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American Boxer 1942-
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-
Show me one thing here on earth which has begun well and not ended badly. The proudest palpitations are engulfed in a sewer, where they cease throbbing, as though having reached their natural term: this downfall constitutes the heart's drama and the negative meaning of history.
German - American philosopher and psychologist 1900-1980
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
B. R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Italian Author, Playwright 1867-1936
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
Lydia M. Child
American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
American scholar, organizational consultant and author 1925-2014
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
Alfred N. Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether.
Friedrich von Schiller
German poet 1759-1805
Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.
American academic and social critic 1947-
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
American film director, screenwriter, and producer 1928-1999
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
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