Progress quotes should remind you that life is full of transformation, a step-by-step improvement from one stage of life to the other. The role patience plays in fitness, work, and challenges you could face at different phases through your journey to success is tremendous.

In our today’s edition of inspirational quotes, we would like to take a look at the list of most popular quotes about progress and moving forward carefully selected to inspire growth in you.

In life, it is always our wish that a work in progress gets to completion. Growth and progress, of course, are what everyone wants but it is not always as easy as it sounds. Sometimes, there could be impeding progress factors or slow progress in life, but this shouldn’t make you give up.

When you experience hurdles in progress at anything, the following quotes will equip you to have a positive mindset, press for more, and stay motivated until success is achieved.

If you need more inspiration, here’s a collation of quotes on perseverance to bring out the fire in you, also check our compilation of 50 life quotes that will help you to do your best and become more.

Inspirational quotes on progress.

  1. “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato
  2. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa
  3. “A lack of focus leads to a lack of progress. Focus. Grind. Grow.” – Anonymous
  4.  “A little progress every day adds up to big results.” – Satya
  5. “A person with a clear purpose will make progress on even the roughest road. A person with no purpose will make no progress on even the smoothest road.” – Thomas Carlyle
  6. “Actively recognizing progress towards your goal will ultimately end up inspiring you and have you pushing even harder.” – Denzel J. Wellington
  7. “All progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw
  8. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  9. “Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you’ve made. Especially the progress that no one else can see.” – Anonymous
  10. “Always be a work in progress.” – Emily Lillian
  11. “And step by step, since time began, I see the steady gain of man.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
  12. “And the progress of the mind in science; is not very unlike the progress of science herself in experiment.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  13. “As time progresses, increase the amount of time spent for self-improvement, and less time on the mental junk food. Create a healthy balance, it’s no different than indulging in some cake here and there. Moderation, moderation, moderation!” – Curt Hinson
  14. “As we progress along our path, our experiences help us to define our own character.” – Richard Allan Krieger
  15. “Change is not always progress. A fever of newness has everywhere been confused with the spirit of progress.” – Henry Ford
  16. “Comfort is the enemy of progress.” – P. T. Barnum
  17. “Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  18. “Consider what a long way you’ve come.” – Anonymous
  19. “Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid.” – Joyce Meyer
  20. “Delay is the enemy of progress.” – Eliot Spitzer
  21. “Despite our deeply rooted prejudices against ‘filthy lucre’, however, money is the root of most progress.” – Niall Ferguson
  22. “Development is a universal process that is also your personal challenge.” – Alfred Henry
  23. “Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or nation.” – Oscar Wilde
  24. “Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” – Alfred A. Montapert
  25. “Don’t compare your progress to that of others. We need our own time to travel our own distance.” – Anonymous
  26. “Doubt increases with inaction. Clarity reveals itself in momentum. Growth comes from progress. For all these reasons, BEGIN.” – Brendon Burchard
  27. “Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan
  28. “Enthusiasm is the very propeller of progress.” – B.C. Forbes
  29. “Every day that is wasted by doing nothing that makes your life better is an absolute waste. If you decide that you would rather go to the movies, watch TV, or go out with your friends that is a choice you make not to further your own progress. This is not to say that there isn’t a place for relaxation but relaxation is not to be used as an excuse not to move forward.” – Byron Pulsifer
  30. “Every difficult goal that, at first, may be viewed as an insurmountable obstacle can be resolved when you implement a strategy that requires only one-step at a time. Each action taken moves you forward, continuous progress is seen, and the final goal is closer and closer until it is accomplished.” – Byron Pulsifer
  31. “Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.” – Wendell Phillips
  32. “Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation.” – William Arthur Ward
  33. “Failure is success in progress.” – Albert Einstein
  34. “Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world.” – Gwendolyn Brooks
  35. “Great steps in human progress are made by things that don’t work the way philosophy thought they should. If things always worked the way they should, you could write the history of the world from now on. But they don’t, and it is those deviations from the normal that make human progress.” – Charles Kettering
  36. “Have you ever needed to do a thorough cleaning of your home, only to find out that you just can’t get inspired until you start a bit of it? That’s because progress is going to help you improve your motivation, and in truth, progress is the greatest motivator.” – Monica Bell
  37. “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” – Gandhi
  38. “However, it is one thing to be consumed by your future financial goals, and another thing to be making progress and enjoying the process with a more balanced life by doing what brings you joy.” – Maggie Thompson

