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To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like.
by Agnes Martin

To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like.
Give up doing the things that you do not like to do.
You must find the things that you do like.
The things that are acceptable to your mind.
- Agnes Martin

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Happiness is being on the beam with life -
to feel the pull of life.
- Agnes Martin

My paintings are not about what is seen.
They are about what is known forever in the mind.
- Agnes Martin

 

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
- Agnes Martin

Any material may be used but the theme is the same
and the response is the same for all artwork...
we all have the same concern, but the artist must know
exactly what the experience is.
He must pursue the truth relentlessly.
- Agnes Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

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

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles Kettering

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

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

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
- Harold Wilson

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

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

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

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

There is progress taking place, growth is better.
We're only talking about two years there.
- John Prescott

The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation
and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
- Joseph McCabe

The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's
progress and that of the race appears,
therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.
- James M. Baldwin

Throughout American history many of our social gains
and much of our progress toward democracy were made
possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change,
he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican.
- Timothy Pawlenty

One day's delay is another day's lack of progress.
- Stuart Bowen

In the light of the actual fighting that is now in progress,
we have reached the point where the military considerations
clearly outweigh the fiscal considerations.
- Louis A. Johnson

Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped,
while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to
occupy the central place in the scientific study of language.
- Roman Jakobson

I think we had made some tremendous progress in the
six months before I left.
- Jeffrey Skilling

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is
the degree in which the intelligence of the common
mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
- George Bancroft

Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the
early food had not been the late poison.
- Walter Bagehot

The line of least resistance in the progress of civilization
is to make that theoretical postulate real by the continually
increasing force of the world's public opinion.
- Elihu Root

Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their
persistent labour for sure if slow progress.
- John Burns

The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace,
the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education,
than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
- Richard Cobden

Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer,
but is the incentive to progress.
- Herbert Hoover

Making me into a role model is placing too much importance
on what I see as a work in progress.
- P. J. Harvey

Economic progress, in capitalist society,
means turmoil.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

The keystone of successful business is cooperation.
Friction retards progress.
- James Cash Penney

That is the consolation of a little mind;
you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
- Frank Moore Colby

Life with a scientist who is often changing jobs and
is frequently away at meetings and on lecture tours is not easy.
Without a secure home base, I could not have made much progress.
- John Pople

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

You've gotta find a way to get out of your own way,
so you can progress in life.
- Steve Carlton

Progress would be wonderful - if only it would stop.
- Robert Musil

Where's the progress that we're going to see in Afghanistan?
You have to keep public support both on the economy
and the war or these things will really become troubling.
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

The progress in Iraq has not been without cost.
- Virgil Goode

I mean, the general rule is if you're not prepared to make a mistake,
you're not going to make much progress.
- Maurice Wilkins

Energy is necessary for economic growth,
for a better quality of life, and for human progress.
- Mac Thornberry

It would do the world good if every man would compel
himself occasionally to be absolutely alone.
Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.
- Bruce Barton

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

Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War,
or World War II were the turning points in our history,
the sine qua non of our forward progress.
- Stephen Ambrose

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes.
What matters most is getting off.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
- Jim Rohn

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking,
eventually you'll make progress.
- Barack Obama

I think it's the end of progress if you stand still
and think of what you've done in the past.
I keep on.
- Leslie Caron

The true law of the race is progress and development.
Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest,
it is overthrown by the barbarian.
- William Gilmore Simms

President Obama celebrates diversity,
yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on
that common ground to make progress.
- Valerie Jarrett

Many of my books have begun with the title,
because naming a work already in progress makes no sense to me.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy.
The savage's whole existence is public,
ruled by the laws of his tribe.
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
- Ayn Rand

Progress however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk,
step by step.
- Samuel Smiles

Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
- Jim Rohn

It's the same each time with progress.
First they ignore you, then they say you're mad,
then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't
find anyone who disagrees with you.
- Tony Benn

Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress.
Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant;
fail to use them and it is weak.
- Walter Lippmann

Without deviation progress is not possible.
- Frank Zappa


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