137 Struggling To Survive Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Struggling To Survive Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The story of Pakistan, its struggle and its achievement, is the very story of great human ideals, struggling to survive in the face of great odds and difficulties. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

It is dangerously destabilizing to have half the world on the cutting edge of technology while the other half struggles on the bare edge of survival. — William J. Clinton

In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment. — Charles Darwin

All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence. — Otto von Bismarck

Democracy holds little appeal for people who are struggling to survive. — Paul Kagame

Many of these Americans who are struggling to survive are Americans of color, .. Their cries for assistance confront America with a test of our moral compass as a nation. — Elijah Cummings

Because we have suffered, and we are not afraid to suffer in order to survive, we are ready to give up everything - even our lives - in our struggle for justice. — Cesar Chavez

It is the cells which create and maintain in us, during the span of our lives, our will to live and survive, to search and experiment, and to struggle. — Albert Claude

Picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witnessed struggles ive survived, praying hard for better days promised to hold on me and my dogs aint have a choice but to hold on. — Tupac Shakur

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool. — Katherine Dunn

Short Struggling To Survive Quotes

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  • And in which we say that life is eternal but continue to struggle to survive. — Neale Donald Walsch
  • Freedom means more than just struggling to survive. — Lisa M
  • In the absence of hope we must still struggle to survive, and so we do-by the skin of our teeth. — William Styron
  • I'm very honest about the things I struggle with and I need to work on to survive as a solo artist. — Aubrey O'Day
  • Man struggles to survive, not to succumb — Paulo Coelho
Struggling to survive quote Don't let your struggle become your identity.
Don't let your struggle become your identity.

How Can I Survive Quotes

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Generosity is revolutionary, counter-instinctual. Our survival instinct is to care only for ourselves and our loved ones. But we can transform our relationship to that survival instinct by constantly asking ourselves, ‘How can I use my life’s energy to benefit all living beings? — Noah Levine

As a Vietnamese refugee who became an American writer, I can tell you that you matter, that your sadness matters, the story of how you survived and triumphed matters. For every story that belongs to you, in time, belongs to America. — Andrew Lam

I'm not a rich man, and Greg Lake is certainly not. I don't know how he can survive. I don't know how he can be that suicidal. But having said that, I'd love to be there to help Greg. — Keith Emerson

Struggling to survive quote Don't let your struggle become your identity.
Don't let your struggle become your identity.

As a former NFL athlete, my quality of play on the field was in direct correlation to how I took care of my body. Bulletproof has many practical principles and tips on how, as men, we can thrive and not just survive as we get older. This is a must read. — Devon McDonald

This, I think, is how people survive: Even when horrible things have been done to us, we can still find gratitude in one another. — David Levithan

I have survived. I am here. Confused, screwed up, but here. So, how can I find my way? Is there a chain saw of the soul, an ax I can take to my memories or fears? — Laurie Halse Anderson

Struggling to survive quote No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your str
No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.

I love investigating the natural world, and I find a lot of truths there, truths about survival and beauty - nature continually surprises me (amazing how clever a woodchuck is, amazing how plants roots can break up concrete, amazing how delicious the thimbleberry is!). — Bonnie Jo Campbell

The future of mankind is going to be decided within the next two generations, and there are two absolute requisites: We must aim at a stable-state society [with limited population growth] and the destruction of nuclear stockpiles. ... Otherwise I don't see how we can survive much later than 2050. — Jacques Monod

We were just covered in dirt the whole time. It was so hot - and that was in winter. I can not imagine what it's like in summer and how the people who actually live out there survive. — Toni Collette

I'm a free-thinker. I'm an American. I'm very concerned with what's happening. So, I just give it my all. I've learned how to take care of myself and detach from outcomes because, otherwise, you can't survive. — Matt Drudge

Life Is Hard To Survive Quotes

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To face the realities of our lives is not a reason for despair-despair is a tool of your enemies. Facing the realities of our lives gives us motivation for action. For you are not powerless... You know why the hard questions must be asked. It is not altruism, it is self-preservation-survival. — Audre Lorde

In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it's popular. What I'm saying is that anything fed into the industrial machinery to comply with rules of size and length and shelf-life has a hard time surviving as art. — Alberto Manguel

The resilience and the resourcefulness of people to make a better life, to survive, to give their children something better than they had, is so inspiring. I look at how hard it must be to get up every day and fight that battle and I think, Wow, anything I'm doing just has to be in service. — Kathy Calvin

Struggling to survive quote Trust yourself. You have survived a lot and you will survive whatever is coming.
Trust yourself. You have survived a lot and you will survive whatever is coming.

