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Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. -- Tom Robbins

Always assume it's your fault. It's the only way to progress. -- Bill Purdin

Fortune's wheel is ever turning. -- Polish Proverb

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

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. -- Tobias Wolff
Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach. -- Pindar

It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When some people say, Let's move forward," they really mean, "I'm running away from my problems." Their idea of forward is reverse. When in actuality, dealing with one's problems is always progress, and running from them absolutely never is. -- Bill Purdin

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. -- Alan Saporta

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
-- E. F. Schumacher

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.
-- Norman Mailer

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? -- Pooh
We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. -- Tobias Wolff
If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying? -- Shantideva
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. -- Demosthenes
The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.
-- Mary Baker Eddy

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. -- Moliere

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. -- Sir Winston Churchill

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome
-- Samuel Johnson

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind, yet, I'm ungrateful to those teachers. -- Kahlil Gibran

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. -- Helen Keller

You can never plan the future by the past. -- Edmund Burke

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
-- Victor Hugo

Where there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph. -- Pierre Corneille

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. -- James Joyce

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. -- Sun Tzu

Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like a toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head. --William Shakespeare

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
-- William James

The art of progress is preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
-- Alfred North Whitehead

If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything. -- Marva Collins

But where shall I start? The world is so fast, I shall start with the country I know best, my own. But my country is so very large, I had better start with my town. But my town, too, is large. I had best start with my street. No, my home. No, my family. Never mind, I shall start with myself. -- Elie Wiesel

Out of intense complexieties, intense simplicities emerge. -- Winston Churchill

I have authored over 10,000 html pages and there is not one of them that cannot be improved. -- Bill Purdin

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