165 Advancement Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of advancement quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about career advancement.

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The Most Famous Advancement Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. — John Clapham

Life is change. If you aren't growing and evolving, you're standing still, and the rest of the world is surging ahead. — Louise Penny

I don't think you can talk about progress in art - movement, but not progress. You can speak of a point on a line for the purpose of locating things, but it's a horizontal line, not a vertical one. — Donald Barthelme

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. — Benjamin Franklin

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. — Morihei Ueshiba

Progress grows out of motion. — Richard E. Byrd

Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards. — Florence Nightingale

Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity. — Marcus Garvey

Change is one thing, progress is another. Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. — Bertrand Russell

Short Advancement Quotes

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  • The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. — Marcus Aurelius
  • Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced. — Gichin Funakoshi
  • We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. — Douglas MacArthur
  • There is nothing wrong with a woman welcoming all men's advances as long as they are in cash — Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life. — Coretta Scott King
  • The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. — James Madison
  • There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words. — Thomas Reid
  • Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. — John Dewey
  • Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent. — Henry David Thoreau
  • Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. — H. L. Mencken

Top 10 Advancement Quotes

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined... — Henry David Thoreau

If I advance; follow me. If I retreat; kill me. If I die; avenge me! It is better to live one day as a lion than one-hundred years as a sheep! — Benito Mussolini

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. — John Glenn

I regard irreligious people as pioneers. If there had been no priesthood the world would have advanced ten thousand times better than it has now. — Anandi Gopal Joshi

If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

For this purpose was I born, let all virtuous people understand. I was born to advance righteousness, to emancipate the good, and to destroy all evil-doers root and branch. — Guru Gobind Singh

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. — Marcus Aurelius

Habit is a powerful means of advancement, and the habit of eternal vigilance and diligence, rarely fails to bring a substantial reward. — Lewis Howard Latimer

The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery. — Erik Erikson

We are fifty or a hundred years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this distance in ten years. Either we do it, or they will crush us. — Joseph Stalin

Advancement Image Quotes

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Advancement quote by Douglas MacArthur

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. — Douglas MacArthur

Advancement quote by Coretta Scott King

Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life. — Coretta Scott King

Advancement quote by John Dewey

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. — John Dewey

Advancement quote Every great advance...has issued from a new audacity of imag
Every great advance...has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
Advancement quote by H. L. Mencken

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. — H. L. Mencken

Advancement quote by James Clerk Maxwell

Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science. — James Clerk Maxwell

Advancement quote by Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke

Advancement quote We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet o
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.
Advancement quote by Kahlil Gibran

Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood. — Kahlil Gibran

Advancement quote by Derek Landy

We're not retreating, we're advancing in reverse.' --Skulduggery Pleasant — Derek Landy

Advancement quote by Oscar Wilde

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. — Oscar Wilde

Advancement quote Measuring and laying out the room in advance can save you a lot of headaches.
Measuring and laying out the room in advance can save you a lot of headaches.

Technology Advancement Quotes

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I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology — Whitfield Diffie

But we are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of nations, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society. — Vikram Sarabhai

While there have been terrific advances in the state of technology around heuristics, behavior blocking, and things like that, technology is only a part of the approach to solving the problem with the more important aspect involving putting the right process in place. — John W. Thompson

Advancement quote Many bloggers fail to realise that what they know and consider 'basic' is actual
Many bloggers fail to realise that what they know and consider 'basic' is actually 'advanced' to many of their readers.

