Meaning Quotes

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.

Victor Frankl

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Alfred Adler

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

Pythagoras

Meaning is not what you start with, but what you end up with.

Peter Elbow

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

Unknown

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

Mitch Albom

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.

Anais Nin

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

Ernest Hemingway

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Gustav Jung

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.

Dorothy Thompson

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.

Norm Papernick

Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery -- the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets -- is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.

Alan Watts

A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.

Samuel Johnson

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.

Elie Wiesel

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.

Tom Head

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.

Martin Luther King Jr

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.

Tenzin Gyatso

The shaping of deeply felt values into meaningful, apposite form, is present in all communities, and will find some means of expressions among all.

Dell Hymes

Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.

Jean Baudrillard

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Tony Robbins

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Tony Robbins

Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself.

Kurt Vonnegut

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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