Existence Quotes

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

Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.

Ayn Rand

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.

Arthur Keith

There has been a lot said about the sacredness of our land which is our body; and the values of our culture which is our soul; but water is the blood of our tribes, and if its life-giving flow is stopped, or it is polluted, all else will die and the many thousands of years of our communal existence will come to an end.

Frank Tenorio

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.

Pam Brown

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.

Joseph Conrad

Gaiety that sweetens existence and makes it wholesome - a sense of humor, a zest of enjoyment - this is the accompaniment of courage which gives it a supreme value. Something of the high laughter of a Cyrano de Bergerac - the world needs it.

Dr. Herbert Hichen

There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.

Charles Baudelaire
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