. T. Barnum

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15. “Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” – Alfred A. Montapert

16. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

17. “There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses.” – Anonymous

18. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

19. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

20. “We must always set the bar high, otherwise we do not progress.” – Kylian Mbappe

21. “The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.” – Orison S. Marden

22. “Make measurable progress in reasonable time.” – Jim Rohn

23. “Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein

24. “Slow, steady progress is better than daily excuses.” – Robin Sharma

25. “Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid.” – Joyce Meyer

26. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

27. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Progress and growth are impossible if you always do things the way you’ve always done things.” – Wayne Dyer

29. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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30. “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale

31. “Always be a work in progress.” – Emily Lillian

32. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Anonymous

33. “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato

34. “Delay is the enemy of progress.” – Eliot Spitzer

35. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

36. “A person with a clear purpose will make progress on even the roughest road. A person with no purpose will make no progress on even the smoothest road.” – Thomas Carlyle

37. “There can be no progress nor achievement without sacrifice.” – James Allen

38. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln

39. “Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.” – Noam Chomsky

40. “Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Unknown

41. “Don’t compare your progress to that of others. We need our own time to travel our own distance.” – Unknown

42. “Run your own race. Who cares what others are doing? The only question that matters is ‘Am I progressing?’” – Robin Sharma

43. “If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.” – Brian Tracy

44. “It’s not about success, it’s about progress.” – Anthony Robbins

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45. “Life is a progress and not a station.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

46. “Progress is impossible without change.” – Walt Disney

47. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett

48. “Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.” – Marcus Garvey

49. “Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress.” – Jeff Olson

50. “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” – John F. Kennedy

51. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

52. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John C. Maxwell

53. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

54. “Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.” – Henry Steele Commager

55. “Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.” – Mia Hamm

56. “Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily.” – Brian Tracy

57. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

58. “I’m a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth.” – Jack Canfield

59. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey

60. “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” – Joe Paterno

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