Purpose Quotes

Purpose Quotes by Robert Walpole, Mignon McLaughlin, Scott Turow, Common, Jack Canfield, Oprah Winfrey and many others.

The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term

The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
Robert Walpole
The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive – perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
Mignon McLaughlin
The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
Scott Turow
I attribute my ability to maintain cool to God, self-esteem, and knowing my purpose in life. It can’t be based on anything material or external.
One needs to have some sense of purpose. Next, you need to have a vision that grows out of that purpose.
Jack Canfield
Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you.
Oprah Winfrey
The arts teach and moralise by their beauty alone, not by translating a philosophical or social formula. For the truly artistic person, painting has itself as it’s purpose, which is quite enough.
Theophile Gautier
Think about Isis,” Jaz repeated. “And Sadie…there is a purpose. You taught us that. We choose to believe in Ma’at. We create order out of chaos, beauty and meaning out of ugly randomness. That’s what Egypt is all about. That’s why its name, its ren, has endured for millennia. Don’t despair. Otherwise Chaos wins.
Rick Riordan
Sometimes players need to gain time on the clock by repeating the position, but most often its purpose is to wear down the opponent psychologically.
Pal Benko
It has been my experience that nothing changes a person’s life more than the discovery of one solitary truth: There is a meaning and purpose to life. More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life.
Matthew Kelly
In the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, there is a small toaster-sized and shaped robot on the Death Star that guides Stormtroopers to where they need to go. I always liked that robot because I could imagine how to build it – and it served a real purpose.
Colin Angle
To me the purpose of life is to enjoy it! It’s to enjoy the gift, and to make sure that other people have an opportunity to enjoy the gift.
Elizabeth Lesser
Luck is just another word for tenacity of purpose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no other group of sinners in the world that is organized for the purpose of transforming the society in its own image
Scott Lively
What is the spiritual purpose of the arts? It is to learn structure. Once an artist creates a true structure, then divine love can pour into it and make it a living thing of beauty.
Harold Klemp
I have to be careful what I ask for in life, cause I always seem to get it! The good thing is, Ive got a purpose now, whereas before my purpose was to go out and party.
Robbie Williams
Happiness is not synonymous with pleasure. It is, instead, a deeper emotion that originates from within. . . . Happiness results from a sense of mental and moral contentment with who we are, what we value, and how we invest our time and resources for purposes beyond ourselves.
David Shi
There’s something about when humanity goes from hoping they get lucky in finding something fermented to doing it on purpose. They don’t understand what they’ve done until the late 1800s, but they know if they combine things in a certain way, they’ll get something magic.
Adam Rogers
That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Willa Cather
Because of Christ, even our catastrophes have purpose. God is preparing our character for the time when we will see Him face to face.
Kenneth Boa
The illusion of purpose is to be avoided. The illuion of lack of purpose is to be avoided.
Frederick Lenz
The nerve that never relaxes, the eye that never blanches, the thought that never wanders, the purpose that never wavers – these are the masters of victory.
Edmund Burke
Purpose is stronger than object.
Jim Rohn
The four great motives for writing prose are sheer egoism, esthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose.
George Orwell
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Alan Cohen
The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticise others.
Dalai Lama
Our purpose in founding the city was not to make any one class in it surpassingly happy, but to make the city as a whole as happyas possible.
I can assure you the National Federation is an organization of Republican women whose power, prestige, perception, and purpose will never be underestimated by anyone.
Gerald R. Ford
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowper
The main purpose of production is to manufacture items of good quality for daily use in abundant supply, thereby enhancing and improving the life for everyone and it is this goal that I am dedicated.
Konosuke Matsushita
History has an author who fills time and eternity with His purpose.
George W. Bush
Improvement of civic facilities is among our priorities, and for this purpose, education, health, infrastructure and transport sectors are being improved through revolutionary steps. Citizens will benefit from all these projects, and their living standard will be raised.
Shehbaz Sharif
Will power is but the unflinching purpose to carry the task you set for yourself to fulfillment.
George S. Clason
When you expand your awareness, seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.
Deepak Chopra
God does not stop at rescuing us; the purpose of that rescue is to enjoy fellowship with us.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Everything happens for the purpose of what you decide to do about it.
Robert Breault
Whatever you do, do it to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Go to the bottom of things. Any thing half done, or half known, is in my mind, neither done nor known at all. Nay, worse, for it often misleads.
Lord Chesterfield
Every one is witty for his owne purpose.
George Herbert
It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
Walter Benjamin
There is a longing among all people and creatures to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing in all of us we must respect each other.
Chief Dan George
Your past may not be perfect, but it was perfect for your purpose.
Bo Sanchez
The primary reason Jesus came to earth was to inaugurate the Kingdom of God. Often, we hear that the reason Jesus came to the earth was to die on the Cross. Jesus did come to die on the Cross, but that death on the Cross was for the purpose of establishing the Kingdom of God.
John Eckhardt
How we start our day determines how we create our life. Are you snoozing through your morning… snoozing through your life… and snoozing through your unlimited potential… Or are YOU committed to waking up each day with passion, purpose, and a plan so you can create the life you truly want & deserve?
Hal Elrod
I pray to be used in service to a greater purpose higher than my own
Oprah Winfrey
Clear intentions and clear purpose begets clear results.
Pharrell Williams
This is precisely the purpose of censorship – not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength.
Hedrick Smith
If you are always frightened for yourself you can’t act, and then life loses its purpose. You just have to tell yourself that, when you get right down to it, you don’t matter all that much.
Terry Brooks
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point from which one must begin.
Napoleon Hill
Better to leave dreams behind and go forward with purpose.
Anne Mallory
A profession that we are a nation “under God” is identical, for establishment clause purposes, to a profession that we are a nation “under Jesus,” a nation “under Vishnu,” a nation “under Zeus,” or a nation “under no god,” because none of these professions can be neutral with respect to religion.
Alfred Goodwin
The purpose of the world is for youto be lost in it, ultimately. The purpose of the world is for you to suffer, to create the suffering that seems to be what is needed for the awakening to happen.
Eckhart Tolle
If you don’t know the purpose of something, all you can do is misuse it.
Craig Groeschel
It is worthwhile for one to make an effort to achieve happiness. Just as the purpose of a plant is to grow, so it is that the main purpose of every human being is to survive and to grow until death.
