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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.
H. L. Mencken
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing 'real' was at risk, what would you do? You'd live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That's what the ghosts want us to do - all the exciting things they no longer can.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
James F. Cooper
The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
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
The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun.
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
B. R. Ambedkar
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one's nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
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