Survival Of The Fittest Quotes by Mark Twain, Grove Karl Gilbert, Dave Smalley, Herbert Spencer, Evan Esar, Andrew Carnegie and many others.
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
The conflict of theories, leading, as it eventually must, to the survival of the fittest, is advantageous.
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.
This survival of the fittest which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called “natural selection”, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.
The survival of the fittest is going to make some man very lonesome some day.
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.
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.
Nature’s stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest.
We do not accept that human society should be constructed on the basis of a savage principle of the survival of the fittest
The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient.
Survival of the fittest is over. Get over it. We need survival of the wisest.
We are not the survival of the fittest. We are the survival of the nurtured.
If evolution was worth its salt, it should’ve evolved something better than ‘survival of the fittest.’ I think a better idea would be ‘survival of the wittiest.’ At least, that way, creatures that didn’t survive could’ve died laughing.
It is clear that ‘social Darwinism’ and ‘survival of the fittest’ were intended by Obama to evoke feelings of fear and disgust. It is highly doubtful that Obama knows anything about the history of these ideas, and it is even more doubtful that he cares. A concern for truth is not the coin of the political realm.
There’s no such things as survival of the fittest. Survival of the most adequate, maybe. It doesn’t matter whether a solution’s optimal. All that matters is whether it beats the alternative.
Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It’s no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It cannot but happen?that those will survive whose functions happen to be most nearly in equilibrium with the modified aggregate of external forces? This survival of the fittest implies multiplication of the fittest.