Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.

Oscar Wilde

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must approve the homage of reason rather than of blind-folded fear. Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences.

Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded faith.

Thomas Jefferson

There was emptiness more profound than the void between the stars, for which there was no here and there and before and after, and yet out of that void the entire plenum of existence sprang forth.

Heinz R. Pagels

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.


The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

Between the desire And the spasm Between the potency And the existence Between the essence And the descent Falls the Shadow.

T. S. Eliot

Could anything be absurder than a man? The animal who knows everything about himself - except why he was born and the meaning of his unique existence.

Storm Jameson

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

Dale Carnegie

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.


There are always reasons for murdering a man. But there is no justification for his existence.

Albert Camus

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

Henri Bergson

Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.

Henri Bergson

In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom... Make no mistake, all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S.

William S. Burroughs

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

Edgar Watson Howe

Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.

Margaret Cho

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.

Andrew Jackson

The category of 'reportable incidents' does not exist per se.

Mike Fergus

Those things don't exist now. I think right now they're much more transparent in their accounting for their economy.

Cynthia Brown

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

Henry David Thoreau

Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.

Bertrand Russell

May my soul bloom in love for all existence.

Rudolf Steiner

Cooperation existed between Syria and Iran for years and will continue to exist.

Bouthaina Shaaban

Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.

Sir Philip Sidney

It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Frederick Buechner

That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.

Jean Paul Sartre

If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.

Uta Hagen

The weapons do not exist.

David Kay

There was nothing in existence when they started working on their application.

Randy Dehoff

I exist as I am, that is enough.

Walt Whitman

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.


It has a dream-like quality that takes you to places that don't exist.

Chris Lee

True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all.

Lord Mansfield

New Orleans as we know it does not exist.

Mark Smith

I cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation into any matter that may have come to our attention.

Bud Cummins

PRE-EXISTENCE, n. An unnoted factor in creation.

Ambrose Bierce

You can confine him to a miserable existence until he dies.

Gerald Zerkin

He who does not feel me is not real to me, therefore he does not exist. So, poof... vamoose, son of a bitch.

Jay z

She jolly well does exist. And I'll get you her picture by next Friday!

Anthony Blair

Affordable housing transcends our ability to zone it into existence.

Don Charles

It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist.

Charles Baudelaire

They come in and in a period of less than two days they can virtually wipe out all the menhaden that exist.

Rube Mcmullen

This leave has been in existence for as long as I can remember. This is not anything new.

Rick Costa

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

Teilhard De Chardin

Our position is that the zoning board does not exist to establish or create public policy.

Matthew O'connell

If it can be conceived at all - it must exist.

Anselm Of Canterbury

One difference that is crucial is that in those days, communications didn't exist, with no phones in homes or pockets. They didn't have TV. And yet command and control worked.

Andrew Lippman

Production is up, sales are up, and all that can exist without job growth.

Stephen Levy

A thing that has no value does not exist.

Robert Persig

Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.

Bret Harte

I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy.

Frank Zappa

...obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to, but only to be broken.

Adolf Hitler

They exist to ensure the affordability of homeowners insurance.

Bill Mellander

The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.

Arnold Bennett

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

George Orwell

Towns have very little control over stopping annexations as the laws currently exist.

Dave Combs

These things exist, they're part of the world.

Dan Farmer

Once he flew his flight, it was as if St. Louis didn't exist anymore.

Hugh Scott

We must guarantee the quality of the existence of the men and women of tomorrow.

Marc Forne Molne

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.

Salman Rushdie

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.

David Lodge

Everyone wants a magic button, but it just doesn't exist.

Sid Bala

The discoveries that one can make with the microscope amount to very little, for one sees with the mind's eye and without the microscope the real existence of all these little beings.

George louis Leclerc De Buffon

When you know you are doing your very best within the circumstances of your existence, applaud yourself!

Rusty Berkus

By and large, they offer something that is already in existence for free.

Vicky Taylor

Our story is not just about what we did, but about education and taking advantage of opportunities that exist.

Charles Mcgee

I do not comment on things that do not exist. There is no such a thing.

Didymus Mutasa

There are really no other tools that exist with the depth in the RF/microwave area as we have.

Afshin Amini

Magazines like this won't exist if women won't get behind them.

Michelle Theall

There's a lot of fraud that is not being identified as fraud, not being measured accurately. It's written off as bad debt. It's bad debt because the guy didn't exist.

Anne Wallace

Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.

Robert Anton Wilson

True competition doesn't exist when businesses offering the same services are treated differently, and consumers only benefit when there's true competition.

Tom Kinney

The cavities and shock will dissipate, leaving behind very little trace of their existence.

Paul Nulsen

I don't know if our program will exist after this season.

Sarah Morrison

[M]emory cannot exist without endurance of the things perceived, and the thing perceived cannot remain where it has never been.

William Harvey

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.

Norman Mailer

Bald eagles do not exist anywhere else on the planet. Bald eagles are our eagles. Nobody else can claim them. That's why they're our national symbol.

