61+ Best Meaning of Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

“What is the meaning of life?“, pertains to the significance of living or existence in general. Profoundly inspirational meaning of life quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Meaning of Life Quotes

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer. – Joseph Campbell

Philosophers can debate the meaning of life, but you need a Lord who can declare the meaning of life. – Max Lucado

Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. – Kurt Vonnegut

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. – Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve

The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. – Joseph Campbell

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Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have-and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life. – Philip Appleman

The meaning of life is to adventurously discover our gift. The purpose of life is joyfully share our gift with the world. – Robert John Cook

Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have – and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life. – Philip Appleman

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. – Leo Tolstoy

What’s the meaning of life? Other people. – John Green

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

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. – Anais Nin

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

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. – Robert Byrne


Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The meaning of life is not an unquestionable answer; it is an unanswerable question. – Terri Guillemets

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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. – Whoopi Goldberg

Life is meant to be fun, and joyous and fulfilling. May each of yours be that. – Jim Henson

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself. – Erich Fromm

The meaning of life is life. – Alan Alda

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another. – Thomas Merton

Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement. – Welwyn Wilton Katz

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. – H.H. the Dalai Lama

I ask of life to shine meaning in everyone who is searching. – Aurora Hernandez

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with truth. – Eliza Farnham

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. – George Bernard Shaw

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. – Pablo Casals

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives. Our lives mean exactly what we say they do – no more, no less. Each of us chooses their path in life. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meaning of life… I think the meaning of life is, I think it’s love. – Julie Benz

Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. – Morrie Schwartz

Purpose is what gives life a meaning. – Charles Henry Parkhurst

The man who is born with a talent which he is meant to use, finds his greatest happiness in using it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is. – Hermann Hesse

Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life. – Seneca

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life. – Albert Einstein

I don’t know the meaning of life, but I know compassion is the key. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life. – Elie Wiesel

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. – Les Brown

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – William Shakespeare

The meaning of life is to find a purpose to live for. – Aleksandr Sebryakov

The meaning of life can be found in the search. – Reza Farivar

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live – moreover, the only one. – E. M. Cioran

The meaning of life is that it stops. – Franz Kafka

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. – Ken Hudgins

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Phillips Brooks

We should give meaning to life, not wait for life to give us meaning. – Stacy

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. – Albert Camus

Why, in the presence of Death. Do we then, seek the meaning of Life. – Robyn Redmile

A: What is the meaning of life? B: I know, but I won’t tell you. – Mason Cooley

Life is rather like a tin of sardines – we’re all of us looking for the key. – Alan Bennett

I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I’ve got. – Hermann Hesse

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

Your life is what your thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

Sometimes questions are more important than answers. – Nancy Willard