Work In Progress Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old work in progress quotes, work in progress sayings, and work in progress proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Progress is made by the improvement of people, not the improvement of machines. Adrian Tchaikovsky
A person with a clear purpose will make progress, even on the roughest road. A person with no purpose will make no progress, even on the smoothest road. Thomas Carlyle
I'm a work in progress / I'm a seed growing into a flower / I'm a storm that's rising / And getting stronger with every hour. Claude Kelly; Emile Dernst
It's still a work in progress / Hasn't finished yet / Wanna be transparent / See through / Not gonna hide me from you Andrew Frampton; Brian Mcfadden; Delta Goodrem; Steve Kipner; Wayne Wilkins
Tell them all that I'm a work in progress / Pour it out and I will stay out of the way / Fill it up, for what it's worth I'm harmless / Cut me down and I will live with what I take Andrew James Perdomo; Bryan Alan Czap; Cody Michael Payne
I am a work in progress / Dressed in the fabric of a world unfolding / Offering me intricate patterns of questions / Rhythms that never come clean / And strengths that you still haven't seen Ani DiFranco
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. Gail Sheehy
What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows — it must grow; nothing can prevent it. Mark Twain
You start making progress in life when you realize that you don't always have to resume where you left off. Robert Brault
There's a million things I haven't done / But just you wait Lin-Manuel Miranda
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again: fear must be overcome again and again. Abraham Maslow
We're not flawless/We're a work in progress/We've got dents and we've got quirks/But it's our flaws that make us work/Yeah, we're not flawless/We're a work in progress/So tell me what flaws you got, too/'Cause I still like what's flawed about you Mane Six
Alright! It's a work in progress, but so's life. It'll be fine. The Doctor
I am not a problem to be fixed, but a work in progress. Katherine Ann Cabot
My body may be a work-in-progress, but there is nothing wrong with my soul. Bree Osbourne
Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death. Stephen Mitchell
The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Life is growth and motion; a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. Brooks Atkinson
In the business of life, Man is the only product. And there is only one direction in which man can possibly develop if he is to make a better living or yield a bigger dividend to himself, to his race, to nature or to God. He must grow in knowledge, wisdom, kindliness and understanding. V.C. Kitchen
We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress. Tennessee Williams
The new growth in the plant swelling against the sheath, which at the same time imprisons and protects it, must still be the truest type of progress. Jane Addams
The unripe grape, the ripe, and the dried. All things are changes, not into nothing, but into that which is not at present. Marcus Aurelius
Forward, forward let us range, / Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. Alfred Lord Tennyson
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. Edward Gibbon
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley
Forward ever, backward never. Kwame Nkrumah
When we take people, thou wouldst say, merely as they are, we make them worse; when we treat them as if they were what they should be, we improve them as far as they can be improved Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How doth the little busy bee / Improve each shining hour. Isaac Watts
I've found that any day's routine interruptions and distractions don't much hurt a work, in progress and may actually help it in some ways. It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster's shell that makes the pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters. Stephen King
I always try to remember that I am a work in progress. It is life's journey that matters and the turns I take will determine how much progress I make. You see, I am unique in my gifts and the purpose I was created for. When I get to heaven at the end of my journey, I will not be asked what gifts He gave me, but what I did with them. Each one of us is a work in progress, with a mission and purpose to fulfill that is uniquely ours. Keep that in mind as you journey, won't you? John C. Maxwell
After a movie is finished, you can analyze it. But a work in progress is a volcano — it’s like lava. Darius Khondji