Dalai Lama
Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.
Howard Thurman
Bush is going in the wrong way. And I dare say, that is what the strategy of his administration is, is just to wipe out government’s purpose for any social and economic justice at all. And I’m going to take the country in an opposite direction than he’s taking it.
Dennis Kucinich
The purpose of guilt is to bring us to the Lord, after that it has no purpose.
Mother Teresa
Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed: Who does the best his circumstance allows Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.
Edward Young
Find your purpose, find your voice.
Demi Lovato
Movies are a combination of art and mass medium, but television is so single in its purpose-selling-that it operates without that painful, poignant mixture of aspiration and effort and compromise.
Pauline Kael
From Apollonius I learned freedom of will and undeviating steadiness of purpose; and to look to nothing else, not even for a moment, except to reason.
Marcus Aurelius
The Universe knows all things and is responding to the vibration that you are sending. When you are sending your vibration on purpose, you are orchestrating what the Universe is aligning for you.
Esther Hicks
My purpose is to develop a country, to empower its population. It’s from that same population that will emerge the man or woman who will succeed me. And they will be chosen based on the consensus that they have the capacity to lead the country.
Paul Kagame
In my better moments, I think of apathy as purpose’s sleep. In my worse moments, when I’m trying to fix it or get rid of it, I call it feeling lazy, depressed, or useless.
Dawna Markova
One day, a philosopher asked, “What is the purpose of creation?” “Lovemaking,” said the Master. Later, to his disciples, he said, “Before creation, love was. After creation, love was made. When love is consummated, creation will cease to be, and love will be forever.”
Anthony de Mello
Those who are critical of my goals and dreams simply do not understand the higher purpose to which I have been called.
Andy Andrews
At KIND, our purpose is to spark kindness.
Daniel Lubetzky
Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited… It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.
Antonin Scalia
Move forward with purpose
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The primary purpose of going to college isn’t to get a great job. The primary purpose of college is to build a strong mind, which leads to greater self-awareness, capability, fulfillment, and service opportunities, which, incidentally, should lead to a better job.
Sean Covey
The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don’t mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.
Stephen Covey
It’s so hard to retain what your purpose is – or to even realize what it is.
Sinead O’Connor
Making money isn’t the backbone of our guiding purpose; making money is the by-product of our guiding purpose. If you’re doing something you love, you’re more likely to put your all into it, and that generally equates to making money
Warren Buffett
If life is so critical, if Anne Frank could die, if my friend could die, children were as vulnerable as adults, and that gave me a secret purpose to my work, to make them live. Because I wanted to live. I wanted to grow up.
Maurice Sendak
When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony, and work toward a definite objective, they place themselves in position, through that alliance, to absorb power directly from the great universal storehouse of Infinite Intelligence.
Napoleon Hill
Teach your students real-world writing purposes, add a teacher who models his or her struggles with the writing process, throw in lots of real-world mentor texts for students to emulate, and give our kids the time necessary to enable them to stretch as writers.
Kelly Gallagher
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.
Elizabeth Gilbert
“Americans do not presume to equate God’s purposes with any purpose of our own….”[Prayer] teaches us to trust, to accept that God’s plan unfolds in his time, not our own.
George W. Bush
To increase the flow of kundalini that will alter our perception, it is necessary to clarify the purpose of one’s being. This is to come to understand dharma.
Frederick Lenz
Man cannot live without some knowledge of the purpose of life. If he can find no purpose in life he creates one in the inevitability of death.
Chester Himes
The purpose of a funeral service is to comfort the living. It is important at a funeral to display excessive grief. This will show others how kind-hearted and loving you are and their improved opinion of you will be very comforting.
P. J. O’Rourke
It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.
Federico Fellini
Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose. Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities, but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.
Charlene Tilton
It’s all about the fungibility and money. If Planned Parenthood accesses hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and they use that for other purposes, then they can use other dollars to fund abortion.
Eric Cantor
I also like different records of mine for creative purposes and metaphorically wise.
People don’t want lots and lots of single purpose devices. They do not want to have to learn how to set up something for photos, another thing for music, another thing for video.
Bill Gates
Most of them [American politicians] are men of undoubted charm, ability, and incredible energy, and yet too often they lack purpose or appetite for anything beyond their own careers. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow
The depth of our belief in the Resurrection and the Atonement of the Savior will, I believe, determine the measure of courage and purpose with which we meet life’s challenges.
James E. Faust
The pursuit of your life is to come into [your] purpose. And the waste of your life is to miss that purpose.
T. D. Jakes
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure.
Sydney J. Harris
There could never be a more beautiful you; dont buy the lies, disguises and hoops they make you jump through; you were made to fill a purpose that only you could do; so there could never be a more beautiful you.
Jonny Diaz
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Dwight L. Moody
My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of all the Western stars until I die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is an immeasurable tragedy to spend a sizeable portion of one’s waking hours doing a job that does not excite you nor infuse you with a sense of purpose.
Gad Saad
When even despair ceases to serve any creative purpose, then surely we are justified in suicide.
Cyril Connolly
Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question– ‘Is this all?
Betty Friedan
We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may prevent its use for desirable purposes.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Purpose is the engine, the power that drives and directs our lives.
John R Noe
There is no temper more unpropitious to interest than desultory application and unlimited inquiry, by which the desires are held in a perpetual equipoise, and the mind fluctuates between different purposes without determination.
Samuel Johnson
You can’t make people work harder. People have to want to work hard and make a difference. Purpose matters.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
The acme of freedom from wealth is to desire to be possessionless even as others desire to possess.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov
A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.
Peace Pilgrim
Acting and the industry of making movies is beautiful, but it’s so exhausting and such hard work; if you don’t absolutely 100% want to do something, it defeats the purpose.
Debby Ryan
The purpose of life is not to do what we want but what needs to be done.
Christopher Paolini
As it is for a person, so it is for a company: having a sense of purpose is invigorating and motivating.
Jon Miller
Chick-fil-A is what it is today because of its people, purpose and product.
S. Truett Cathy
Life sometimes brings enormous difficulties and challenges that seem just too hard to bear. But bear them you can, and bear them you will, and your life can have a purpose.
Barbara Walters
Believe me, my sole purpose is to make as much money as possible; for after good health it is the best thing to have.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny–he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.
