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People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn't. Social attitudes don't change in a straight line. There's always a backlash against progressive ideas.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.
How come liberals never admit that they're liberal? They've now come up with a new word called 'progressive,' which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it's a label.
I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It's not just entertainment. There's an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
I'm a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I'm that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it's not really going to make me a better reader. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.'
Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.
Even today, in our progressive times, in most movies that come out, the men have to have biceps and the women have to be thin or something.
I'll put my progressive credentials up against anyone's.
The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.
The Great War was a progressive revelation and disillusionment.
Ralph Adams Cram
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
I support concrete and progressive immigration reform based on three primary criteria: family reunification, economic contributions, and humanitarian concerns.
What, after all, is the narrative of 'the American Dream?' It was a discourse formulated between the 1880s and the 1920s in the United States during the great waves of migration and expansion and reforms of the Progressive Era.
Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order.
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Paul J. Meyer
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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