„The meaning of life is life itself.“

—  Bob Geldof

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Bob Geldof
Humanista irlandês 1951

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„Mechanics is a means or discipline for the realization of life, but not life itself. It ought to carry us to life itself.“

—  César Vallejo Peruvian writer 1892 - 1938

La mecánica es un medio o disciplina para pealizar la vida, pero no es la vida misma. Esa debe llevarnos a la vida misma, que está en el juego de sentimentos o sea en la sensibilidad.
Fonte: Aphorisms (2002), p. 53

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„The 'meaning' of life is not to be found in anything other than that life itself.“

—  Henri Lefebvre French philosopher 1901 - 1991

From Critique of Everyday Life: Volume 1 (1947/1991)
Contexto: The 'meaning' of life is not to be found in anything other than that life itself. It is within it, and there is nothing beyond that. 'Meaning' cannot spill over from being; it is the direction, the movement of being, and nothing more. The 'meaning' of a proletarian's life is to be found in that life itself: in its despair, or conversely in its movement towards freedom, if the proletarian participates in the life of the proletariat, and if that life involves continuous, day-to-day action (trade-union, political...).

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„The meaning of life is to give life meaning.“

—  Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997

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„To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is … the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.“

—  John Quincy Adams American politician, 6th president of the United States (in office from 1825 to 1829) 1767 - 1848

Report on the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution (c. 1846)

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„Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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„And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?“

—  Milan Kundera, livro A Insustentável Leveza do Ser

pg 8
Fonte: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Part One: Lightness and Weight

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„Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.“

—  John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952

This is a paraphrase of an idea that Dewey expressed using other words in My Pedagogic Creed (1897) and Democracy and Education (1916); it is widely misattributed to Dewey as a quotation.
Cf. James William Norman, A Comparison of Tendencies in Secondary Education in England and the United States (New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1922), [//books.google.com/books?id=qrmgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA140 p. 140] (emphasis added): "...there has for years been a strong and growing tendency in the United States under the leadership of Dewey, and more recently of Kilpatrick, to find an educational method correlative of democracy in society with the belief that education is life itself rather than a mere preparation for life, and that practice in democratic living is the best preparation for democracy."
Misattributed
Variante: Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.

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„Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.“

—  Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954

Fonte: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (2002), Ch. 2 : I'm Not an Accident
Fonte: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

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„Life’s meaning doesn’t come from God! Life’s meaning comes from life!“

—  James K. Morrow, livro Towing Jehovah

Fonte: Towing Jehovah (1994), Chapter 7, “Island” (p. 178)

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„Life itself is a quotation.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Quoted in Cool Memories (1987) by Jean Baudrillard, (trans. 1990) Ch. 5; heard by Baudrillard at a lecture given in Paris.

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„Cruelty is as old as life itself.“

—  John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos

The Midwich Cuckoos (1957), ch 19 - p.200 [Joseph]

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