Existence Quotes

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

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

Erich Fromm

We don't exist unless we are deeply and sensually in touch with that which can be touched but not known.

D.H. Lawrence

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

St. Basil

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

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

Anton Chekhov

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

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

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

Rabindranath Tagore

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Aristotle

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Voltaire

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

Norman Vincent Peale

One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.

Morris West

I write songs and I sing them from the deepest part of my existence and I hope they connect with the deepest part of yours.

Ben Harper

If you place with God, you lose nothing, even if it turns out that God does not exist. But if you place it against God, and you are wrong and God does exist, you lose everything."

Peter Kreeft

The ego exists because we go on pedalling desire, because we go on striving to get something, because we go on jumping ahead of ourselves.

Osho

Why you exist, says Nietzsche with Sren Kierkegaard, nobody in the world can tell you in advance; but since you do exist, try to give your existence a meaning by setting up for yourself as lofty and noble a goal as you can.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

People like Thomas Aquinas would say we can't talk about God as a creator because we can only have in our heads the idea of a human creator and that can't apply to God. We can't even say that God exists because our notion of existence is too limited to apply to God. People were instructed to think about this in those terms.

Karen Armstrong

Incomprehensible and immutable is the love wherewith God loves. He did not begin to love us only on the day we were reconciled to Him by the blood of His Son; He loved us before the world was made, that we too might become His sons together with His Only-begotten Son, long before we had any existence....

St. Augustine of Hippo

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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