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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.'
With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.
There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.
Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture.
Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.
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.
I've never had very high regard for therapists. I owe my health, my mental survival, to my friends and loved ones.
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.
The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
Arnold J. Toynbee
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.
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.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
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.
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival.
Stephen Jay Gould
The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don't give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival.
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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