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Fittest Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fittest

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In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

Related topics: Nature Evolution

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

Every one, more or less, loves Power,
yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
- Samuel Richardson

 

All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest,
it seems, is an interest in life, good,
bad or peculiar.
- Grace Paley

Instead of working for the survival of the fittest,
we should be working for the survival of the wittiest -
then we can all die laughing.
- Lily Tomlin

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men.
It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
- Ty Cobb

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The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated
does not leave us the survival of the fittest.
The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
- Walter Scott

Knowledge is the consequence of time,
and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
- Jeremy Collier

The law of the survival of the fittest led inevitably
to the survival and predominance of the men who were
effective in war and who loved it because they were effective.
- Elihu Root

Whoever claims that economic competition represents
'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle,
provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack
of knowledge of economics.
- George Reisman

If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico,
down upon Central and South America,
out upon the islands of the sea,
over upon Africa and beyond.
And can any one doubt that the results of this competition
of races will be the "survival of the fittest?"
- Josiah Strong

Nature abhors a hero.
For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy.
For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest
when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations
where he is most likely to be creamed?
- Solomon Short

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think there's a time in your life where you don't feel like you fit in.
I think everyone has that when you're a teenager,
especially, and especially in the society we live in.
- Matthew Vaughn

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin,
and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
- Adam Clarke

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort
is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
- Lao Tzu

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch
a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

It's not about weight, it's about fitness,
and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat,
because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.
- Deborah Bull

I never did quite fit the glamour mode.
It is life with my husband and family that is my high now.
- Patty Duke

I think it's more important to be fit so that you can
be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body.
- Rachel Blanchard

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashion.
- Lillian Hellman

Laws should be like clothes.
They should be made to fit the people they serve.
- Clarence Darrow

Mothers always find ways to fit in the work -
but then when you're working,
you feel that you should be spending time with your
children and then when you're with your children,
you're thinking about working.
- Alice Hoffman

Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
- Douglas MacArthur

We moved to Australia for two years though and that
was a little bit tough trying to fit in.
- Kelly Preston

And an integrated life is one where you're able to
fit the different pieces of your life together in seamless fashion.
- James Collins

Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe - fascinating but
too schematic to fit into my scheme.
The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary
and some possible images.
- James Merrill

The newspaper fits the reader's program while the listener
must fit the broadcaster's program.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves,
and not to twist them to fit our own image.
Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
- Thomas Merton

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty
much tell their story any way they saw fit.
And that's what I'm trying to do.
- Quentin Tarantino

No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable
life than we find a piece of ourselves that has no place to fit in.
- Gail Sheehy

It's all a matter of hearing what I like and seeing
if I can make it fit into my style.
- Joe Cocker

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away.
He must have time to modify his shape.
- Mark Twain

Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
- Heraclitus

I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world
will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary.
- David Byrne

He submits to be seen through a microscope,
who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

A good way I know to find happiness,
is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
- Josh Billings

I'll dispose of my teeth as I see fit,
and after they've gone, I'll get along.
I started off living on gruel, and by God,
I can always go back to it again.
- S. J. Perelman

How does so much gossip fit in such small minds?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is self-evident that at sixty-five a man has done
all that he is fit to do.
- Anthony Trollope

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to
ban people from wearing pants that fit too low.
However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
- Conan O'Brien

I can still fit into my Battlestar Galactica costume!
- Dirk Benedict

I always tried so hard to fit in, and then I figured
out that I didn't want to fit.
- Anthony Davis

Medicines are only fit for old people.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The services in wartime are fit only for desperadoes,
but in peace are only fit for fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No man is fit to be a Senator...
unless he is willing to surrender his political life for great principle.
- Henry F. Ashurst

I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family,
rather than the other way around.
- Adam West

I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world,
yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's
first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.
- Carole Lombard

I feel about me like I'm one of the working people,
just like you, and everybody else.
I don't fit the part of a celebrity.
- Doc Watson

If you're an underdog, mentally disabled,
physically disabled, if you don't fit in,
if you're not as pretty as the others,
you can still be a hero.
- Steve Guttenberg

My schedulers keep getting driven crazy by the fact
that they can't fit hikes in my schedule.
- Gale Norton

She is incredibly fit, but we remind staff that she's not just the monarch,
but our mother.
- Prince Andrew

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle,
and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home,
a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
- Bette Davis

I feel like I've never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country,
to this country, and yet I don't know exactly where I fit in...
There's always this kind of nostalgia for a place,
a place where you can reckon with yourself.
- Sam Shepard

One thing we were looking for from the start was players who really fit together,
who sounded in tune.
- Neville Marriner

New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking,
assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in.
- Jane Pauley

We're all just trying to fit in and find ourselves,
particularly when we're growing up.
- Geri Halliwell

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual
understanding of some part of mathematics that would
clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
- Andrew Wiles

The Bush administration also was not straightforward
about the intelligence it had,
releasing tenuous information that fit its goal of attacking Iraq.
I feel deceived.
- Ken Lucas


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