Survival Quotes:- My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with, a man is what he makes himself. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag. Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old survival quotes, survival sayings, and survival proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

 

List Of Famous Survival Quotes And Sayings

 

A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with, a man is what he makes himself.

-Alexander Graham Bell

 

 

Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price.

-Elie Wiesel

 

 

In spite of everything that was done to me and my race, in spite of the adversity and the bitter moments, again we rise.

-Maya Angelou

 

 

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

-Akiro Kurosawa

 

 

Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.

-Adlai Stevenson

 

 

All I’m trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet.

-Joshua Nkomo

 

 

Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual’s instinct for self preservation.

-Albert Einstein

 

 

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.

-Nikita Khrushchev

 

 

To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself. 

-George Orwell

 

 

Once one determines that he or she has a mission in life, that’s it’s not going to be accomplished without a great deal of pain, and that the rewards in the end may not outweigh the pain –if you recognize historically that always happens, then when it comes, you survive it.

-Richard M. Nixon

 

Best Survival Quotes And Sayings

 

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.

-Charles Darwin

 

 

Survival is nothing more than recovery.

-Dianne Feinstein

 

 

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.

-Jane Wagner

 

 

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

-Bill Cosby

 

 

In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.

-Andrew Young

 

 

For Harmony. A chance at life. To fight on other days.

-Janet Morris

 

 

The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a defunct carcass.

-Herman Melville

 

 

Nature’s stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest.

-Theodosius Dobzhansky

 

 

The faster you can signal for rescue, the faster you get out of that situation.

-Joseph Teti

 

 

You don’t know if you’re going to be rescued in a day or a month; gotta prepare for the long haul; gotta make the place your home.

-Matt Graham

 

Top 10 Survival Quotes And Sayings

 

The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth.

-Horace Kephart

 

 

Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.

-Germaine Greer

 

 

Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.

-Thomas More

 

 

Every day I run scared. That’s the only way I can stay ahead.

-John H. Johnson

 

 

The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

-Thomas Hobbes

 

 

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

-Andrew Carnegie

 

 

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.

-Clarence Darrow

 

 

Resilience is the maintenance of high levels of positive affect and well-being in the face of adversity. It is not that resilient individuals never experience negative affect, but rather that the negative affect does not persist.

-Richard J. Davidson

 

 

Self-preservation is the first principle of our nature.

-Alexander Hamilton

 

 

In truth, we exist and survive, not because of the ego, but in spite of it.

-David R. Hawkins