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Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
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Progress might have been all right once, but it went on too long.
– Ogden Nash
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Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
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Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
– Walter Bagehot
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Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
– George Santayana
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Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana
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Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905
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prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into
– Don Marquis
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Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.
– Francis Marion
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Promote yourself, but do not demote another.
– Israel Salanter
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Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
– Charles Simmons
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Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
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Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
– Eric Hoffer
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Propaganda is a soft weapon hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
– Jean Anouilh
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Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
– Ausonius
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Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
– Ezra Pound
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Property has its duties as well as its rights.
– Thomas Brummond
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Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
– William Graham Sumner
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Property left to a child may soon be lost; but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
– William Graham Sumner
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Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
– English Proverb
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Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.
– Charles Babbage
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Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
– Lawana Blackwell
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Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
– Walter Savage Landor
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Prosperity attends the lion-hearted man who exerts himself, while we say, destiny will ensure it. Laying aside destiny, show manly fortitude by thy own strength: if thou endeavour, and thy endeavours fail of success, what crime is there in failing?
– The Hitopadesa
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Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
– Geoffrey F. Albert
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