Adaptation Quotes

The Augustan constitution remains one of the major products of the human intelligence. It was a whole into which the parts fitted smoothly, but both whole and parts were elastic and capable of swift adaptation to unforeseen conditions. It was elaborate, but that was necessary, both because of its origin and its purpose.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience.

Ernst Mach

When one looks back over human existence, however, it is very evident that all culture has developed through an initial resistance against adaptation to the reality in which man finds himself

Beatrice Hinkle

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.

Trofim Lysenko

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring, through obeying the blind urge

Henry Miller

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on.

Thomas Alva Edison

Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

John Dewey

Regression in grief must be seen and supported as a means toward adaptation and health.

Lily Pincus

The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.

Dave E. Smalley

It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things.

John C. Ransom

Stress is simply the adaptation of our bodies and minds to change; and change, as we noted, is about the only constant left in the workplace.

Peter G. Hanson, M.D.

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