Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.— Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Craziest Search For Meaning quotations
Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.
Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved.
It finds its deepest meaning in its spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance.
There are two races of men in this world but only these two: the race of the decent man and the race of the indecent man.
Success, like happiness, is the unexpected side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.
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.
The Americans may think they have 'liberated' Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves - they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty - seem to have a different idea what liberation means.
In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.
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.
If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.
Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
The sticker has no meaning, but exists only to cause people to react, to contemplate and search for meaning.
For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued;
it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.
Because your question searches for deep meaning, I shall explain in simple words
Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.
Why bad things happen to good people
The search for God means having the courage to set out on a risky path, it means following our restless hearts.
An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.
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.
the essence of philosophy is not the possession of the truth but the search for truth. ... Philosophy means to be on the way. Its questions are more essential than its answers, and every answer becomes a new question.
The artist is always searching for the meaning of life, his own and that of mankind, searching for truth. A system of uncertainty has entered our daily life. The pressures of mechanization and uniformity to which it is subject call for protest and the artist has only one means of expressing this, by music.
If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.
It is this spiritual freedom - which cannot be taken away - that makes life meaningful and purposeful.
No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.
A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play.
And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty and Love. What more is needed? Should there be a ‘meaning’ as well, that will be a bonus? If we waste time looking for life’s meaning, we may have no time to live — or to play.
You're searching... For things that don't exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings - there are no such things. There are only middles.
Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality
Humor was another of the soul's weapons in the fight for self-preservation.
What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life.
We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.
The word philosophy simply means a pursuit of wisdom, the purpose of life, and a search for Truth. However, this quest, because it originates with man, can never find the answers. In fact, man cannot reach God or know God by intellectual pursuit.
God created music as a common language for all men.
It inspires the poets, the composers and the architects. It lures us to search our souls for the meaning of the mysteries described in ancient books.
Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life.
The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living.
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves.
But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.