In the future, rather than an annual checkup, our health will be monitored a million times a second and the alternative will seem medieval. — David Sinclair

I don’t know if this generation is the last mortal generation. — Naval Ravikant

Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management. — John Doolittle

Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt. — Jacque Fresco

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke

The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines. — Vitalik Buterin

Atlantis was a highly evolved civilization where the sciences and arts were far more advanced than one might guess. Atlantis was technologically advanced in genetic engineering, computer science, inter-dimensional physics, and artistically developed with electronic music and crystal art forms. — Frederick Lenz

Career Advancement Quotes

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There is no escaping the fact that, even in a great career, sometimes the best advances happen through luck, chance and accident. — Edmond H. Fischer

A strong mentor can help a young woman find and advance in the career of her dreams that otherwise may have seemed impossible. — Kirsten Gillibrand

For every advance that the Japanese have made since they started their frenzied career of conquest, they have had to pay a very heavy toll in warships, in transports, in planes, and in men. They are feeling the effects of those losses. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Any article's good. Long as it's publicity, I think that's all that matters. I think it's advancement for my career. — Brian Wilson

I think it's critical that you feel you're working for a person who is committed to advancing your career. — Andrea Jung

We live in an age where in politics, people can't disagree with each other without good faith being questioned, there is always an ulterior motive - in it for the money, advance a career. — Owen Jones

As you experience success in applying kaizen to clear goals like weight loss or career advancement, remember to hold onto its essence: an optimistic belief in our potential for continuous improvement. — Robert D. Maurer

Nobody ever got started on a career as a writer by exercising good judgment, and no one ever will, either, so the sooner you break the habit of relying on yours, the faster you will advance. — George V. Higgins

I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband. — Pat Nixon

After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions - which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career - I ordered my line to advance and make the assault. — John B. Hood

Medical Advancement Quotes

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Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories. — Chris Van Hollen

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. — Dave Barry

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research — Ike Skelton

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol was a food well in advance of modern medical thought. — P. G. Wodehouse

I believe often that death is good medical treatment because it can achieve what all the medical advances and technology cannot achieve today, and that is stop the suffering of the patient. — Christiaan Barnard

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it. — Christiaan Barnard

Advances in science and medical research and public health policies have meant that life expectancy for Australians is one of the highest in the world. — Julie Bishop

Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances. — Julie Bishop

But we need a medical community that's trained and knowledgeable and working on advancement. — Michelle Obama

When you have the medical advances you think will they be available to everyone. Will they not just be for the rich world or even just the rich people and the rich world? Will they be for the world at large? — Bill Gates

Human Advancement Quotes

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Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it. — Amartya Sen

While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner. — Mike Pence

It is impossible for one who has studied at all the services of the Hebrew people to avoid the faith that they will one day be restored to their historic national home and there enter on a new and yet greater phase of their contribution to the advance of humanity. — Warren G. Harding

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

You have to accept that there will always be too much to do; that you can’t avoid tough choices or make the world run at your preferred speed; that no experience, least of all close relationships with other human beings, can ever be guaranteed in advance to turn out painlessly and well. — Oliver Burkeman

For our personal advancement in virtue and truth one quality is sufficient, namely, love; to advance humanity there must be two, love and intelligence; to accomplish the Great Work there must be three love, intelligence, and activity. And yet love is ever the root and the source. — Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

Goethe has made a remark upon the perfectability of the human mind, which is full of sagacity: It is always advancing, but in a spiral line. — Madame de Stael

There are few professions whose primary objective is to advance the cause of humanity rather than simply to make money or accrue power. Among this limited group of humanitarians I would number teachers, nurses, bookstore owners, and bartenders. — Jack McDevitt

Technology is not only the thing that moves the human race forward, but it’s the only thing that ever has. Without technology, we’re just monkeys playing in the dirt. — Naval Ravikant

Coercive power is the curse of the universe, coactive power, the enrichment and advancement of every human soul. — Mary Parker Follett

Advancement Of Knowledge Quotes

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Every advance in knowledge brings us face to face with the mystery of our own being. — Max Planck

I have been asked whether I would agree that the tragedy of the scientist is that he is able to bring about great advances in our knowledge, which mankind may then proceed to use for purposes of destruction. My answer is that this is not the tragedy of the scientist; it is the tragedy of mankind. — Leo Szilard

If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the Church which is different from that which the Church has understood and understands: let him be anathema. — Pope Pius IX

We must not think, "Well, we have all the truth, we understand the main pillars of our faith, and we may rest on this knowledge." The truth is an advancing truth, and we must walk in the increasing light. — Ellen G. White

