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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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Time

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

 

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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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

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

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

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

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

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

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

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

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

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

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

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

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

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
- George Carlin

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
- Jane Roberts

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You wanna know the meaning of life?
Fugedaboudit - It ain't happnin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

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

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

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

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

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,
it loses all of its meaning.
- Andy Warhol

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced
from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

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

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
- Hannah Arendt

The principle of equity first came into evidence in
Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from
the physical meaning of the word.
- Herbert Read

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

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

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
- Miguel de Unamuno

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning.
It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit
we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
- Arthur Erickson

The true meaning of religion is thus,
not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold

Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays
the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.
- Dennis Banks

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

To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but
to grasp their full force and meaning.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning
is that it can only mean one thing.
- Ronnie Barker

You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting
of a totem for meaning is attached to every line.
You must be most particular about detail and proportion.
- Emily Carr

Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall
into their own mental bogs of meaning.
- Robert Smithson

Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
- Eric Gill

In both pop and disco, the meaning of the lyrics is not too important.
I have nothing I feel I particularly want to say.
- Giorgio Moroder

Words mean more than what is set down on paper.
It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
- Maya Angelou

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

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning,
by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing,
then we truly live.
- Greg Anderson

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
- Eric Hoffer

Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell,
wandering the world, meaning no harm.
- Graham Greene

Our lives are programmed at conception and are endowed
with purpose and meaning.
- Jeane Dixon

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the
myth in their own traditions,
so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
- Joan D. Vinge

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

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

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

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only,
but now and then I come across a passage,
perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me,
and it becomes part of me.
- W. Somerset Maugham


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