It’s essential to growth. It’s essential to maturity. It’s essential for equipping you, training you, so that you might be an available, clean, sharp instrument in His hands to accomplish His purposes.
Howard G. Hendricks
The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
Emma Bonino
What we need are mental and spiritual giants who are aflame with a purpose . . . We’re a race ready for crusade, for we’ve recognized that we’re a race on this continent that can work out its own salvation.
Nannie Helen Burroughs
I have encountered those who feel that libraries have served their purpose and are no longer needed. There are those who consider them a soft target when it comes to local authority budget cuts. In certain political quarters, there is a refusal to see that our public library service needs active protection.
Malorie Blackman
Every musical phrase has a purpose. It’s like talking. If you talk with a particular purpose, people listen to you, but if you just recite, it’s not as meaningful.
Itzhak Perlman
Believe that there is a purpose in your pain.
Kay Warren
As long you feel complete, loved and happy with a purpose, and you have the appreciation for every little thing that surrounds you, that’s success for me.
Omar Chaparro
The common element in all the special forms of contemplation is the loving, yearning, affirming bent toward that happiness which is the same as God Himself, and which is the aim and purpose of all that happens in the world.
Josef Pieper
I have only one purpose: to make people free, to urge them towards freedom, to help them to break away from all limitations, for that alone will give them eternal happiness, will give them the unconditional realization of Self.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
A permanent relationship is dependent on particular purpose or wealth.
I’ve moved about 10 times over the past 15 years. I don’t move for the sole purpose of getting rid of stuff. I’m not crazy. I also move so that I never have to wash any windows.
Ellen DeGeneres
It’s a matter of pride to me to get the film done fast, to get it done well. I understand the need for compromise. There is no such thing as a perfect shot, a perfect film. The purpose of film is not to make a monument to oneself.
Irvin Kershner
It must never be forgotten that the purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to sober up alcoholics. There is no religious or spiritual requirement for membership. No demands are made on anyone. An experience is offered which members may accept or reject. That is up to them.
Bill W.
Rule of art: let half-blind purpose lead you.
Mason Cooley
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
God may rationally be supposed to have framed so great and admirable an automaton as the world for special ends and purposes.
Robert Boyle
Parts exist only for purposes of figuring and describing, and as we figure the world out we become confused if we do not remember this all the time.
Alan Watts
Rap culture is interesting and different and has purpose but it has a non-romantic view of life and of social feelings. There may be a void in that.
Hal David
We must show new energy in fighting back an old evil. Nearly two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, and more than a century after slavery was officially ended in its last strongholds, the trade in human beings for any purpose must not be allowed to thrive in our time.
George W. Bush
It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.
Winston Churchill
I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.
Laurie Anderson
Competition is like experimentation in science, a discovery process, and it must rely on the self interest of producers, it must allow them to use their knowledge for their purposes, because nobody else possesses the information
Friedrich August von Hayek
Recovery is about purpose and meaning in life, not “sobriety” and meetings.
Stanton Peele
So those who wished for some central cosmic purpose for us, or at least our world, or at least our solar system, or at least our galaxy, have been disappointed, progressively disappointed. The universe is not responsive to our ambitious expectations.
Carl Sagan
There used to be a lot more politics in the Olympics, when the Soviet Bloc committed a lot of resources for propaganda purposes.
Jim Courier
If we are going to accomplish the global purpose of God, it will not be primarily through giving our money, as important as that is. It will happen primarily through giving ourselvs. This is what the gospel represents and this is what the gospel requires.
David Platt
She was a ghost in a strange house that overnight had become immense and solitary and through which she wandered without purpose, asking herself in anguish which one of them was deader: the man who had died or the woman he had left behind.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Strength has a greater purpose.
Pavel Tsatsouline
Up and down the the still sparsely settled coast of British North America, groups of men-intellectuals and farmers, scholars and merchants, the learned and the ignorant-gathered for the purpose of constructing enlightened governments.
Bernard Bailyn
I think my purpose was just to get out and sing. I love to sing. I wasn’t even in it for the – you know, the prize. I was, like, ‘Hey, man, I’m going to sing.
Fantasia Barrino
The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I’m from. Well, I can’t write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
Billy Ray Cyrus
A burning purpose attracts others who are drawn along with it and help fulfill it.
Margaret Bourke-White
Was I being groomed for some special mission? What possible purpose could an existence like mine serve? When I wasn’t drinking in crappy bars, I was home by myself reading: a life that was achingly lonely, and yet perversely designed to prevent anybody from ever getting close enough to really know me.
Heather King
What if your purpose is to take impeccable care of yourself so that you have the energy and joy to serve others?
Kris Carr
FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.
Felix Adler
The purpose and function of government is not to preside over change but to prevent change. By political methods when unavoidable, by violence when convenient.
Edward Abbey
The task of the artist is to make the human being uncomfortable.
Lucian Freud
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
James Allen
I think the whole experience of being a human being on the planet is such a mystery, to be honest. Trying to figure out one’s purpose and [asking] “What is it all about?”
Annie Lennox
The spiritual life is indeed a life of struggle; but it is also a life of well grounded hope. Hope is grounded in freedom, and freedom is grounded in all the high purposes and powers of spirit, human and divine. The last word of spirit is Victory.
Edgar S. Brightman
So that studio served its purpose, and still is working very well for other people right now.
Billy Sherwood
If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.
James E. Faust
The fundamental purpose of school is learning, not teaching.
Richard DuFour
As an artist, I often wonder what my purpose is or why I do what I do.
David Choe
My mother told me that everything in life happened for a purpose. She said all things were part of God’s plan, even the most disheartening setbacks, and in the end, everything worked out for the best.
Ronald Reagan
When your life is on course with it’s purpose, you are your most powerful.
Oprah Winfrey
Whoever, to whatever purpose or extent, initiates the use of force, is a killer acting on the premise of death in a manner wider than murder: the premise of destroying man’s capacity to live.
Ayn Rand
People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time-even when hard at work.
Marcus Aurelius
For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Robert Muchamore
Make the most of prayer. … Prayer is the master-weapon. We should be wise if we used it more, and did so with a more specific purpose.
Charles Spurgeon
The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.
Hannah Arendt
The purpose of life on earth is that the soul should grow – So Growl By doing what is right.
