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Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, , "Inspiration"


It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.

~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), , 1912


I set myself free into the blue-flowing sky,
I melt with the star-mist,
I am one with the moon's pourings.
I come limpid and easy to life,
Meeting its curves and its undulations, as the shore-line meets the sea,
As the sky meets the indenture of the hills.
~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Songs of Him: VII," , 1921


Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

~Marcus Aurelius,


Life winks as it passes me by
And is gone before my own blink of eye.
~Terri Guillemets


Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way around.

When finished, he places a hand on the young man's shoulder and says, "Do you have any other questions, my son?" Noah flips a page in his notebook and says, "You wouldn't know the meaning of lift, would you?" ~Robert Brault,


Life is not writ neatly with a steady hand between the prescriptive lines of a uniform, copy-book page; it is chaotic at the core — full of false starts, cross-outs, misspellings, and unsightly blotches.

What vision of moral life would I adapt to my life.

"O, great sage," he says, "tell me the meaning of life." The sage sits Noah at his feet and, with great solemnity, commences to unfold the meaning of life.

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

~Ogden Nash


I swing like a kid
and fall like an adult;
cry tears of gratitude
and pray in smiles;
hug and love, and later
hide under the covers;
wildly and humbly living
from dawn to the stars,
and ever back again.
~Terri Guillemets, "The chaos-harmony of life," 2002 #infj


I do like a little bit of butter to my bread.

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~Thomas Carlyle


I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation.


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~Alice Cooper, interview with Cal Fussman, 2008 August 2nd, for Esquire's January 2009 eighth annual Meaning of Life issue


To believe in immortality is one thing, but it is first needful to believe in life.

Finding 'The Purpose of My Life' is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for their existence

~Hans Christian Andersen


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~Erma Bombeck


[A]ll life budding like a rose and sparkling like its dew.

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This does not mean that caregiving is all of life.” Alice shows the opposite of good family time to hint at the reader of what is really going on behind the scenes.

What is the Purpose of My Life?

I believe strongly in the potential of graduate study and research to ameliorate the challenges of society to accelerate growth into new life changing solutions and drive progress in technology, the economy and other areas.

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~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), , 1882


[T]hat blessed mood,
In which the burthen of the mystery,
In which the heavy and the weary weight
Of all this unintelligible world,
Is lightened:—that serene and blessed mood,
In which the affections gently lead us on,—
Until, the breath of this corporeal frame
And even the motion of our human blood
Almost suspended, we are laid asleep
In body, and become a living soul:
While with an eye made quiet by the power
Of harmony, and the deep power of joy,
We see into the life of things.
~William Wordsworth, 1798


Though the circular round-and-round of routine be the bulk of life's affairs, make an occasional jutting diversion — of fun, love, or something that will outlast you — so that the shape and motion of your life shall resemble the lifegiving sun with bright rays shining forth from all directions.