And striving to be Man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.ralph waldo emerson
Science discovers, genius invents, industry applies, and man adapts himself to, or is molded by, new things
Humanity , in the aggregate, is progressing, and philanthropy looks forward hopefully.hosea ballou
What is art But life upon the larger scale, the higher, When, graduating up in a spiral line Of still expanding and ascending gyres, It pushed toward the intense significance Of all things, hungry for the Infinite? Art's life and where we live, we suffer and toil.Elizabeth Browning
Progress is only possible by passing from a state of undifferentiated wholeness to differentiation of parts.
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes to-day.Lytton
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.james freeman clarke
The thing done avails, and not what is said about it. An original sentence, a step forward, is worth more than all the censures.ralph waldo emerson
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand!edward everett hale
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.aldous huxley
Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first Acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.Robert Browning
Progress is The law of life, man is not Man as yet.Robert Browning
Like plants in mines, which never saw the sun, But dream of him, and guess where he may be, And do their best to climb, and get to him.Robert Browning
He who moves not forward goes backward! A capital saying!Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To look up and not down, To look forward and not back, To look out and not in and To lend a hand.edward everett hale
I have seen that Man moves over with each new generation into a bigger body, more awful, more reverent and more free than he has had before.gerald stanley lee
From lower to the higher next, Not to the top, is Nature's text; And embryo good, to reach full stature, Absorbs the evil in its nature.james russell lowell
New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.james russell lowell
"Spiral" the memorable Lady terms Our mind's ascent.George Meredith
Press on! "for in the grave there is no work And no device" Press on! while yet ye may!nathaniel parker willis
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