Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life.— Anton Chekhov
Undeniable Meaningful Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons- NOT YOUR BUSINESS.
Life is relationships; the rest is just details.
Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
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.
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive;
enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power, or goodness. A life that does this is pregnant with meaning, and if God comes at the end, such a life is sacred.
We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving.
When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
Just as the good life is something beyond the pleasant life, the meaningful life is beyond the good life.
Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love - I think that's the meaning of this human experience.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful.
A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
You can retire from a job, but don't ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life.
Friends are an indispensable part of a meaningful life.
They are the ones who share our burdens and multiply our blessings. A true friend sticks by us in our joys and sorrows. In good times and bad, we need friends who will pray for us, listen to us, and lend a comforting hand and an understanding ear when needed.
You were born to achieve, to release your inner power, to fulfill your uniqueness.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Please don't settle for happiness. It's not good enough. Of course you deserve it, but if that's all you have in mind - happiness - I want to suggest to you that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice - that's more than a barren life. It's a trivial one.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error.
It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
There is no meaning if meaning is not shared, and not because there would be an ultimate or first signification that all beings have in common, but because meaning is itself the sharing of Being.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
On a cosmic scale, our life is insignificant, yet this brief period when we appear in the world is the time in which all meaningful questions arise.
The thought content of ghazals must be meaningful, related to life, it’s emotions of joy and sorrow. It must have the human touch, it should not be phoney.
You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Work is love made visible.
If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have.
This is my one and only life and it's a great and terrible and short and endless thing and none of us come out of it alive.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
The best stuff in life isn't stuff at all.
.. relationships, experiences & meaningful work are the staples of a happy life.
What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms.
You ain't got but one life. You ought to live it the way you want.
Live your life to the fullest.
It is not the destiny of Black America to repeat white America's mistakes.
But we will, if we mistake the trappings of success in a sick society for the signs of a meaningful life.