Life will give you whatever experience is the most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.
Evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness.
— Albert Hofmann
Self-actualizing people have a deep feeling of identification, sympathy, and affection for human beings in general. They feel kinship and connection, as if all people were members of a single family.
— Abraham Maslow
No matter the economy of the jungle, the lion will never eat grass.
— African Proverbs
The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness, and ‘consciousness’ cannot evolve unconsciously. The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and ‘will’ cannot evolve involuntarily.
— G. I. Gurdjieff
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change, that lives within the means available and works co-operatively against common threats.
— Charles Darwin
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
— Charles Darwin
Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. … Everything science has taught me-and continues to teach me-strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
— Wernher Von Braun
Take the rose—most people think it very beautiful: I don’t care for It at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.
— Charles Proteus Steinmetz
It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
— Nikola Tesla
Don’t be absurd! Nobody made us! We evolved by chance from snowflakes. ~ Light humor to demonstrate the fact that there is a creator for everything.
I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.
— Albert Hofmann
You are a powerful, unlimited and eternal soul who is here to enjoy the experience of creativity and contribute to humanity’s evolution.
— Timothy Leary
Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.
— Jerzy Grotowski
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
— Sigmund Freud
Orchids were not made by an ideal engineer;
— Stephen Jay Gould
For a few moments, be aware of your potential for change.
— Matthieu Ricard
My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
— Patty Duke
All great things start as one small thing.
— Lee J. Colan
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
— Milton Berle
Someone ought to do it, but why should I? Someone ought to do it, so why not I? Between these two sentences lie whole centuries of moral evolution.
— Annie Besant
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
— Albert Schweitzer
In microbiology the roles of mutation and selection in evolution are coming to be better understood through the use of bacterial cultures of mutant strains.
— Edward Lawrie Tatum
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy.
— Jonathan Swift
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
— Richard Dawkins
As we go from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to Mitt Romney, I now understand why the Republicans don’t believe in evolution.
— Andy Borowitz
There ain’t no revolution, only evolution, but every time I’m in Georgia I eat a peach for peace.
— Duane Allman
In 1920 [H.G. Wells] described human history as becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
— Joel Garreau
Evolution is your solution.
— Triple H
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The chance that higher life forms might have emerged through evolutionary processes is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the material therein.
— Fred Hoyle
Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.
— James D. Watson
There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
— Deepak Chopra
Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.
— Dan Millman
Evolution is a tightly coupled dance, with life and the material environment as partners. From the dance emerges the entity Gaia.
— James Lovelock
The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology.
— Soren Kierkegaard
The shark is the apex predator in the sea.
— Paul Watson
Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended.
— Terry Pratchett