I see gr-reat changes takin' place ivry day, but no change at all ivry fifty years.permalink source: Finley Peter Dunne
'Change' is scientific, 'progress' is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.permalink source: Bertrand Russell
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.permalink source: Anonymous
The marvels of today's modern technology include the development of a soda can, when discarded will last forever ... and a $7,000 car which when properly cared for will rust out in two or three years.permalink source: Anonymous
We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation in life by re- organizing. A wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.permalink source: Petronius Arbiter, 1st Century A. D.
"Man [has] always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reason."permalink source: Douglas Adams
i've always been in favor of updating to 'yes' and 'no', but then it was pointed out to me that the words have different verbal weight and give an advantage in voice votes to the negative; whereas 'yea' and 'nay' rhyme.permalink source: my own reflection