Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Most Progressive Man

"We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man."

2 comments:

JC Fremont said...

Thank you for the quote.

The Underground Pewster said...

Lewis is correct. There are so many dead end branches leading off the road to progress that everyone should think stopping what they are doing and backtrack every so often to find the path again.