We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Our pleasures were simple-they included survival.
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.
Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.
In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.
Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
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.
Human beings are “emotional amoral egoists”, driven above all by emotional self-interest. All of our thoughts, beliefs and motivations are neurochemically mediated, some predetermined for survival, others alterable.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself, the means of inspiration and survival.
In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.
There are no politics in war. Politics is the luxury of the safe-at-home. War is a lottery of survival.
Survival is nothing more than recovery.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness, and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
You work the first eight hours of each day for survival. Anything after that is an investment.
Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but thats exactly what it is.
Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.
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.
Loyalty cannot be too liberally insisted upon. Altruism in nature remains an exception. It poses a puzzle, being in prima facie conflict with the survival of the fittest and most selfish.