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William F. DeVault Quotes and Sayings

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The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God.
- William F. DeVault

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.
- William F. DeVault

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

 

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

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Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

The sacred altar of all existence
is where we meet our ancestors
and our descendants yet unborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much
more romantic and nomadic existence.
- David McCallum

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
- The Buddha

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I believe in the compelling power of love.
I do not understand it.
I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
- Theodore Dreiser

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

Fate is nothing but the deeds committed
in a prior state of existence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence.
Join me in my desire for a greater self.
Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.
- Bryant H. McGill

A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its
participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt
neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
- Sigmund Freud

This planet Earth, the act of putting a roof over our heads,
our flesh and blood existence, it's all very temporary.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

Vocations which we wanted to pursue,
but didn't,
bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
- Honore de Balzac

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into
more or retreating into less.
One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
- Norman Mailer

With all our mastery over the powers of Nature we have
adhered to the view that the struggle for existence
is a permanent and necessary condition of life.
- Frederick Soddy

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly
to destroy the reason for its existence.
- James Bryce

At no period of our political existence had we so much
cause to felicitate ourselves at the prosperous and
happy condition of our country.
- James Monroe

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence,
in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary
and vital aspects of life.
- Joan D. Vinge

What is the value of your existence?
- Stephen Evans

The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware;
this to me is the most astounding fact.
- William Hurt

Just as everybody has the vote including women,
I think children should, because as a child is conscious
of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
- Gertrude Stein

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license,
such a statute creates a threat of censorship that
by its very existence chills free speech.
- Harry A. Blackmun

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence,
they would still be a one-party state,
because everybody would join the other party.
- Ronald Reagan

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness
is important to the quality of life of humans.
- Jim Fowler

To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect
for peoples without prejudice,
and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples,
equally, and free of threats.
- Hideki Tojo

I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence,
you know?
- Adam Rich

We owe our existence to our parents,
but we actually didn't have a choice.
- Leon Kass

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
has been in existence for most of this century.
- C. Everett Koop

To me, human existence exists on a multiple level,
not just on a two-dimensional level,
not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say.
- Ornette Coleman

Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas,
at the very circle of the Arctic Pole,
the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
- H. P. Blavatsky

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation
of human existence as a song unfinished.
Or an old address book.
- Carson McCullers

I called the New World into existence,
to redress the balance of the Old.
- George Canning

Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented,
interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose
existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
- Elizabeth Janeway

The truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is that they
don't prevent Israel from existing or even flourishing,
they prevent Palestine from coming into existence.
- Michael Medved

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths
have an existence independent and apart from our own minds.
It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.
- James Newman

As long as man labors for a physical existence,
though an act of necessity almost, he is yet natural;
it is life,
though that of this world, for which he instinctively works.
- Jones Very

When the French nation gradually came into existence
among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul,
a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
- Lytton Strachey

The emergence of Pakistan, a decade ago,
was an act of protest against the existence of privilege
in the social order of the subcontinent of India.
- Aly Khan

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey
of existence from the standpoint of value.
- Sidney Hook

Research challenges the materialistic understanding of death,
according to which biological death represents the
final end of existence and of all conscious activity.
- Stanislav Grof

I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
- Jim Harrison

Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power,
and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Thought is more important than art.
To revere art and have no understanding of the process
that forces it into existence,
is finally not even to understand what art is.
- Amiri Baraka

The existence of an area of free land,
its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement,
explain American development.
- Frederick Jackson Turner

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age.
They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
- David Lodge

Existence itself does not feel horrible;
it feels like an ecstasy,
rather, which we have only to be still to experience.
- John Updike

When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive.
Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
- Gao Xingjian

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite,
the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
- Saint Basil

How far the existence of the Academy has influenced French literature,
either for good or for evil, is an extremely dubious question.
- Lytton Strachey

Once you accept the existence of God -
however you define him,
however you explain your relationship to him -
then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things.
- Morris West


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