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another. — Richard M. Nixon

It's really hard to be a servant leader because we come into this world as a baby in a self-survival mode. Life is a journey toward service. — Ken Blanchard

I think in life the key thing is just to fight really hard to make sure something survives. If it looks like you've done everything you can to avoid failure, just move forward, move on and learn from it. — Richard Branson

Struggling to survive quote Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Life on earth is hard. Competition for the necessities of life is fierce. How ridiculous to believe that the law of harsh survival would not be true elsewhere, or that it would be negated by the progress of technology in an advanced civilization. — Greg Bear

Struggle To Survive Quotes

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This survival of the fittest which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called "natural selection", or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. — Herbert Spencer

The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined, only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our struggle can possibly survive. — John F. Kennedy

I am the harvest of man's stupidity. I am the fruit of the holocaust. I prayed like you to survive, but look at me now. It is over for us who are dead, but you must struggle, and will carry the memories all your life. People back home will wonder why you can't forget. — Eugene B. Sledge

Struggling to survive quote The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

In the end, the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity. — Fritjof Capra

Even if only one guerilla cub survives the prolonged struggle, I am confident that he will raise the flag of Palestine overJerusalem... Jerusalem is destined to be the eternal capital of our sovereign, independent Palestinian state under the P.L.O. leadership. — Yasser Arafat

Part of me would just like to relax and have one job that pays me the amount I need to survive. And another part of me wants the creativity that comes out of struggle and frustration and fear. It's a never-ending cycle, which must be how I want it, on some level. — Questlove

Struggling to survive quote If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.

Relieved of moral pretense and stripped of folk costumes, the raw masculinity that all men know in their gut has to do with being good at being a man within a small, embattled gang of men struggling to survive. — Jack Donovan

Unlike the pattern which seems to prevail in the rest of life, in the human species the weak not only survive but often triumph over the strong. The self-hatred inherent in the weak unlocks energies far more formidable then those mobilized by an ordinary struggle for existence. — Eric Hoffer

One of my themes is that there is good and evil in everyone. I was not out to make these guys heroes. I really don't believe in heroes. The best of people have a dark side and it's a constant struggle for the better side to survive and to thrive. — William Friedkin

Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community. — Larry Harvey

Trying To Survive Quotes

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Hold your head up, there's a light in the sky I know your fed up but you must try to survive Each moment's precious, don't let life pass you by Keep focused, keep your eyes on the prize. — Macklemore

Fear is about survival. When you drop under that and experience the fear without trying to change it, just letting it be, then it becomes still. When you open your heart to fear, rather than trying to fight it or deny it or even overcome it, then you find it is just energy. — Gangaji

The truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth. Little men are dissolved in it. If there is any gold, truth makes it shine more brightly. . . .Truth, even in the mouth of an informer, a spy, a briber, can become bigger than anybody who tries to destroy it. Truth survives. — Adela Rogers St. Johns

Struggling to survive quote Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve wh
Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve what other won't.

Other times, I look at my scars and see something else: a girl who was trying to cope with something horrible that she should never have had to live through at all. My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there. — Cheryl Rainfield

Poverty breeds a lot of things. When people are desperate and trying to survive, they do drastic things. — Damian Marley

Gangbanging is a survival instinct, regardless of how anybody tries to paint it. — Nipsey Hussle

Struggling to survive quote One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beauti
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

I feel like I'm witnessing the systematic destruction of a people's ability to survive.... Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with — Rachel Corrie

Over time we are able to undermine habitual modes of thinking formed by our self-made self in early childhood, which tries to squeeze happiness from the gratification of our desires for the symbols in our culture of survival and security, power and control, and affection and esteem. — Thomas Keating

All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me. — Tupac Shakur

Don't try to drive the homeless into places we find suitable. Help them survive in places they find suitable. — Daniel Quinn

Struggle For Survival Quotes

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When I played ball, I didn't play for fun. . . . It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a contest and everything that implies, a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest. — Ty Cobb

surrenderin is unimaginably more dangerous than struggling for survival! — Leslie Feinberg

The struggle for freedom is not the struggle of the many against the few, but of minorities, sometimes of a minority of but one man gainst the majority. — Ludwig von Mises

Struggling to survive quote The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covere
The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.

