Survival Of The Fittest Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., John Spiers, Bill Cosby, Charles Darwin, Walter Winchell, Theodosius Dobzhansky and many others.
The Darwinian concept of the survival of the fittest has been substituted by a philosophy of the survival of the slickest.
Traditional folk music is about survival of the fittest song just like evolution is about survival of the fittest organism and generally the more times a song has been passed down the generations the more brilliant and concise it becomes as every link in that chain can add something good or remove something unnecessary.
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by ‘survival of the fittest.’
We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.
The Chicago mobs… They practiced their own perverted form of “survival of the fittest.” Where the strong clawed their way to the top of a criminal empire. And the weak died in a hail of machine gun bullets.
Nature’s stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest.
The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient.
If evolution was worth its salt, it should’ve evolved something better than ‘survival of the fittest.’ I think a better idea would be ‘survival of the wittiest.’ At least, that way, creatures that didn’t survive could’ve died laughing.
Survival of the fittest is over. Get over it. We need survival of the wisest.
We are not the survival of the fittest. We are the survival of the nurtured.
The conflict of theories, leading, as it eventually must, to the survival of the fittest, is advantageous.
If any of my competitors were drowning, I’d stick a hose in their mouth and turn on the water. It is ridiculous to call this an industry. This is not. This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I’ll kill ’em, and I’m going to kill ’em before they kill me. You’re talking about the American way – of survival of the fittest.
It was Herbert Spencer, not Charles Darwin, who coined the phrase Survival of the Fittest.
The ‘survival of the fittest’ is beneficently inevitable; the capitalist is powerless against labor, unless the State . . . steps in, and helps him catch and fleece his victims. The old plea of despotism, that liberty is unsafe, reappears now in the mistaken notion that competition is hostile to labor.
The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth.
It is clear that ‘social Darwinism’ and ‘survival of the fittest’ were intended by Obama to evoke feelings of fear and disgust. It is highly doubtful that Obama knows anything about the history of these ideas, and it is even more doubtful that he cares. A concern for truth is not the coin of the political realm.
Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.