evolution

A Quote by Johnny Carson on business, day, evolution, justice, and success

My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.

Johnny Carson (1925 -)

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A Quote by John Fowles on evolution

Evolution did not intend trees to grow singly. Far more than ourselves they are social creatures, and no more natural as isolated specimens than man is as a marooned sailor or hermit.

John Fowles (1926 -)

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A Quote by James Allen on circumstances, evolution, learning, and spirituality

As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may learn that he may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson which any circumstance contains for him, it passes away and gives place to other circumstances.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

Source: As A Man Thinketh

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A Quote by Hugh Prather on evolution, words, and world

Most words evolved as a description of the outside world, hence their inadequacy to describe what is going on inside me.

Hugh Prather

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A Quote by Hermann Weyl on accidents, birth, certainty, community, effort, evolution, feeling, freedom, history, imagination, individuality, mind, necessity, questions, and time

The constructs of the mathematical mind are at the same time free and necessary. The individual mathematician feels free to define his notions and set up his axioms as he pleases. But the question is will he get his fellow mathematician interested in the constructs of his imagination. We cannot help the feeling that certain mathematical structures which have evolved through the combined efforts of the mathematical community bear the stamp of a necessity not affected by the accidents of their historical birth. Everybody who looks at the spectacle of modern algebra will be struck by this complementarity of freedom and necessity.

Hermann Weyl (1885 - 1955)

Source: 1951

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on evolution, grace, imperfection, perfection, world, and path

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

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A Quote by George Leonard on certainty, chaos, doubt, evolution, life, order, play, survival, theory, uncertainty, and universe

In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.

George Leonard

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A Quote by Florence Nightingale on action, belief, business, community, duty, divinity, evolution, failure, god, guidance, heroism, knowledge, life, politicians, purpose, religion, scientists, statistics, study, success, sympathy, understanding, and univ

Of Florence Nightingale: Her statistics were more than a study, they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed - and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief - that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator - to say nothing of the politician - too often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay, she went further; she held that the universe - including human communities - was evolving in accordance with a divine plan; that it was man's business to endeavor to understand this plan and guide his actions in sympathy with it. But to understand God's thoughts, she held we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose. Thus the study of statistics was for her a religious duty.

Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

Source: K. Pearson The Life, Letters and Labours for Francis Galton, vol. 2, 1924.

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A Quote by Erika Duncan on beauty, evolution, love, and world

In Mary Webb''s Precious Bane . . . what is finally evolved in us is more than the fairy-tale longing that our inner beauty will be seen so clearly it will make us beautiful before the world; it is the longing to be known and loved for all our blemishes, our warts and wens and contradictions, to be "let in" whole.

Erika Duncan

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A Quote by E.F. Schumacher on economics, efficiency, evolution, life, nonviolence, problems, violence, and words

The key words of violent economics are urbanization, industrialization, centralization, efficiency, quantity, speed. . . . The problem of evolving a nonviolent way of economic life [in the West] and that of developing the underdeveloped countries may well turn out to be largely identical.

E.F. Schumacher (1911 - 1977)

Source: Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered

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