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Meaningful Quotes

There are times when people get confused and wander in search of an insight to lead a happy and meaningful life. These quotes will help you to learn the qualities or the factors needed to make your life meaningful and contented. In this article, we have listed some meaningful quotations and sayings. Read these quotes about life and to know the things that truly matter, redefining your views about life. You can also share these meaningful quotes with your friends, family members and loved ones.

Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

Gloria Steinem

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

Andy Warhol

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.

John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

Frederick Douglass

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

Confucius

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Dalai Lama

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Dr. Seuss

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.

William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

George Washington Carver

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

Hippocrates

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Peter Drucker

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Dale Carnegie

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities

Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again.

Michel de Montaigne

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.

Charles Lamb

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.

Leo Buscaglia

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.

Osama bin Laden

Your security is not in the hands of Kerry, Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands.

Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Kurt Cobain

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

Gloria Steinem

Law and justice are not always the same.

Aristotle

I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.

Woody Allen

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.

T. S. Eliot

Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same.

Thomas Hobbes

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

Anton Chekhov

One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.

George Eliot

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.

Benjamin Disraeli

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.

Peter Drucker

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.

Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Thomas Merton

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning Of life by ourselves alone- We find it with another.

Michel de Montaigne

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

Anatole France

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

Erma Bombeck

Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.

James Russell Lowell

Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.

Gene Tierney

Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen.

Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.

Robin Williams

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Jimmy Carter

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.

Stephen King

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Ernest Hemingway

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.

Virginia Woolf

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past

Dalai Lama

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

Voltaire

A witty saying proves nothing.

Alan Watts

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Lou Holtz

You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.

George Washington Carver

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

Marcel Proust

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

Arthur Ashe

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.

Alice Walker

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.

Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Peter Drucker

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.

Dale Carnegie

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

Henry Miller

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

Thomas Mann

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.

George Santayana

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

Carl Sandburg

Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life.

Andre Gide

God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.

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Hillaire Belloc

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Wallace Stevens

After the final no there comes a yes and on that yes the future of the world hangs.

Anatole France

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.

Henry Ward Beecher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Gene Tierney

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.

Franklin P. Jones

A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.

Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

Drew Barrymore

A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?

Lenny Kravitz

Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can't put their finger on me.

Pamela Anderson

I don't really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on. I don't think about what happened yesterday. If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out..

Edgar Allan Poe

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Ulysses S. Grant

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

Andy Warhol

I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?

John D. Rockefeller

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

Frederick Douglass

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.

Charles Dickens

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.

Leon Trotsky

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.

Douglas MacArthur

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.

Dr. Seuss

I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Charles Bukowski

It's possible to love a human being if you don't know them too well.

Lewis Carroll

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

Lou Holtz

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.

George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

Marcel Proust

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

Paulo Coelho

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

D. H. Lawrence

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

William Morris

The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.

Albert Schweitzer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Horace

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.

Carl Sandburg

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.