The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, Throws too good for a karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
Some years ago, writing about stage adaptations of fiction, I noted:
We recognize the need to adapt to a changing competitive environment.
I think I'm just more adaptable now, so danger, overall, seems less dangerous to me.
Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
A modern man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
We have a brain for one reason and one reason only - and that's to produce adaptable and complex movements.
Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age.
Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.
We have to adapt and overcome, that's all we can do.
The proof of evolution lies in those adaptations that arise from improbable foundations.
We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it; if He comes to a little child, he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.
You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote;
then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
Complete adaptation to environment means death.
The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.
They are as much for Mars, as for Mercury; as well qualified for war, as for business.
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.
Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.
If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte.
.. ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual's taste.
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
Up until then, whenever anyone had mentioned the possibility of making a film adaptation, my answer had always been, ‘No, I’m not interested.’ I believe that each reader creates his own film inside his head, gives faces to the characters, constructs every scene, hears the voices, smells the smells. And that is why, whenever a reader goes to see a film based on a novel that he likes, he leaves feeling disappointed, saying: ‘the book is so much better than the film.