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8 Powerful Progress Quotes from the Best Books

Whoso finds an excellent book obtains the key to greatness. Here are selected progress quotes from the books we like best and where you can get a copy.

All progress depends on the unreasonable man. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world (he is content with the status quo and never tries to change it.)
William Faulkner, The ABCs of Success
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner, The ABCs of Success
As Christians we are called to make progress—not excuses.
John Mason, An Enemy Called Average
The first step toward going somewhere significant is deciding that you're not going to stay where you are.
John Mason, Believe You Can
The Terror Barrier comes up in front of us every time we attempt to make a major move in life, into an area we have never traveled before...Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
There is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed.
Bob Proctor, The ABCs of Success
What is important is not whether you are busy, but whether you are progressing.
John Mason, An Enemy Called Average
What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.
Orison Marden, The ABCs of Success


  1. The ABCs of Success
  2. An Enemy Called Average
  3. Believe You Can