Great & Truly Meaningful Quotes – for Life and Work

It was more than 50 years ago that Paul Oscar Johnson, a Major League Baseball outfielder said: “The word ‘meaningful’ when used today is nearly always meaningless.”

We’ll try to prove him wrong… There are many great meaningful words, from the past as well as from the present.

Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly - Robert F. KennedyCollage of own and Shutterstock images; Foreground: Warren Goldswain, Background: Soccerwidow

Our hand-picked selection of quotes explores the philosophical concept according to which we create meaning and knowledge for ourselves. Each quote is a true affirmation of positive thinking.

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy, feel inspired and share with your friends!

Your work is to discover your work,
and then with all your heart,
to give yourself to it.

Gautama Buddha
(ca. 6-4 century BC, on his teachings Buddhism was founded)
There are two mistakes
one can make along the road to truth…
not going all the way,
and not starting.

Gautama Buddha
(ca. 6-4 century BC, on his teachings Buddhism was founded)
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work
a day in your life.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
There is nothing permanent
except change.

Heraclitus of Ephesus
(535–475 BC, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher)
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act,
but a habit.

(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher and scientist)
Happiness is not something ready-made.
It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama
(lama of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism,
founded by Tsongkhapa, 1357-1419)
Many people die at twenty five
and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.

Benjamin Franklin
(1705-1790, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States)

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