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Meaning of Life Quote Collection

The Meaning of Life Quote Collection


It is said that only the bravest souls come to Earth school. Know that you are here because your spirit is highly motivated and remarkably  courageous.  The next time you question your purpose, remind yourself that you are an eternal being and your purpose is far greater than you can ever fathom. ~Randi G. Fine


The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. ~William Arthur Ward


The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation. ~Michael Jackson


The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. ~Leo Tolstoy


Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered; it is something molded. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  1. Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

  2. Life is a fabric, intricately woven by the fibers of our experiences. ~Randi G. Fine

  3. Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another.  ~Author Unknown

  4. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. ~Leo C. Rosten~♦

  5. We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love...and then we return home. ~Aboriginal Proverb

  6. Life is a little gleam of time between two eternities. ~Thomas Carlyle

  7. Living is not about focusing on what we are doing wrong. It is about improving what we are doing right and finding new ways to expand the experience of our personal journey. ~Randi G. Fine

  8. I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.  That's clear. Whether we believe in a religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life.  So, I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness. ~Dalai Lama

  9. The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence. ~Alan Cohen

  10. I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ~Oprah Winfrey

  11. When you see what you're here for, the world begins to mirror your purpose in a magical way. It's almost as if you suddenly find yourself on a stage in a play that was written expressly for you. ~Betty Sue Flowers

  12. Life is not discovery of fate; it is continuous creation of future, through choices of thoughts, feelings and actions in the present. ~Sanjay Sahay

  13. 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. ~Anaïs Nin

  14. Our purpose is to grow through the many challenges we face while knowing that life as we know it is very temporary. ~Randi G. Fine

  15. I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer. ~Jim Carrey

  16. Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told:  "I am with you kid.  Let's go." ~Maya Angelou

  17. I learned that one person hurting another really is like a hand curling into a fist to smash the foot. And that all that really matters is family and other people. And that the purpose of life is to find the Light of God, but not the light from some old guy with a beard sitting up there judging us. The light is the love we give each other on our way back home. And that God wouldn’t mind if we spent a little less time telling him how great he is and a little more time loving each other, and not just the people we’re supposed to love, but everyone. ~Paul H. Magid

  18. What else is life from the time you were born but a struggle to matter, at least to someone? ~Elliot Perlman

  19. Each day of human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay.  Each moment is etched with nature's grand design - do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things. ~Morihei Ueshiba

  20. Life is a journey and not a destination... the heart must be set upon those matters of character which are eternal and not upon those matters of sensation which pass away. ~Lynn H. Hough

  21. Life is but a blip on the radar screen of eternity. There is so much more... ~Randi  Fine

  22. Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. ~Kathleen Norris

  23. To the student I would say, "Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end there's a tough essay question."  ~Robert Brault

  24. Earth school provides us with an education of the heart and the soul, as well as the intellect. The scope of our instruction is dependent on our ability and readiness to accept the lesson laid out before us in the circumstances we face. ~Madisyn Taylor

  25. To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach. ~Havelock Ellis

  26. 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. ~Albert Camus

  27. Beyond work and love, I would add two other ingredients that give meaning to life. First, to fulfill whatever talents we are born with. However blessed we are by fate with different abilities and strengths, we should try to develop them to the fullest, rather than allow them to atrophy and decay. … Second, we should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it. As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment and work for peace and social justice, or to nurture the inquisitive, vibrant spirit of the young by being a mentor and a guide. ~Michio Kaku

  28. Life is problems. Living is solving problems. ~Raymond E. Feist

  29. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  30. We are 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.... ~Muhammad Imran Hasan

  31. Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. ~Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve

  32. Our instrumental part in the symphony of life is to allow love to create a space within our own awareness, through which the undreamed mystery may emerge as a knowable reality. ~Eric Michael  Leventahl

  33. We are born and we die; and between these two most important events in our lives more or less time elapses which we have to waste somehow or other. In the end it does not seem to matter much whether we have done so in making money, or practicing law, or reading or playing, or in any other way, as long as we felt we were deriving a maximum of happiness out of our doings. ~Clarence Darrow

  34. Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have – and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life. ~Philip Appleman

  35. Life and all that is in it is a gift from the infinite mind; And the only way that life can go wrong is by the limited finite mind. ~Eric Foley Saucier

  36. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Be a tree, give fruits, flowers, shade to others without expecting anything from others. Whatever you want from others first you have to give that to others. Whatever you give to others, you will be given in return. If you give love, respect to others then surely you will be given love and respect from others. That's why we should learn to give good things to others. ~Nelson Henderson

  37. The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious reallm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can. ~Paul Kurtz

  38. Everyone has a purpose in life... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals. ~Deepak Chopra

  39. The entire purpose of manifest existence is simply to facilitate the realization of who and what you really are. ~Metta Zetty

  40. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

  41. After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings. ~Richard Dawkins

When all is said and done, we will look back on the memories, understand the pain, and know that it was all worthwhile.

~Randi Fine~

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