Top 20 Self-Preservation Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Self-Preservation Quotes from famous people such as Louis Sullivan, Dana Loesch, Jose Marti, Chesty Puller, Diogenes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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The feudal concept of self-preservation is poisoned at the core by the virulent assumption of master and man, of potentate and slave, of external and internal suppression of the life urge of the only one – of its faith in human sacrifice as a means of salvation.
Louis Sullivan
People always choose self-preservation over the greater good, most of the time, with the belief that self-preservation is the greater good.
Dana Loesch
An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
Jose Marti
My definition, the definition that I’ve always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one’s own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I’ve also learned that this loyalty to one’s corps travels both ways: up and down.
Chesty Puller
As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
I have to take care of myself. It’s about self-preservation.
Danielle de Niese
Most English writers are not interested in change but in the social novel. That demands a static backdrop. I’m intensely interested in change – probably as a matter of self-preservation. What the hell is going to happen next?
J. G. Ballard
Any time you approach anything in fear and aggression or in self-preservation mode, you are going to scare people off. But if you go in love, with the idea of being the feet and hands of Christ, if you go with the idea of showing the love of Christ, then they become softened because love changes all.
Ron Hall
Self-preservation is the first responsibility.
Margaret Anderson
At the start of my career – not just Me Too, which is not the totality of my career – I wish I would have known that you don’t have to sacrifice everything for a cause. And that self-care and self-preservation is also a tool that is necessary to do the work.
Tarana Burke
Responsible global behaviour is ultimately an act of self-preservation of, by, and for the global beast that modern technological humanity has become.
David Grinspoon
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Samuel Butler
For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman’s intelligence was a man’s deception.
Stacy Schiff
Interviewing someone is a very proactive process and requires taking a lot of agency into your own hands to get past people’s general normal self-preservation mode.
Brandon Stanton
Sometimes when things are way too big and I can’t control it, I do sort of a weird thing where I kind of check out a little bit. It’s all about self-preservation for me.
Hoda Kotb
When the collective mentality of any organization is self and self-preservation first, it’s a sure sign of pending doom.
Chris Fussell
Power focuses on self-preservation; principle focuses on making ideas successful.
Dan Webster
I do watch sports. How could I not? Just for self-preservation.
Joe Buck
He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.
Evelyn Waugh
Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.
Claudia Rankine