Jacques Nuzzo

If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We're not going to make it enjoyable to lose around here. It's going to be a miserable existence.

Mike Sanford

The JAL group's existence is at stake.

Haruka Nishimatsu

Happiness, I do not know where to turn to discover you on earth, in the air or the sky; yet I know you exist and are no futile dream.

Rosalia De Castro

God's only excuse is that he does not exist.

Marie Henri Beyle

Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

The accusation from Europe is completely groundless. Shoe dumping from China to Europe does not exist.

Chong Quan

Re-examining all of the federal departments and agencies and whether they should exist is the next great battle for conservatives.

Phil Crane

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.

Anatole France

The universe may / be as great as they say. / But it wouldn't be missed/ if it didn't exist.

Piet Hein

Existence precedes and rules essence.

Jean Paul Sartre

We have the notion that we exist but we have no way to prove it. 'I am' is the closest foundation we can get.

Stan Brakhage

We are a nonprofit, and we exist based on donations and our endowment and, of course, our fees.

Linda Thieman

And when I play they know I exist, and it leaves a space when I go.

Sunny Murray

I think this will be the catalyst for the demise of Florida's military boot camps. These dungeons will cease to exist.

Cathy Corry

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does.

Torquato Tasso

You don't even know if they exist.

John Fund

Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.

Richard Stallman

God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.

Donald Knuth

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.

Gen Michel Aoun

The technologies exist now to desalinate water very effectively, but they cost a lot. It depends on what you're using it for as to whether desalinating it is worth the effort.

Tom Mayer

It is a primitive form of thought that things exist or do not exist.

Sir Arthur Eddington

The central issue here is that Florida state law allows these arcades to exist.

Don Fiechter

Chances are, in five years they may not exist at all, or it may be something else, but right now it's better than going alone.

Hal Vogel

You would think the government would be able to produce direct evidence that my client attended a training camp. They cannot because that evidence does not exist.

Wazhma Mojaddidi

The government denied the archive's existence all these years, ... But when they had the chance, they didn't destroy it?

Youk Chhang

That doesn't exist right now. These folks are really operating on their own, trying every day to make a buck.

David Knowles

Where do you stage? Where do you go? You have to have communications, you have to have electricity, you have to have dry ground. These are all things that have to exist, and these are all things that don't exist in New Orleans.

James Carafano

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.

Katherine Whitehorn

If you want people to behave as Christians advocate, ... you should tell them that God does not exist.

George Monbiot

People say the American dream doesn't exist, but that's crap. There's opportunity everywhere and we're just a place for people to have that opportunity. Every year, they find it here.

Barbara Morgan

You can have just a lot and the building doesn't exist anymore, but it's an attraction for criminal activity and trash and the city can't declare it blighted anymore.

Amy Henderson

There are several districts, particularly in southern Afghanistan, where the government doesn't even really exist.

Sam Zarifi

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Vladimir Nabokov

I had inquired about it a couple of years ago, but it didn't exist at that point.

Jim Dooley

Beware of the community in which blasphemy does not exist: underneath, atheism runs rampant.

Antonio Machado

I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.

George Canning

And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music.

Lesley Garrett

Those rights don't exist today, but they will be coming and we want to be a part of that.

Tres Izzard

I want a fingerprint of my own and I want credibility, and that's all I want. I just want some substance to my existence.

Lisa Marie Presley

The developer should not even know such processes exist. They should be baked into the tools.

Soma Somasegar

It's a great way to give back. Without volunteers, trails would cease to exist.

Jeffrey Hunter

Democracy doesn't exist in Italy.

Maurizio Zamparini

Without the volunteers, World Care doesn't exist.

Lisa Hopper

Unless a customer sees improvement, there is no improvement. It doesn't exist.

Craig Cochran

There are assets here that do exist, and we remain hopeful.

Bradley Skolnik

There is no level of crime that is so bad... that rights no longer exist.

Jumana Musa

... But rather on the basis of epidemiological data or research, which according to the SAHRC does not convincingly exist in South Africa.

Leon Wessels

As far as we are concerned 'Mad Monday' doesn't exist.

Shane Richardson

In the first meeting, most likely (what) they will do is create a new atmosphere ... a climate for talks that did not exist until now.

Dalia Itzik

The only city policies that matter with Rocky are the ones he agrees with, ... If he doesn't agree with them, they don't exist.

James Evans

Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.

John Berger

Rembrandt painted about 700 pictures -- of these, 3,000 are in existence.

Wilhelm Bode

If you have never been amazed by the very fact that you exist, you are squandering the greatest fact of all.

Jim Fiebig

Ape cultures are real. I think it's time to stop doubting that they exist.

Carel Van Schaik

They don't have a cult of personality, of the individual, in China. He was entering a culture in which our idea of celebrity just doesn't exist.

Nan Talese

War is a beastly business, it is true, but one proof we are human is our ability to learn, even from it, how better to exist.

