Quotes on Essence Of Life

Change is the essence of life. Anatole France

Movement is the essence of life. Bernd Heinrich

Timing is the essence of life, and definitely of comedy. Bob Hope

Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life. William Feather

Clean water, the essence of life and a birthright for everyone, must become available to all people now. Jean-Michel Cousteau

Love is the very essence of life. Gordon B Hinckley

Spiritually, life is a festival, a celebration. Joy is of the essence of life; Agnivesh

Integrating the mind is the essence of life. Decide you will always say and do only what you feel is right. Then, you will come to tremendous clarity and conviction in the inner and outer worlds. Swami Nithyananda

It is said Somerset Maugham traveled the world with a notebook to learn the essence of life and Kafka sat in a room for the same objective. Yet Kafka came out with a better world-view. U. R. Ananthamurthy

To me, ugliness, grotesqueness - that's the essence [of life]. That's where you realize, it's not about all the consonance and the harmony. It's all the parts that are wrong that help explain why we're drawn to something - what the mystery is - just as much as the beautiful things. Carrie Brownstein

What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. Aristotle

Laughter is the very essence of religion. Seriousness is never religious, cannot be religious. Seriousness is of the ego, part of the very disease. Laughter is egolessness. Rajneesh

Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose. One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor in complaining about the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life. Anatole France

The absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, is derived almost exclusively through plants. Since light is the driving force of every cell in our bodies, that is why we need green plants. Maximilian Bircher-Benner

What's terrible is that there's nothing terrible, that the very essence of life is petty, uninteresting, and degradingly trite. Ivan Turgenev

I believe that the true value of life lies in work, diligence and innovation. After all, work is the essence of humanity. Sheikh Abdullah

Since the only life you can have is the life of the Spirit within you, you need but permit Its radiance to flow through your thought into self-expression. You are surrounded by a dynamic force, a great surge of living power. You are immersed in and saturated with the vital essence of Life. Its presence permeates everything, binding all together in one complete whole. Ernest Holmes

For thousands of years it has been understood that, just as civilizations have to come to an end, there can even be times of global extinctions. But always there are people who know how to gather the essence of life and hold it safely, protect it and nurture it until the next seeding. Peter Kingsley

A wound in the soul, coming from the rending of the spiritual body, strange as it may seem, gradually closes like a physical wound. And once a deep wound heals over and the edges seem to have knit, a wound in the soul, like a physical wound, can be healed only by the force of life pushing up from inside. This was the way Natasha's wound healed. She thought her life was over. But suddenly her love for her mother showed her that the essence of life - love - was still alive in her. Love awoke, and life awoke. Leo Tolstoy

Live life like its the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for Robert Frost

A change of heart is the essence of all other change, and it has brought about me a reeducation of the mind. Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Baroness Pethick-Lawrence

Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest reaches of music come thrillingly close to the central core and essence of life itself. Leopold Stokowski

Repose is the secret of all contemplation and meditation, the secret of getting in tune with that aspect of life which is the essence of all things. When one is not accustomed to take repose, one does not know what is behind one's being. Hazrat Inayat Khan

To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership-not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere. Ronald Reagan

LAUGHTER is the very essence of religion. Seriousness is never religious, cannot be religious. Seriousness is of the ego, part of the very disease. Laughter is egolessness. Yes, there is a difference between when you laugh and when a religious man laughs. The difference is that you laugh always about others - the religious man laughs at himself, or at the whole ridiculousness of man's being. Religion cannot be anything other than a celebration of life. Rajneesh

It is no valid objection that science as yet throws no light on the far higher problem of the essence or origin of life. Who can explain gravity? No one now objects to following out the results consequent on this unknown element of attraction... Charles Darwin

The essence of true education in one's life is to show the presence of mind, heart and soul to sense everything right. Anuj

Freedom is the very essence of life, the impelling force in all intellectual and social development, the creator of every new outlook for the future of mankind. The liberation of man from economic exploitation and from intellectual and political oppression, which finds its finest expression in the world-philosophy of Anarchism, is the first prerequisite for the evolution of a higher social culture and a new humanity. Rudolf Rocker

It is God who is the ultimate reason things, and the Knowledge of God is no less the beginning of science than his essence and will are the beginning of things. Gottfried Leibniz

