46+ Best Evolution Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. Profoundly inspirational evolution quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Evolution Quotes

Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end. Michelle Obama, from Becoming

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

Play by the rules, but be ferocious. Phil Knight, founder, Nike

Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow. Carrie Fisher

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. Sigmund Freud, neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. Abraham Maslow

Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation. Clayton Christensen, economist and Harvard professor

Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

Every problem is a gift  without problems we would not grow. Tony Robbins, motivational speaker and writer

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Rob Siltanen

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill, author

I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures. Yvie Oddly

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. Andy Rooney, broadcast journalist

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. Maya Angelou

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. William George Jordan, writer/editor

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. Johann Wolfgang

By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better. Laverne Cox

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anaïs Nin

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. Hillary Clinton

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap  and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may soar. Kristi Bowman

The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first. Sergey Brin, co founder

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. Steve Maraboli

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. Dhirubhai Ambani

Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up. Robert Tew

I do not know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it. Susan Butcher

Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you. Nedra Glover Tawwab

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.  Thomas Watson

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth

Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space. Chris Hadfield

Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence. Frida Kahlo

Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits. Vaughn Aust, COO, Gemini

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard

Employees want to feel inspired by their leaders hire individuals who will lead by example. Jody Kohner, EVP global enablement, Salesforce

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Yousafzai

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. William Durant

First things first’ might be a cliche, but it’s a useful one that means prioritizing what matters most to you and believing there is no wrong answer. Stacey Abrams

Many companies get trapped by the paradox of hitting numbers ‘now’ versus improving sales for future quarters or years ahead. Tiffani Bova, growth and innovation evangelist, Salesforce

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu, Chinese Taoist philosophy

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. Kevin Ngo