11 quotes that beautifully explain the philosophy of life

11 quotes that beautifully explain the philosophy of life

Life, as we know it, isn’t a destination to be reached. It is a journey to undertake. While all of us take this beautiful journey together, here are some quotes on the philosophy of life that bring out what life is all about!

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention…the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
– Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

“The notion that a human being should be constantly happy is a uniquely modern, uniquely American, uniquely destructive idea”
– Andrew Weil

“Life (as you call it) is an opportunity for you to know experientially what you already know conceptually. You need learn nothing to do this. You need merely remember what you already know, and act on it. ”
– Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book

“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
– Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“To proceed very far through the desert, you must be willing to meet existential suffering and work it through. In order to do this, the attitude toward pain has to change. This happens when we accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.”
– Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

“The truth is the thing I invented so I could live.”
– Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

“…It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.”
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” 
– Socrates

“Superstitious.” What a strange word. If you believed in Christianity or Islam, it was called “faith”. But if you believed in astrology or Friday the thirteenth it was superstition! Who had the right to call other people’s belief superstition?”
– Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.”
– Carl Jung

Keep reading more quotes and amazing books like ‘The Fault In Our Stars‘ to keep the spirit of life up and alive!

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