Quotation Explorer - 'Survival'

Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
The embryological record is almost always abbreviated in accordance with the tendency of nature (to be explained on the principle of survival of the fittest) to attain her needs by the easiest means. - Francis Maitland Balfour
Survival is running from death.Our whole life is running from death, but we all just meet it while we are running from it! what a failure is this try! - Fereidoon Yazdi
Humans are more dependent on learning for survival than other species,We have no instincts that automatically find us food and shelter ! - Bruce H. Lipton
Ultimately, culture, secular and otherwise, is a collection of survival strategies. The things that look like decoration—poetry, novels, music, dancing—if you strip away all the layers, are mechanisms for coping, surviving, understanding. - Ben Fountain
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give values to survival. - Alice Duer Miller
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. - W. Edwards Deming
"We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
She isn’t a dream... I let her body free but I have caged her mind inside my universe and uplifted her soul beyond thatShe had her life to fulfill till she comes back to the patient wolf... Her gentleman under the harsh mask of survival without her but for her - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero. - Chuck Palahniuk
What we now call "morality" was evolved as nearly all social and physical human attributes were to aid us in survival and, ultimately, reproduction. This morality requires only that we be guided by our developed conscience (or "moral sense") and not a God or gods. - David G. McAfee
What I understand now about survival is that something in you dies. You don't become a survivor intact. Survival's cost is always loss. - J Dylan Yates
We can't be in survival mode. We have to be in growth mode. - Jeff Bezos
Wild animals are only wild to save their existence...for their survival; but human animals are wild to do harm to their own species - Munia Khan
Since the dawn of time, women have been attracted to mates with strong survival skills—like intelligence and physical prowess—because men with these qualities are more likely to bring home dinner at the end of the day. He stuck his thumbs in the air and grinned. Dinner equals survival, team. - Becca Fitzpatrick
All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar.
The survival of religion is on the basis of torture and punishment; end of torture is end of religion. - M.F. Moonzajer
If you read stories, you will learn the valuable lessons of life situations, survival and build strength. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Too many people stop dreaming about what life could be and just focus on survival. It doesn't have to be that way. The size of your bank account or level of education doesn't matter when it comes to dreaming. - Mary Miller
If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one's chances of survival increase with each book one reads. - Sherman Alexie
Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security.
Adaptation is the key to survival. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist. - Oscar Wilde
The spirituality of your soul will lead to your survival in life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
An old horse, an old bird, an old man, an old tree, they all represent a great survival in the jungle of cosmos; they deserve to be applauded and respected! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Islam might not be a challenge for our survival, but when it comes from the Saudis, it really is a concerning problem for the world peace and prosperity. - M.F. Moonzajer
From a biology point of view, the purpose of humanity is to ensure his survival by expanding his domain into the stars. - Osman Doluca
My body lies within the strings and myths of reality with a purpose of evolution and adapted by gravity but for my conscious's matrix is without any doubt has adapted to other's consciousness and that is how we all adapt to survival. - Ahmed Aziz Ahmed
Even the most impassioned devotee of the ghost story would admit that the taste for it is slightly abnormal, a survival, perhaps, from adolescence, a disease of deficiency suffered by those whose lives and imaginations do not react satisfactorily to normal experience and require an extra thrill - L.P. Hartley
Women are better at acting then men. Why? Because we have to be. If successfully convincing someone bigger than you are of something he doesn't want to know is a survival skill, this is how women have survived through the millennia. - Meryl Streep
Fear is the short road to death and this world, Changed by the flux of decay: Survival is the exception for weary men.From the new book The Waning - Ellen Mae Franklin
The strength of survival in life lies in strong-minded soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially. - E.B. White
Creativity and imagination are not frosting on a cake: They are integral to our sustainability. They are survival mechanisms. They are of the essence of who we are. They constitute our deepest empowerment. - Matthew Fox
Every new situation leads to new strategy for survival. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
They are in you and me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence. They have come a long way, those replicators. Now they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines. - Richard Dawkins
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. - Wendell Berry
We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species. - Desmond Morris
The biggest threat against the survival of humanity is not brutality and unkindness, it is stupidity and selfishness. - M.F. Moonzajer
The survival of my own ideas may not be as important as a condition I might create for others’ ideas to be realized. - Mel Chin
That's the first rule of survival in enemy waters: volunteer nothing. - James Clavell
The tragedy is that women so committed to survival cannot recognize that they are committing suicide. - Andrea Dworkin
I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain. - Audre Lorde
Fantasy isn't about escape; it's a survival mechanism. It's a way to deal with things that are so much bigger than you are. So I think fantasy is special, something to be cherished and protected because it's a very fragile thing and without it, we're so defenseless, we're paralyzed. - The Martian Child David Gerrold
In the middle of the mayhem, you came and sang a song of melancholy. You promised a wildfire, but instead choked the light that was struggling hard for survival. Eventually when all the light went off. You left, complaining about the darkness. - Akshay Vasu
The brutalities of wolves are not for enjoyment and pleasure; they are all just for the survival. - M.F. Moonzajer
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
Your skill, strength, and overall survival are offensive to some people. Those are definitely not your people. - Sabrina Newby
There were two choices in life. Survive or succumb. And most people weren’t even conscious of the path they chose. Because they chose for all the wrong reasons. Love, principles, dreams, desire. The world hadn’t changed. It had always been survival of the fittest. - Claire Merle
Beauty and seduction is nature's tool for survival, because we will protect what we love. - Louis Schwartzberg
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. - Winston S. Churchill
The survival spirit; either read or write a story. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A few men’s fight for the survival is stronger than a nation’s fight for the wealth. - M.F. Moonzajer
