Depending upon whom one asks, the question, “What is the meaning of life?” may be one of the most profound questions of human existence or nothing more than a nonsensical request built on conceptual confusion, much like, “What does the color red taste like?”
Here are 10 quotes to get you thinking about the question:
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.
Viktor E. Frankl
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
The Dalai Lama
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth…
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it.
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.