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The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.
Cancer cells come pre-programmed to execute a well-defined cascade of changes, seemingly designed to facilitate both their enhanced survival and their dissemination through the bloodstream. There is even an air of conspiracy in the way that tumours use chemical signals to create cancer-friendly niches in remote organs.
When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they're serving.
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
I have an instinct for survival, for self-preservation.
In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival.
Survival is triumph enough.
Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide.
Every soldier should learn survival on land, sea, and in the air.
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by 'survival of the fittest.'
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
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.
Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture.
I do a lot of lectures on survival. I always say you can't change what happened, so have a little wallow, feel very sorry for yourself, and then get up and move forward. You can't change what happened.
The target of preventive war must have several characteristics. It must be virtually defenceless; it must be important enough to be worth the trouble; it must be possible to portray it as the ultimate evil and an imminent threat to our survival.
As Darwin himself was at pains to point out, natural selection is all about differential survival within species, not between them.
The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
It's hard to give up the self-esteem connected to being codependent and appearing 'right,' which is probably a survival behavior learned from growing up in a crazy family. It feels like you will actually disappear.
You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime, because deep down it's not a legitimate regime, it doesn't represent the will of the people, it's kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy.
It's always been a great survival value for people to believe they belong to a superior tribe. That's just in human relationships.
E. O. Wilson
Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior.
Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes.
Stand-up is like a row boat: it's fun and romantic when you're choosing to do it. But if you have no other choice than to be in a row boat it's not as enjoyable; that's survival.
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