Zelda Fitzgerald
The thing about hope is that it doesn’t go away even when it serves no purpose.
Lauren DeStefano
Writers are entirely egocentric. To them, few things in their lives have meaning or importance unless they give promise of serving some creative purpose.
Doris Grumbach
Your purpose gave birth to you. It has molded and shaped who you are and what you do. Your purpose is the reason you live and breathe. Your purpose guides your heart, hands, and head. It is alive in you. It is there, within, that you must seek to know it and live it.
Iyanla Vanzant
My mother and father instilled in me a sense of purpose not defined by today’s street obsession with bling, cars or cribs.
Brian J. White
The most beautiful women I know are passionate, curious, funny and have a deep sense of purpose and they are all over 70! Finding these qualities in myself, and celebrating them in other women is the starting place of being Gorgeous for Good.
Sophie Heyman Uliano
Great companies connect to the heartstrings of their employees to make their purposes known.
Don Yaeger
As there are three of us come on purpose for the game, you won’t be so cantankerous as to spoil the party by sitting out.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
Paulo Coelho
My purpose is to acknowledge the wonder of being part of Creation. Though I myself don’t create anything, I make from what has been created.
Joel-Peter Witkin
The purpose is not that you might get more of the Holy Spirit, but that the Holy Spirit might get more of you.
Chuck Smith
This cement can be used in any situation and for any purpose to which any other mortar or hydraulic cement can be applied. It does not become perfectly hard within one or two months.
Canvass White
Science moves, but slowly, slowly, creeping on from point to point. …
Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs,
And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns. …
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Part of our purpose in life is to build a legacy – a consistent pattern of building into the lives of others.
Tony Dungy
I always say, you’re going to have to ask someone else, but I believe the purpose is to stand as a reconciler, a bridge builder.
Paula White
If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It took me a while and a lot of hard times to figure out my purpose, I am so happy with my life. I just want to help make other people happy too.
Vanilla Ice
It is too often forgotten that the gift of speech, so centrally employed, has been elaborated as much for the purpose of concealing thought by dissimulation and lying as for the purpose of elucidating and communicating thought.
Wilfred Bion
Every second counts. We are only on this earth for a short amount of time, and we get to decide how we want to use that time. And if one thinks that the purpose of life is to leave the world in just a little bit better place than we found it, it’s hard to think of anyone who has contributed more than Jane Goodall.
Brett Morgen
Atheistic morality is not impossible, but it will never answer our purpose.
Roswell Dwight Hitchcock
The primary purpose of life is in being in the NOW.
Eckhart Tolle
Nothing can produce so great a serenity of life as a mind free from guilt and kept untainted, not only from actions, but purposes that are wicked. By this means the soul will be not only unpolluted but also undisturbed. The fountain will run clear and unsullied.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
It is a rare person who can pierce the veil between ordinarly life, consumed with matters of physical survival, and pursuit of the empowered path of purpose and meaning unless he or she is motivated by a crisis. Most often we require the failure of some system of power that we rely on before we take action.
Caroline Myss
Words may inspire, but only ACTION creates change. Most of us live our lives by accident – we live life as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.
Simon Sinek
A cynic might conclude that the real purpose of the $500 million-a-year implant business is the implantation of fat in the bellies and rumps of underemployed plastic surgeons.
Barbara Ehrenreich
No idle word should be uttered. I understand a word to be idle when it serves no good purpose, either for myself or for another, and was not intended to do so.
Ignatius of Loyola
Multi-millionaires who pay half or less than half of the percentage of tax the rest of us pay justify their actions by saying they pay what the law requires. Though true, the fact is they found ways within the law to beat the purpose of the law – which, in the case of taxes, is that we all pay our fair share.
Simon Sinek
Great leadership isn’t shaped in the absence of opposition but in the presence of it. Great leaders draw us together by our universal humanity; they galvanize the wills of the willing; they draw clarity from the spigot of chaos.
Charles M. Blow
… there is one primary purpose of a Christian’s business: to serve God.
Larry Burkett
Complementary currencies work in addition to existing money, rather than replacing existing, official money. There are whole different families of complementary currencies. One of them is local currencies. One is regional currencies. Another is functional currencies. Another is social-purpose currencies.
Bernard Lietaer
If there be some who, though ignorant of all mathematics . . . dare to reprove this work, because of some passage of Scripture, which they have miserably warped to their purpose, I regard them not, and even despise their rash judgement.
Nicolaus Copernicus
No false knight or lying priest ever prospered, I believe, in any age, but certainly not in the dark ones. Men prospered then, only in following openly-declared purposes , and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
John Ruskin
I believe that the purpose of influence is to speak up for those who have no influence. And fame is not for our own benefit, or notoriety is not for our own benefit, it’s for leverage to do good.
Rick Warren
We’ve been filled with great treasure for one purpose: to be spilled.
Yoko Ono
Yesterday you asked me what the purpose of life is. I’ve thought about that ever since. I think it’s to do good no matter what life throws at you, to not let the pain turn you bitter. It’s something we have to learn, something we have to make ourselves become…Little kids don’t have to learn it. They already know.
Janette Rallison
Science has given to this generation the means of unlimited disaster or of unlimited progress. There will remain the greater task of directing knowledge lastingly towards the purpose of peace and human good.
Winston Churchill
The purpose of art is… to press forward into the whole of the external world and the soul, to see and communicate those objective realities within it which rule and convention have hitherto concealed.
Max Scheler
Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?
John Templeton
I know that God is intentional with everything that He brings to me and what He does for me. I’m not here just to be here. God made me intentionally! He created me on purpose, for a reason! To throw the shot put for sure. That’s one of the things I am created to do.
Michelle Carter
The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
Bill Watterson
We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.
Sigmund Freud
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
Adam Smith
Release for constructive purposes the power you already have, and more will come. Move on your path with unflinching determination, using all the attributes of success. Tune yourself with the creative power of spirit.
Paramahansa Yogananda
When you have a healthy body and mind that’s when you can follow your purpose and passion.
Harnaaz Sandhu
If you come face to face with some really challenging situations and tragic circumstances – you are going in there with a purpose. You are not going in there as a tourist.
Annie Lennox
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Mark Batterson
Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
Alain Resnais
The purpose of our lives is to find the purpose of our lives.
Thomas Merton
This is the purpose of theology. By it my life becomes clearer and more conscious.
