All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
Bertrand Russell, 1872 – 1970
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now
pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 – 1956