Meaningful Quotes 

Communication is never easy. But when the greatest put their minds to it, they often come up with powerful and meaningful quotes. This collection of meaningful quotes will make you think and help you make sense of life, even if you sometimes despair that it has no meaning.

If you enjoy them, consider reading our Quotes About Life.

Meaningful Quotes About Life

  • One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. – Sigmund Freud
  • Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day – Dalai Lama
  • Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash. Louis Aragon
  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude – Maya Angelou
  • What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colourful – Joshua Foer
  • I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life – Corazon Aquino
  • Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own – Michelle Obama
  • Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand – Confucius
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change – Charles Darwin
  • Inspiration is the greatest gift because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day becomes more meaningful, and your life is enhanced when your actions are guided by what inspires you – Bernie Siegel
  • I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words – Ann Hood
  • Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity – Henry Van Dyke
  • Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments – Bryant H. McGill


Meaningful Quotes About The World

  • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell
  • I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together – Marilyn Monroe
  • There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self – Aldous Huxley
  • A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love – St. Basil
  • You can retire from a job, but don’t ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life – Stephen Covey
  • People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad – Fyodor Dostoevsky

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