150 Best and Most Insightful The Meaning of Life Quotes

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There are days when everything we feel seems to us to have meaning and sign. Perhaps the messages will be difficult for us to communicate with others, define, translate into words, but which for this reason seem to us decisive.

Even a small sign as tiny as a drop of a pin can change the direction of your entire life. So, here you can read our meaning of life quotes to contemplate the signs and messages conveyed on universe.

Meaningful life quotes on love

We never ask the meaning of life when we are in love. — Rajneesh

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. — Thomas Head Raddall

I have learned that you can go anywhere you want to go and do anything you want to do and buy all the things that you want to buy and meet all the people that you want to meet and learn all the things that you desire to learn and if you do all these things but are not madly in love: you have still not begun to live. — C. JoyBell C.

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

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

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Our job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in our life is to push our buttons. — Byron Katie

I’m not living the life I thought I would lead, but it does have meaning, purpose. There is love… there is joy… there is laughter. — Christopher Reeve

If you keep in mind that love and love alone is the reason for living, it will calm your heart and free you from your worries. — Harold Klemp

I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith. — Thea Bowman

Meaning of life quotes on happiness

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. — Dalai Lama

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 most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. — Audrey Hepburn

When you don’t know what you’re living for, you don’t care how you live from one day to the next. You’re happy the day has passed and the night has come, and in your sleep, you bury the tedious question of what you lived for that day and what you’re going to live for tomorrow. — Ivan Goncharov

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. — Erich Fromm

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. — E. B. White

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. — Myrna Loy

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. — Abraham Lincoln

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. — Dalai Lama

Short meaningful quotes about life

The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself. — Albert Camus

If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering. — Viktor Frankl

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. — Robert Louis Stevenson

The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself. — W. Somerset Maugham

To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. — Samuel Butler

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I don’t want to live, I want to love first, and live incidentally. — Zelda Fitzgerald

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. — Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. — Henry David Thoreau

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live – moreover, the only one. — Emile M. Cioran

The key to life is to become skillful enough to be able to do rewarding things. — Jim Rohn

The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow. — R. Buckminster Fuller

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You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. — Winston Churchill

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

I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it. — Charles M. Schulz

You were born to achieve, to release your inner power, to fulfill your uniqueness. — Eric Butterworth

Quotes about the meaning of life is to find your gift

Every one of us comes into this life with lessons to learn and gifts to give. — Shakti Gawain

A universe without purpose should neither depress us nor suggest that our lives are purposeless. Through an awe-inspiring cosmic history, we find ourselves on this remote planet in a remote corner of the universe, endowed with intelligence and self-awareness. We should not despair, but should humbly rejoice in making the most of these gifts, and celebrate our brief moment in the sun. — Lawrence M. Krauss

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ― Pablo Picasso

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ’I used everything you gave me’. — Erma Bombeck

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Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. — Bernard Meltzer

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. — Brendan Gill

People search for the meaning of life, but this is the easy question: we are born into a world that presents us with many millenia of collected knowledge and information, and all our predecessors ask of us is that we not waste our brief life ignoring the past only to rediscover or reinvent its lessons badly. — Erik Naggum

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

More meaning of life short quotes

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. — Frank A. Clark

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

Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world. — E.A. Bucchianeri

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. — Henry Miller

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. — Mark Twain

Go after what it is that creates meaning in your life and then trust yourself to handle the stress that follows. — Kelly McGonigal

To be who you are and become what you are capable of is the only goal worth living. — Alvin Ailey

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You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. — Albert Camus

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. — Alan Watts

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. — Rainer Maria Rilke

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. — Michael Jackson

The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face. — Linji Yixuan

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human. — Viktor E. Frankl

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. — Friedrich Nietzsche

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. — Robert Frost

Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. — Harvey Fierstein

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself. — Erich Fromm

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. — Henry David Thoreau

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. — Mark Twain

Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays. — Friedrich Schiller

When you can live forever what do you live for? — Stephenie Meyer

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. — Confucius

The meaning of life is that it stops. — Franz Kafka

The most important things are the hardest to say. — Stephen King

Heaven doesn’t make this life less important; it makes it more important. — Billy Graham

I am going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life. — Elsie de Wolfe

Art is the flower… life the green leaf. — Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. — Helen Keller

Life is a series of collisions with the future. — Jose Ortega y Gasset

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. — Robert Jones Burdette

What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. — Aristotle

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. — Mae West

Deep meaning of life quotes

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. — Alan Watts

Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification. — Albert Camus

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. — Viktor E. Frankl

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. — W. Clement Stone

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

If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering. — Viktor E. Frankl

Men live, and then they die. It is the quality of the process of living which matters, that and that alone. — Janet Morris

I don’t claim to know an over-arching ‘Meaning of Life,’ but I do operate under the understanding that life should not be lived under the pretense that it is simply a test propagated by an invisible, intangible, Creator-God. — David G. McAfee

If we carry this line of argument to its logical conclusion, the meaning of life consists of the flaws in one’s conceptions and what one does about them. Life can be seen as a fertile fallacy. — George Soros

Man can find meaning in life only through devoting himself to society. — Albert Einstein

True meaning of life quotes

We decided that it was no good asking what is the meaning of life, because life isn’t an answer, life is the question, and you, yourself, are the answer. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