Dorothee Solle
If I accept the fact that my relationships are here to make me conscious, instead of happy, then my relationships become a wonderful self mastery tool that keeps realigning me with my higher purpose for living.
Eckhart Tolle
Prayer wonderfully clears the vision; steadies the nerves; defines duty; stiffens the purpose; sweetens and strengthens the spirit.
S. D Gordon
You seem to have no real purpose in life and won’t realize at the age of twenty-two that for a man life means work, and hard work if you mean to succeed.
Lady Randolph Churchill
Art is about cosmic beauty. Science is about cosmic order. Religion is about cosmic purpose.
Paul G
It is difficult to spread the contagion of excitement without having a sense of purpose and direction.
Daniel Goleman
Art without color would lose much of its purpose.
Andrew Loomis
I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. Kennedy
The A-B-C’s of Living Life’s Purpose: A=Accept all things you can’t change. B=Be Grateful for all that you have. C=Constantly create progress towards to your goals & dreams.
Hal Elrod
The whole purpose of letting pain be pain is this: to let go of pain. By entering into it, we see that we are strong enough and capable enough to move through it. We find out that it ultimately has a gift for us.
Matthew Fox
Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right.
Eero Saarinen
If work is just going in every day and getting a check, it’s an ugly life. When you can make work a meaningful purpose, you’ve hit the jackpot for people.
Jack Welch
It is easy to become the dupe of a deferred purpose, of the promise the future can never keep.
Jane Addams
My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don’t think Kennedy should have done it. I don’t think Johnson should have done it, and I don’t think we should have done it.
Richard M. Nixon
No sign of purpose can be detected in any part of the vast universe disclosed by our most powerful telescopes.
Hugh Elliot
What is design? It’s where you stand with a foot in two worlds – the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes – and you try to bring the two together.
Mitchell Kapor
But we can perhaps remember, if only for a time, that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek, as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.
Robert Kennedy
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
Walter Scott
Our emotional mind will harness the rational mind to its purposes, for our feelings and reactions– rationalizations– justifying them in terms of the present moment, without realizing the influence of our emotional memory.
Daniel Goleman
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Arleigh Burke
We live in a world of breathtaking material plenty. That has freed hundreds of millions of people from day-to-day struggles and liberated us to pursue more significant desires: purpose, transcendence, and spiritual fulfillment.
Daniel H. Pink
I’ve been collecting crystals for many, many years for healing purposes and decoration. I guess since my name is Crystal, I have no choice.
Crystal Renn
It is horrible, yet fascinating, this struggle between a set purpose and an utterly exhausted frame.
Arthur Conan Doyle
My goal in life is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared
Mary Kay Ash
I would say if you are familiar with our history and the history of our art and literature that you see a clear cut pattern of people wanting to contribute, not only artistically, but in some practical purpose, for the benefits of the community.
Gil Scott-Heron
You cannot find any peace by escaping from human pain and suffering; you have to find peace and harmony right in the midst of human pain. That is the purpose of spiritual life
Dainin Katagiri
The self is made, not given
Barbara Myerhoff
All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.
William Herschel
We begin to ask questions, such as: “What is the purpose of life? What is my true nature? What is the source and origin of this entire creation?” When questions of this kind arise in a person’s mind, his or her quest for knowledge begins.
The deepest healing is the healing of the deepest wound. The deepest wound is the frustration of the deepest need. The deepest need is the need for meaning, purpose, and hope.
Peter Kreeft
He who sincerely seeks his real purpose in life is himself sought by that purpose. As he concentrates on that search a light begins to clear his confusion, call it revelation, call it inspiration, call it what you will. It is mistrust that misleads. Sincerity leads straight to the goal.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I think a lot of people get so obsessed with the wedding and the expense of the wedding that they miss out on what the real purpose is. It’s not about a production number, it’s about a meaningful moment between two people that’s witnessed by people that they actually really know and care about.
Jane Seymour
The team developer realizes that at times the leadership ‘torch’ must be passed on to others. This empowerment of others serves a dual purpose; it helps them hone their own team-building skills and it brings a fresh approach, perhaps even a special expertise, to the group’s efforts.
Marlene Caroselli
Being alive at 87 is quite an accomplishment if you’re curious, interested, seeing the fun out of life, doing things, having a purpose.
Art Linkletter
Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view.
Max Planck
God created man on purpose, and for a purpose.
Zig Ziglar
The struggle which is not joyous is the wrong struggle. The joy of the struggle is not hedonism and hilarity, but the sense of purpose, achievement and dignity.
Germaine Greer
Thanks to the night, we long for the day; thanks to the day, we long for the night! The purpose of the opposites is to make us long for something! Thanks to the crowds, we long for the solitude; thanks to the solitude, we long for the crowds!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I really try to be aware of the purpose of each song. There are songs on my record that I want people to have sex to, and songs people can listen to when they’re pissed off.
Nick Jonas
Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm.
Bertrand Russell
Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.
Iyanla Vanzant
We can generally read a man’s purpose towards us in his manner, if his purposes are of much moment to us.
Anthony Trollope
Don’t compare your path with anybody else’s. Your path is unique to you.
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Ram Dass
I am more interested in the purpose of government than its mechanics-though the means should at least be good enough to lead to the ends desired.
Aminu Kano
The only purpose of advertising is to make sales. It is profitable or unprofitable according to its actual sales.
Claude C. Hopkins
Everyday life surrounds us in a swirling chaos, and it’s easy to fall into the grip of our ego’s fears and confusion. Remind yourself each day of your intentions and spiritual purpose. Meditate, find your center, look closely at yourself, and don’t let go of your intention until it feels centered inside yourself.
Deepak Chopra
The police are not entrusted with a mission which differentiates them from those they serve. Being unconcerned with ultimate purposes, they are inseparable from the persons and interests of their masters, and shine with their reflected glory.
Claude Levi-Strauss
There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.
Paulo Coelho
Games have been called the lab for the development of moral attributes, but they will not, of themselves, accomplish this purpose. They must be properly conducted by competent individuals.
James Naismith
I designed every piece {of furniture} for a different reason and purpose, so I love each one.
Savannah Brinson
Enormous and growing parts of the population are basically superfluous for profit-making purposes. Along with this, the jail population is increasing very rapidly; it’s the highest in the industrial world by far. New and onerous crime bills are being passed to deal with this superfluous population.
