Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
—The 14th Dalai Lama (b.1935) Tibetan Buddhist Religious Leader, Civil Rights Leader, Philosopher, Author
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
—Winston Churchill (1874–1965) British Head of State, Political leader, Historian, Journalist, Author
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
—Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) British Scientist, Science-fiction Writer
Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.
—Ken Burns (b.1953) American Historical Documentary Filmmaker
Self-preservation, nature’s first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
—Andrew Marvell (1621–78) English Metaphysical Poet
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
—W. Edwards Deming (1900–93) American Engineer, Statistician
Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price.
—Elie Wiesel (b.1928) Romanian-born American Writer, Professor, Political Activist
The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe.
—Iris Murdoch (1919–99) British Novelist, Playwright, Philosopher
Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.
—Hannah Arendt (1906–75) German-American Philosopher, Political Theorist