Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature’s inexorable imperative.
Adaptability: A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher.
If you can’t go over, you must go under.
One learns to itch where one can scratch.
Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it. You’ll live longer.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.