Existence Quotes

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.

Lin Yutang

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

Stanislav Grof

We owe our existence to our parents, but we actually didn't have a choice.

Leon Kass

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

Donald Knuth

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

n short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.

Armstrong Williams

With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have adhered to the view that the struggle for existence is a permanent and necessary condition of life.

Frederick Soddy

The fact of God is necessary for the fact of man. Think God away and man has no ground of existence.

A.W. Tozer

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.

Sontag, Susan

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.

Updike, John

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Voltaire

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

Friedrich Nietzsche

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.

Aristotle

The potentiality of perfection outweighs actual contradictions... Existence in itself is here to prove that it cannot be an evil.

Rabindranath Tagore

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.

Henry Louis Mencken

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

Anton Chekhov

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.

Orison Swett Marden

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

St. Basil

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

Erich Fromm

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 theory of relativity is just as unacceptable to me as, say, the existence of the atom or other such dogmas.”

Ernst Mach
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