Top 55 Gradual Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Gradual Quotes from famous people such as Niklaus Wirth, John Cornforth, William Finnegan, Henry Fonda, William Banting, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of de

Clearly, programming courses should teach methods of design and construction, and the selected examples should be such that a gradual development can be nicely demonstrated.
Niklaus Wirth
The total loss of hearing was a process that lasted more than a decade, but it was sufficiently gradual for me to attend Sydney Boys’ High School and to profit from the teaching there.
John Cornforth
Mandela’s political evolution was gradual.
William Finnegan
I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away.
Henry Fonda
The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued.
William Banting
I met my wife in New York, so, we lived together there for five years, so my Swedish was kind of a gradual learning process.
Greg Poehler
I’d done all the things I thought a person had to do in order to be successful and fulfilled, like getting a great education and becoming a lawyer, and yet there was zero spark in my life. But there was no light-bulb moment. It was gradual. In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living.
Robin S. Sharma
If Michael Flynn lost his job because of a gradual erosion of trust, shouldn’t the easy and frequent production of official statements that are so many connecting flights from the truth also be concerning?
John Dickerson
People got to know me very gradually. It was little things. It’s still like that. ‘That Thing you Do!’ was a big thing. It’s always been very gradual. Like I say, people still ask me if I’m still acting. ‘I’ve seen all your movies. What are you doing now?’ Ha ha!
Steve Zahn
My grandmother died from Alzheimer’s, and it was a big shock. For the families left behind, it is not an easy closure. It’s not a gradual fading. The person is losing so much of their humanity as they’re dying. Losing your memories, you lose so much of who you are as a person.
Rosecrans Baldwin
The aim of the Revolution is, so far as the interests of China herself are concerned, the restoration of her original frontiers and, in regard to the rest of the world, a gradual advance of all nations from the stage of equality to that of an ideal unity.
Chiang Kai-shek
Sometimes the transition from being in control of your life to having absolutely no control is swift, but other times it is so gradual that you wonder exactly when it truly began.
Mickey Rooney
The primitive fight-or-flight regions of our mammalian brains react to immediate danger. We instinctively run from an avalanche but the gradual retreat of a glacier, the portent of the far greater danger of rising temperatures and rising oceans, just doesn’t get through to us in the same way.
David Olusoga
My growth as an artist and a person has been so slow and gradual, it’s hard to make a story out of it.
Juliana Hatfield
Electric cars are not going to take the market by storm, but it’s going to be a gradual improvement.
Carlos Ghosn
Fake tan is really difficult to get right. When I was younger, I’d always do it wrong. I’d leave it on and forget to wash it off. So I embrace being pale. I like getting a tan, but I also think that if you’re going to do it, it has to be gradual. I just work the pale thing now.
Georgia May Jagger
The aging process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over, and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn’t ready to appear ridiculous.
John Mortimer
According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another.
Ernst Mayr
Fame didn’t happen to me in my 20s, it has been a gradual thing which probably makes it easier to deal with.
Laura Linney
Every paleontologist knows that most new species, genera, and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of family appear in the record suddenly and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences.
George Gaylord Simpson
Something theoretical in the past may become evident and established in the present or in the future. It is a self-evident fact that creation has an innate tendency towards perfection, and it is through this that creation is bound to the law of development or gradual perfection.
Said Nursi
We have good examples of successful adaptation to rising sea levels. The Netherlands became a wealthy nation despite having one-third of its landmass below sea level, including areas a full 7m below sea level, as a result of the gradual sinking of its landscapes.
Michael Shellenberger
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Pat Riley
I’m usually woken by a vibration on my up-band. It’s the gradual vibration for about ten seconds, and then the chimes of my blue light. It’s just a way to wake gently. It all gently puts me into awake-mode. I play music off of my Sonos playlist. ‘The Rachmaninoff Concerto 3 in D-minor’, 1st movement.
Amy Tan
I thought my body was going to change so quickly with pregnancy that I’d freak out. But it was really gradual.
Jenna Dewan
An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
Shane Black
Gradual fiscal consolidation may also be stimulative in the short run.
Glenn Hubbard
People get inspired by Salman Khan, Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger. But, body sculpting is a gradual progression.
Rahul Dev
I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes.
Bill Rodgers
Personally, I do not believe that we shall have greater armaments in the future than we have had in the past. On the contrary, I believe there will be a gradual diminution in this respect.
William Watson
Parties don’t lose overnight, there is a gradual erosion of their base and electoral machine, which leads to sometimes cataclysmic defeat.
John McDonnell
Changes which are slow and gradual can be hard to notic

Changes which are slow and gradual can be hard to notice even if their ultimate impact is quite dramatic.
Chrystia Freeland
The plausible outcomes range from the gradual and benign to the more precipitous and damaging.
Timothy Geithner
I’ve just tried to grow up in the most natural and gradual process that I possibly can and make choices I feel are right for me and my fans.
Taylor Swift
Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze the country where they lived. This event was sudden, instantaneous, without any gradual development.
Georges Cuvier
The expectation of gradual policy normalization should reduce the likelihood of outsized movements in interest rates.
Jerome Powell
Everything in the world is conducted by gradual process. This seems to be the great principle of harmony in the universe.
William Godwin
The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
C. S. Lewis
After you ride a roller coaster that’s been going up for a year and a half, and you reach the pinnacle and then dive straight down with no gradual decline, it’s a little disorienting. I didn’t know how to take losing.
Bill Goldberg
All nuclear weapon states should now recognize that this is so, and declare – in Treaty form – that they will never be the first to use nuclear weapons. This would open the way to the gradual, mutual reduction of nuclear arsenals, down to zero.
Joseph Rotblat
A lot of the changes are so gradual that they don’t even qualify as news, or even as interesting: they’re so mundane that we just take them for granted. But history shows that it’s the mundane changes that are more important than the dramatic ‘newsworthy’ events.
Robert D. Kaplan
One of the things we often miss in succession planning is that it should be gradual and thoughtful, with lots of sharing of information and knowledge and perspective, so that it’s almost a non-event when it happens.
Anne M. Mulcahy
When you’re an athlete and you play every day and are conditioning yourself every year, the aging is gradual.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Plant breeding has been going on for millennia and it’s a gradual process.
Monty Don
But everything has been so gradual that it’s sort of all come from, just hard work and basically being at it.
Kim Gordon
The subject of history is the gradual realization of all that is practically necessary.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The only result of our present system – unless we reverse the drift – must be the gradual extension of the fascist sector and the gradual disappearance of the system of free enterprise under a free representative government.
John T. Flynn
We tried our best to work with the school and with the other families in the school system, and we did a gradual transition. I started transitioning when I was in first grade, and every year we kind of tacked a new thing on to it.
Nicole Maines
The process is very gradual, you see. At first there’s the tainted stage; they know what will eventually happen to them if they go on but they say, ‘Oh God, don’t do it to me do it again, please, please.’
Terence Fisher
My success has been something I’ve worked a long time at and it’s been a gradual process. I compare it to the idea of someone losing a lot of weight over a period of a few years. You don’t really notice the weight loss overall but if you compare photos from then and now there’s a big difference.
Ray William Johnson
Humanity at the centre of the primates, Homo sapiens, in humanity, is the end-product of a gradual work of creation, the successive sketches for which still surround us on every side.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin