Being as we know it, the world as we come upon it, stands before us as otherness, remoteness. For all our efforts to exploit or comprehend it, it remains evasive, mysteriously immune. Being is unbelievable.
Who Is Man?, Chapter 5 (1965)
To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.
Police , at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
[So], non-existence of nothingness proves Basic Existence! Since God must be basic Existence, the mere presence of basic Existence proves the existence of God.
Ananke remained an elusive outsider, often perceived as cruel . But it is important that at an early stage religious and philosophical speculation closely linked Ananke to the elements of the world 's existence (among which Goethe included her too).
His wretchedness, and his resistance, And his sad unallied existence: To which his spirit may oppose Itself and equal to all woes .
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion .
And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world .joseph campbell
Only if you admit the existence of god does everything become meaningful.
The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun .
Indeed, in the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity .
When power leads man toward arrogance , poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts , poetry cleanses.
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is…the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind . It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.
Life is a wave which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict , but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying .
Everyone - pantheist , atheist , skeptic , polytheist - has to answer these questions: 'Where did I come from? What is life 's meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?' Those are the fulcrum points of our existence.
The very existence of government at all, infers inequality.
Concealment does not veil Him. His pre-existence procceeded time, His being preceded not-being, His eternity preceded limit.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Irony is the birth-pangs of the objective mind (based upon the misrelationship, discovered by the I, between existence [Existentsen] and the idea of existence.
They envy you for not envying them. One of the greatest sorrows of human existence is that some people aren't happy merely to be alive but find their happiness only in the misery of others.
We are responsible to ourselves for our own existence; consequently we want to be the true helmsman of this existence and refuse to allow our existence to resemble a mindless act of chance.
Man is confronted with two obvious facts: The existence of the world in which he lives; and the existence of psychic life in himself.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force ... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind . This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Existence is a mystery , and one should accept it as a mystery and not pretend to have any explanation .
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy . The savage's whole existence is public , ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All pervading Vishnu , whose nature is Existence- Intelligence ; just as the different ornaments are all made out of the same gold.
Statistically , the probability of any one of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise . We are alive against the stupendous odds of genetics , infinitely outnumbered by all the alternatives who might, except for luck , be in our places.