Will to Survive

from Ender's Game (1985) by Orson Scott CardRating: 3.8     (11 ratings)

If one of us has to be destroyed, let's make sure we're the ones alive at the end. Our genes won't let us decide any other way. Nature can't evolve a species that hasn't a will to survive. Individuals might be bred to sacrifice themselves, but the race as a whole can never decide to cease to exist. So if we can we'll kill every last one of the buggers, and if they can they'll kill every last one of us.

- Colonel Hyrum Graff

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