Meaning And Purpose Of Life Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Meaning And Purpose Of Life

#1. There are many things that you can avoid by just knowing something. Knowledge of self is the most notable knowledge I pursue. By knowing myself, I avoided dead dreams and a meaningless life. - Author: Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
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#2. Men are just men - it is what they do, or refuse to do, that links them to good and evil. The truth is that an instant of real love, in the heart of anyone - the noblest man alive or the most wicked - has the whole purpose and process and meaning of life within the lotus-folds of its passion. - Author: Gregory David Roberts
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#3. I guess I liked the idea that ... well, that there might be some kind of larger meaning to life or whatever. My mother was into that. She had a nonreligious spiritual side to her, if that makes any sense. She believed in the idea of fate and destiny. An interconnectedness and purpose in life. - Author: Jessica Park
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#4. Convention serves a purpose: It gives life meaning, and without it, one is in a constant existential crisis. If you don't have the imposition of family to remind you of what is at stake, something else will. - Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
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#5. The only purpose of our lives consists in waking each other up and being there for each other. - Author: Johanna Paungger
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#6. Imagine that your life's efforts serve as a mark of God and that the only way the divine is seen, heard or expressed is through the legacy you leave behind. The yearning to make a difference is your need to express your purpose and derive meaning from your time on earth. - Author: Debbie Ford
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#7. We, animal and human, come to this time and space to have an experience embedded with our own divine purpose. - Author: Amy Miller
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#8. Give a reason for your existence and make a life out of it. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#9. The purpose of life is to fall in love, and never get caught. - Author: Robert Black
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#10. Happiness does not exist, nor should it, and if there is any meaning or purpose in life, they are not in our peddling little happiness, but in something reasonable and grand. Do good! - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#11. There are essentially two questions in life - a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is 'Who am I?' The material question is 'What am I to do with my life?' One leads to the other. - Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
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#12. To the contrary: His life hummed with meaning and purpose. But the meaning he wrestled from existence lay beyond the comfortable path: McCandless distrusted the value of things than came easily. - Author: Jon Krakauer
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#13. When we look at what has the strongest statistical relationship to overall evaluation of your life, the first one is your career well-being, or the mission, purpose and meaning of what you're doing when you wake up each day. - Author: Tom Rath
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#14. We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is. - Author: Arthur Middleton
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#15. What is life for?' he asked rhetorically. 'It's a way to evolve thought. And what is thought for? It's a way to be aware, a stage between the physical and the spiritual. And time? it's a good way to keep things separated. - Author: Raymond E. Feist
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#16. You think, because you have a purpose, Nature must have one. You might as well expect it to have fingers and toes because you do. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#17. Living is the purpose of life,
And meaning can be found therein.
I finds thou.
Thou becomes it.
And it begins again. - Author: Ken Kesey
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#18. The home only fulfills its true purpose when it is God-controlled. Leave Jesus Christ out of your home and it loses its meaning. But take Christ into your heart and the life of your family, and He will transform your home. - Author: Billy Graham
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#19. Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I'll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that's what I call pure, honest fun. - Author: Criss Jami
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#20. Life is what you make it and legacy is what you leave it. Stop trying to be perfect, stop waiting for perfection to find you, and start making your environment a product of you instead of the other way around. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#21. Many believe that they must discover their purpose for living, that life is about purpose. But, in truth, life is purpose. Meaning is found in the fact of life itself. So many people try to find fulfillment in what they do, instead of who they are and who I am. - Author: Dale Fife
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#22. Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#23. After all, a man's life, when all is said and done, should serve some greater purpose than that of a hero in a cautionary tale. - Author: Judd Trichter
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#24. Wake up and create a purpose for yourself. Don't ask the meaning of life, ask yourself the meaning of each given day. - Author: Austin Carlile
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#25. The artist lives to have stories to tell and to learn to tell them well. - Author: Criss Jami
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#26. Our cultural dilemma has nothing to do with children who don't read very well. It lies instead in the difficulty of finding a way to restore meaning and purpose to modern life. - Author: John Taylor Gatto