To live is to play at the meaning of life. The upshot of this… is that it teaches us once and for all that childlike foolishness is the calling of mature men. — Ernest Becker

The meaning of life has not much to do with good and evil, right and wrong, duty, honor, country, or any of that. It has to do with cutting the right deal. — Nelson DeMille

They’re basically moments in which you’re in touch with the meaning of life, when your relationship to the rest of the universe makes sense. — Barbara De Angelis

When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life. — Stedman Graham

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. — George Bernard Shaw

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth. — Eliza Farnham

Life does not wait: Whether we spend our lives meaningfully or not, the time will be used up moment by moment. — Dalai Lama

One should not search for an abstract meaning of life … Life can be made meaningful in a threefold way: first, through what we give to life … second, by what we take from the world … third, through the stand we take toward a fate we no longer can change. — Viktor E. Frankl

Quotes about the meaning of life

I didn’t know the answers, but I could feel that the things that gave life meaning came from a place within and from the nurturing of values like tolerance, charity, and community. — Dick Van Dyke

The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light. — Stanley Kubrick

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will. — Paul Gauguin

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. — Harvey Fierstein

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

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him. — Henry David Thoreau

It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful. — Viktor E. Frankl

Man’s ideal state is realized when he has fulfilled the purpose for which he is born. And what is it that reason demands of him? Something very easy-that he live in accordance with his own nature. — Seneca the Younger

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none. — Richard DeVos

We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself. — Brian Cox

Life has meaning quotes

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

I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I’ve got. — Hermann Hesse

You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you realize that your life is the miracle. — Robert Breault

Only when you accept that one day, you’ll die can you let go, and make the best out of life. And that’s the big secret. That’s the miracle. — Gabriel Bá

We’re on this planet for too short a time. And at the end of the day, what’s more important? Knowing that a few meaningless figures balanced or knowing that you were the person you wanted to be? — Sophie Kinsella

Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. — Viktor E. Frankl

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. — Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. — Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement. — Hermann Hesse

We are born to love, we live to love, and we will die to love still more. — Saint Joseph

Thought-provoking the meaningful of life quotes

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer. — Joseph Campbell

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

Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us. — Jean Baudrillard

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

Man is a tragic animal. Not because of his smallness, but because he is too well endowed. Man has longings and spiritual demands that reality cannot fulfill. We have expectations of a just and moral world. Man requires meaning in a meaningless world. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

Man cannot live without some knowledge of the purpose of life. If he can find no purpose in life, he creates one in the inevitability of death. — Chester Himes

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. — Richard Bach

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. — Mark Twain

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. — Viktor E. Frankl

Life is meaningless, when we take a life, we take nothing of value. — Brent Weeks

Encouraging quotes about meaning of life to keep you strive

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. — Maya Angelou

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

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. — Whoopi Goldberg

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

In order to lead a meaningful life, you need to cherish others, pay attention to human values and try to cultivate inner peace. — Dalai Lama

Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams. — Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Everything in the phenomenal universe is straight line and circle. The horizon, our heads, arms, electrons, the oceans, planets and stars. Their principle function is to radiate. The task of the human being is also to radiate. — Alonzo King

For me, the meaning of life is pretty clear: Living things strive to pass their genes into the future. — Bill Nye

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. — Hans Christian Andersen

Quotations of meaningful of life

When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other. — Margaret J. Wheatley

A person repents when he comes to the place where he discovers that the will of God is the government of his life and the glory of God is the reason for his life. He only has repented who has changed his mind about his reason for being. — Paris Reidhead

If we die, we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us, it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life. — Gus Grissom

My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward. — Kenny Loggins

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. — E. M. Forster

The meaning of life, Nikodemos, is to live life with meaning. The purpose of life is merely to live it, perhaps to give it. — Janet Morris

As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have-something inside that is unique to all time. — Fred Rogers

The span of a man’s life – that is nothing. But what a man makes of that span – that is something. A man must make his own meaning for life. Meaning is not automatically given to life. — Chaim Potok

We are here for no purpose, unless we can invent one. — Kurt Vonnegut

Unique quotes on life with meaning

To go on vegetating in cowardly dependence on physicians and machinations, after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost, that ought to prompt a profound contempt in society. — Friedrich Nietzsche

We are likely to feel better when we go to bed tonight if we have an internal sense that we spent our lives meaningfully today. — Marianne Williamson

She didn’t need to understand the meaning of life; it was enough to find someone who did, and then fall asleep in his arms and sleep as a child sleeps, knowing that someone stronger than you is protecting you from all evil and all danger. — Paulo Coelho

I was giving a lecture and I said, that’s enough about The Photographic Life, meaning my biography, now let’s talk about the life of a photograph. And in that one instant I got the title for a potential next book. — Sam Abell

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. — Toni Morrison

The more we search for ourselves, the less likely we are to find ourselves; and the more we search for God, and to serve our fellow-men, the more profoundly will we become acquainted with ourselves, and the more inwardly assured. This is one of the great spiritual laws of life. — Shoghi Effendi

A guiding principle that addresses the meaning of life and is compelling enough to generate social cohesion and behaviors that serve the greater whole. — Doc Childre

We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die. — Muriel Barbery

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