Quotes by existence
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Danish philosopher 1813-1855
People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
B. R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
American statesman 1882-1945
No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.
Abraham J. Heschel
Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
The supremacy of expediency is being refuted by time and truth. Time is an essential dimension of existence defiant of man's power, and truth reigns in supreme majesty, unrivaled, inimitable, and can never be defeated.Source: Who Is Man? (1965)
American writer 1902-1983
There is a totalitarian regime inside every one of us. We are ruled by a ruthless politburo which sets our norms and drives us from one five-year plan to another. The autonomous individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.
German pastor, theologian, spy and anti-Nazi dissident 1905-1945
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-1894
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
John Stuart Mill
English economist 1806-1873
All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.
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