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A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.
Bertrand Russell

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clark

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
Niels Bohr

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
/Murphy's Law/

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

Technicians are the only ones that don't trust technology.
/Murphy's Law/

There is no progress whatever. Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands, of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau

Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
James Carswell

While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
Henry David Thoreau

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

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