Existence

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Existence has been variously defined by sources. In common usage, it is the world one is aware or conscious of through one's senses, and that persists independent of one's absence. Other definitions describe it as everything that 'is', or more simply, everything. Some define it to be everything that most people believe in. Aristotle relates the concept to causality


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The Statue of Liberty - The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part .

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Luca Giordano - Dream of Solomon - Karl W. Benzing:[So], non-existence of nothingness proves Basic Existence! Since God must be basic Existence, the mere presence of basic Existence proves the existence of God.
Wilamowitz, K.Borinski:Ananke remained an elusive outsider, often perceived as cruel. But it is important that at an early stage religious and philosophical speculation closely linked Ananke to the elements of the world's existence (among which Goethe included her too).

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  • And where we had thought to find an [[Wiktionary:abomination|abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.

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  • The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson:There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less. Its nature is satisfied, and it ...
  • There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less. Its nature is satisfied, and it ...

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John F. Kennedy:When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
  • They envy you for not envying them. One of the greatest sorrows of human existence is that some people aren't happy merely to be alive but find their happiness only in the misery of others.
  • The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However, vast darkness, we must supply our own light.

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  • The ultimate goal of the Web is to support and improve our web-like existence in the world. We clump into family, association, and companies.

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Orison Swett Marden: The universe is one great kindergarden for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson...
  • 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.

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  • We are responsible to ourselves for our own existence; consequently we want to be the true helmsman of this existence and refuse to allow our existence to resemble a mindless act of chance.

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P. D. Ouspensky:Man is confronted with two obvious facts: The existence of the world in which he lives; and the existence of psychic life in himself.

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Robert Peel:Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
  • Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

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Ronald Reagan:Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
  • It appeared to me that the dignity of which human existence is capable is not attainable by devotion to the mechanism of life, and that unless contemplation of eternal things is preserved, mankind will become no better than well-fed pigs.

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  • All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All pervading Vishnu, whose nature is Existence-Intelligence; just as the different ornaments are all made out of the same gold.

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