Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

Not only does every animal live at the expense of some other animal or plant, but the very plants are at war.... The individuals of a species are like the crew of a foundered ship, and none but good swimmers have a chance of reaching the land.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #52, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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