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#27. In order not to end up like the masses out there who are merely wandering and unsure of their goals and dreams, your objective must be clear. When your purpose is clear, your life will have meaning. - Author: T. B. Joshua
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#28. In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command. - Author: Muhammad Iqbal
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#29. The question of purpose and meaning becomes obsolete when you think beyond human life. - Author: Vatsal Surti
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#30. The hillsides and Alps looked as if they'd been sculpted and freshly seeded. Nothing appeared to be placed at random. The world is out of control, but the Swiss had purpose. They derived life's meaning from geography. - Author: Scott Haas
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#31. The enduring attraction of war is this: Even with its destruction and carnage it can give us what we long for in life. It can give us purpose, meaning, a reason for living. - Author: Chris Hedges
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#32. Life truly is what you make it. The purpose and meaning of life is the purpose and meaning that you give it. - Author: Steven Redhead
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#33. People are different and it is this uniqueness that also makes it imperative for the definition or meaning of success be left to each individual to determine. - Author: Archibald Marwizi
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#34. A person must claim the meaning behind his or her existence. How we live is our final testament to what we believed in and our journey through the corridor of time determines our decisive character. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#35. The serious problems in life ... are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#36. If I am going to be drowned - if I am going to be drowned - if I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees? - Author: Stephen Crane
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#37. The purpose of life is life. - Author: Dejan Stojanovic
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#38. What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning. - Author: Barbara De Angelis
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#39. The more you create authentic power, the more the characteristics of authentic power become yours, and the more meaning, purpose and joy enter your life. - Author: Gary Zukav
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#40. The spiritual journey is an adventure of exploration that gradually starts to open up before us when we are ready to begin asking the questions, "Who am I? and "Who are you? - Author: Mac MacKenzie
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#41. When people commit themselves to a certain vision of reality, it becomes their ultimate explainer. It serves to interpret the universe for them, to guide their moral decisions, to give meaning and purpose to life, and all the other functions normally associated with a religion. - Author: Nancy Pearcey
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#42. You will have fewer regrets in life if you start focusing and taking responsiblity for where you are and where you want to be. - Author: Deborah Day
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#43. This ancient affirmation of Scripture and the Christian tradition provides a teleological hope and direction that gives meaning to life now and moves us toward the future with faith and confidence in God's redemptive purpose and power. - Author: Cynthia Peters Anderson
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#44. A life of devotion to one's passion gives meaning to life. - Author: Avijeet Das
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#45. When we are courageous enough to begin exploring the 'Why's" and the 'Who's' of life, the 'How's' and 'What's' of life start to come into focus as well. " - Author: Mac MacKenzie
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#46. Every person interprets the silence that surrounds him or her. The eternal silence of the universe that we exist in is terrifying because it forces each of to ask what our purpose is, why are we here, and what should I do? - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#47. Eve was created to know and walk with God and to make him known to others by reflecting his character in her life. This is a woman's true path to fulfillment and meaning - the only way we will ever discover who we are and find our purpose. And it is accessible to all of us. - Author: Carolyn Custis James
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#48. Dear God, please make me believe that life has some sort of meaning and purpose. - Author: Donald O'Donovan
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#49. I know our policies work best to lift young men and women up - regardless of their background - so that they can choose their own path and live lives of dignity, purpose, and meaning. - Author: Carly Fiorina
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#50. The earth is not just for the clever and the strong. - Author: Shusaku Endo
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#51. As we begin to transform, illness and pain can also be seen as a "messenger" for spiritual growth. What does this illness mean? What can I learn from this? Why is the occurring in my life - Author: Teresa DeCicco
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#52. In a sane world I should be a great man; as things are, in this curious establishment, I am nothing at all; to all intents and purposes I don't exist. I am just a Vox et preaterea nihil. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#53. Sometimes people think they are looking for the meaning of life, when really they are looking for an understanding of why they are here. What their purpose is, the purpose of life in general. And that's a much easier question to answer than the meaning of life. - Author: Wendy Mass
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#54. The truth is in Jesus and it leads to the fullness of truth about God, man, creation, history, sin, righteousness, grace, faith, salvation, life, death, purpose, meaning, relationships, heaven, hell, judgement, eternity, and everything else of ultimate consequence. - Author: John F. MacArthur Jr.
