Existence Quotes

As we move through life, the force of fate creates events that we only appreciate when we reflect on our existence.

Ronald Harmon

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is the only sanction in life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

George Santayana

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.

George Santayana

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

Benjamin Disraeli

One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.

Aldous Huxley

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

AYN RAND

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

Religions sprang up among men to deal with the sometimes terrifying aspects of existence, to make sense out of the senseless, to explain things we find inexplicable

Gore Vidal

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.

Paul Tillich

I do not think our successes can compete with those of Lourdes. There are so many more people who believe in the miracles of the Blessed Virgin than in the existence of the unconscious.

Sigmund Freud

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.

Stanislav Grof

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.

Paul Davies

It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies

Abraham Lincoln

In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts

Albert Einstein

The nation which reposes on the pillow of political confidence, will sooner or later end its political existence in a deadly lethargy

James Madison

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

Erich Fromm

Atheism deprives superstition of its stand ground, and compels Theism to reason for its existence

George Jacob Holyoake

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.

John Maxwell

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.

Walter Benjamin

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.

Quentin Crisp

Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.

Kurt Goldstein

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

Albert Einstein
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