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Feeling Empty Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Feeling Empty

Let these Quotes about Feeling Empty help you to deal with that feeling of emptyness inside. If you have lost someone you love, honor the grief, and be kind to yourself. If you feel empty because you lack a life purpose, consider how you can be of service to the less fortunate. Being of service to others is a great cure for the empty feeling.

Life is empty and meaningless
because life is empty and meaningless.
- Werner Erhard

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

 

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan



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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman


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