Evolution Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old evolution quotes, evolution sayings, and evolution proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

With evolution, things are always changing, so I sort of think: Should we all be growing three heads? Karl Pilkington
Evolution isn't true, because if we evolved from monkeys, how can they still be here? Stephen Baldwin
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Leon C. Megginson
God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution. Graham Greene
Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology. Bill Nye
We're in the midst of an evolution, not a revolution. James Levine
The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings. Albert Schweitzer
It is hard for the ape to believe he descended from man. H. L. Mencken
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle
Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. Anthony J. D'Angelo
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg
Evolution tells us where we came from, not where we can go. Jerry Coyne
The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival. Eric Hoffer
If you really want to study evolution, you've got go outside sometime, because you'll see symbiosis everywhere! Lynn Margulis
The goal of evolution is self-conquest. Elbert Hubbard
The human's place in the universe will be set in the scheme of evolution, the product of our biological inheritance. Walter Gilbert
Evolution is fascinating to watch. To me it is the most interesting when one can observe the evolution of a single man. Shana Alexander
Evolution is not a force but a process. Not a cause but a law. John Morley
The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness. Friedrich Durrenmatt
Evolution evolutionary change, does not happen quickly. Jack Horner
Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Evolution is a change from an indefinite, incoherent, homogeneity to a definite, coherent, heterogeneity, through continuous differentiations and integrations. Herbert Spencer
Evolution never looks to the future. Richard Dawkins
Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun. Richard Dawkins
Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved. William Schwenck Gilbert
Nevertheless, it is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. H.L. Mencken
Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion. Stephen Jay Gould
You have to look at history as an evolution of society. Jean Chretien
Evolution seems to close the heart to some of the plainest spiritual truths while it opens the mind to the wildest guesses advanced in the name of science. William Jennings Bryan
The world doesn't change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back. Terry Hayes
Evolution happens in jumps, very rapidly. Marilyn Ferguson
There are no shortcuts in evolution. Louis D. Brandeis
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. Charles Darwin