There is no such thing as luck. There is only hard work and determination. This is especially true when it comes to making progress. Whether you want to progress in your career, in your personal life, or in your relationships, you won’t get anywhere without putting in the effort. Of course, progress isn’t always easy. There will be setbacks and roadblocks along the way.

But if you keep working hard and never give up, you will eventually achieve your goals. To help motivate you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of 130 progress quotes. These quotes come from a variety of sources, including politicians, business leaders, authors, and athletes. So regardless of where you’re at in your journey, we hope you find inspiration in these words.

 “Some quite due to slow progress. Never grasp the fact that slow progress is progress.”– Jeff Olson

 “Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.” – Heidi Johnson

“We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.” – Richard P. Feynman

“Actively recognizing progress towards your goal will ultimately end up inspiring you and have you pushing even harder.” – Denzel J. Wellington

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”– Harold Wilson

 “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path.”– Winston Churchill

“I think it’s the end of progress if you stand still and think of what you’ve done in the past. I keep on.”– Leslie Caron

“There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move.”– Edgar Cayce

“Progress occurs when courageous, skilful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”– Harry S Truman

“The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.”– Gaston Bachelard

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” Barack Obama

“Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.”– Mao Zedong

“Progress, therefore, is not an accident, but a necessity… It is a part of nature.”– Herbert Spencer

“All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.” – Samuel Butler

 “Progress changes consciousness, and when people’s consciousness changes, then their awareness of what is possible changes as well – a virtuous circle.”– William J. Clinton

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr Martin Luther King Jr

“My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”– George Eliot

“Each stage of development, remember, has a dialectic of progress – in plain language, every new development is good news, bad news.”– Ken Wilber

 “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”– Bruce Lee

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”– Robert Heinlein

“Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold, and from stake to stake.”– Wendell Phillips

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”– George Bernard Shaw

 “Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” – Joe Paterno

 “The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

“Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing seems impossible.” – Henry Ford

“Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.” – Oscar Wilde

 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha

 “The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.” – Orison S. Marden

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran

 “A person who makes few mistakes little progress.” – Bryant McGill

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“Although there is no progress without change, not all change is progress.” – John Wooden

 “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Anonymous

 “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.” – Henry Steele Commager

 “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow

“The important thing is that we must be constantly moving forward — yes, the progress realization of a predetermined goal. And our growth should never end.” – Og Mandino

“Where there’s no progress there’s no growth. If there’s no growth, there’s no life. Environments void of change are eventually void of life.” – Andy Stanley

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

“Measuring progress is often like watching grass grow. While it’s difficult to detect movement on a daily basis, it’s simple to see growth over time.” – Frank Sonnenberg

“Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.” – Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

 “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson

 “Problems are the price of progress. Don’t bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.” – Charles Kettering

“Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” – Alfred A. Montaner

“Don’t be afraid of being a beginner, we all got to start somewhere, but the important thing is that you start.” – Anonymous

“I’m a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth.” – Jack Canfield

 “All progress is experimental.” – Jim Rohm

“The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” – Lewis Howes

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.” – Progress Quote

 “Progress and growth are impossible if you always do things the way you’ve always done things.” – Wayne Dyer

“Even a small progression can be the start of something great.” – Angela Ruth

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you want to experience significant progress toward your goal, you need to be intentional about the work you’re doing every day.” – Anonymous

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Boba

“The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.” Orison S. Marden

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” – Frederick B. Wilcox

“Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” Alfred A. Montaner

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” Plato

“Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress.” Jeff Olson

 “Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you’ve made. Especially the progress that no one else can see.” – Anonymous

 “Progress is not inevitable. It’s up to us to create it.” Anonymous

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

“Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid.” Joyce Meyer

“Don’t compare your progress to that of others. We need our own time to travel our own distance.” Anonymous

“A little progress every day adds up to big results.” – Satya

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

“Small progress is still progress.” Anonymous

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”– Kofi Annan

“Progress grows out of motion.”– Richard E. Byrd

“Pursuing perfection, rather than progress, can set you up for a life of disappointment and inevitable failure. Strive for progress, not perfection.”– Anonymous

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”– Ronald Reagan

“Believe me, my journey has not been a simple journey of progress. There have been many ups and downs, and it is the choices that I made at each of those times that have helped shape what I have achieved.”  Satya Nadella

“Just because you aren’t making progress as fast as you think you should does not mean you aren’t making progress. Keep going.”– Anonymous

 “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.” — Li Keqiang

 “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” — Frank Zappa

“The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Progress and growth are impossible if you always do things the way you’ve always done things.” — Wayne Dyer

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” — Andy Rooney

“Never discourage anyone… who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” — Plato

 “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” — Steve Jobs

“Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge.” – Pramoedya Ananta Toer

“Life is a journey, not a destination; there are no mistakes, just chances we’ve taken.” – India Arie

 “Don’t try to rush progress. Remember — a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing.” – Kara Goucher

”Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baicai

 “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” – Bob Dylan

 ”Do not beautify your appearance, but be beautiful in your way of life.” – Thales of Miletus

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” — Walter Hagen

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” — Wilma Rudolph

“The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.” — George Bernard Shaw

”Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde

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