Meaning Quotes

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

Isadora James

Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn, the word "sophisticate" means, very simply, "obscene." A sophisticated story is a dirty story. Some of that meaning was wafted eastward and got itself mixed up into the present definition. So that a "sophisticate" means: one who dwells in a tower made of a DuPont substitute for ivory and holds a glass of flat champagne in one hand and an album of dirty post cards in the other.

Dorothy Parker

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Erich Fromm

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

C.S. Lewis

There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey.

Jim England

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

Aristotle Onassis

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

Nelson Henderson

Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God. Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is on the verge of an act of faith.

Paul Tillich

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.

Philip Wylie

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal -- well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis D. Brandeis

Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risks.

Shirley Hufsteddler

In its amplest meaning History includes every trace and vestige of everything that man has done or thought since first he appeared on the earth.

James Harvey Robinson

Marriage," "mating," and "love" are socially constructed phenomena that have little or no transferable meaning outside any given culture. The examples we've noted of rampant ritualized group sex, mate-swapping, unrestrained casual affairs, and socially sanctioned sequential sex were all reported in cultures that anthropologists insist are monogamous simply because they've determined that something they call "marriage" takes place there. No wonder so many insist that marriage, monogamy, and the nuclear family are human universals. With such all-encompassing interpretations of the concepts, even the prairie vole, who "sleeps with anyone," would qualify.

Christopher Ryan

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.

Thomas Aquinas

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Roberta Flack

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 life.

Greg Anderson

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Muhammad Ali

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

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

Epictetus

The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.

Unknown

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Gustav Jung

Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.

Gore Vidal
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