Change-Darwinism – 08/26/2011

Change-Darwinism-Survival of the Fittest-The Law of the Strong is Always Best and all that non-sense, culturally, as Culture is above-nature for the reason that the fittest are, all, weak, one day or another, consequently, “unfit”, and return to that st


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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.”
Bill Cosby

Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.”
Samuel Richardson

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.”
Lily Tomlin

Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.”
Jeremy Collier

“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

The law of the survival of the fittest led inevitably to the survival and predominance of the men who were effective in war and who loved it because they were effective.”
Elihu Root

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

“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

“A great wind is blowing and that gives you either imagination or a headache.’ ”

Catherine the Great

“‘It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.’ ”

Alan Cohen

“‘Every human has four endowments: self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom — The power to choose, to respond, to change.’

Steven Covey

“‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’ ”

Clarence Darrow

“‘Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.’ ”

Anthony J. D’Angelo

“‘When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.’ ”

Benjamin Franklin

“‘You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.’ ”

Richard Buckminster Fuller

“‘In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.’ ”

J. Paul Getty

“‘We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.’ ”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“‘Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.’ ”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“‘Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.’ “

Woodie Guthrie

“‘Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed… Cool things become warm, the warm grows cool; the moist dries, the parched becomes moist… It is in changing that things find repose.’”


“‘In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.’ “

Eric Hoffer

“‘Change is not made without inconvenience.’ “

Samuel Johnson

“‘Change is like putting lipstick on a bulldog. The bulldog’s appearance hasn’t improved, but now it’s really angry.’ “

Rosbeth Moss Kanter

“The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.’

Charles F. Kettering

‘Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.’

Martin Luther King

‘The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.’

Martin Luther King

‘We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.’

R. D. Laing

‘You don’t get creative by staying in the same place.’

Andy Law

‘Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change.’

D. H. Lawrence

‘When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.’

Stanislaw Lec

‘If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.’

Kurt Lewin

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.’

Abraham Lincoln

‘All things must change
To something new, to something strange.’

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.’

Helen Keller

‘There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order to things.’

Niccolò Machiavelli

‘One change leaves the way open for the introduction of others.’

Niccolò Machiavelli

‘Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’

Margaret Mead

‘And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others.’

Thomas More

‘When change is rapid and problems abundant, society must be creatively adaptive or fall further and further behind.’

David Moss

‘All things change, nothing perishes.’


‘Change does not change tradition, it strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.’

Prince Philip

‘An important scientificinnovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.’

Max Planck

‘You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters.’


‘Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.’

Bertrand Russell

‘Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.’

Arthur Schopenhauer

‘Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice
To change true rules for odd inventions.’

William Shakespeare

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.’

George Bernard Shaw

‘Fate is written in wood, not stone.’

Geraint Straker

‘It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.’

Publilius Syrus

‘Things do not change; we change.’

Henry David Thoreau

‘A competitive world offers two possibilities. You can lose. Or, if you want to win, you can change.’

Lester Thurow

‘Change is not merely necessary to life—it is life.’

Alvin Toffler

‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.’

Leo Tolstoy

‘It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable—he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated.’

Leo Tolstoy

‘The altar cloth of one aeon is the doormat of the next.’

Mark Twain

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.’

Lao Tzu

‘The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.’

Alan Watts

‘They always say that timechanges things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’

Andy Warhol

‘The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.’

Alfred North Whitehead

 ‘He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.’
Harold Wilson


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