If, in our country, valour were rewarded by heraldic honour, this phrase -- which it seems so easy to speak, but which only he, with such a task of danger and glory before him, has ever spoken -- would be the best and fittest
of all mottoes for the General's shield of arms.
Well then, let it be with one person of all others the fittest
for it: but by this means the power will be still more contracted, and a greater number than before continue unhonoured.
It is the truest word ever spoken, and the phrase will be the fittest
, most musical, and the unerring voice of the world for that time.
man for a particular post is not always the best fellow or the most agreeable.
All my intellectual instincts tell me that I could retrieve my position and live respectably in the world, if I might only try my hand at portrait-painting--the thing of all others that I am naturally fittest
Emily's commanding spirit seized on the reins of government, and employed each of her schoolfellows in the occupation which she was fittest
With all these personal advantages, it is a question, nevertheless, whether he was the fittest
adviser whom Agnes could have chosen under the circumstances.
And she is on that account, as I think, the fittest
person to close the story.
You are the Opossum of the Future, the ultimate Fittest
Survivor of our species, the ripe result of progressive prehensility - all tail
The Wilderness For thee is fittest
place: I found thee there, And thither will return thee.
I had good reasons (founded, as I have already mentioned, on the important part played by this witness at the Trial) for believing that the fittest
person to advise and assist me was--Miserrimus Dexter.
The learned professor assumes that while a long-continued war had strengthened rather than weakened the instinct of paternal devotion, it had also dulled other humanitarian instincts, and raised to the first magnitude the law of the survival of the fittest
, with the result that when the exodus took place the strong, the intelligent, and the cunning, together with their offspring, crossed the waters of the Channel or the North Sea to the continent, leaving in unhappy England only the helpless inmates of asylums for the feebleminded and insane.