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Precarious Quotes

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

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Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

My father followed, during most of his life,
the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
- Simon Newcomb

And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions?
Its position is perfectly precarious.
- John C. Ransom

 

What I do is put my characters into situations that
are so precarious there is no way to get out.
And then I figure how to get them out.
- Sidney Sheldon

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life.
We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place.
- Estelle Parsons

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The situation in Iraq is dangerous but the regional
situation is also very complicated and precarious.
- Joschka Fischer

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until
the invention of agriculture,
must have been precarious because of his inability
to ensure his food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment
of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past,
present, and future.
- Susan Sontag

But, on the other hand, the occasional and precarious
dripping of coppers has by no means a genial effect.
- James Payn

Commerce flourishes by circumstances,
precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds
and waves that bring it to our shores.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and
uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
- Jane Addams

The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations,
and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties
and agitations of hope and fear,
to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject.
- William Falconer

There was the situation in Nicaragua where the Sandinistas
had taken over a couple of years earlier.
There was a civil war going on in El Salvador and there
was a similar situation in Guatemala.
So Honduras was in a rather precarious geographic position indeed.
- John Negroponte

I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been,
and my business is better than it's been in 30 years.
The music business is so precarious,
as you know-you've got to make it while you can make it,
and that's exactly what we're doing.
- George Shearing

Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we
must take risks in new situation,
in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true,
in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure
in which we must take risks in new situations,
in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true,
in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Democratic Party is on the move across the country.
Voters are responding to our message of progress and fiscal responsibility.
- Joe Andrew

Disarmament or limitation of armaments,
which depends on the progress made on security,
also contributes to the maintenance of peace.
- Ludwig Quidde

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the
future but new restrictions.
- Norbert Wiener

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
- Herbert Hoover

I have suggested that scientific progress requires a favorable environment.
- Ernest Lawrence

From my father, I learned the importance of working
sincerely at things to which I had committed myself,
and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress.
- Koichi Tanaka

I was heartened to hear the President say that as we
make progress on the ground,
and Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead,
we should be able to further decrease our troop levels.
- Howard Coble

The level of our educational development is high and
serves as a strong basis for our future progress.
- Hassanal Bolkiah

You will be courteous to your elders who have explored
to the point from which you may advance;
and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther
by reason of your labors.
- Abbott L. Lowell

You can't sit on the lid of progress.
If you do, you will be blown to pieces.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Much of what we see in America, what most people feel
has been progress and good things,
have been brought about by the existence of third parties.
- Peter Camejo

I wouldn't call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress.
- John Templeton

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Interethnic and spiritual accord is our strategic resource,
the basis for progress of our society and state.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

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

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress.
We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat
the Taliban by clearing an area.
They move.
- Colin Powell

The price of progress is trouble, and I must be making a lot of progress.
- Charles Erwin Wilson

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man,
and diversity will continue to increase with the progress,
refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler

The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted,
may make significant progress alone and without material help is past.
This fact is most self-evident in our work.
- Ernest Lawrence

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error,
change - this is the rhythm of living.
Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear,
clearer vision, fresh hope.
And out of hope, progress.
- Bruce Barton

Another symptom of progress toward the Singularity:
ideas themselves should spread ever faster,
and even the most radical will quickly become commonplace.
- Vernor Vinge

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress.
- Michael Bloomberg

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility
of a far greater progress still.
- John Maynard Keynes

Every day we make more progress toward understanding the concert hall.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Expositions are the timekeepers of progress.
- William McKinley

With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress,
no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
- Herbert Hoover

We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America progress.
And what stands in the way of American progress right
now is the federal government.
- Tim Scott

The Democrats need to remind people of where were,
in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are,
and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Knowledge is power.
Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan

Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
- Herbert Read


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