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