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Quotes of existence

  1. There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results. – Aldrich Ames
  2. Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace. – John Desmond Bernal
  3. Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart. – Harry Crosby
  4. If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear. – Christopher Dawson
  5. I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell. – Kim Elizabeth
  6. The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. – Jim Fowler
  7. Have friends. 'Tis a second existence – Baltasar Gracian
  8. Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities. – Arthur Keith
  9. God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue. – Donald Knuth
  10. Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former. – Karl Kraus
  11. To the socialist no nation is free whose national existence is based upon the enslavement of another people, for to him colonial peoples, too, are peoples, and, as such, parts of the national state. – Karl Liebknecht
  12. Wherever modern translations of marked excellence were already in existence efforts were made to secure them for the Library, but in a number of instances copyright could not be obtained. – James Loeb
  13. The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence – J. B. Priestley
  14. As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. – Albert Schweitzer
  15. In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence – Armstrong Williams

Usage examples for existence

  1. At first he could see very little; but there could be no doubt that he was in a room which seemed to be of large extent, and for the existence of which he could by no means account. ” – Archibald Malmaison by Julian Hawthorne
  2. She had forgotten Mortimer's existence – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  3. “ " John's existence will be made miserable by this new honor thrust upon him," she thought. ” – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  4. “ No doubt its existence was one of the reasons for building this castle. ” – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  5. “ I never knew of your existence till yesterday. ” – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  6. “ To these poor men, now, a new existence opened. ” – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  7. Some one well acquainted with the existence of this door and who had means of opening it. ” – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  8. Well, I shall never forget how I found out its existence – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  9. This was the glorious day of Quesada's existence his glorious and last day. ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  10. That is, I think, the real human existence – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  11. Only I alone did not think, did not dream that this would be my future existence – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  12. It is part of our very existence here, sorrow and trouble without any end. ” – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  13. The only way to account for its present existence is that there is something about it that is not so easily seen. ” – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  14. Their existence had been known for only eight years. ” – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  15. Can any man doubt its existence – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  16. If there were any y in existence some of them would be x". ” – Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll
  17. They are free from the burden of human existence – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  18. It is possible that Stapleton did not know of the existence of an heir in Canada. ” – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  19. “ Is it possible that it could have been in existence and not brought to the notice of the King? ” – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  20. Was it possible that her existence meant so much to him? ” – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli

Idioms for existence