Noam Chomsky
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.
David McCullough
As leaders we do not create growth. The best we can do is create an environment that is conducive to growth. It is like planting a garden. You do not cause the seeds to grow. To grow is their natural purpose in life.
James Hunter
Consider We are born Not with purpose, But with potential.
Octavia Butler
Every trial that ever burdened a mortal man, every temptation that ever stormed a human heart, and every blessing that ever delighted a needy soul have been skillfully designed by the Creator for one purpose: to draw men to Himself.
Jim Berg
It is a commonplace executive observation that businesses exist to make money, and the observation is usually allowed to go unchallenged. It is, however, a very limited statement about the purposes of business
Daniel Katz
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people – that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurber
We are to introduce our people into the life of the Church, which is salvation, that they may grasp its meaning, its contents and purpose, to taste and see how good the Lord is.
Arthur Middleton
One of the main purpose of art has ever been that of making its indispensable contribution to the growth of entropy of the universal stupidity.
William C. Brown
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
Bette Davis
All the same, they [books] do serve some purpose. Culture doesn’t save anything or anyone, it doesn’t justify. But it’s a product of man: he projects himself into it, he recognizes himself in it; that critical mirror alone offers him his image.
Jean-Paul Sartre
For the material, at best, is only temporal, or temporary, while that which may be built from spiritual desire, spiritual purposes, is eternal.
Edgar Cayce
I hate not working. It’s that lack of purpose. It becomes very easy to lie in until midday.
George Blagden
I feel there’s so much purpose that’s left in me to share with people and I’m just ready to use my gift in the right way because I know I have a gift and it’s unique and different than anybody else’s. I’m supposed to do something with it and I’m happy that I know that now.
Brandy Norwood
Passion, sexual passion, may lead to marriage, but cannot sustain marriage. The purpose of marriage is the raising of children, for which patience, not passion, is the necessary foundation.
Edward Abbey
Life is a great gift, and as we reach years of discretion, most of us naturally ask ourselves what should be the main object of our existence.
John Lubbock
There are no accidents, all things have a deep and calculated purpose; sometimes the methods employed by Providence seem strange and incongruous, but we have only to be patient and wait for the result: then we recognize that no others would have answered the purpose, and we are rebuked and humbled.
Mark Twain
The primary purpose of reading the Bible is not to know the Bible but to know God.
James Merritt
I have to interweave my poetry with purpose. For me, that purpose is to help people, and to shed a light on issues that have far too long been in the darkness.
Amanda Gorman
Life is more than breath and a heartbeat; meaning and purpose are the life of life.
Desmond Tutu
The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God’s plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children.
Max Lucado
My whole thing is that I want to explore why you read books, what’s the purpose of reading, and maybe that it’s not that cool to hate something just because it’s popular.
Josh Radnor
So closely interwoven have been our lives, our purposes, and experiences that, separated, we have a feeling of incompleteness–united, such strength of self-association that no ordinary obstacles, difficulties, or dangers ever appear to us insurmountable.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
RAILROAD, n. The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to where we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition.
Ambrose Bierce
I do open endings on purpose. I expect a lot from my readers. I want them to do much of the work, because I believe that the story is built by the reader, not by the writer. I like having an open ending to a standalone fantasy, because it allows a continuing story to be written in the hearts of the readers.
Kelly Barnhill
War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war.
William Faulkner
God has brought us together as families to bring to pass His eternal purposes. We are part of this plan in this marriage relationship. let us love and respect and honor one another. We can do it, and we will be the better for it.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people.
Ed Miliband
In Psalm 72, Solomon prays for power and fame but he says the purpose of influence is to speak up for others and one is the immigrant. He doesn’t delineate between legal and illegal.
Rick Warren
Prayer is a specific divine appointment, an ordinance of Heaven, whereby God purposes to carry out His gracious designs on earth and to execute and make efficient the plan of salvation.
Edward McKendree Bounds
Madness is the first step towards unselfishness. Be mad and tell us what is behind the veil of “sanity”. The purpose of life is to bring us closer to those secrets, and madness is the only means.
Khalil Gibran
The background of the Negro culture is voodoo and magic; and the purposes the magic are control and power over God, man, nature and society. Voodoo and magic was the religion and life of America’s Negro.
R.J. Rushdoony
God wants us to delight in living His purpose for us, which is why our passion plays a huge part!
Paige Omartian
If you don’t put a value on money and seek wealth, you most probably won’t receive it. You must seek wealth for it to seek you. If no burning desire for wealth arises within you, wealth will not arise around you. Having definiteness of purpose for acquiring wealth is essential for its acquisition.
John Frederick Demartini
But we have to ask ourselves, what’s the purpose of the stock market? It’s supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It’s lost that purpose.
Mark Cuban
tears have a purpose. they are what we carry of the ocean, and perhaps we must become the sea, give ourselves to it, if we are to be transformed.
Linda Hogan
…I suddenly felt in myself all the weight of Europe: the weight of deliberate purpose in all our actions. I thought to myself, ‘How difficult it is for us to attain to reality… We always try to grab it: but it does not like to be grabbed. Only where it overwhelms man does it surrender itself to him.
Muhammad Asad
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
Ayn Rand
I influenced the BG style by not being able to draw perspective. The BG artists developed cool graphic painting styles to make my bad backgrounds look like they were that way on purpose.
John Kricfalusi
If you really want to be successful and you really want to be happy, don’t have a job, have a purpose. …When you’ve got a purpose, the whole world is your office.
Robert Holden
This is the true joy of life-the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances.
George Bernard Shaw
The purpose of God and the power of God is available for every man.
G. Campbell Morgan
My life has a mysterious purpose that I don’t understand, and day by day, conflict by conflict, I learn by going where I have to go.
Dean Koontz
The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
Ken Calvert
Like black, do you? (Cassandra) It serves its purpose. It’s hard to look intimidating in pastels. (Wulf)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
In our factions, we find meaning, we find purpose, we find life.
Veronica Roth
Everything has a purpose, even this, and it’s up to you to find it.
Nick Nolte
Sex appeal is not on purpose.
Heather Locklear
If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
William Bartram
There are days when I am envious of my hens:
when I hunger for a purpose as perfect and sure
as a single daily egg.
