Existence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Existence

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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 ~


The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
~By Georg Simmel ~


Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


Existence precedes and rules essence.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
~By John Tyndall ~


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 ~


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 ~


This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


People are afraid of things they don't understand. They don't know how to relate. It threatens their security, their existence, their career, image.
~By Bill Laswell ~


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 ~


Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


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


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 ~


Existence of an excited state is not a prerequisite for the production of inhibition; inhibition can exist apart from excitation no less than, when called forth against an excitation already in progress, it can suppress or moderate it.
~By Charles Scott Sherrington ~


I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace.
~By Yitzhak Rabin ~


Absolute space, that is to say, the mark to which it would be necessary to refer the earth to know whether it really moves, has no objective existence.
~By Henri Poincare ~


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 ~


I'm laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.
~By Carlos Santana ~


I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression.
~By Adolf Galland ~


God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


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 ~


We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths have an existence independent and apart from our own minds. It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
~By James Newman ~


It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.
~By Susan Hampshire ~


From wonder into wonder existence opens.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


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 ~


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 ~


The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
~By Albert Camus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Beyond peace, there is no longer any existence possible.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


There's always been some moron-who usually went by the name of 'producer' - who would have to justify his existence, and interfere.
~By Frank Tashlin ~


Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
~By Donella Meadows ~


It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.
~By Frederick Buechner ~


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 ~


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


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 universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.
~By Paul Davies ~


The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


Certainly the existence of these huge nuclear force was important for the ultimate confrontation, let's say, over western Europe. You just can't use them to deal with a situation like Afghanistan.
~By Lloyd Cutler ~


Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
~By Lin Yutang ~


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 ~


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 ~


Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper.
~By Charles Mackay ~


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 ~


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 ~


The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


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 ~


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 ~


A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.
~By Kemal Ataturk ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Dualists hold that body and soul are separate entities and that the soul will continue beyond the existence of the physical body.
~By Michael Shermer ~


All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.
~By Vernon Howard ~


I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


The first and by far the most likely pattern is a return to agrarian existence.
~By Harrison Brown ~


The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
~By Pam Brown ~


The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.
~By Sidney Hook ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
~By Elizabeth Wurtzel ~


For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


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 ~


There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm. Peaceful coexistence corrupts.
~By Jiang Qing ~


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 ~


Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
~By Henri Bergson ~


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 ~


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 ~


If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
~By Romain Rolland ~


I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
~By Robert Burns ~


It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without being aware of their existence.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


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


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


An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


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 ~


North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


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 ~


The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, but the sexual love of one's earthly parents.
~By Ernst Haeckel ~


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 ~

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