Survival Instinct Quotes

Quotes tagged as "survival-instinct" (showing 1-30 of 197)
“Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun’s broken heart, power to restore the moon’s vision too.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

Criss Jami
“Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Robert A. Heinlein
“The instinct to survive is human nature itself, and every aspect of our personalities derives from it. Anything that conflicts with the survival instinct acts sooner or later to eliminate the individual and thereby fails to show up in future generations. . . . A scientifically verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual's instinct to survive--and nowhere else!--and must correctly describe the hierarchy of survival, note the motivations at each level, and resolve all conflicts.
We have such a theory now; we can solve any moral problem, on any level. Self-interest, love of family, duty to country, responsibility toward the human race . . . .
The basis of all morality is duty, a concept with the same relation to group that self-interest has to individual.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Yann Martel
“When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Criss Jami
“All men are born firstly with the instinct to protect themselves. But few grow to really love themselves, and even fewer learn to love their neighbor as themselves.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I'd rather be on the ground than under
To feel the heavy rain and the thunder.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

“I choose to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not to compete. I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others. I choose to be me.”
Miranda Marrott

Paula Stokes
“I’m glad you still have your survival instinct.”

“We’ve all got something.” I lift my fingertips to the exposed skin on my face. It’s colder than the night sea. Cupping my hands, I blow into them, let my breath warm my nose and cheeks. “I apparently still have a face, which is good.”

Holden vaults up onto the wooden platform and I step up after him. “That is good,” he says, pulling me in close. He lifts his gloved hands to my cheeks. “After all, this is one of my favorite faces.”

I scrunch my lips into a pretend pout. “One of?”

He grins. “Well, you know. I’m a sucker for the classics. Helen of Troy, the Mona Lisa, that—”

“Hey. The Mona Lisa isn’t even hot.” I give him a little shove away from me, toward the edge of the platform.

“Disagree,” Holden says. “She’s beautiful in her own way. That mischievous smile, those dark, soulful eyes, the way she—”

“Fine, whatever.” I cross my arms. “But I insist on being ranked above her.”

“Okay, okay,” Holden says. “Yours can be my second-favorite face . . . right after that guy from The Scream.” He pulls me in close again.

“You’re such an ass,” I say, as our lips touch.

Holden laughs. “My girl Mona Lisa would never be so rude.”
Paula Stokes, Hidden Pieces

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you are my food, how am I supposed to feel pity towards you? That would mean starvation for me. “A hungry leopard told a fallen, panting, imploring gazelle”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Only the strong will remain, all the weak will be consumed by fire”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Hugh Howey
“The suit came up, and Holston thought that maybe people went along with it because they couldn't believe it was happening. None of it was real enough to rebel against. The animal part of his mind wasn't made for this, to be calmly ushered to a death it was perfectly aware of.”
Hugh Howey, Wool Omnibus

Joe Reyes
“The lucky ones died in the blasts. They were spared the fate of starvation, cannibalism, rape and slaughter. Where a man could be killed over half-eaten can of corn.”
Joe Reyes, Aftermath

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Through all life changes , God is in control.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May you find the strength of will and the grace of endurance to overcome every challenge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“In any situation, there is a sacred-solution.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God is our refuge in times of affliction.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Joe Reyes
“They are as smart as they are ruthless. That's why they've been around for all five years.”
Joe Reyes, Aftermath

Lailah Gifty Akita
“\with hope, you can survive any shock.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We shall overcome every barrier by divine grace.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Margaret Atwood
“Sauve qui peut. To survive
we’d all turn thief

and rascal, or so says the fox,
with her coat of an elegant scoundrel,
her white knife of a smile,
who knows just where she’s going:

to steal something
that doesn’t belong to her -
some chicken, or one more chance,
or other life.”
Margaret Atwood, Morning in the Burned House

Abhijit Naskar
“Survive, survive and survive – these are the quintessential laws of Nature. But survive does not always mean being mean.”
Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

“False reasons trapped in your old bean. Failure isn't your nemesis, denial of truth is.”

Anne Clendening
“One of the hardest things you'll ever do is give yourself permission to be in pain of any kind. There's a reason we have survival instincts, so that we don't die. That goes for humans, animals (redundant, I know), all the fishes in the sea, everyone. Some researchers even say that even plants feel pain and a cucumber will scream when you cut it. (And some others say that's crap because they have no brain or central nervous system.) The point is, we're all wusses. And emotional pain is the worst.”
Anne Clendening, Bent: How Yoga Saved My Ass

Bernard Kelvin Clive
“Don't let go of fields you've fought for, keep fighting”
Bernard Kelvin Clive

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