89 Inspirational Progress Quotes to Keep Marching Forward

These Progress Quotes will help you to keep marching forward in life.

Progress is defined as the unrelenting forward motion towards a desired aim, plays a pivotal role in life by fostering growth and evolution through learning from mistakes and continuously forging ahead.

In the quest for progress, individuals are inevitably confronted with numerous hurdles and impediments.

Regardless of these challenges, it is essential to exhibit steadfastness and resiliency to surmount them.


During arduous times, uplifting quotes can act as potent inspirations, assisting individuals in maintaining focus on their objectives and ambitions.

These insightful words offer support and motivation, enabling people to persist in their endeavors, even when faced with adversity and obstacles.

Embracing the principles of progress and determination ultimately lays the foundation for personal and professional development, unlocking an individual’s full potential and capacity for success.

Top 10 Progress Quotes


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


Enthusiasm is the very propeller of progress. ~ B.C. Forbes.


Progress is the attraction that moves humanity. ~ Marcus Garvey.


Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics. ~ Tony Blair.


I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way. ~ Carl Sandburg.


The path of truth is the path of progress. ~ Richard Allan Krieger.


If progress is to be steady we must have long term guides extending far ahead. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower.


All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. ~ Michael John Bobak.


Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~ Frederick B. Wilcox.


Nothing in progress can rest on its original plan. We might as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. ~ Edmund Burke.

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Great Progress Quotes

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ~ George Bernard Shaw.


Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. ~ John F. Kennedy.

As we progress along our path, our experiences help us to define our own character. ~ Richard Allan Krieger.

Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be… If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. ~ C.S. Lewis.


What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. ~ Havelock Ellis.

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

Development is a universal process that is also your personal challenge. ~ Alfred Henry.

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


Strive for progress, not perfection. ~ Anonymous.

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Speculation and the exploration of ideas beyond what we know with certainty are what lead to progress. ~ Lisa Randall.

Everybody’s a work in progress. I’m a work in progress. I mean, I’ve never arrived… I’m still learning all the time. ~ Renee Fleming.


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

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

The power to question is the basis of all human progress. ~ Indira Gandhi.


The best road to progress is freedom’s road. ~ John F. Kennedy.

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. ~ Calvin Coolidge.

Best Progress Quotes

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. ~ Shirley Chisholm.


Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress. ~ Jeff Olson.

Man is a progressive being, and every enterprise in which he engages should be carried forward in obedience to this law of his nature. ~ James Lysander Enos.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. ~ Franklin D.Roosevelt.

Man is not growing better. Man is not climbing upward. Instead of progress in man himself there is degeneracy. ~ Billy Graham.


Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid. ~ Joyce Meyer.

Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies. ~ William Howard Taft.

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice. ~ St. Francis of Assisi.

The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development. ~ Alfred North Whitehead.


Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow.

Progress is a set of assumptions. ~ Edward Albee.

Inspirational Progress Quotes

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come. ~ Ian Knabel.


Progress is the mother of problems. ~ G.K. Chesterton.

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change–to preserve change amid order. ~ Alfred M. Whitehead.

Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing. ~ George Orwell.

And the progress of the mind in science; is not very unlike the progress of science herself in experiment. ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

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


Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~ Robert Heinlein.

Progress in the spiritual life comes from climbing a ladder of which the rungs are made alternately of belief and doubt. ~ Edward Patey.

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


Make measurable progress in reasonable time. ~ Jim Rohn.

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. ~ Thomas Edison.

Motivational Progress Quotes

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals. ~ Madame de Stael.

Never confuse movement with action. ~ Ernest Hemingway.


Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. ~ Khalil Gibran.

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. ~ Albert Camus.

No matter how advanced its progress, any generation that neglects its spiritual and moral life is going to disintegrate. ~ Billy Graham

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


We are the nation of human progress, and who will, what can set limits to our onward march. ~ John L. O’Sullivan.

The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know. ~ Gaston Bachelard.

Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page. ~ Tori Amos.

Never discourage any man who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. ~ Plato.

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. ~ Karl Marx.


Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. ~ Robert Kennedy.

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Progress therefore is not an accident, but a necessity. It is part of nature. ~ Herbert Spencer.

Inspiring Progress Quotes

We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else. ~ John Wooden.


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. ~ Frank Zappa.

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

Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake. ~ Wendell Phillips.

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


A lack of focus leads to a lack of progress. Focus. Grind. Grow. ~ Anonymous.

Always be a work in progress. ~ Emily Lillian.

Conservation means development as much as it does protection. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. ~ Rosa Luxemburg.

Famous Progress Quotes

And step by step, since time began, I see the steady gain of man. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier.


The greater part of progress is the desire to progress. ~ Seneca the Younger.

A little progress every day adds up to big results. ~ Satya.

Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind. ~ L. Ron Hubbard.

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect. ~ Ronald Reagan.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller.


Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity. ~ Thor Heyerdahl.

No man ever became in an instant the most base. The progress from virtue towards vice is gradual and insensible. ~ Lippincott.

If you want to experience significant progress toward your goal, you need to be intentional about the work you’re doing every day. ~ Anonymous.

Ultimate Progress Quotes

The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant. ~ Orison S. Marden.


Delay is the enemy of progress. ~ Eliot Spitzer.

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or nation. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Change is not always progress. A fever of newness has everywhere been confused with the spirit of progress. ~ Henry Ford.


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

Push your boundaries beyond the ordinary; be that “extra” in “extraordinary”. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere. ~ Morihei Ueshiba.

So these were the 89 top progress quotes and sayings.

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