Quotes: existence

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  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
    Søren Kierkegaard
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    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
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
    Anatole France
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    Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
    Hannah Arendt
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    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
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
    Eric Hoffer
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    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.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    German pastor, theologian, spy, anti-Nazi dissident, and key 1905-1945
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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    A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
    Milan Kundera
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    A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
    John Stuart Mill
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    All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.
  • Charles Prince Of Wales
    Charles Prince Of Wales
    British heir apparent to the throne 1948-
    Charles Prince Of Wales
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    All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
    William S. Burroughs
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    America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    An ''unemployed'' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
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