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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

It is a wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies; it's the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.

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.

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.

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

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.

They are as much for Mars, as for Mercury; as well qualified for war, as for business.

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

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

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