Adaptability Sayings and Quotes

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

The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence nor strength but adaptability.     

Charles Darwin

The key to success is often the ability to adapt.     

Anthony Brandt

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.      

Bruce Lee

Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.     

Benjamin Franklin

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.     

Vivian Greene

It is not balance you need but adaptability.     

Erwin Raphael McManus

Adaptability cushions the impact of change or disappointment.     

Marvin J. Ashton

We must cut our coat according to our cloth, and adapt ourselves to changing circumstances.     

William Ralph Inge

Action and adaptability create opportunity.     

Garrison Wynn

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.     

George Bernard Shaw

Adaptability is a great asset to have because life is so unpredictable, and things can change overnight for any of us.     

Chanda Kochhar

The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.     

Martha Stewart

Be flexible and adapt easily to new things.     

Sunday Adelaja

Adaptability is being able to adjust to any situation at any given time.     

John Wooden

The strongest will is the will that knows how to bend.     

Alice Duer Miller

Adaptability to change is itself a hallmark of successful education.     

Peter Hilton

To exist is to adapt, and if one could not adapt, one died and made room for those who could.     

Louis L'Amour

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.     

Charles Darwin

Intelligence is ongoing, individual adaptability. Adaptations that an intelligent species may make in a single generation, other species make over many generations of selective breeding and selective dying.     

Octavia E. Butler

Forgive, Adapt and Evolve, because holding on stagnates your opportunity of being better.     

Sachin Kumar Puli

You must always be able to predict what's next and then have the flexibility to evolve.     

Marc Benioff

Adaptability is the simple secret of survival.     

Jessica Hagedorn

One learns to adapt to the land in which one lives.     

Louis L'Amour

Man adapts himself to everything, to the best and the worst.     

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.     

Alain Dehaze

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.     

Okakura Kakuzō

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.     

Albert Einstein

Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.     

Max McKeown

You can't just keep doing what works one time, everything around you is changing. To succeed, stay out in front of change.     

Sam Walton

Be willing to change, because life won't stay the same.     


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

Mahatma Gandhi

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.     

Dolly Parton

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt.     

Nolan Ryan

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


The most amazing thing about little children was their fantastic adaptability.     

Kristin Hunter