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Existence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Existence

Please enjoy these Existence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

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Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

The sacred altar of all existence
is where we meet our ancestors
and our descendants yet unborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

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

If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much
more romantic and nomadic existence.
- David McCallum

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

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

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

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

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
- The Buddha

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Theodore Dreiser

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

Theories of evolution must provide for the creative
acts which brought such theories into existence.
- Michael Polanyi

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.
- Theodor Herzl

The existence of inherent limits of experience in no
way settles the question about the subordination of
facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
- Keanu Reeves

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not,
discovers to me his existence.
- Voltaire

Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas,
at the very circle of the Arctic Pole,
the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
- H. P. Blavatsky

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.
- Georg Brandes

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.
- Gene Wolfe

May my soul bloom in love for all existence.
- Rudolf Steiner

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

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.
- Max Planck

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.
- Ambrose Bierce

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.
- Frederick Buechner

I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons,
only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.
- Kim Elizabeth

Self-control means wanting to be effective at some
random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
- Franz Kafka

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons
made in order to examine analogies,
and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
- Giacomo Casanova

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

The observant Jew has his own sense of values.
Torah Judaism is his blueprint for this life,
his target for existence.
- Meir Kahane

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.
- Quentin Tarantino

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly
to destroy the reason for its existence.
- James Bryce

I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what
meaning I must give to my life,
but right now my existence is satisfactory.
- Lucy Lawless

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

As long as man labors for a physical existence,
though an act of necessity almost, he is yet natural;
it is life,
though that of this world, for which he instinctively works.
- Jones Very

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.
- Allan Bloom

One cannot legislate problems out of existence.
It has been tried.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

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.
- Sam Farr

It is by no means an irrational fancy that,
in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence,
as a dream.
- Edgar Allan Poe

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.
- Paul Getty

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

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

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

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.
- Ang Lee

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.
- Aldrich Ames

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

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

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

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.
- R. D. Laing

And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy.
The Exorcist not only ended that career,
it expunged all memory of its existence.
- William Peter Blatty

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.
- Meir Kahane

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.
- Elizabeth Janeway

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection
is the only theory we know of that is in principle
capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
- Richard Dawkins

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence,
democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued -
they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky

Not only is the self entwined in society;
it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.
- Theodor Adorno


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