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Adaptability Quotes

They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.

Author: William Frederick Book


I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.

Author: Scotty Bowman

Profession: American Hockey Coach

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Author: Ernest Bramah

Profession: American Writer

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.

Author: Clarissa


Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Educator

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.

Author: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Profession: American Statesman

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Author: Jane Heard


The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.

Author: Abraham H. Maslow (1908-1970)

Profession: American Psychologist

As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Profession: Canadian Novelist

Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.

Author: German Proverb

Profession: Sayings of German Origin

If you live in the river you should make friends with the crocodile.

Author: Indian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Indian Origin