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Positive Quotes about Meaning

Let these Meaning quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

 

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

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

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

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

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
- George Carlin

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,
it loses all of its meaning.
- Andy Warhol

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day
for something other than itself.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You wanna know the meaning of life?
Fugedaboudit - It ain't happnin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not on how things are in themselves.
The least of things with a meaning
is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
- Jane Roberts

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Words differently arranged have a different meaning,
and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
- Blaise Pascal

You can't do without philosophy, since everything has
its hidden meaning which we must know.
- Maxim Gorky

It has been the acknowledged right of every Marxist
scholar to read into Marx the particular meaning that
he himself prefers and to treat all others with indignation.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly
begun to question the direction and meaning of our
society as it has developed over the past several centuries.
- Alex Campbell

Woe to the makers of literal translations,
who by rendering every word weaken the meaning!
It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter
kills and the spirit gives life.
- Voltaire

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether
represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind,
it seems suspended, complete unto itself,
somewhere in eternity.
- Lucinda Franks

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

I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves,
hard as I try.
Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
- Stuart Chase

The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev
and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives
to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.
- Stephen Cohen

My life has no purpose, no direction,
no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy.
I can't figure it out.
What am I doing right?
- Charles M. Schulz

Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped,
while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to
occupy the central place in the scientific study of language.
- Roman Jakobson

Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can
somehow register without consciousness.
- Katherine Mansfield

Ah, yes, divorce...
from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.
- Robin Williams

I have always believed, and I still believe,
that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way
we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
- Hermann Hesse

Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book.
No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
- Dr. Seuss

The most mysterious feminine factor,
the existence that we men,
we don't know.
It's woman.
It's feminine.
That's what the sword is about.
That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
- Ang Lee

But whether a couple is a man and a woman has everything
to do with the meaning of marriage.
- Jack Kingston

This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job,
the best example of wisdom.
- Paul Ricoeur

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times,
they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
- H. G. Wells

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

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.
- Winston Churchill

Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things,
they were in them, in all of them.
- Hermann Hesse

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the
myth in their own traditions,
so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.
- Joan D. Vinge

In our life there is a single color,
as on an artist's palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love.
- Marc Chagall

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and
the mourning that people do.
It's not a retail experience.
It's an existential one.
- Thomas Lynch

Love is our true destiny.
We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.
- Thomas Merton

If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning,
you better see if you can locate that check.
- Mahalia Jackson

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
intuitive observations of the natural world which may
have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker


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