Barbara Kingsolver
The purpose of the whole [the Comedy] and of this portion [the Paradiso] is to remove those who are living in this life from the state of wretchedness, and to lead them to the state of blessedness.
Dante Alighieri
Translation is a two-edged instrument: it has the special purpose of demonstrating the learner’s knowledge of the foreign language, either as a form of control or to exercise his intelligence in order to develop his competence.
Peter Newmark
Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that.
Tom Krause
I feel good. I’ve got a lot of energy. I’ve got a lot of purpose, too.
Richard Shelby
I paint for the sole purpose of magnifying the privilege of being alive.
Robert Henri
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
Michel de Montaigne
The greater the scientist, the more he is impressed with his ignorance of reality, and the more he realizes that his laws and labels, descriptions and definitions, are the products of his own thought. They help him to use the world for purposes of his own devising rather than understand and explain it.
Alan Watts
We are not denying that Turkey has a right to defend itself from extremists but some of its actions are not serving any democratic purpose in Turkey or in Iraq. This will not benefit the relations between the two countries.
Jalal Talabani
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
Oprah Winfrey
The war came to me in my dreams and showed me its sole purpose: to go on, only to go on.
Kevin Powers
No economy, no matter how bad, can hold down a goal that is followed by enough action.
Grant Cardone
I don’t belong to any clubs, and I dislike club mentality of any kind, even feminism – although I do relate to the purpose and point of feminism. More in the work of older feminists, really, like Germaine Greer.
Jane Campion
Curb Your Enthusiasm set me up so perfectly. That was one of my favorite shows before I got on it. That started a whole different level of a story for me. I didn’t know how to process it until after I got on the show and realized what the purpose of it was.
J. B. Smoove
My position is that serious and good art has always existed to help, to serve, humanity. Not to indict. I don’t see how art can be called art if its purpose is to frustrate humanity. To make humanity uncomfortable, yes. But intrinsically to be against humanity, that I don’t take.
Chinua Achebe
As a group, housewives to-day suffer more from social isolation and loss of purpose than any other social group, except, perhaps, the old.
Alva Myrdal
Scouting is a Game with a Purpose
William Hillcourt
Those magicians who object to the use of blood, have endeavored to replace it with incense. But, the bloody sacrifice, though more dangerous, is more efficacious. And for nearly all purposes, human sacrifice is the best.
Aleister Crowley
We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand Points of Light…We all have something to give.
George H. W. Bush
The accouterments of life were so rich and varied, so elaborated, that almost no place at all was left for life itself. Each and every accessory was so costly and beautiful that it had an existence above and beyond the purpose it was meant to serve – confusing the observer and absorbing attention.
Thomas Mann
The British Museum was founded with a civic purpose, to allow the citizen, through reasoned inquiry and comparison, to resist the certainties that endanger free society and are still among the greatest threats to our liberty.
Neil MacGregor
My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.
Coretta Scott King
I don’t write poems with a purpose in mind, but I’d hope that some readers would find their experiences mirrored or articulated here – and that the language would feel alive to them. Alive, in a way that is meaningful and pleasurable.
Deborah Landau
Before you can come to know your purpose, you must come to know yourself.
Robin Sharma
My purpose is far greater than my pain
Foxy Brown
I know that if there’s a purpose for life, it was for me to hear Mozart.
Maurice Sendak
You know, you don’t need to grow old to die. I was dying at the age of 20 as a result of no direction and no purpose.
Grant Cardone
Considering Messi’s quality and everything he represents, I don’t think I’ve seen him playing with a guy following him around the pitch the entire time with the sole purpose of not letting him play.
It sometimes seems as if curbing entropy is our quixotic purpose in this universe.
James Gleick
Literature in the written sense represents the triumph of language over writing: the subversion of writing for purposes that have little or nothing to do with social and economic control.
Robert Bringhurst
Counting lines is probably a good idea if you want to print it out and are short on paper, but I fail to see the purpose otherwise.
Erik Naggum
I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
David Levithan
The purpose of the Jewish state is to secure the Jewish future. That is why Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, against any threat.
Benjamin Netanyahu
He that would relish success to a purpose should keep his passions cool, and his expectations low; and then it is possible that his fortune might exceed his fancy; for an advantage always rises by surprise; and is almost always doubled by being unlooked for.
Jeremy Collier
The riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.
Wallace D. Wattles
She has man’s brain–a brain that a man should have were he much gifted–and woman’s heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.
Bram Stoker
What is the purpose of life? I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.
Dalai Lama
Will we fulfill God’s purpose, or will we shrink back and live a comfortable, self-centered life?
Rick Warren
Always regard every man as an end in himself, and never use him merely as a means to your ends [i.e., respect that each person has a life and purpose that is their own; do not treat people as objects to be exploited].
Immanuel Kant
Your only purpose is to be yourself, otherwise you deprive the universe of who you came here to be.
Anita Moorjani
Employees want to believe their company has a meaningful purpose. They want to know that their own job is worthwhile. They want to make a difference. If all three of these conditions are accomplished, bottom line results will follow.
Quint Studer
Everyone has a covenant and a purpose which is special, and if you do not fulfill it, – there is no one else who will.
Glenda Green
The harming of animals for any reason is shameful, but torturing them for mere vanity is senseless. Slaughtering animals for their fur or harming them for cosmetic purposes is disgusting and not worth the perfect shade of lipstick.
Laura Mennell
So that is how I ended up with those two titles, I like Accidentally on Purpose better – it is how we work in our trade – is it really an accident, or is there a thread of destiny in there? That was the intention, I am not sure I found out.
Michael York
Business enterprise is an organ of society. There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.
Peter Drucker
Good general-purpose manners nowadays may be said to consist in knowing how much you can get away with.
Elizabeth Bowen
When you find your heart’s desire, you’ll have the key to unlocking your potential in every other part of your life.
Brian Tracy
What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation and development of a human fetus for the purposes of later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs.
Nathan Deal
If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.
Andrew Harvey
Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.
Frank Herbert
He does this on purpose,” Stephanie’s mother said as they sat in the car, seat belts on and ready to go. They watched him appear at the front door, shrug into his jacket, tuck in his shirt, go to step out, and then pause. “He looks like he’s about to sneeze,” Stephanie remarked.
