The Meaning Of Life Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old the meaning of life quotes, the meaning of life sayings, and the meaning of life proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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 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

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


The purpose of life is a life of purpose.     

Robert Byrne

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


Noelani Musicaro

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

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

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

Nelson Henderson

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 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 regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.     

Albert Einstein