The here, the now, and the individual, have always been the special concern of the saint, the artist, the poet, and-from time immemorial- the woman. In the small circle of the home she has never quite forgotten the particular uniqueness of each member of the family; the spontaneity of now; the vividness of here. This is the basic substance of life. These are the individual elements that form the bigger entities like mass, future, world. We may neglect these elements, but we cannot dispense with them. They are the drops that make up the stream. They are the essence of life itself. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Belonging to oneself-the whole essence of life lies in that. Ivan Turgenev

How so many absurd rules of conduct, as well as so many absurd religious beliefs, have originated, we do not know; nor how it is that they have become, in all quarters of the world, so deeply impressed on the minds of men; but it is worthy of remark that a belief constantly inculcated during the early years of life, while the brain is impressionable, appears to acquire almost the nature of an instinct; and the very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason. Charles Darwin

Somewhere in your life there will be an overriding theme to your quest - some part of your desire that cannot be denied without a terrible cost to the very essence of what you are. Are you going to ignore it, or do you have the courage of your commitment and the confidence to demand that life, humanity, or circumstances give you what you want, with no other excuse, reason or apology other than that you demand it? Stuart Wilde

So, the path of the co-creator is to be awakened spiritually within, which then turns into your own deeper life purpose, which then makes you want to reach out and touch others in a way that expresses self and really evolves our communities and our world. Certainly, we can't do that unless we activate ourselves first. That's why, for me, emergence is the shift from ego to essence. That is so important. Barbara Marx Hubbard

Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will. Coleman Dowell

In the past, humans hesitated when they took lives, even non-human lives. But society had changed, and they no longer felt that way. As humans grew stronger, I think that we became quite arrogant, losing the sorrow of 'we have no other choice.' I think that in the essence of human civilization, we have the desire to become rich without limit, by taking the lives of other creatures. Hayao Miyazaki

Psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love. Sigmund Freud

What we call love is in its essence reverence for life. Albert Schweitzer

Conflict is the very essence of life. Mary Roberts Rinehart

Adventure is the essence of life. Dick Rutan

And I deeply pray that everyone discovers that they can strip away anything that might be holding them back on every level, and can begin living life from the real essence of their own soul.? Brandon Bays

No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence-that which makes its truth, its meaning-its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream-alone. Joseph Conrad

Lilacs are May in essence. Jean Hersey

Urgh - essence of Millicent Bulstrode. J K Rowling

The essence of nature guiding is to travel gracefully rather than arrive Enos Mills

The essence of life will never be captured by even the greatest of formulas. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The essence of thought, as the essence of life, is growth. Oscar Wilde

My friend asked me the essence of life and I smiled. Michael Dolan

We ordinary people must forge our own beauty. We must set fire to the greyness of our labor with the art of our own lives ... What is the essence of this art of living? Of course, even this art should have beauty as its essence. Kenji Miyazawa

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

Love songs are one of the great essences of life, the only thing thats lasting. George Benson

The essence of life consists in thinking, and being conscious of one's soul. Joseph Joubert

The essence of spiritual life is simply to use our free will properly. Radhanath Swami

The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Aleister Crowley

The spiritual life is part of the human essence. It is a defining characteristic of human nature, without which human nature is not fully human. Abraham Maslow

Only when we are so old, only, are we aware of the beauty of life. Alice Herz-Sommer

The meaning of life can be revealed but never explained. Kenneth Rexroth

Because there's a clock attached to every beautiful woman. From the second she comes into her own, she begins to decline, because she begins to age. Aging is every beautiful woman's kryptonite. And so, yes, it's ridiculous and no, you don't have much time and of course it's not fair. Those three statements are the essence of beauty. Paul Rudnick

Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and attack unguarded spots. Sun Tzu

The essence of this law is that you must think abundance; see abundance, feel abundance, believe abundance. Let no thought of limitation enter your mind. Robert Collier

God is the efficient cause not only of the existence of things, but also of their essence. Corr. Individual things are nothing but modifications of the attributes of God, or modes by which the attributes of God are expressed in a fixed and definite manner. Baruch Spinoza

The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being Dalai Lama

Reality cannot be found except in One single source, because of the interconnection of all things with one another. I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general. Gottfried Leibniz

The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire. Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love. Rumi

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

The meaning of life is to see. Huineng

The meaning of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. John Landis Mason

The happiest time of my life is now. Marilyn Monroe

The essence of life is in remembering God. Kabir

I learned ... that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back - that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a one way street, isn't it? Agatha Christie

The essence of life is doing things for their own sakes. Bertrand Russell

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. Denis Waitley

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