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The Term Progress in Different Cultures

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  • The work entailed by progress involves observing, meditation and exchange with the communities of spirits, humankind, animals and plants.
    Jorge Miranda Luizaga
    Doctor of philosophy; Director of the Technical Division for Border Demarcation at the Ministry of Sustainable Development, La Paz
  • We need courage to research, but progress has its limitations.
    Prof. Detlef Ganten
    Managing Director of Berliner Charité and member of the German Government's Ethics Council
  • In other visions of the cosmos, the concept of progress is not necessarily linked to production and consumption of goods, but to happiness.
    Lupe Cajías
    Head of the government commission to prevent and combat corruption, Bolivia
  • Progress means having the courage to make changes – the will to change something and to carry it through.
    Peter (16)
    School pupil from Berlin
  • Progress always looks more impressive than it really is.
    Johann Nepomuk Nestroy
    Austrian comedy writer, 1801-1862
  • Progress is the mother of problems.
    G. K. Chesterton
    English writer, 1874–1936

  • What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
    Henry Havelock Ellis
    English psychologist, 1859-1939
  • The progress of the rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
    French writer and philosopher, 1694-1778
  • I believe in progress; I believe mankind is destined to happiness.
    Heinrich Heine
    German writer, 1797-1856
  • Don't spend your time looking for an obstacle. There might not be one.
    Franz Kafka
    Czech writer, 1883-1924
  • Should you, then, in time, discover all there is to be discovered, your progress must become a progress away from the bulk of humanity.
    Bertolt Brecht
    German writer and director, 1898-1956

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