Quotation Explorer - 'Significance'

Our task and challenge as human beings is to appreciate, in the same instant, both the infinite significance and absolute insignificance of life. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle
History is an amazing presence--it is the place where vanished time gathers. While we are in the flow of time, it is difficult to glean its significance, and it is only in looking back that we can recognize the hidden dimensions at work within a particular era or epoch. - John O'Donohue
A frivolous society can acquire dramatic significance only through what its frivolity destroys. - Edith Wharton
Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you? - William Hundert - The Emperors Club
The destruction of this universe would have no significance on a cosmic scale. - Stanley Kubrick
The destruction of this planet would have no significance on a cosmic scale. - Stanley Kubrick
If, as I have reason to believe, I have disintegrated the nucleus of the atom, this is of greater significance than the war.[Apology to the international anti-submarine committee for being absent from several meetings during World War I.] - Ernest Rutherford
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. - Pablo Casals
Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence. - C.G. Jung
It takes faith to find personal significance in your relationship with God rather than how much money you earn, how beautiful you look, how many toys you own, how many trophies you collect, or how much territory you conquer and control. - Charles R. Swindoll
Some people need significance more than they need another person. Change will only happen in a relationship when you realize it is not the person, but the "emotion" you desire. - Shannon L. Alder
it is (often) the quiet gesture which carries the most significance - the one which suddenly directs the symphony. - Mary Anne Radmacher
We each carry with us unique gifts, recognized and unrecognized. We long to harness those gifts in a way that gives life significance and helps us to matter more in the lives of others. - Tom Hayes
A consistent attitude of thankfulness will turn your success into significance. - Farshad Asl
When indeed does the temporal suffering oppress a man most terribly? Is it not when it seems to him that it has no significance, that it neither secures nor gains anything for him? Is it not when the suffering, as the impatient man expresses it, is without meaning or purpose? - Søren Kierkegaard
Restlessness is usually a sign of changes needing to be made, boredom, or loss of significance. - April Mae Monterrosa
As intellectualism suppresses belief in magic, the world's processes become disenchanted, lose the magical significance, and henceforth simply 'are' and 'happen' but no longer signify anything. - Max Weber
The wise man is one who knows, the significance and nothingness of his life. - Aditya Ajmera
Never underestimate the significance of the little things done out of a large heart of love. - Elizabeth George
The cross has become a symbol in much of the Western world, misused by many rock stars and others who do not comprehend its significance. - Billy Graham
Beautiful is the man who leaves a legacy that of shared love and life. It is he who transfers meaning, assigns significance and conveys in his loving touch the fine art and gentle shaping of a life. This man shall be called, Father. - Stella Payton
The discoveries of my life that were of greatest significance (1) When I discovered love, (2) When I discovered faith and (3) When I discovered one cannot be without the other. - Tonny K. Brown
I was brought up in a Christian environment where, because God had to be given pre-eminence, nothing else was allowed to be important. I have broken through to the position that because God exists, everything has significance. - Evangeline Paterson
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? - Laurence J. Peter
If I choose to write about sheep, it's just because I happened to write about sheep. There is no deep significance. - Haruki Murakami
The fundamental virtue of success is that it allows you to know the true significance of what it means to have the freedom to make your dreams come true. - Stacy Keach
Synchronicity - the sense of significance beyond chance - Elisabeth Y. Fitzhugh
This proves the significance of individualism; being able to face the music, to embrace it, and then create something beautiful from it. You can’t truly be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes and the pinnacle of life can only be reached when one can carve their own path. - Nadège Richards
Think different does not mean to think out of the box. It means to question what the significance of a box is? - priyavrat gupta
In spite of where we were, how we had gotten here and why we had come, I felt that at this moment of our lives, this place was exactly where we belonged. We were not drifting but rising, rising toward something right and of significance. - Dean Koontz
The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it. - Carl Becker
To express nostalgia for a childhood we no longer share is to deny the actual significance and humanity of children. - Perry Nodelman
The significance of a revolution will be known after the days have gone past us. When the children of the coming years wake up and like the albatross glide across the azure sky.The freedom to live a life of meaning and joy. - Avijeet Das
Only a few have learned to savor the significance of solitude. Those who can glory in being alone on occasion are the saint or poet or explorer. - William P. Barker
What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. - Epictetus
True Leadership is having multiple generations working together successfully and passionately to create significance. - Farshad Asl
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. - Roy Bennett
The feminine section of the proletarian army is of particularly great significance... the success of a revolution depends on the extent to which women take part in it. - Vladimir Lenin
The question is not what you look at, but what you see. It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon, however familiar, from a point a hair's breadth aside from our habitual path or routine, to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance. - Henry David Thoreau
From looking at your neighbor and realizing his true significance, and that he will die, pity and compassion will arise in you for him and finally you will love him. - G.I. Gurdjieff
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. - Oprah Winfrey
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance - Leo Buscaglia
Significance is not determined by the amount of time on stage but by what you do with the time you get. - Mansur Hasib
Opinion has a significance proportioned to the sources that sustain it. - Benjamin Cardozo
A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
You're the certainty of my uncertainty. Your significance defines the love and connection I have for you and I wanna thank you because you help me grow to become my full self and contribute meaningfully to this world we're both in. - Jayson Engay
Your success and significance in life is tied to the unleashing of the greatness in you. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain. - Kahlil Gibran
Los Angeles seems endlessly held between these extremes: of light and dark - of surface and depth. Of the promise, in brief, of a meaning always hovering on the edge of significance.
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. - Simone de Beauvoir
Without darkness, light loses its significance. रोशनी की तलाश करते है जो, वो जानते है कि रोशनी के लिए तो अंधेरे मे हो कर इंतज़ार होता है। - Harshit Walia
FR : Nous méritons toutes nos rencontres, elles sont accordées à notre destin et ont une signification qu'il nous appartient de découvrirEN : We deserve all our encounters, they are granted to our destiny and have a significance it behooves us to discover - Mauriac L
Remember that your role in this experience that we call life is quite significant! Never equate your significance to temporary stuff, or in comparison to others you’re more than that!~Steele Steele - Stormie Steele
A human being is an animal suspended in webs of significance which he himself has spun.
Great ambition without contribution is without significance. The Emperor's Club - Steve William Laible
To gain significance, you must first realise that you are insignificant. - Manoj Vaz
I prepared excitedly for my departure, as if this journey had a mysterious significance. I had decided to change my mode of life. "'til now," I told myself, "you have only seen the shadow and been well content with it; now, I am going to lead you into the substance."
A day without love and gratitude is a day without significance and wasted. - Debasish Mridha
Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. - Clifford Geertz
If I were given a choice, I would stand by Eve and eat that forbidden apple once again. Why? I know there is beauty and meaning and significance in the complexity of our lives on earth. Otherwise, we are just animals. I prefer us to be human. - J.D. Radke
Again Creb grunted. It was the usual noncommittal comment used by men when responding to a woman. It carried only enough meaning to indicate the woman had been understood, without acknowledging too much significance in what she said. - Jean M. Auel
Who hasn't been told "love you?" I don't put much stock in such words because it's the "I" that gives "love you" its true essence and intimate meaning, so unless someone can bring themselves to say "I love you," don't subtract from the significance by saying something less. - Donna Lynn Hope
The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning.The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end. - Vera Nazarian
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. - Václav Havel
[American] liberalism today sees no realm of human life that is beyond political significance, from what you eat to what you smoke to what you say. - Jonah Goldberg
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