Progress Quotes

Humans have come such a long way in such a brief time that our imaginations are irretrievably mired in the past

Monday, September 26th, 2011
chains

Humans have come such a long way in such a brief time that our imaginations are irretrievably mired in the past. Perhaps, as seems to be the case with many American neoconservatives, they are trapped on the western frontier or in the last great war. For others they reside in a now obsolete national…

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This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
monopoly

“This is the beginning of the end,” everyone was saying, but Churchill, the British Prime Minister, who had probably heard the same thing in England, said: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Do you see the difference? There is certainly reason for optimism.

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