Derek Landy
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Mortimer Adler
The artist dreams of works of real breadth; but, limited by his personality and the nature of his medium, limited by inner disturbances and loss of purpose, he often works more narrowly than he’d intended.
Eric Maisel
Government can have no more than two legitimate purposes – the suppression of injustice against individuals within the community, and the common defense against external invasion.
William Godwin
I have purpose. My life has meaning. I am engaged in a profession that I’m passionate about. I have some place to go every day. I’m expected. There’s always a task at hand. I have beautiful relationships in my life. I have a beautiful home, I go to meetings. I work with others. I stay busy.
Mackenzie Phillips
The mind generally takes up various objects, runs into all sorts of things. That is the lower state. There is a higher state of the mind, when it takes up one object and excludes all others.
Swami Vivekananda
I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
Srikumar Rao
Self-realization is, in fact, the only religion. For it is the true purpose of religion, no matter how people define their beliefs.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Put the mind in alignment with the ten thousand radiances of enlightenment and experience them in various gradations forever. That’s the total purpose of a monk.
Frederick Lenz
Satire is used for political purposes all the time, but obviously there’s a time and a place. I think in the current climate, it can be very difficult to speak your mind, but sometimes, I believe, we’re all in danger and I think this discussion needs to be widened.
George Michael
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
George Bernard Shaw
There is a purpose to our lives that each day tugs at our sleeve as an annoying distraction.
Robert Breault
Women — a mistake, or did He do it to us on purpose?
Jack Nicholson
Born and nurtured when the human being first asked questions about the reason for things and their purpose, philosophy shows in different modes and forms that the desire for truth is part of human nature itself.
Pope John Paul II
Jeff Klein, one of the earliest champions of Conscious Capitalism, offers a highly practical yet profoundly intuitive blueprint for achieving your purpose-and making a difference at work. You will return to Working for Good again and again. It belongs on your desk and in your heart.
Patricia Aburdene
My purpose in life is to do right and to glorify God.
Joyce Meyer
The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and ultimately destroy our most precious non-material possessions: the confidence in the existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.
Paul Sweezy
There’s a lot of things we go through and we don’t even know why… At the end of the day, God has a purpose and a plan for you, and that’s kind of how I take that.
Morgan Wallen
With more money, you can take better care of yourself and leverage your passion and higher purpose in the world. Earn more, so you can give more of yourself and put your money to work for causes that make our world a better place.
John Assaraf
I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.
The interesting thing for me is that everybody felt that I was really wild when i was unbalanced and desperate to communicate something and didn’t have a sense of purpose. But I’ve never been so crazy and wild as I am with my son or as I am now.
Angelina Jolie
It’s good when someone says, “Would you write a song for this purpose,” or “would you record a song for this purpose,” or “would you help me realize this song,” again, for this purpose.
Will Oldham
Culture and technology exist in a dynamic reciprocal relationship. Culture comprehends technology through the means of narratives or myths, and those narratives influence the future shape and purposes of technology. The culture-technology circuit is at the heart of cultural evolution.
Brenda Laurel
I have always believed that the ultimate purpose of economic policies and development policy is to meet the basic needs of our people. And for that, we need a fast-expanding economy.
Manmohan Singh
By balancing the needs of families and employers, and by extending a safe haven to those fleeing persecution, our immigration policy serves its historic purpose. Freedom and opportunity is the cornerstone of American society, and immigrants continue to embody that freedom.
Spencer Abraham
Max Kozloff said to me one day, ‘You’re not really a photographer. You do photography, but you do it for your own purposes – your purposes are not the same as others’. I’m not quite sure what he meant, but I like that. I like the way he put it.
Saul Leiter
Freedom without any purpose feels a whole lot like boredom.
Inio Asano
The lion is most handsome when looking for food.
As the world has to attain the fulfilment of eternal life, to me it does not in the least matter what I am called -‘Enlightened One’, ‘Son of God’, or something else. To me, it has no purpose – as little as when the Buddha said, ‘I am the Enlightened One’.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Men who have lived significant lives are men who never waited: not for money, security, ease, or women. Feel what you want to give most as a gift, to your woman and to the world, and do what you can to give it today. Every moment waited is a moment wasted, and each wasted moment degrades your clarity of purpose.
David Deida
Focus on a specific intention… A goal is often fueled by fear… An intention is fueled by a sense of purpose.
Robert G. Allen
When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.
Stephen Fry
Although birds coexist with us on this eroded planet, they live independently of us with a self-sufficiency that is almost a rebuke. In the world of birds a symposium on the purpose of life would be inconceivable. They do not need it. We are not that self-reliant. We are the ones who have lost our way.
Brooks Atkinson
Of all the definitions of love that abound in our universe, a special favorite of mine is… “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.”
Bell Hooks
Since [Rousseau’s] time, and largely thanks to him, the Ego has steadily tended to efface itself, and, for purposes of model, to become a manikin on which the toilet of education is to be draped in order to show the fit or misfit of the clothes. The object of study is the garment, not the figure.
Henry Adams
True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives—that is, our time and choices—to God’s purposes. In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny.
D. Todd Christofferson
He who never looks up to a living God, to a heavenly presence, loses the power of perceiving that presence, and the universe slowly turns into a dead machine, clashing and grinding on, without purpose or end. If the light within us be darkness, how great is that darkness!
James Freeman Clarke
Knowledge is always accompanied with accessories of emotion and purpose.
Alfred North Whitehead
One of God’s main purposes for your life is to fill you with so much of His love that it overflows onto others.
Stormie Omartian
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
Kelsang Gyatso
The Democratic Party will now stick with its guy forever, no matter how harmful he is. Perhaps you call that loyalty, and perhaps there’s something to it, but a bigger part, I believe, is that you have come to think that winning is everything-that victory is the purpose of politics.
Peggy Noonan
There is nothing wrong with violence in itself. In any particular case, whether violence is good or bad depends on how it is used and the purpose for which it is used.
Theodore Kaczynski
Work may be your dominant thought, and joy an afterthought. But joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought.
Alan Cohen
Have a purpose to your life: Purpose does not mean having a job…You can have a job and still be unfulfilled.
Maya Angelou
I have always felt that the real purpose of government is to enhance the lives of people and that a leader can best do that by restraining government in most cases instead of enlarging it at every opportunity.
Gerald R. Ford
Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.
Joseph Addison