Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see --i t is, rather, a light by which we may see -- and what we see is life.
The shaping of deeply felt values into meaningful, apposite form, is present in all communities, and will find some means of expressions among all.
Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of the meaning of our life.
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
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.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Artthe meaning of the pattern of our common actions in reality. The cloth-of-gold that hides behind the sackcloth of reality, forced out by the pain of human memory.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
If God exists and we are made in his image we can have real meaning, and we can have real knowledge through what he has communicated to us.
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
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.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.
Many find in sex and economics the meaning of life and the reason of it all. The consequence of this is that the goal of life for many has become a relief of tension.
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