Quotation Explorer - 'Advance'

He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many foulder in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
One enjoys the good things more to the extent that one goes to them after having labored in advance, for labors are a sauce for good things - Xenphon Ephesius
Destiny isn't something you make as you're told. By overcoming difficulties, life and this whole world can advance forward. That's what destiny is for. A world that has lost the power to advance forward, will be destroyed - Aladdin - Shinobu Ohtaka
the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development - Albert Einstein
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. - Alexis de Tocqueville
The fringed curtains of thine eye advance. - William Shakespeare
They (religions) dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversions of the duperies on which they live. - Thomas Jefferson
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance. - Orville Wright, American Inventor and Aviation Pioneer
Democracy is a brawl settled in advance by counting heads. - David P. Gontar
We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out. - Orison Swett Marden
INEXPEDIENT, adj. Not calculated to advance one's interests. - Ambrose Bierce
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality. - Og Mandino
As the networks evolve, so do my opinions toward them, and my divergent feelings bring out conflicting points of view. In advance, I apologize to those who expect a consistent position from me. - Clifford Stoll
Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoan to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoan, who gives us this assurance. - Bertrand Russell
If Nigeria must advance, we have to steak to work. There is no success that is easy on every body though some success candidate may claim to have gotten there through an easy route. It isn’t always true and unfair to hear that. Minds need to be broken to assemble with others. - Prince Akwarandu
The is no greater pain than the one you cause yourself when you let yourself down when a good chance present itself for you to advance your life! - Stan The Man SA
It's not technology that limits us. We're the limitation. Our technology is an expression of our intelligence and creativity, so the limitations of our technology are a reflection of our own limitations. We can't fundamentally advance technology until we fundamentally advance ourselves. - Christian Cantrell
The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance;We find delight in the most loathsome things;Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings,And yet we feel no horror in that rank advance. - Charles Baudelaire
Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. - Daisaku Ikeda
The best lessons I’ve been taught is that you should definitely have a plan. Try to imagine yourself six months in advance, and always save your money. Because there are always going to be unintended expenses that are going to come up. Surprises always happen. - K. Guillory
A person has to ignore the larger social, economic, political, and religious climate of early North American colonialism to advance the Christian nation myth. - David D. Flowers
I think ethical ambivalence is a kind of innoculation, a way of excusing yourself in advance for something you actually want to do. No offense. - Jennifer Egan
Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H.L. Mencken
Any technological advance can be dangerous. Fire was dangerous from the start, and so (even more so) was speech - and both are still dangerous to this day - but human beings would not be human without them. - Isaac Asimov
Whereas a novice makes moves until he gets checkmated (proof), a Grand Master realizes 20 moves in advance that it’s futile to continue playing (conceptualizing). - Bill Gaede
Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
The course of life is unpredictable, no one can write his autobiography in advance. - Rabbi Abraham Heschel
Please, no matter how we advance in technology please don't abandon the book-there is nothing in our material world more beautiful than a book. - Patti Smith
It is impossible for us to make any real advance until we take to heart this great truth, that without freedom of choice, without freedom of action, there are not such things as true moral qualities; there can only be submissive wearing of the cords that others have tied round our hands. - Auberon Herbert
Theories might inspire you, but experiments will advance you. - Amit Kalantri
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence. - Friedrich Nietzsche
If you wish in this world to advance, your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance. - W. S. Gilbert
Daily ask yourself: "Considering what I'm doing now, what would be a better, superior choice for me to do, to advance my plans for success? - Mark F. LaMoure
It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The evidence of death is before my eyes constantly. Moving from me outward. My death always a step in advance. The world is a mirror of myself dying. The world not dying anymore than I die. I more alive a hundred years from now. Than at this very moment. - Lydia Lunch
A good novel is an indivisible sum: every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. - Ayn Rand
Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science. - Charles Darwin
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority. - Thomas H. Huxley
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance. - Joseph Stalin
So what if you're scared spitless? So what if you're intimidated, insecure or inundated with doubt? If it's the thing that will advance you, do it anyway. Forward movement always begins with an inward decision. - Toni Sorenson
If you want to be successful. You must pay the price in advance. - Godwin Elendu Ph.D
OFFENSIVE, adj. Generating disagreeable emotions or sensations, as the advance of an army against its enemy. "Were the enemy's tactics offensive?" the king asked. "I should say so!" replied the unsuccessful general. "The blackguard wouldn't come out of his works!" - Ambrose Bierce
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance. - Juvenal
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
Every advance in human freedom is initially perceived as a decline in morals. - Marty Rubin
you can't say civilization dont advance, in every war they kill you in a new way - Will Rogers
1 Corinthians 2:7 (CEB)We talk about God's Wisdom, which has been hidden as a secret. God determined this wisdom in advance, before time began for our glory. - Anonymous
The elaborate caution with which the British commander now proceeded stands out in striking contrast with the temerity of his advance upon Bunker Hill in the preceding year.
A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization. - Ayn Rand
Anxiety is experiencing failure in advance. Tell yourself enough vivid stories about the worst possible outcome of your work and you’ll soon come to believe them. Worry is not preparation, and anxiety doesn’t make you better. - Seth Godin
There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment in history or nothing happens. - Coretta Scott King
The mind can never foresee its own advance - Friedrich Hayek
We can only learn and advance with contradictions. The faithful inside should meet the doubtful. The doubtful should meet the faithful. Human slowly advances and becomes mature when he accepts his contradictions. - Shams-i Tabrizi
'Tis hard if all is false that I advance A fool must now and then be right, by chance. - William Cowper
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world. - George W. Bush
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. - Edward Gibbon
The language of intrinsic human rights represented a significant advance beyond the previous language of world religions in terms of its universal applicability and its thiswordliness. - Immanuel Wallerstein
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way. - Will Rogers
Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010) - Patti Smith
Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you. - Madame de Tencin
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance. - Anne Bradstreet
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. - Henry James
If we can cease envisaging ourselves as metaphorical foetuses, and substitute the image of a newborn child, then that will be at least a small intellectual advance. In time, perhaps, we may even learn to toddle. - Salman Rushdie
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
He does not live in vain, who employs his wealth, his thought, his speech to advance the good of others.
Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science. - James Clerk Maxwell
Betrayal is advancing myself at the expense of the one who I committed myself to advance. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation. - Mitt Romney
The time to prepare for life’s disappointments and hurts is in advance. - Billy Graham
Every advance in individual freedom is initially perceived as a decline in morals. - Marty Rubin
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