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. — John F. Kennedy

If the world kept a journal, many of the entries would be conversations concerning the advancement of scientific knowledge and its importance to humanity. I offer the following conversation as an added entry: "And what is as important as knowledge?" asked the mind. "Caring," answered the heart. — Flavia Weedn

The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no in the endeavor of science. We do not know in advance who will discover fundamental insights. — Carl Sagan

If ... we choose a group of social phenomena with no antecedent knowledge of the causation or absence of causation among them, then the calculation of correlation coefficients, total or partial, will not advance us a step toward evaluating the importance of the causes at work. — Ronald Fisher

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge. — Albert Einstein

The pursuit of knowledge is, I think, mainly actuated by love of power. And so are all advances in scientific technique. — Bertrand Russell

Technological Advancement Quotes

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Working at OpenAI feels like having advance notice on the contours of the future. — Greg Brockman

Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture - from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding. — Nina Fedoroff

Nature stuff all around us plants, animals, etc. are best thought of as basically super advanced alien technology. These are nanotechnology devices magically grown in ambient conditions with complex information processing. Synthetic bio is tinkering with hijacking this tech. — Andrej Karpathy

Innovation is what America does best. Whether it is the Apollo Project to the moon, developing the most advanced defense technologies available, the rise of the Internet or the latest advancements in biomedical gene therapies, our nation leads the world in transformative innovations. — Martin Heinrich

Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It's us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians. — Sarah Zettel

Bitcoin is the singularity. — Robert Breedlove

We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons. — Mordechai Vanunu

Pixar is the most technically advanced creative company; Apple is the most creatively advanced technical company. — Steve Jobs

Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology. — Henry Chesbrough

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. — Christian Lous Lange

Advancement Of Science Quotes

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The general mental qualification necessary for scientific advancement is that which is usually denominated "common sense," though added to this, imagination, induction, and trained logic, either of common language or of mathematics, are important adjuncts. — Joseph Henry

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof. — John Desmond Bernal

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken..." — Carl Sagan

The argument advanced by the supporters of the theory of hereditary transmission does not furnish a satisfactory explanation of the cause of the inequalities and diversities of the universe. — Swami Abhedananda

I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science. — Wernher Von Braun

Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science. — Charles Darwin

Desire is the motivating force behind all progress and advancement in science, art, industry and in all phases of life. — Joseph Murphy

There are very few theorems in advanced analysis which have been demonstrated in a logically tenable manner. Everywhere one finds this miserable way of concluding from the special to the general and it is extremely peculiar that such a procedure has led to so few of the so-called paradoxes. — Niels Henrik Abel

A great unification is now taking place between science and spirituality. The most advanced discoveries of modern science are rising to reaffirm the timeless wisdom of the great religious and spiritual traditions of every culture. — John Hagelin

[All religious sects] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight; and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversion of the duperies in which they live. — Thomas Jefferson

Scientific Advancement Quotes

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Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like. — William O. Douglas

Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life. — Nathan Deal

Scientific knowledge advances haltingly and is stimulated by contention and doubt. — Claude Levi-Strauss

Advances are Made by Answering Questions. Discoveries are Made by Questioning Answers. — Bernard Haisch

An examination of Indian Vedic doctrines shows that it is in tune with the most advanced scientific and philosophical thought of the West. — Sir John Woodroffe

Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement. — Christopher Bond

Space exploration is important research to our economic and national defense, and America's space program is a symbol of our success as a scientifically and technologically advanced nation. — Randy Forbes

Every student who enters upon a scientific pursuit, especially if at a somewhat advanced period of life, will find not only that he has much to learn, but much also to unlearn. — John Herschel

The cost of scientific advance is the humbling recognition that reality was not constructed to be easily grasped by the human mind. This is the cardinal tenet of scientific understanding. Our species and its ways of thinking are a product of evolution, not the purpose of evolution. — E. O. Wilson

