Quotes of Development

“ In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory. ”

- Alfred North Whitehead

“ The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. ”

- Confucius

“ The best performance improvement is the transition from the nonworking state to the working state. ”

- John Ousterhout

“ True success is... the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. ”

- Deepak Chopra

“ I believe love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve. ”

- Ivan Sergeevich

“ Folly is like the growth of weeds, always luxurious and spontaneous; wisdom, like flowers, requires cultivation. ”

- Hosea Ballou

“ When I was a shepherd on the plains of Assyria. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ Jock, when he hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye're sleeping. ”

- Sir Walter Scott

“ While this stellar non-inflationary economic expansion still appears remarkably stress-free on the surface, there are developing imbalances that give us pause. ”

- Alan Greenspan

“ This is the second consecutive quarter where we've seen moderating appreciation. The market has appeared to make a transition from a double-digit frenzied growth to a more modest growth. ”

- Jonathan Miller

“ Europe is ready to strengthen its dialogue and cooperation in line with progress made in human rights and non-proliferation. ”

- Jacques Chirac

“ Colleges don't make fools, they only develop them. ”

- George Lorimer

“ The most important change in how one defines the public interest that I have witnessed . . . over the last twenty years has been a deepening concern for the development of character in the citizenry. ”

- James Q. Wilson

“ Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. ”

- Billy Graham

“ Close scrutiny will show that most of these everyday so-called "crisis situations" are not life-or-death matters at all, but opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are. ”

- Maxwell Maltz

“ If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it. ”

- Epictetus

“ A new vision of development is emerging. Development is becoming a people-centered process, whose ultimate goal must be the improvement of the human condition. ”

- Boutros Boutros Ghali

“ The level of the development of a country is determined, in considerable part, by the level of development of its people's intelligence. ”

- Luis Albert Machado

“ All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I have this feeling of wending my way or plundering through a mysterious jungle of possibilities when I am writing. This jungle has not been explored by previous writers. It never will be explored. It's endlessly varying as we progress through the experience of time… ”

- William Stafford

“ All lasting change is incremented, based on unfolding traditions and developing institutions. Revolutionary upheavals may change how the world looks but seldom changes the way the world works. Lasting historical change comes not through tidal waves but through the irresistible creeping tide. ”

- Richard Nixon

“ In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. ”

- Luther Burbank

“ The secret of eternal youth is arrested development. ”

- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“ Books…are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development. ”

- Dorothy L. Sayers

“ Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice. ”

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“ All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. ”

- Calvin Coolidge

“ The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority. ”

- George Bancroft

“ To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better. ”

- John Christian Bovee

“ The true law of the race is progress and development. Whatever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian. ”

- Simms
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