Existence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Existence

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A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution.
~By Fanny Kemble ~


People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
~By George Santayana ~


Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.
~By Bodhidharma ~


Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
~By Erich Fromm ~


Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Once you accept the existence of God - however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him - then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
~By Morris West ~


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
~By Erich Fromm ~


Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
~By Denis Waitley ~


We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
~By Norman Mailer ~


I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.
~By Bede Griffiths ~


The existence of law is one thing; its merit or demerit is another.
~By John Austin ~


Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
~By Meir Kahane ~


What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.
~By George Byron ~


Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
~By John W. Gardner ~


Consciousness of myself, combined with complete ignorance of everything that does not fall within my sphere of thinking, is the most telling proof of my substantiality outside God, of my original existence.
~By Moses Mendelssohn ~


I couldn't care less about fashion. If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained in my closet for the rest of their existence.
~By Meryl Streep ~


But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. All of us were sinners before him and worthy of condemnation.
~By Hans Urs von Balthasar ~


What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


I'm not sure how aware of the rest of the world I am. I live a rather sheltered existence.
~By Julian Clary ~


What is the use of good painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.
~By Robert Musil ~


I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.
~By Paul Getty ~


A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
~By Charles Dickens ~


Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality.
~By Michael Arlen ~


People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract - physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
~By Auberon Herbert ~


The emergence of Pakistan, a decade ago, was an act of protest against the existence of privilege in the social order of the subcontinent of India.
~By Aly Khan ~


When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


I want to look at life - at the commonplaces of existence - as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
~By Christopher Fry ~


If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
~By Louis Leakey ~


So we can't go backwards, we can only go where the evolutionary trajectory is taking us and attune our ideas about ourselves and our existence to that course.
~By Thom Mayne ~


The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


In my plays I want to look at life - at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
~By Christopher Fry ~


We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
~By Wilfred Burchett ~


Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.
~By Doug Coupland ~


The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, 'What's it for?'
~By Robert Fulghum ~


Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
~By Mason Cooley ~


One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
~By Walter Scott ~


All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
~By James F. Cooper ~


The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.
~By Amiri Baraka ~


I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
~By Robert Mapplethorpe ~


I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
~By Theodore Dreiser ~


Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.
~By David Packard ~


I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
~By Jim Harrison ~


Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
~By Fyodor Dostoevsky ~


Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions which economic theory said would yield a single price.
~By George Stigler ~


Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
~By Sam Farr ~


First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount of diversity in life forms can develop once we have various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God.
~By William F. DeVault ~


Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
~By Arthur Keith ~


Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone.
~By Russell Hoban ~


Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time.
~By Edward Forbes ~


You seem to think that the only genuine existence evil can have is conscious existence - that no one is evil unless he admits it to himself. I disagree.
~By Gene Wolfe ~


Myth expresses in terms of the world - that is, of the other world or the second world - the understanding that man has of himself in relation to the foundation and the limit of his existence.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists.
~By E. M. Forster ~


In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type, and mentioned me.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty.
~By Georg Brandes ~


Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death, according to which biological death represents the final end of existence and of all conscious activity.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


And, moreover, it is art in its most general and comprehensive form that is here discussed, for the dialogue embraces everything connected with it, from its greatest object, the state, to its least, the embellishment of sensuous existence.
~By Friedrich Schleiermacher ~


I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence, you know?
~By Adam Rich ~


Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
~By Ayn Rand ~


One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
~By Morris West ~


Sexual relations, of course, have existed, exist, and will exist. However, this is in no way connected with the indispensability of the existence of the family.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
~By Allan Bloom ~


And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.
~By Nam June Paik ~


Analysis brings no curative powers in its train; it merely makes us conscious of the existence of an evil, which, oddly enough, is consciousness.
~By Henry Miller ~


A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.
~By David Brainerd ~


The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
~By Ang Lee ~


Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


If we need to be reminded to love one another, then we have already lost sight of the very essence of our existence.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
~By James Joyce ~


The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.
~By David Hilbert ~


The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
~By Jim Fowler ~


That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
~By Leonard Nimoy ~


I admit there's an element of brutality in all my work - it's part of the truth about human existence I always want to explore - but the last thing I'm trying to do is put on some kind of freak show, inviting people to get off on other people's pain and humiliation.
~By Todd Solondz ~


I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence.
~By John Frusciante ~


The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity.
~By Abraham Kuyper ~


The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


Those who believe in God because their experience of life and the facts of nature prove his existence must have led sheltered lives and closed their hearts to the voice of their brothers' blood.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


To me, human existence exists on a multiple level, not just on a two-dimensional level, not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say.
~By Ornette Coleman ~


An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there's a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes.
~By Evan Parker ~


Death is not extinction. Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
~By Oliver Joseph Lodge ~


There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.
~By Atom Egoyan ~

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