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Meaning of Life Quotes

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Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not on how things are in themselves.
The least of things with a meaning
is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day
for something other than itself.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You will never be happy if you continue to search for
what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
- Albert Camus

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life.
It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared
and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.
- Kent Nerburn

Security is not the meaning of my life.
Great opportunities are worth the risk.
- Shirley Hufstedler

If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist.
It's one way to answer the question,
'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
- Paula Cole

In our life there is a single color,
as on an artist's palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love.
- Marc Chagall

You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I
can only answer with another question:
do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?
- Freeman Dyson

No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be,
you are special, and you still have something unique to offer.
Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
- Leo Tolstoy

My life has no purpose, no direction,
no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy.
I can't figure it out.
What am I doing right?
- Charles M. Schulz

It seems essential to try to find some meaning to life
and I guess Jungian philosophy is the one that's helped
me understand myself and the world more than anything else.
- Noah Taylor

The meaning of life...
I think the meaning of life is, I think it's love.
- Julie Benz

Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.
- Thomas Merton

Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.
- Novalis

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

Bach opens a vista to the universe.
After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all.
- Helmut Walcha

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is,
but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The meaning of the Street in all ways and at all times
is the need for sharing life with others and the search for community.
- Virginia Hamilton

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life:
Overcome fear,
behold wonder.
- Richard Bach

Money cannot buy peace of mind.
It cannot heal ruptured relationships,
or build meaning into a life that has none.
- Richard M. DeVos

Sex is.
There is nothing more to be done about it.
Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly
gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
- Gore Vidal

Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life
no more with noble meaning fraught?
- Ada Cambridge

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.
- Erich Fromm

Because if you've found meaning in your life,
you don't want to go back.
You want to go forward.
- Morrie Schwartz

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious
fact that it has no meaning.
- Henry Miller

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression
of the state of being human.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Our perception of songs that we've written...
the meaning changes from day to day...
to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers.
- Layne Staley

Biology, meaning the science of all life,
is a late notion.
- Leon Kass

Woe to the makers of literal translations,
who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!
It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter
kills and the spirit gives life.
- Voltaire

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

A real parish is a wondrously beautiful web of human
relationship which is given meaning by the man who
is Himself the meaning of life.
- C. Kilmer Myers

For me life is continuously being hungry.
The meaning of life is not simply to exist,
to survive, but to move ahead, to go up,
to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

It's precisely the disappointing stories,
which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning,
that sound true to life.
- Max Frisch

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated,
set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
- Les Brown

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little
tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great
whole of life dawn on you.
- Phillips Brooks

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth,
with all of its pain, drama, and challenges,
is a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis

I think essentially the meaning of life is probably
the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result.
- Charisma Carpenter

Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give
our own lives meaning and purpose,
free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.
- Walter Kaufmann

Life is like art.
You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
- Charles de Lint

Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning.
You either have it or you don't, regardless of the
state of the world that surrounds you.
- Vaclav Havel

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life.
It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena
that exist in all of creation.
- Michael Jackson

For the Absolute, as we now know, all life is individual,
but is individual as expressing a meaning.
- Josiah Royce

Life has meaning only in the struggle.
Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods.
So let us celebrate the struggle!
- Stevie Wonder

Love of man for woman - love of woman for man.
That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.
- Zane Grey

We die.
That may be the meaning of life.
But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives.
- Toni Morrison

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing
so to overcome the passive,
indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

I feel lucky.
I think acting can help to keep you young.
It does make you feel there's meaning in your life.
- Jane Badler

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give to our life,
an individual meaning, an individual plot,
like an individual novel, a book for each person.
- Anais Nin


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