What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats.
The world will not be inherited by the strongest, it will be inherited by those most able to change.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Last Update: 8 February 2023
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