From Roger Bacon, the 13th century Franciscan who pioneered the scientific method, to George Lemaitre, the 20th century Belgian priest who first developed a mathematical foundation for the 'Big Bang,' people of faith have played a key role in advancing scientific understanding. — Kenneth R. Miller

Advanced Education Quotes

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Education, you know, means broadening, advancing; and if you limit a teacher to only one side of anything, the whole country will eventually have only one thought, be one individual. I believe in teaching every aspect of every problem or theory. — John T. Scopes

Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation. — Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Every advance in this half-century-Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another-came with the support and leadership of American Labor. — Jimmy Carter

Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries – but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Whether through democracy, strong public education, quality health care, or broad economic opportunity – reducing inequity is the highest human achievement. — Bill Gates

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.” - Chinese proverb — Alvin Toffler

In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world's children. — Carol Bellamy

The prosperity and advancement of a nation depend upon its intelligentsia, and Muslim India is looking forward to her young generation and education classes to give a bold lead for our guidance and a brilliant record of histrorical achievements and traditions. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

People generally have more feeling for canals and roads than education. However, I hope we can advance them with equal pace. — Thomas Jefferson

I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the condition, promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man. — Thomas Jefferson

Slowly, with a look of intense concentration, he got up and advanced on me ... put out a front paw, and stroked my cheek as I used to stoke his chops. A human caress from a cat. I felt very meagre and ill-educated that I could not purr. — Sylvia Townsend Warner

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More Advancement Quotes

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Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests. — David Duke

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Tunisia the Americans had to pay a stiff price for their experience, but it brought rich dividends. Even at that time, the American generals showed themselves to be very advanced in the tactical handling of their forces, although we had to wait until the Patton Army in France to see the most astonishing achievements in mobile warfare. — Erwin Rommel

I will place no value on anything I have or may possess, except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. If anything will advance the interests of that kingdom, it shall be given away or kept only in reference to whether giving or keeping will most promote the glory1 of him to whom I owe all my hopes in time and eternity. — David Livingstone

Live every day as if the Son of Man were at the door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment. Just how can it be redeemed? Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven. Pray. That saint who advances on his knees never retreats. — Jim Elliot

Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service - praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom. — Mary Slessor

You have to be very careful introducing the truth to the black man, who has never previously heard the truth about himself. The black brother is so brainwashed that he may reject the truth when he first hears it. You have to drop a little bit on him at a time, and wait a while to let that sink in before advancing to the next step — Malcolm X

This past Christmas, I told my girlfriend for months in advance that all I wanted was an Xbox. That's it. Beginning and end of list, Xbox. You know what she got me? A homemade frame with a picture of us from our first date together. Which was fine. Because I got her an Xbox. — Anthony Jeselnik

Each soul in entering the material experience does so for those purposes of advancement towards that awareness of being fully conscious of the oneness with the Creative Forces. — Edgar Cayce

Don't wait until the moment of crisis. Plan ahead, hide God's Word in your heart, and pray in advance for victory, holiness, and a life pleasing to God. — David Jeremiah

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. — Vincent Van Gogh

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. — D'Alembert

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. — Jim Rohn

The great hope, and for the propagating and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world — William Bradford

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. — Stephen Hawking

We're Americans, and we have a rendezvous with destiny . . . No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than Americans. — Ronald Reagan

We mustn't fear to adopt the advanced management methods applied in capitalist countries. The very essence of socialism is the liberation and development of the productive systems. Socialism and market economy are not incompatible. We should be concerned about right-wing deviations, but most of all, we must be concerned about left-wing deviations. — Deng Xiaoping

Communists must never separate themselves from the majority of the people or neglect them by leading only a few progressive contingents in an isolated and rash advance, but must take care to forge close links between the progressive elements and the broad masses. This is what thinking in terms of the majority means. — Mao Zedong

The calculus was the first achievement of modern mathematics and it is difficult to overestimate its importance. I think it defines more unequivocally than anything else the inception of modern mathematics; and the system of mathematical analysis, which is its logical development, still constitutes the greatest technical advance in exact thinking. — John Von Neumann

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