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Category: Life

So many people walk around with a
meaningless life. They seem
half-asleep, even when they're
busy doing things they think are
important. This is because
they're chasing the wrong
things. 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.

...make a radical change in your
lifestyle and begin to boldly do
things which you may previously
never have thought of doing, or
been too hesitant to attempt. So
many people live within unhappy
circumstances and yet will not take
the initiative to change their
situation because they are
conditioned to a life of security,
conformity, and conservation, all
of which may appear to give one
peace of mind, but in reality
nothing is more damaging to the
adventurous spirit within a man
than a secure future. The very
basic core of a man's living spirit
is his passion for adventure. The
joy of life comes from our
encounters with new experiences,
and hence there is no greater joy
than to have an endlessly changing
horizon, for each day to have a new
and different sun. If you want to
get more out of life, you must lose
your inclination for monotonous
security and adopt a helter-skelter
style of life that will at first
appear to you to be crazy. But once
you become accustomed to such a
life you will see its full meaning
and its incredible beauty.

Category: Life

So many people walk around with a
meaningless life. They seem
half-asleep, even when they're busy
doing things they think are
important. This is because they're
chasing the wrong things. 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.

Category: Life

Because children grow up, we think
a child's purpose is to grow up.
But a child's purpose is to be a
child. Nature doesn't disdain what
lives only for a day. It pours the
whole of itself into the each
moment. We don't value the lily
less for not being made of flint
and built to last. Life's bounty is
in its flow, later is too late.
Where is the song when it's been
sung? The dance when it's been
danced? It's only we humans who
want to own the future, too. We
persuade ourselves that the
universe is modestly employed in
unfolding our destination. We note
the haphazard chaos of history by
the day, by the hour, but there is
something wrong with the picture.
Where is the unity, the meaning, of
nature's highest creation? Surely
those millions of little streams of
accident and wilfulness have their
correction in the vast underground
river which, without a doubt, is
carrying us to the place where
we're expected! But there is no
such place, that's why it's called
utopia. The death of a child has no
more meaning than the death of
armies, of nations. Was the child
happy while he lived? That is a
proper question, the only question.
If we can't arrange our own
happiness, it's a conceit beyond
vulgarity to arrange the happiness
of those who come after us.

Category: Life

Leonard asks me if there's anything
I need to know before... I think
about it for a minute, turn to him,
say what's the meaning of life,
Leonard? He laughs, says that's an
easy one, my son, it's whatever you
want it to be.

Category: Death

The death of a child has no more
meaning than the death of armies,
of nations. Was the child happy
while he lived? That is a proper
question, the only question.

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Category: Death

Leonard asks me if there's anything
I need to know before he dies. I
think about it for a minute, turn
to him, say what's the meaning of
life, Leonard? He laughs, says
that's an easy one, my son, it's
whatever you want it to be.

Category: Life

I ask of life to shine meaning in
everyone who is searching.

Aurora Hernandez

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Vegetarian - that's an old Indian
word meaning "lousy hunter."

Andy Rooney

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Category: Golf

Playing the game I have learned the
meaning of humility. It has given
me an understanding of futility of
the human effort.

Abba Eban

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