evolution

A Quote by Miles Davis on change and evolution

Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn't about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.

Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on aggression, conflict, evolution, love, and revenge

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on aggression, conflict, evolution, love, mankind, and revenge

Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 11-Dec-64

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A Quote by Lyman Littlefield on adversity, affection, angels, blush, brides, charm, circumstances, crime, earth, evolution, existence, fatherhood, fortune, grace, health, heart, justice, kindness, life, mortality, motherhood, science, seasons, time, trus

The proudest monarch that ever wore a crown, or the most illustrious commander whose fortune it has been to subjugate empires, are melted into contrition when she who nursed the incipient fires of his mortal existence is passing from earth to be hidden from his gaze through the appointed seasons of revolving time. Even the obdurate and depraved turn to her with reverence, and though crime may have placed his feet upon the scaffold where his offense is to be expiated, yet even there the obdurate heart melts into contrition as regretful recollections crowd his bosom that his life had not been molded by the plastic hand of a mother's watchfulness and the words of gentle admonition that fell from her lips. We reverence father for his protection and justice, for sheltering abodes that have secured us from the pelting storms, for his continued kindness as we grow from infancy to manhood, for his wise counsels and expenditure of means, perhaps to polish and refine us with educational science, but through all these bestowments the mother's vigilance has been co-equal, and through all she has ministered as the guardian angel of our existence. Her gentle hand is remembered in every circumstance and condition that has intervened. In health she has spoken kindly congratulations and in sickness has patiently watched through the midnight vigils to bathe the burning brow and still the raging pulse with grateful emollients. She moves in a sphere where unselfish affection holds dominion and wins its votaries by the charms of gentleness and grace, which draw upon the most enduring sensibilities evolved in the bosom of mortals. The adoration that may be revealed in the responsive blushes that glow upon a maiden's cheek, may be more impulsive and brilliant, but cannot be more lasting or conducive to the perpetuity of more substantial benefits. The holy flame of a mother's devotion will burn on undiminished in its brightness, while that of the trusted bride and bridegroom may wane and be extinguished upon the bleak shores swept by the unwelcome winds of adversity.

Lyman Littlefield

Source: Lyman Littlefield Reminiscences (1888), p.135 - p.136

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A Quote by Luther Burbank on blessings, children, evolution, fulfillment, god, happiness, health, humanity, intelligence, life, love, nature, observation, plants, principles, progress, simplicity, and world

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection. In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. We must return to nature and nature's god.

Luther Burbank (1849 - 1926)

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A Quote by Lewis Thomas on change, evolution, individuality, literature, meditation, music, people, play, poetry, society, and understanding

We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

Source: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)

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A Quote by Larry Wright on cats, correction, evolution, and theory

If Darwin's theory of evolution was correct, cats would be able to operate a can opener by now.

Larry Wright

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on awareness, evolution, and perception

Those who are highly evolved maintain an undiscriminating perception. Seeing everything, labeling nothing, they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness. Thus they are supported by it.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (19)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on evolution, freedom, gifts, reward, spirituality, understanding, and taoism

Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (70)

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on evolution, glory, and survival

I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: The Observer, 27 December 1987.

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