„And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut, buch Player Piano

Quelle: Player Piano (1952), Chapter 32 (p. 295)

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Kurt Vonnegut Foto
Kurt Vonnegut4
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1922 - 2007

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Terry Pratchett Foto

„Every step is a first step if it's a step in the right direction.“

—  Terry Pratchett, buch Das Mitternachtskleid

Quelle: I Shall Wear Midnight

„I think it's wrong, particularly for clergymen, to protect a child molester. This is a step backwards.“

—  Beverly White American politician 1928 - 2021

As quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune https://archive.ph/9bzsC (February 26, 1988)
Stated in response to legislation which would allow confessions from child abusers to the clergy to remain confidential

„You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.“

—  Abraham Maslow American psychologist 1908 - 1970

As quoted in How the Best Leaders Lead : Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others (2010) by Brian Tracy, p. 35.
1970s and later

Vladimir Lenin Foto
Ulysses S. Grant Foto

„We have taken our last backwards step.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

North and South, Book II https://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=vopVVBiC80g#General_Grant_s_Strategies (1986).
In fiction, <span class="plainlinks"> North and South, Book II http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090490/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast (1986)</span>

Vladimir Lenin Foto

„Federal Switzerlandization would be a huge step backwards for Germany. Two“

—  Vladimir Lenin, buch The State and Revolution

Quelle: The State and Revolution

John Greenleaf Whittier Foto

„Yet sometimes glimpses on my sight,
Through present wrong the eternal right;
And, step by step, since time began,
I see the steady gain of man;“

—  John Greenleaf Whittier American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery 1807 - 1892

The Chapel of the Hermits, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

Arundhati Roy Foto
Keshia Chante Foto

„Some men a forward motion love,
But I by backward steps would move.“

—  Henry Vaughan Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet 1621 - 1695

"The Retreat," l. 29.
Silex Scintillans (1655)

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Foto
Erik Naggum Foto

„XML is a giant step in no direction at all.“

—  Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009

Re: Q: parsing strings http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/3343483b90c8eb4c (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous

Francis Escudero Foto
Henry Adams Foto

„I have got so far as to lose the distinction between right and wrong. Isn't that the first step in politics?“

—  Henry Adams, buch Democracy: An American Novel

Madeleine Lee in Ch. VIII
Democracy: An American Novel (1880)

Stephen R. Covey Foto
James Huneker Foto

„He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.“

—  James Huneker American music critic 1857 - 1921

The Pathos of Distance (1915), p. 257

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„Any imposition of government censorship on the media is a step in the direction of State control, a step which big money is most reluctant to take.“

—  William S. Burroughs, buch The Adding Machine: Collected Essays

"The Limits of Control"
The Adding Machine: Collected Essays (1985)

Theodore Roosevelt Foto

„Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, Nobel lecture (1910)
Kontext: Moreover, and above all, let us remember that words count only when they give expression to deeds, or are to be translated into them. The leaders of the Red Terror prattled of peace while they steeped their hands in the blood of the innocent; and many a tyrant has called it peace when he has scourged honest protest into silence. Our words must be judged by our deeds; and in striving for a lofty ideal we must use practical methods; and if we cannot attain all at one leap, we must advance towards it step by step, reasonably content so long as we do actually make some progress in the right direction.

„To escape from a rear arm lock, straighten the arm by choosing the best line of force. The hand turns and goes in an upward direction. Then step in and unbalance the opponent.“

—  Wong Shun Leung martial artist 1935 - 1997

Wong Shun Leung's Way to Escape from a Rear Arm Lock
Standing Grappling Situations
Quelle: Comments From Wong Shun Leung and Tsui Shan Ting, by Ray Van Raamsdonk http://www.springtimesong.com/wcqanda.htm

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