43 Survival Quotes That Will Inspire You Positively

Whether it be an individual or a group, survival is the most basic need in life. It is, without doubt, the essential human principle.

In pre-historic times this was achieved by hunting and gathering. Since then, humans have evolved to become social beings who rely on each other for survival and their well-being. The more people there are, the greater the probability of survival has become through innovations such as agriculture and technology that have allowed us to share resources with others.

However, with time and advancements in society, humans have lost many previously used skills to achieve survival, such as hunting and gathering. With advances in technology, we can now automate many aspects of our lives so long as we are connected to the internet, which has made it easier than ever before for us.

Here are some inspiring quotes from famous people that will motivate you to make your dreams come true and keep going towards success.

43 Survival Quotes That Will Inspire You Positively

1. “Survival can be summed up in three words, never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” ― Bear Grylls

2. “Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.” ― Leonardo DiCaprio

3. “The faster you can signal for rescue, the faster you get out of that situation.” ― Joseph Teti

4. “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” ― Carl Sagan

5. “Survivors aren’t always the strongest; sometimes they’re the smartest, but more often simply the luckiest.” ― Carrie Ryan

6. “The rules of survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.” ― Bear Grylls

7. “The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.” ― Mo Udall

8. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” ― Robert Kiyosaki

9. “The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.” ― Jane Wagner

10. “The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under.” ― Anne Frank

11. “Survival is not about being fearless. It’s about making a decision, getting on and doing it, because I want to see my kids again, or whatever the reason might be.” ― Bear Grylls

12. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” ― Isabel Allende

13. “In the kind of world we have today, transformation of humanity might well be our only real hope for survival.” ― Stanislav Grof

14. “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

15. ”You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” ― Oprah Winfrey

16. “Fear is a part of life. It’s a warning mechanism. That’s all. It tells you when there’s danger around. Its job is to help you survive. Not cripple you into being unable to do it.” ― Jim Butcher

17. “If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.” ― Nikita Khrushchev

18. “Nature’s stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest.” ― Theodosius Dobzhansky

19. “The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth.” ― Horace Kephart

20. “The strong survive, but the courageous triumph.” ― Michael Scott

21. “Adaptability and constant innovation is key to the survival of any company operating in a competitive market.” ― Shiv Nadar

22. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ― Conrad Hilton

23. “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

24. “Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.” ― Anita Roddick

25. “Living in a small town, one of the keys to survival was your imagination.” ― Nick Nolte

26. “Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.” ― Rollo May

27. “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

28. “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ― Leon C. Megginson

29. “Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” ― Winston Churchill

30. “In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival.” ― Andrew Young

31. “Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.” ― Simon Wiesenthal

32. “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

33. “You have to seed internal disruptors. You need sources of internal disruption. They don’t guarantee your survival, but you have got to try.” ― Anand Mahindra

34. “At this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when every day is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved.” ― Nina Simone

35. “It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzzword. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.” ― Cameron Sinclair

36. “Sustainability is the key to our survival on this planet and will also determine success on all levels.” ― Shari Arison

37. “Survival is nothing more than recovery.” ― Dianne Feinstein

38. “Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.” ― Henri Frederic Amiel

39. “Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum.” ― Jeffrey Immelt

40. “To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.” ― George Orwell

41. “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” ― Carl Sagan

42. “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

43. “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

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