Flat fields produce mediocre grapes, but rolling hills produce the greatest grapes. Why? Because the vines must struggle for survival. — Billy Cannon

America faces a fundamental choice: either the blessings of liberty or the servitude of liberalism. In the political struggle for survival, one or the other is headed for extinction. — Nancy Pearcey

I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude. — Desi Arnaz

Struggling to survive quote Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.

We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence. — Charles Darwin

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest. — Ty Cobb

The evolutionary struggle for survival is really a self-serving series of blows and stabs, and yet it can lead to extremely social animals like dolphins, wolves or, for that matter, primates. — Frans de Waal

The survival or preservation of certain favoured words in the struggle for existence is natural selection. — Charles Darwin

Struggle For Existence Quotes

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The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun. — Napoleon Hill

pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence — Frida Kahlo

No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who's always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don't exist. — Chris Hardwick

To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living but existing — Pier Giorgio Frassati

We have rectified some stubborn diseases that have not emerged for many years ... and achieved an overwhelming victory in the anti-corruption struggle, and comprehensively consolidated and eliminated the serious hidden dangers existing within the party, state and army. — Xi Jinping

Available energy is the main object at stake in the struggle for existence and the evolution of the world. — Ludwig Boltzmann

Everything that we perceive around us is struggling towards freedom, from the atom to the man, from the insentient, lifeless particle of matter to the highest existence on earth, the human soul. The whole universe is in fact the result of this struggle for freedom. — Swami Vivekananda

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. — C. S. Lewis

A little bit of pain is good for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it's not supposed to be easy, and if it is, you're probably just in denial and you're existing here like a zombie. — Pamela Anderson

War is the highest form of struggle for resolving contradictions, when they have developed to a certain stage, between classes, nations, states, or political groups, and it has existed ever since the emergence of private property and of classes. — Mao Zedong

Barely Getting By Quotes

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Get not your friends by bare compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. — Socrates

Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band. — Gene Simmons

My grandfather could barely read. My grandmother had a sixth-grade education. They were people who were industrious. They were frugal. — Clarence Thomas

Thriving. That's fighting... Surviving is barely getting by. — Jillian Michaels

In a city that is barely getting by with its small budget, something like illegal immigration can be the difference from being able to provide the level of public service that people expect. — Lou Barletta

I used comedy as a way to combat my dyslexia. I was barely getting by scholastically, so I used a lot of humor. — Joel McHale

Is not art a tool we employ to peel the kitsch off life? Layer by layer art strips life bare. The more abstract it gets, the more transparent the air is. Can it be that the farther it is removed from life, the clearer art becomes? — Robert Musil

Working nine to five, what way to earn a living. Barely getting by... It's all taking and no giving. They use just your mind and they never give you credit. It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it! — Dolly Parton

I love the energy and the knowledge. I barely know how to use this thing [mobile phone]. I get by. — Naomi Watts

God made us for more than just barely getting by. We weren't meant to sit on the sidelines of life because with God, we are on the winning team! — Joel Osteen

Survive And Thrive Quotes

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It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. — Robert H. Schuller

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive — Maya Angelou

The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor and style. — Maya Angelou

Certainly survival is important- very important- but at some point surviving wasn't enough. I felt ready to complete my surviving journey and start thriving and just living. — Sark

The word 'resilience,' in our American culture is closely aligned with 'grit,' and that word implies a certain moral fiber that says you can survive and thrive in any adversity, because you are strong - but that message of strength is both disqualifying and problematic. — James Redford

The challenge is to develop visions, strategies, design and innovation, not just for surviving but for thriving in this new globalising society. — Peter Ellyard

There is nothing more pitiable than a soulless, sapless, shriveled church, seeking to thrive in a worldly atmosphere, rooted in barren professions, bearing no fruit, and maintaining only the semblance of existence; such a church cannot long survive. — George C. Lorimer

