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.
Regression in grief must be seen and supported as a means toward adaptation and health.
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
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.
Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring, through obeying the blind urge
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.
It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things.
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.