Adaptation Quotes

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

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

Ernst Mach

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

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

Lily Pincus

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

John Dewey

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

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

Henry Miller

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.

Martin Luther King Jr

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

Charles Galton Darwin

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimiliation.

Gandhi Mahatma

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

John C. Ransom

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

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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