Existence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Existence

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Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


The Anarchists answer that the abolition of the State will leave in existence a defensive association, resting no longer on a compulsory but on a voluntary basis, which will restrain invaders by any means that may prove necessary.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


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 ~


Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
~By Lord Byron ~


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 ~


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been in existence for most of this century.
~By C. Everett Koop ~


I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
~By Emily Bronte ~


Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran the risk of being regarded ridiculous. Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


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 ~


In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.
~By Jeremy Collier ~


The truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is that they don't prevent Israel from existing or even flourishing, they prevent Palestine from coming into existence.
~By Michael Medved ~


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 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 ~


God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.
~By Donald Knuth ~


A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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


When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.
~By Todd Solondz ~


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


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 ~


It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
~By O. Henry ~


Each and every day, Israel's very existence is at stake.
~By John Boehner ~


We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life.
~By Ernie Harwell ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence... which we eventually did, but it took a few years.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


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 ~


Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.
~By Stephen Harper ~


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


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 ~


To the socialist no nation is free whose national existence is based upon the enslavement of another people, for to him colonial peoples, too, are peoples, and, as such, parts of the national state.
~By Karl Liebknecht ~


The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Playing a fashion designer could be the bane of my existence because I am married to a fashion designer.
~By Lori Loughlin ~


This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
~By Herman Hesse ~


Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have been turned into second-class citizens by a government that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God.
~By Michael Newdow ~


Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
~By David Lodge ~


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 ~


Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.
~By bell hooks ~


Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.
~By Arthur H. Compton ~


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


If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.
~By Uta Hagen ~


The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.
~By Aime Cesaire ~


The existence is a tremendous curiosity, with in the course of the years, the discovery of yourself in your inmost evolutions. With the age you feel better than you are, what you represent. Which means a little at the planet's scale.
~By Jacky Ickx ~


I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May '43. At this time, the aircraft was completely secret. I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in '42 - even in my position. This aircraft didn't have any priority in design or production.
~By Adolf Galland ~


Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
~By George Santayana ~


I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.
~By Nicholas Lea ~


Whatever things may have been in their origin, they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard to their indications respecting other beings or influences the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
~By Goldwin Smith ~


I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.
~By Philip Warren Anderson ~


We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.
~By Stephen Ambrose ~


Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.
~By Frances Wright ~


Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
~By Bret Harte ~


Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
~By Herbert Read ~


Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


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 ~


For I never have seen, and never shall see, that the cessation of the evidence of existence is necessarily evidence of the cessation of existence.
~By William De Morgan ~


I wish to say to you that the life of an enlightened people and a vibrant nation cannot be measured by the life of an individual. A successful person is one who manages to lay down a new stone, a brick that would help firm up his nation's existence.
~By King Hussein I ~


The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of the gradual transformation of organisms from one condition of existence to another.
~By Ernst Mayr ~


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 ~


It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
~By Andre Breton ~


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


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 ~


All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
~By Max Planck ~


Whatever is referred to must exist. Let us call this the axiom of existence.
~By John Searle ~


Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2.
~By R. D. Laing ~


I think a lot of what is going on with kids who get pushed too far and attempt either murder or suicide is that they are trying to deal with their own non-existence for the people who are supposed to care most for them.
~By Richard Russo ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Much of what we see in America, what most people feel has been progress and good things, have been brought about by the existence of third parties.
~By Peter Camejo ~


Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


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 ~


Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
~By Frank Zappa ~


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


But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
~By Lord Byron ~


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


Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
~By John Clayton ~


Now, we occupy a lowly position, both in space and rank in comparison with the heavenly sphere, and the Almighty is Most High not in space, but with respect to absolute existence, greatness and power.
~By Maimonides ~


It is possible to demonstrate God's existence, although not a priori, yet a posteriori from some work of His more surely known to us.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.
~By Louis Althusser ~


The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?
~By Milan Kundera ~


The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
~By George Santayana ~


All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
~By Otto von Bismarck ~


Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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


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 ~

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