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#55. Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. - Author: Gretchen Rubin
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#56. It has been my experience that nothing changes a person's life more than the discovery of one solitary truth: There is a meaning and purpose to life. More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life. - Author: Matthew Kelly
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#57. When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose. - Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
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#58. Love gives life purpose and meaning. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#59. Just imagine that the purpose of life is happinesss only-
then life becomes a cruel and senseless thing.You have to embrace what the wisdom of humanity,your intellect and your heart tell you: that the meaning of life is to serve the force that sent you into the world.Then life becomes a joy - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#60. God made you for a reason and your life has profound meaning! We discover that meaning and purpose only when we make God the reference point of our lives. - Author: Rick Warren
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#61. I just want to tell you if that's what You have planned for me, if I am meant to be an obscure flower in the corner of the expansive garden, I will live there and I will love You and I will bloom just for You -- only, always, ever. - Author: Sarah Thebarge
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#62. And this vague little smile is my all purpose expression the meaning of which I will leave to your discretion. - Author: Ani DiFranco
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#63. Before it began to open new wounds, the war healed quite a few old ones: it shook us out of our lethargy, our life took on new meaning, we no longer lived without a purpose, eating and sleeping and excreting like animals. - Author: Costas Taktsis
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#64. I have finally figured out the meaning of life: there's no such thing. And that's a beautiful thing, because that means that WE get to choose it ourselves. Life has no meaning besides the meaning you give it. You are indeed the author of your destiny. So why not write a book worth reading? - Author: Dean Bokhari
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#65. The purpose of existence is the education of the will. And the meaning of life is to learn to love the right things. - Author: Brandon Mull
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#66. Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story - a story that is basically without meaning or pattern. - Author: Eric Hoffer
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#67. Man's Chief purpose ... is the creation and preservation of values; that is what gives meaning to our civilization, and the participation in this is what gives significance, ultimately, to the individual human life. - Author: Lewis Mumford
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#68. Life is so full of meaning and of purpose, so full of beauty - beneath its covering - that you will find that earth but cloaks your heaven. Courage, then to claim it: that is all! - Author: Giovanni Giocondo
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#69. A person of character seeks true happiness in living a life of purpose and meaning, placing a higher value on significance than success. - Author: Michael Josephson
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#70. I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point. - Author: Laurence Fishburne
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#71. After his failed political career, Lincoln often pondered the question of the purpose of the meaning of life. In 1850 [ten years before he was elected President], Lincoln told Herdon [his law partner] How hard, oh how hard it is to die and leave one's country no better than if one had never lived. - Author: Ronald C. White Jr.
