Here at Wordmonger, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month by focusing on selected words of selected women. This week we’ll take a look at some wise women ’s thoughts about progress.
Progress affects few. Only revolution can affect many.
Even the “worst blizzard of the century” accumulates one flake at a time.
Mary Kay Blakely
This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do; it moves along a spiral rather than perpendicular; we seem to be actually going out of the way, and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time.
Frances E. Willard
We have not crawled so very far
up our individual grass-blade
toward our individual star.
Things that don’t get better, get worse.
Ellen Sue Stern
If a man has lived in a tradition which tells him that nothing can be done about his human condition, to believe that progress is possible may well be the greatest revolution of all.
May whatever progress you’re working toward in your life come to fruition.
My thanks go out to this week’s sources: The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women., Oxford Dictionary,& Etymonline.
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