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Progress is impossible without change,
by George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Related topics: Positive Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Change Choice Perspective

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

 

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others
as you expect they should do unto you.
Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
- George Bernard Shaw

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
- Harold Wilson

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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.

I believe in intuition and inspiration.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited,
whereas imagination embraces the entire world,
stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
- Albert Einstein

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

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

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter
than our progress in education.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

In my case, Pilgrim's Progress consisted
in my having to climb down a thousand ladders
until I could reach out my hand
to the little clod of earth that I am.
- Carl Jung

We may never be strong enough to be entirely
nonviolent in thought, word and deed.
But we must keep nonviolence as our goal
and make strong progress towards it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The natural progress of things is for liberty
to yield and government to gain ground.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science,
for they often endure long; but false views,
if supported by some evidence, do little harm,
for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
- Charles Darwin

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice
and when they fail in this purpose
they become the dangerously structured dams
that block the flow of social progress.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing,
are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
We have done so much, for so long, with so little,
we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
- Mother Teresa

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy


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