M. F. K. Fisher

It's a natural progression to where the opportunities exist.

Fred Schmidt

If anything were found, we couldn't do anything because we didn't even exist in 1999, It's important that the truth must always be made clear.

Richard Pound

There's lots of different business models that are going to exist in this world.

John Samuel

We've been in existence for 30 years, so I guess we're doing something right.

Patricia Murray

Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.

Michele Shea

We recognize that the current arrangements have to change. The existence and extent of the loans has always been declared.

Francis Maude

Strangers often come up to me and say, "I saw you on television." To them it's a sort of confirmation that I exist.

Hugh Casson

The patient-matching stem cells no longer exist.

Roe Jung Hye

This wall must not exist. One day it will not exist.

Michel Sabbah

We do not have to agree with them but have to accept that they have the right to exist.

Botsalo Ntuane

A deadbolt is perhaps the most common way to improve upon that which already may exist in a door.

Mark Blum

This really hits hard. Our reason for existence is to find people.

Tim Jones

We just want to let her know we exist. That we're waiting for her.

Lisa Skinner

I just loved movies. I don't know why. I must have had it in my blood from the pre-existence.

Art Proctor

We're estimating a few thousand (people) who would have ridden the monorail if 'The Deuce' was not in existence.

Ingrid Reisman

This is the worst law you can even think of. It makes it criminal for El Centro to exist.

Minsun Ji

What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.

Peter Nivio Zarlenga

We believe we are in compliance with all of the rules and related guidance as they currently exist.

Cisco Systems

I am actually campaigning under the laws that exist now. And if those laws change, I will be happy to campaign under the new laws that come about.

Bonnie Neely

We're trying to create something new. Something that is not television but uses a little bit of television and a lot of the Internet; something that couldn't exist on television.

David Bohrman

It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.

Andre Breton

I exist in a state of almost perpetual hysteria.

Adam Hastings

I prefer an imperfect agreement that is living to an imperfect agreement that doesn't exist.

Olivier Deleuze

To find fulfillment...don't exist with life - embrace it.

Jim Beggs

We love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist.

Barbara Ehrenreich

The existence of a remedy could suggest to these consumers that the risk is manageable.

Joel Cohen

The Copenhagen criteria are rather clear. I don't think the existence of secret prisons would be compatible with that.

Friso Roscam Abbing

Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate.

Anthony Burgess

The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.

Malayan Proverb

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

I choose to live, not just exist.

James Hetfield

With vacuum fluctuations, we have to distinguish between evidence for the existence of the fluctuations, and for their energy.

Sean Carroll

The historic preservation has some concerns about architectural structures that exist on the property.

Chuck Wilson

This record has more than enough evidence to establish the existence of a hostile work environment.

Jim Fisher

Spoke of the existence of 'extermination camps' in Bosnia.

Alija Izetbegovic

Tomorrows only exist in the minds of dreamers and losers.

Robert Kiyosaki

There are so many opportunities here that don't exist in Latin American.

Diana Holland

As the community continues to grow, whether the best buy would locate down here or some other place in the community, that competition is probably going to exist anyway.

Ron Fehr

There is good evidence that senescent cells are not benign. But until now, no one has been able to confirm that they exist in appreciable numbers in old animals.

John Sedivy

For us, they're a non-entity. They don't exist to us. They don't deserve our attention or consideration. Their purpose is to spread hate, and that's not what we're about.

Keith Callaway

We are underrepresented. We are doing our best to break down the barriers that we believe still exist.

Nelson Castillo

The criterion is what are the needs and how best can we meet the needs that exist out there?

Sean Mccormack

I'm confident that the terrorists are aware that from the curb to the cockpit we've got additional security measures that didn't exist a couple of years ago.

Tom Ridge

All the ingredients for life on Mars exist.

Colin Pillinger

What is the value of your existence?

Stephen Evans

Art will never be able to exist without nature.

Pierre Bonnard

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

These are the first properties other than existence that we've been able determine.

Gerry Gilmore

There's a window of opportunity now that may not exist in one to two years.

Paul Carlson

Those children do exist somewhere in the world, and what they went through is just awful.

Brandi Hoffmann

Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Playing a fashion designer could be the bane of my existence because I am married to a fashion designer.

Lori Loughlin

Some of these pieces are huge. This is some of the biggest blown pieces that exist.

Terry Rischel

We just want to let her know we exist, ... That we're waiting for her.

Richard Skinner

He sold them in wooden crates. I have the only crate known to exist.

Ron Matthews

Problems only exist in the human mind.

Anthony De Mello

Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good....

St. Thomas Aquinas

Some people are addicts. If they don't act, they don't exist.

Jeanne Moreau

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.

Pablo Picasso

The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.

George Bernard Shaw

This was a stickup game with a toy gun because the Irving offer didn't exist.

Laura Miller

This bill proposes a fix for a problem that simply doesn't exist.

Sherrod Brown

The government denied the archive's existence all these years. But when they had the chance, they didn't destroy it?

Youk Chhang