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We follow the line of a contour from its nervous system to the exaltation of the author. (Valerio Adami)

There can be no progress nor achievement without sacrifice. (James Allen)

The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can't be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it. (Anonymous)

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing. (Saint Augustine)

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

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. (Bruce Barton)

Nothing can be done except little by little. (Charles Baudelaire)

If you want to progress in your life and grow, act not to react. (Yogi Bhajan)

Progress in art does not consist in reducing limitations, but in knowing them better. (Georges Braque)

If you ruled out partial successes, there would be no progress at all. (Robert Brault)

No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself. (Bertolt Brecht)

Progress is the exploration of our own error. (Jacob Bronowski)

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

To achieve progress nature alone counts, and the eye is trained through contact with her. It becomes concentric by looking and working. (Paul Cezanne)

All progress is experimental. (John Jay Chapman)

As enunciated today, 'progress' is simply a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative. (G. K. Chesterton)

Progress changes consciousness, and when people's consciousness changes, then their awareness of what is possible changes as well - a virtuous circle. (Bill Clinton)

When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward. (Paulo Coelho)

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. (James B. Conant)

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. (Confucius)

He who stops being better stops being good. (Oliver Cromwell)

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. (Thomas Crum)

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. (Marie Curie)

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. (Angela Davis)

Every painting and even every thought is a necessary step to lead to the next painting. (Alice Dustin)

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

Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress. (George Eliot)

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. (T. S. Eliot)

It wasn't conscious, but I guess that one book is the reaction to the other. The first is so imprisoned in a male point-of-view, and the second is a point-of-view that can go anywhere it wants. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

Man's progress is but a gradual discovery that his questions have no meaning. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work. (William Feather)

Denying the quick fix and accepting that slow, steady practice is the only reliable way to progress allows us to achieve our goals. No plastic surgery can give you a painter's eye. It must be patiently developed over years. (Paul Foxton)

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. (St. Francis of Assisi)

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

I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression. (Margaret Fuller)

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you'll be surprised at where you might get to. (Chris Gardner)

Go on working, freely and furiously, and you will make progress. (Paul Gauguin)

There is no progress without product. (Robert Genn)

Progress is made by correcting the mistakes resulting from the making of progress. (Claude Gibb)

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. (Edward Gibbon)

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. (Kahlil Gibran)

I myself believe that there is in every painter's life a period of making absurdities. In my case I think that period is already long past. (Vincent van Gogh)

New work usually arises from work in progress - a sort of domino effect - and it can start at any time of day. (Frank Gordon)

No struggle, no progress. (Irwin Greenberg)

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass. (Franz Grillparzer)

Your painting is the marking of your progression into nature, a sensation of something you see way beyond the two pretty colors over there. Don't stop to paint the material, but push on to give the spirit. (Robert Henri)

When you stop doing something, it doesn't mean you are rejecting the previous work... it's saying I have exploited it enough now and I wish to take a look at another corner. (David Hockney)

There's always a work in progress - be it in the mind, the soul, the heart, or in your hands. (Rick Howse)

In art there is no progress, only fluctuations of intensity. (Robert Hughes)

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next. (Steve Jobs)

Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made. (Franz Kafka)

To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings. (Rosabeth Moss Kanter)

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. (Charles F. Kettering)

Do not get rid of your earliest work; do not undo and rework your first efforts. It is good to be able to see progress. (Mary Klotz)

Even those who fancy themselves the most progressive will fight against other kinds of progress, for each of us is convinced that our way is the best way. (Louis L'Amour)

Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress. (Theodore Levitt)

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)

Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings. (Sol LeWitt)

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, is our destined end or way; / But to act, that each to-morrow / Finds us further than to-day. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

We are not retreating – we are advancing in another direction. (General Douglas MacArthur)

Remind yourself of the value of detaching from work that's out of your hands and committing to new work that wants to be born. (Eric Maisel)

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. (Maxwell Maltz)

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. (Alfred A. Montapert)

The wonder is not that so much cacophony appears in our actual individual lives, but that there is any appearance of harmony and progression. (Lewis Mumford)

Progress is a fine thing, but it's gone on long enough. (Ogden Nash)

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. (Barack Obama)

Like the turtle, you need to stick your neck out to make progress. (Anna Olson)

Heretofore pictures moved towards completion by progression. Each day brought something new. A picture was a sum of additions. With me a picture is a sum of destructions. I make a picture and proceed to destroy it. But in the end nothing is lost; the red I have removed from one part shows up in another. (Pablo Picasso)

To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. (Plutarch)

The world is your canvas and your teacher... Take a day to reflect, measure and adjust on your goals; progress is essential to continued success. (Bob Proctor)

Little drops of water wear down big stones. (Russian proverb)

It is precisely from the regret left by the imperfect work that the next one can be born. (Odilon Redon)

Progress in painting, there's no such thing! ...One day I went and changed the yellow on my palette. Well, the result was, I floundered for ten years! (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Allow your judgments a silent, undisturbed development, which, like all progress, must come from deep within and cannot be forced or hastened. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That's why they make those fourth grade chairs so small. (Jim Rohn)

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals. (Jim Rohn)

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. (Theodore Roosevelt)

Every painting I do is related to the last one: it may be a continuation of a previous painting or it may be a reaction against it. (William Scott)

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)

If you shoot at the mid-day sun, you can be sure that you will never hit the mark; yet you will be sure to shoot higher than if you aim at a bush. (Philip Sidney)

Progress... of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step. (Samuel Smiles)

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

Learning something new means you have to abandon, for a little while at least, the familiar and comforting. I happen to like this feeling. I remind myself that tomorrow, I will be someone who didn't exist yesterday. (Nick Stone)

Even though you try very hard, the progress you make is always little by little. It is not like going out in a shower in which you know when you get wet. In a fog, you do not know you are getting wet, but as you keep walking you get wet little by little. If your mind has ideas of progress, you may say, 'Oh, this pace is terrible!' But actually it is not. When you get wet in a fog it is very difficult to dry yourself. (Shunryu Suzuki)

A painting works only on the edge of not working. Then what is ungraspable comes near. (Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Everything exists in some quantity and can therefore be measured. (E. L. Thorndike)

Progress consists only in the greater clarification of answers to the basic questions of life. (Leo Tolstoy)

The shape of my work's development becomes a little clearer every time I am forced to articulate it. (Anne Truitt)

Progress depends upon the belief that things can always be better. (Frank Tyger)

Crutches will not improve our own work. (Gordon J. van Vliet)

Get rid of your little darlings. (Kay WalkingStick)

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. (Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)

There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another. (E. B. White)

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive. (Alfred North Whitehead)

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas. (Alfred North Whitehead)


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