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Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Extinction is the rule, survival is the exception. Carl Sagan, scientist
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To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself. George Orwell, author
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We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. Winston Churchill, statesman
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If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. Nikita Khrushchev, politician
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C. S. Lewis, author
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Humor can be one of our best survival tools. Allen Klein, businessman
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In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival. Noam Chomsky, activist
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A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. Doug Larson, cartoonist
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The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle, philosopher
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Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans. Adlai Stevenson, politician
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The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. Jane Wagner, comedian
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Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Winston Churchill, statesman
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Earth is abundant with plentiful resources. Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival. Jacque Fresco, inventor
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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, athlete
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Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group. Aslan Maskhadov, politician
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Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, does awe. Andrew Marvell, writer
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Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying. Bear Grylls, adventurer
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The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth. Rutherford B. Hayes, president
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The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves. Arnold J. Toynbee, historian
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Our pleasures were simple - they included survival. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
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Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. Hans Selye, scientist
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Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival. Stephen Jay Gould, scientist
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Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming, scientist
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All I'm trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet. Joshua Nkomo,
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The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival. Morris K. Udall,
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The recommended daily requirement for hugs is: four per day for survival, eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth. Virginia Satir, psychologist
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In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. Edward Everett Hale, clergyman
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The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival. Norbert Wiener, mathematician
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I have a hot memory, but I know I've forgotten many things, too, just squashed things in favor of survival. Iggy Pop, musician
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A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest. John McCarthy, politician
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If you don't hunt it down and kill it, it will hunt you down and kill you. Flannery O'Connor, author
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mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow. Joseph Heller, novelist
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We're all put to the test... but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it? David Mamet, dramatist
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Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived. Simon Wiesenthal, activist
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'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival. Al Purdy, poet
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It is precisely because neither individuals nor small groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation is necessary to human survival and flourishing. Tom G. Palmer, educator
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The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a defunct carcass. Herman Melville, novelist
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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, author
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I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how Elie Wiesel, novelist
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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, novelist
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Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security. William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist
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When we were engaged in the problems of survival we had no time to have anything to do with culture. Nursultan Nazarbayev, politician
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The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival. Adrienne Rich, poet
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We need not renounce the use of conventional force. We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival. Theodore C. Sorensen, lawyer
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The pressure of survival in the big city will make you lose sight of your dream... Hang in there. James De La Vega, artist
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Survival is the main objective. There are going to be some awful days, I know that from my background in the sport. David Millar, athlete
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Everything that's going on within the peloton - there's about ten different races going on. There is also a survival element to it - I love the fact that it's so epic. You crash on a bike, the first thing you do is try and get back up on it. No whinging! David Millar, athlete
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My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It's a question of survival. Sonia Rykiel, designer
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For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don't live in the woods by myself by the time I'm 25, I have failed. Chris Evans, actor
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For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants. Jimmy Carter, president
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Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy, president
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Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed? Solomon Short,
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Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self defence, anything goes. Imelda Marcos, celebrity
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The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years. Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer
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I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent - any normal person would - but the survival of it is in his hands. Tony Blair, politician
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The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. Bill Frist, politician
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Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system. Kay Bailey Hutchison, politician
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It was a matter of survival for the local people, but it was the most violent scene I have ever witnessed. The people in my group, feeling helpless, were all spellbound and aghast at the same time. I became a vegetarian shortly after that. Wendie Malick, actress
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The Jews are trying to destroy all other cultures - as a survival mechanism - the only Nazi country in the world is Israel. David Duke, celebrity
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Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics. George Reisman, economist
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Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution. Michael Badnarik, politician
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We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us. Nick Nolte, actor
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I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad. John Edward, entertainer
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White Man, let us stand together to secure the survival of your people and my people, for they are one and the same - they are our beloved, miraculous, wonderful, blessed and masterful white race! George Lincoln Rockwell, activist
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When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion. Samuel Fuller, director
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Much has changed since the end of the Cold War that augurs well for the survival of our nation. Adam Schiff, politician
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On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level. Edward Albert, actor
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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, celebrity
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I haven't seen the show, but when it was finished I felt good about what we had done. I don't know how it will stack up with Survival, but that'll be up to the critics. Vic Morrow, actor
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The human young must learn to perceive these affordances, in some degree at least, but the young of some animals do not have time to learn the ones that are crucial for survival. James J. Gibson, psychologist
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Because our homeland and very survival are once more at stake, the American people can't afford to treat this new war against terrorism like they did Vietnam. David Hackworth, soldier
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I think we're probably more unified than ever before because we're in a battle for survival. Not only for survival as the Republican Party, but survival of the check and balance system in our government. Bill Scott, actor
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The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival. Albert Claude, scientist
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The State of Israel has faced obstacles and challenges to its very survival, with conventional military attacks leading the way to suicide bombers who have killed innocent Israeli men, women, and children. Jerry Costello, politician
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Because our choices are largely based on survival. But if life is eternal, life is not a question. Neale Donald Walsch, author
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I represent central Florida, which depends on tourists for its economic survival. We need people to be able to get to the State and enjoy it. Corrine Brown, politician
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They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn't the right word. I call it survival. Russel Honore, soldier
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Babies act out when they're hungry, cold, tired. They do this for survival. Marilu Henner, actress
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Through the evolutionary process, those who are able to engage in social cooperation of various sorts do better in survival and reproduction. Robert Nozick, philosopher
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The Beginning of Survival is my best album. I am very proud of it, and I am surprised at it, too. I thought some of Travelogue was a little heavy, but I don't think this is heavy. Joni Mitchell, musician
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I've always believed in survival. Hugh Leonard, dramatist
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They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival. Jeremy Rifkin, economist
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'm really proud of it. To me, it's a movie about character behavior and the pecking order of the pack, as well as the central character's massive survival guilt. Dwight Yoakam, musician
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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, novelist
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I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers. Margaret J. Wheatley, writer
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Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide. Jack Schwartz, scientist
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The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives. M. H. Abrams, critic
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What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged. Steve Lacy, musician
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The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect. Oliver Joseph Lodge, physicist
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Basing my conclusions on experience I am absolutely convinced not only of survival but of demonstrated survival, demonstrated by occasional interaction with matter in such a way as to produce physical results. Oliver Joseph Lodge, physicist
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This gets back to the fundamental lesson of political survival that Bill Clinton taught me, which is if you make it about the American people's lives instead of your life, you're going to be okay. Paul Begala, journalist
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Your fear is completely dependent on you for its survival Steve Maraboli, speaker
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A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill, except learning how to grow in rows. Be a weed. Doug Lasrson,
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