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Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
As a surgeon you have to have a controlled arrogance. If it's uncontrolled, you kill people, but you have to be pretty arrogant to saw through a person's chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it's only by the grace of God that you get there.
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
When you have a situation that's destructive, when there's tremendous inhumanity everywhere, you see how humanity survives in all of its different permutations.
I am what survives of me.
The Jew is at once alienated and indestructible; he is in exile from his own country and in exile even from himself, yet he survives the annihilating fury of history.
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
The Cold War is over but Cold War thinking survives.
Coming up through the ranks of any calling can be rough, but that battered soul who survives the early years of courting the comic muse comes close to knowing what only the soldier knows: What combat is like.
Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.
And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.
Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
My company survives because I've learned to respect the ideas of people younger than me and recognize when my wisdom is obsolete.
In every advanced mammalian species that survives and thrives, a common anthropological characteristic is the fierce behavior of the adult female of the species when she senses a threat to her cubs. The lioness, the tigress and the mama bear are all examples.
War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.
It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
Religion survives because it answers three questions that every reflective person must ask. Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?
But the customer is the final, final filter. What survives the whole process is what people wear. I'm not interested in making clothes that end up in some dusty museum.
Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn't matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.
C. S. Lewis
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