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Survival Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Survival

Please enjoy these Survival Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

Related topics: Nature Government Political World

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

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably
better when we were defenceless against tigers than
they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

 

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

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

This generation has given up on growth.
They're just hoping for survival.
- Penelope Spheeris

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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

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

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

They went into stores to get food to stay alive.
Looting isn't the right word.
I call it survival.
- Russel Honore

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The Beginning of Survival is my best album.
I am very proud of it, and I am surprised at it,
too.
I thought some of Travelogue was a little heavy,
but I don't think this is heavy.
- Joni Mitchell

I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The cell, over the billions of years of her life,
has covered the earth many times with her substance,
found ways to control herself and her environment,
and insure her survival.
- Albert Claude

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until
the invention of agriculture,
must have been precarious because of his inability
to ensure his food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake,
the American people can't afford to treat this new
war against terrorism like they did Vietnam.
- David Hackworth

Babies act out when they're hungry, cold,
tired.
They do this for survival.
- Marilu Henner

We know over very national survival is at stake;
and we believe that we should support our troops,
yes, and work for an outcome that results in victory.
- J. D. Hayworth

The will to work of everyone in the country is the
best guarantee of national survival.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

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

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property,
so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which
we all depend for our food and survival.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival:
people who find themselves unable to register an effective
political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
- Lewis Mumford

Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our
urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet.
- Jack Herer

I learned a lot in those first years in Miami,
while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
- Desi Arnaz

In a world where change is inevitable and continuous,
the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
- Andrew Young

I always felt that I had anxiety of survival in terms
of livelihood even when I was making plenty of money.
- Leonard Baskin

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

I think the American Dream for most people is just survival.
- Sandy Scholl

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The pressure of survival in the big city will make
you lose sight of your dream...
Hang in there.
- James De La Vega

Because our choices are largely based on survival.
But if life is eternal, life is not a question.
- Neale Donald Walsch

What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival
and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
- Steve Lacy

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence,
democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued -
they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky

Survival is triumph enough.
- Harry Crews

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life
comes from what we care about.
- Rollo May

I've always believed in survival.
- Hugh Leonard

I have a hot memory, but I know I've forgotten many things,
too, just squashed things in favor of survival.
- Iggy Pop

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and
the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
- Aristotle

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

Humor can be one of our best survival tools.
- Allen Klein

If my survival caused another to perish,
then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

But no nation can base its survival and development
on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters
away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.
- Ibrahim Babangida

The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced,
until we have only one: to fight for survival.
- Mo Udall

As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival,
it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Education is a precondition to survival in America today.
- Marian Wright Edelman

A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest.
- John McCarthy

As in the war of 1941-45, our victory and our survival
depend on how and where we attack.
- James Forrestal

It is precisely because neither individuals nor small
groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation
is necessary to human survival and flourishing.
- Tom G. Palmer

Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate
transient domination with either intrinsic superiority
or prospects for extended survival.
- Stephen Jay Gould

It is not necessary to change.
Survival is not mandatory.
- W. Edwards Deming

Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man's survival.
- Carlos P. Romulo

Every stress leaves an indelible scar,
and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful
situation by becoming a little older.
- Hans Selye

The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures -
as a survival mechanism -
the only Nazi country in the world is Israel.
- David Duke

When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is.
Death is the only great emotion.
- Samuel Fuller

Independence is not a whim or an ambition.
It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.
- Aslan Maskhadov

The human young must learn to perceive these affordances,
in some degree at least, but the young of some animals
do not have time to learn the ones that are crucial for survival.
- James J. Gibson

Though I am a Catholic, a professing one,
I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
- Taylor Caldwell

Good history is a question of survival.
Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the
defining impression of our being.
- Ken Burns

Government is necessary for our survival.
We need government in order to survive.
The Founding Fathers created a special place for government.
It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
- Stephen Hawking

In the kind of world we have today, transformation
of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.
- Stanislav Grof

The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends
on the success of liberty in other lands.
The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion
of freedom in all the world.
- Bill Frist

The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival.
They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
- Bianca Jagger

Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle
and theft? In self defence,
anything goes.
- Imelda Marcos

Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death,
reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
- Stanislav Grof

The question is no longer whether the United States
should contribute to assuring Israel's survival and prosperity;
that goes without saying.
- George Ball

I think that the majority of messages are validating
messages to confirm the survival of conscious.
And many times that validation message is negative or sad.
- John Edward

We need not renounce the use of conventional force.
We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger
that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive.
The most important thing in the end is survival and
being able to get to your next picture.
- George Lucas

Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species,
including Americans.
- Adlai E. Stevenson


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