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#72. Well Buddhism, 'shmoodism', I didn't go to India looking for Buddhism. I was looking for truth, or God, or a better way of life or happiness, fulfillment, meaning, purpose. And a way to become peace in the world and not just fight for peace, as we had in the 60's. - Author: Surya Das
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#73. To be truly happy, you need a clear sense of meaning and purpose in life. - Author: Brian Tracy
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#74. What will you do with your self? Many men and women are still in darkness, trying to figure out the meaning and purpose of life. But no matter what you try to do with your self - whether you deny it, obliterate it, annihilate it, accept it or express it - believe me, it is still alive and kicking. - Author: K.P. Yohannan
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#75. Sometimes we exist long enough to lead the next generation; other times, only to plant a seed and let its resonations of our time here on Earth ripple into new waves. - Author: A.J. Darkholme
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#76. The theist can only find meaning by leaving this life for a transcendental world beyond the grave. The human world as he finds it is empty of 'ultimate purpose' and hence meaningless. Theism thus is an attempt to escape from the human condition; it is a pathetic deceit. - Author: Paul Kurtz
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#77. Today, I count myself blessed to have become a photographer. To be able to articulate the experiences of the voiceless, to bring their identity to the forefront, gives meaning and purpose to my own life. - Author: G.M.B. Akash
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#78. They were herded passively into the gas chambers. Weary of being hunted and persecuted, of living in constant fear, they dumbly awaited the hand of the sure physician, Death. For them life had lost all meaning and purpose. To prolong it would merely have prolonged their suffering. - Author: Miklos Nyiszli
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#79. To be young and to experience the feeling of being alive is a sweet feeling. To feel alive and to have a purpose and a goal to that life is better still. - Author: James Rozoff
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#80. A noble journey through the travails of time calls for a person to disregard conventional social, cultural, and moral contexts and strive to cleave a personal meaning that guides their existence. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#81. It is your birthright to have a life of meaning and purpose. Whether or not the people in your life have consistently celebrated your incarnation, you deserve to celebrate your existence. - Author: David Simon
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#82. As a society of unbelief, Western culture is devoid of a sense of journey, of adventure, because it lacks belief in much more than the cultivation of an ever-shrinking horizon of self-preservation and and self-expression. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#83. There is going on in the world today a quiet, bloodless revolution. It has no fanfare, no newspaper coverage, no propaganda; yet it is changing the course of thousands of lives. It is restoring purpose and meaning to life as men of all races and nationalities are finding peace with God. - Author: Billy Graham
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#84. Grab tightly to the reigns of passion and ride into glory for without it life would be stagnant and you would be a spirit without cause. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#85. The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#86. Inner-life questions are the kind everyone asks, with or without benefit of God-talk: 'Does my life have meaning and purpose?' 'Do I have gifts that the world wants and needs?' 'Whom and what shall I serve?' 'Whom and what can I trust?' 'How can I rise above my fears?' - Author: Parker Palmer
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#87. Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it. - Author: Walter Kaufmann
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#88. Earn by your efficiency and enthusiasm, The right to play higher and higher roles ,That is the meaning and purpose of life. - Author: Sathya Sai Baba
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#89. The removal of God from human consciousness means the removal of meaning and purpose from human life. - Author: Fazlur Rahman
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#90. Passionate hatreds can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. These people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. - Author: Eric Hoffer
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#91. We Born, Get Education, Get Jobs, Earn, Spend, Save And Eventually Die. That Can't Be Right. There Must Be Something Important We're Missing. We're Too Busy Following That Same Circle That We Forget Our Main Purpose of Life, To Know Ourselves ... - Author: Muhammad Imran Hasan
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#92. Nothing matters when you are dead, and, you are dead when nothing matters. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#93. If there is one thing the psychic taught me, it's that people and events are rarely who and what we think they are. They are more meaningful, more worth our attention-part of some finely choreographed, eternal dance that we would be wise to bow down before in gratitude and humility. - Author: Leslie Morgan Steiner
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#94. No child is taught to kill, but he has to be taught to love, respect, honor and value, not only his own life, but the lives of his classmates, parents and teachers. He has to experience love and acceptance. He has to know his life has purpose and meaning. No amount of money can do that. - Author: Cal Thomas
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#95. For me it has always been easier here, where only the fundamentals count, to learn what every man must learn in this world."
"And that, my lord?"
"Enough of the meaning of life to be ready to die. - Author: Margaret Craven
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#96. At the moment I'm so exhausted that I feel like cutting my throat, so the next news masy well be that I am across the river and under the trees: what is the meaning and purpose of life? Death. - Author: Delmore Schwartz
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#97. People from all walks of life share an innate drive for meaning, direction, and purpose. This drive to understand our life purpose seems as important to our psychological growth as eating is to our biological survival. - Author: Dan Millman
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#98. Success is a way of life that has meaning and purpose. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#99. [Life] is a dance, and when you are dancing, you are not intent on getting somewhere. The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance. - Author: Oliver Burkeman
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#100. I am sure now that life is not what it is purported to be and that nature, in the canny words of the Scotch theologue, 'is not as natural as it looks. - Author: Loren Eiseley
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