Speak what I have to be grateful for when I get up and when I lie down to sleep. Meditation and prayer. I pray that I can move through all with grace. I believe I can move through all and not only survive but thrive. — Regina Taylor

Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. — Maya Angelou

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. — Marianne Williamson

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More Struggling To Survive Quotes

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I haven’t come from the typical path or background of someone who would make it to this level as a ballerina. When it came to my childhood-growing up in a single-parent home, often struggling financially-my mother definitely instilled in me and my siblings this strength, this will, to just continue to survive and succeed. — Misty Copeland

Animals engage in a struggle for existence; for resources, to avoid being eaten and to breed. Environmental factors influence organisms to develop new characteristics to ensure survival, thus transforming into new species. Animals that survive to breed can pass on their successful characteristics to offspring. — Al-Jahiz

The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think the ultimate challenge is to have some kind of style and grace, even though you haven't got money, or standing in society, or formal education. I had a very middle, lower-middle class sort of upbringing, but I identify with people who've had, at some point in their lives to struggle to survive. It adds another color to your character. — Madonna Ciccone

For most of the universe's life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts; is a struggle against hardship, unfairness, corruption, abuse, and adversity in all its guises, where even to survive - let alone survive with dignity - is heroic. To soldier through the days in the wake of failure is the courageous act of many. — Frank Beddor

In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labor; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility. — Ryszard Kapuscinski

Up to now my involvement in the Tibetan freedom struggle has been part of my spiritual practice, because the issues of the survival of the Buddha Teaching and the freedom of Tibet are very much related. In this particular struggle, there is no problem with many monks and nuns, including myself, joining. — Dalai Lama

Wildlife needs wilderness-not just to survive, but also to live freely. Sadly, many species struggle to survive due to increased human activity and expansion into habitats they call home. — Zoe Helene

The full extent of the problem of hunger is not obvious to most of us. We see the homeless, but there are a great number of working poor, struggling to survive, who don't have enough money to put adequate food on the table. We must find a solution to this ever-increasing problem - and quickly. — Scott Glenn

You can see that in people around the world who struggle to survive with little or nothing. Whether they've been inspired by faith or by loving relationships, or whether it's just something innate that gives them that ability to shine and inspire others. — Queen Noor of Jordan

We lived in the bowels of New York City. It was a struggle just to survive. This nice suburban kid hadn't had to do much of that before. — Peter Bergman

Docs are more exhausting because of the physical labor that's required. Feature filmmaking is more exhausting because of politics and the bullshit. You get to the point of rolling film and until you lock picture it's one political game after another. They're both struggles for survival. They are two different worlds. — George Hickenlooper

I've been through hell. It's hard to think you have this life, and then all of a sudden - was it a lie? You're struggling because it wasn't real. But I survived. It was hard, but it didn't kill me. — Elin Nordegren

Each organic being is striving to increase in a geometrical ratio . . . each at some period of its life, during some season of the year, during each generation or at intervals, has to struggle for life and to suffer great destruction . . . The vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply. — Charles Darwin

There's no moral issue for me. I did the best science I could. I was struggling to survive and didn't have the luxury of being a moral creature. — Howard Moskowitz

With the ministry's motto 'Research on a Shoestring' emblazoned on his coat of arms, he has to struggle with a treasury more interested in surtax relief than national survival. [Responding to an earlier statement by British Science Minister, Lord Hailsham, that British scientists were being recruited by the U.S.] — Harold Wilson

I struggle to be rugged and raw dude, trying to survive in the trials and lawsuits, Everybody wants to test me, WHY ME? — Tupac Shakur

Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities. Everybody struggles in different ways. — Tom Brady

I would like to dedicate to the whole world a great message. It is a message from Kusama who has struggled to survive as a human being and as an artist, and whose life has been brightly lit and strengthened by her pursuit of truth. — Yayoi Kusama

There were times when I would suddenly realize making music is a crazy pipe dream. I would see bands that did super well in South Africa still struggling to survive, or even people on the international level who are doing well but financially can't really support themselves. — St. Lucia

If we didn't struggle through some things, we would never develop the strength and stamina we need to survive in this world. — Joyce Meyer

I don't think it's a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don't know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical. — Daniel H. Pink

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