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  1. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goals requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King
  2. “Human progress means the regained advancement of human values in households rich with parenthood, and sustained by ties with a cohesive community.” – Alfred Henry
  3. “I have followed many a weary mile behind a plough and I know all the drudgery of it. When very young I suspected that much might somehow be done in a better way.” – Henry Ford
  4. “I receive a blessing every time the missionaries we support report progress in their ministry, and when they count the new believers, I rejoice joining with the legions of angels.” – Pat Gelsinger
  5. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass
  6.  “If we heed Martin Luther King’s call today, we can launch a struggle that can catapult our nation into a new century of even more exciting progress toward the ideal of peace with social justice.” –  Dorothy F. Cotton.
  7. “If you want to experience significant progress toward your goal, you need to be intentional about the work you’re doing every day.” – Anonymous
  8. “If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.” – Donny Osmond
  9. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama
  10. “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off! You cannot make progress without making decisions.” – Jim Rohn
  11. “It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.” – Larry Page
  12. “Just as the tension of the wind against the sail causes the sailboat to move, so stress is necessary for us to progress through life.” – Vivian Eisenecher
  13. “Kids react positively when praise follows positive effort and earned progress.” – Jacquie McTaggart
  14. “Landmarks of our lives represent places we have been and experiences we have had which have affected our lives. As we look back on our lives and identify specific events that have affected our progress, we will find sign posts pointing us toward God’s purpose for our lives.” – William Johnson
  15. “Life is a progress, and not a station.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “Little by little becomes a lot.” – Anonymous
  17. “Make measurable progress in reasonable time.” – Jim Rohn
  18. “Man is not growing better. Man is not climbing upward. Instead of progress in man himself there is degeneracy.” – Billy Graham
  19.  “No man ever became in an instant the most base. The progress from virtue towards vice is gradual and insensible.” – Lippincott
  20. “Nothing in progress can rest on its original plan. We might as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.” – Edmund Burke
  21. “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas M. Butler
  22. “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.” – John F. Kennedy
  23. “Part of life is understanding that real change and progress comes with dedicated perseverance but also realizing that challenges, obstacles and roadblocks will appear from time to time.” – Robert Rivers.
  24.  “Problems are the price of progress. Don’t bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.” – Charles Kettering
  25. “Procrastination can be categorized as habit, and that habit, if continued repeatedly and turned into a life style, transforms into a bad habit that can pull us back from progress and delay our success.” – Mark Thomas
  26. “Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick B. Wilcox
  27. “Progress in the spiritual life comes from climbing a ladder of which the rungs are made alternately of belief and doubt.” – Edward Patey
  28. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
  29. “Progress is not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran
  30. “Progress is not inevitable. It’s up to us to create it.” – Anonymous
  31. “Progress is the mother of problems.” – G.K. Chesterton

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  1. “Progress isn’t made through fear. … Fear is the coward’s way of leadership.” – Michelle Obama
  2. “Progress, therefore, is not an accident, but a necessity. It is part of nature.” – Herbert Spencer
  3. “Progression is the essence of what makes you stronger, leaner and more fit.” – Matt Schifferleh
  4. “Remember that progress would be impossible if we always did things the way we always have.” – Wayne Dyer
  5. “Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.” – Thomas Edison
  6.  “Slow, steady progress is better than daily excuses.” – Robin Sharma
  7. “Small progress is still progress.” – Anonymous
  8. “So they speak soothingly about progress and the greatest possible happiness, forgetting that happiness is itself poisoned if the measure of suffering has not been fulfilled.” – Carl Gustav Jung
  9. “Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress.” – Jeff Olson
  10.  “Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Anonymous
  11. “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” – Jim Rohn
  12. “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change–to preserve change amid order.” – Alfred M. Whitehead
  13. “The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn’t get bigger or heavier.” – Bill Gates
  14. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi
  15. “The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man’s right to his body, or the woman’s right to her soul.” – Emma Goldman
  16. “The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.” – Orison S. Marden
  17. “The most important thing is to make decisions. Whether the decision is right or wrong is secondary. You will soon receive feedback that will help you to progress.” – Marc Reklama
  18. “The path of truth is the path of progress.” – Richard Allan Krieger
  19. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw
  20. “The scientific and technological revolutions have been truly impressive. And we have witnessed awe-inspiring progress in both these spheres in the twentieth century.” – Wanda Sykes
  21. “The silly question is the first intimation of some totally new development.” – Alfred North Whitehead
  22. “The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.” – Herbert Hoover
  23. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” – Charles Kettering
  24. “There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses.” – Anonymous
  25. “There is in the universe a provision by which men are helped by the Divine Spirit. God inspires us to the Christian life and helps to the development of its graces.” – Henry Ward Beech
  26. “Through substitute activities, therapy, and hard work, grieving individuals can work through their anger and progress to live more balanced lives.” – Valerie Orr
  27. “Time and again, I’ve seen people make the most progress when they combine their knowledge of themselves with real-world actions.” – Alison Cardy
  28. “To get happier, try gratitude, giving back, savoring, encouraging your optimism, and celebrating progress.” – Jonathan Harnum
  29. “To make progress, to reach towards our dreams, we need supporters, role models who are encouraging.” – Rebecca Jane.
  30. “To regret one’s own experience is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experience is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own lie. It is no less than a denial of the soul.” –  Oscar Wilde
  31.  “We are the nation of human progress, and who will, what can set limits to our onward march.” – John L. O’Sullivan
  32.  “Whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King
  33. “When you set out to accomplish something, recognize that slow, steady progress over time can lead to big success.” – Erica Hudson
  34. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
  35.  “Work hard for you and your own goals. Progress will come.” – Anonymous

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