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self-preservation is the first law of nature

1. Proverb All living things prioritize their own survival above all else and will do what is necessary to stay alive. You should never approach a wild animal when it has been cornered. Self-preservation is the first law of nature, and they might do you serious harm trying to escape.
2. Proverb By extension, people are all naturally inclined to think selfishly of their own well-being first and foremost, even if it is to the detriment of those around them. A: "I can't believe he would throw me under the bus like that just to save his own career!" B: "Self-preservation is the first law of nature." I felt bad about walking away from the company like that when it was bleeding money, but self-preservation is the first law of nature.
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self-preservation is the name of the game

People are all naturally inclined to think selfishly of their own well-being first and foremost, even if it is to the detriment of those around them. A: "I can't believe he would throw me under the bus like that just to save his own career!" B: "Self-preservation is the name of the game." I felt bad about walking away from the company like that when it was bleeding money, but self-preservation is the name of the game.
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Self-preservation is the first law of nature.

Prov. Every living thing will fight to survive.; It is natural to think of yourself first. When foe's best friend was arrested, Joe pretended not to know him. "Perhaps it wasn't very loyal of me," he thought, "but self-preservation is the first law of nature."
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But that raises what is perhaps the most basic philosophical question about preservation, conservation, or any alternative philosophy of ecology-namely, are humans members of nature or not?
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The preservation problem is clearly evident for all to perceive on the library shelves and storage areas.
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In spite of this admirable tradition of collaboration, and despite the integration of preservation activities within research libraries, libraries essentially have bypassed the preservation management needs of special collections, particularly archival collections.
In 1993, the World Monuments Fund, which enlisted Ottavino, held a symposium for academics, nonprofits and preservation artisans and a series of roundtables to identify needs and opportunities in the preservation field.
05 million in financing to allow for a mortgage restructuring at Seaview Towers, a two-tower, 462-unit Mitchell-Lama apartment complex in Far Rockaway--the latest action in the corporation's recently created Mitchell-Lama Preservation Programs that have preserved the affordability of more than 14,000 apartments in less than two years.
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Although archiving electronic records is clearly stipulated in 21 CFR part 11, only lately has the question of the long-term preservation of and access to digital assets arisen among drug makers.
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