I have survived my first day of chemo and I like this feeling of survival. It’s alive and it’s right and it’s what I will make sure I feel every day for the rest of the life I have left. I make a promise to myself: While I’m dying, I will be completely fucking alive. - Glenn Rockowitz
Money is key to survival. Love is key to happiness. - Nadair Desmar
Civilization is the commercialization of survival. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The survival instinct prove that we are alive. (L’instinct de survie - Prouve qu’on est en vie.) - Charles de Leusse
Each life involves an essential errand; not simply the task of survival, but a life-mission embedded in the soul from the beginning. - Michael Meade
To only responsible choice I can make is to be love and happiness." Vincellent"Love the world as you love yourself".Lao Tze"The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest. - Deepak Chopra
Man can be categorized into three levels on social strata: One who are Consciously Unconscious, second who are Unconsciously Conscious - while both are inter-dependent for their survival; the third by and large a rare breed, Consciously Conscious sect who don’t ever relate to this world! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Happiness just wasn't part of the job description back then. You tried to find a helpmate to keep the cold wind and dogs at bay. Happiness just wasn't part of the equation. Survival was. - Robin Green
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. - C. S. Lewis
Our humanity consists in the fact that we do more than survive, that a great part of what we do confers no survival benefit in terms presumably salient from the Pleistocene point of view. - Marilynne Robinson
Life can be tough and harsh at times. That's what makes it great. Every day is a celebration of survival. - Jonathan Heatt
No clue why it is still you, all these years hope keeps me holding. Time is killing me but love is my survival. - jmemo
It is hard to struggle for success but harder for survival. - M.F. Moonzajer
Your fear ain’t nothin but gum on the bottom of your shoe. The residue from some past experience is all it is. You can scrape the gum off or it can serve as a reminder of your testimony of survival. - Suzette Hinton
To put it simply, the lizard brain is purely concerned with survival. - Stephen Richards
Our awareness about ourselves and the world around us is so limited that we are ready to destroy ourselves. For the survival of humanity, an evolution of consciousness is essential. - Debasish Mridha
Finding your bliss can make survival seem like a joyous journey. And a strange thing happens along the way when you love what you are doing: you become good at it. - Sharon Law Tucker
Survival is an ancient dream Life is nothing but an everlasting illusionNothing is RealDon’t believe in illusion,Remember me,I am here - Rixa White
One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it's an act of revolution. - DaShanne Stokes
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. - Jane Wagner
Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. - Paul Pearsall
Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember nothing stays the same for long, not even pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. - May Sarton
We are humans first and the law always protects our basic human rights, but survival always remains a chance for any of us to go through hard times and make it through the day. - Auliq-Ice
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
Recently I keep thinking that this isn’t about the survival of a species. It’s about why we’re never satisfied with what we need, why we always take a bit more. - Wu Ming-Yi
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without vicory there is no survival. - Winston S. Churchill
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor. - Stephen Hawking
There is no pride when it comes to survival, only determination. - Anthony Liccione
Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance. - Rodney A. Winters
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. - Arthur C. Clarke
Learning is not cumpulsory... neither is survival. - W. Edwards Deming
Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. - Dalai Lama XIV
This isn't a game," he repeats. It's real. What you do here determines your survival. He pauses. "And the survival of every other person on this planet.I laugh.He doesn't. And that tells me he's either serious or seriously crazy. Please let him be crazy. - Eve Silver
Art is inextricably tied to man's survival - not to his physical survival, but to that on which his physical survival depends: to the preservation and survival of his consciousness. - Ayn Rand
Being able to endure is sometimes the key to survival. - Eraldo Banovac
The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival. - Dalai Lama XIV
Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of equilibrium that guarantees the survival of any particular species - least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man. - Ayn Rand
Contrary to popular opinion, we are all a vast brotherhood of human beings whose very survival hinges not on what we keep, but on what we give. And it is in the giving that we not only survive to live another day, but we thrive to celebrate another day. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The biggest threats to human survival today are not wars or conflict, it is modern business. - Steven Magee
Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking
Some are taxed on their success, true. Some are taxed on their survival, also true. - Benjamin Kane Ethridge
The way I came to miss the end of the world well, the end of the world I had known for close on thirty years was sheer accident: like a lot of survival, when you come to think of it. - John Wyndham
War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool. - Jane Wagner
Compassion is the key to the ultimate survival of our species. - Doug Dillon
Survival is insufficient - Star Trek Voyager
Raging over something that is invaluable can portray an individual's sense of immaturity and lack of understanding about his or her actual needs for survival. - Saaif Alam
The beauty of the infantry is its ability to truly teach tolerance. At the lowest level, when it is simply a matter of survival to count on everyone around you, regardless of religion or skin color, the only logical option is to ignore the differences. - Adam Fenner
Acquiring new knowledge has been crucial for survival over the millennia. - Eraldo Banovac
I feel like these characters, these places, these beings and plots, and even these inanimate objects are counting on me for survival. It’s my responsibility to reveal them to the world, to show my readers the names of these things, to show them their histories and stories. - Nicholas Trandahl
If you listen to music daily, you find strength of survival. - Lailah Gifty Akita
For if my poems have always been about survival--and I believe they have been--then survival too keeps revealing itself as an art of the unexpected. - Jane Cooper
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
Prison is the only place, where Darwin's Theory of Evolution may seem to work. Survival of the fittest does only work, where the fittest is defined as the most loving. - Raphael Zernoff
Everyday has its own meaning. Find the reason of your survival of the day and accomplish it. - M. Ganesh Sai
Naturally, for a person who finds his identity in something other than his full organism is less than half a man. He is cut off from complete participation in nature. Instead of being a body, he 'has' a body. Instead of living and loving he 'has' instincts for survival and copulation. - Alan W. Watts
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