Tony Robbins has said:
Change is automatic. Progress is not.
Bertrand Russell has said (quoted with the image in my LinkedIn essay):
Change is one thing, progress is another. Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.These quotes address the dogma of progress; the belief that progress is inevitable that we are always progressing. The Whig Theory of History is a theory that history marches onward towards ever higher levels of progress. The theory is misconceived, misguided, and a fallacy!