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Purpose Quotes by Mark Twain, Oprah Winfrey, Emo Philips, Thomas S. Monson, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Og Mandino and many others.

When you feel like tellin a feller to go to the devil – tell him to go to Chicago – it’ll anser every purpose, and is perhaps, a leetle more expensive.
Mark Twain
If things go wrong and you hit a dead end-as you will-it’s just life’s way of saying it’s time to change course
Oprah Winfrey
I told my wife she looks sexy with black fingernails. Now she thinks I slammed the car door on her hand on purpose.
Emo Philips
Choose your friends with caution. Plan your future with purpose. Frame your life with faith.
Thomas S. Monson
The primary purpose of the Museum is to help people enjoy, understand, and use the visual arts of our time.
Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
Og Mandino
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
God’s purpose in creation was to let us prove ourselves. The plan was explained to us in the spirit world before we were born. We were valiant enough there to qualify for the opportunity to choose against temptation here to prepare for eternal life, the greatest of all the gifts of God.
Henry B. Eyring
As a rule I don’t like suffering to no purpose. Suffering should be creative, should give birth to something good and lovely.
Chinua Achebe
I think there’s no purpose for writing music if it is not meaningful.
Darren Fletcher
A person of definite character and purpose who comprehends our way of thought is sure to exert power over us. He cannot altogether be resisted; because, if he understands us, he can make us understand him, through the word, the look, or other symbol.
Charles Horton Cooley
Power acquired by guilt was never used for a good purpose.
[Lat., Imperium flagitio acquisitum nemo unquam bonis artibus exercuit.]
To an American the whole purpose of living, the one constant confirmation of continued existence, is to cram as much as sensual pleasure as possible into one’s mouth more or less continuously. Gratification, instant and lavish, is a birthright
Bill Bryson
Everybody has a purpose.
Dolly Parton
There is a certain amount of purpose, acquiescence, and satisfaction in nursing one’s melancholy.
Michel de Montaigne
The purpose of our lives is to find the purpose of our lives.
Thomas Merton
The purpose of the Federalist Society was to bring together young people who had this skepticism about what they were being taught and to let them know that there were others who shared this skepticism.
Antonin Scalia
The sole purpose of being rich is to give away money.
Andrew Carnegie
Live with purpose. Don’t let people or things around you get you down.
Albert Einstein
The pain and suffering that comes to us has a purpose in our lives-it is trying to teach us something. We should look for its lesson.
Peace Pilgrim
Life, to be worthy of a rational being, must be always in progression; we must always purpose to do more or better than in time past.
Samuel Johnson
We must focus on prayer as the main thrust to accomplish God’s will and purpose on earth. The forces against us have never been greater, and this is the only way we can release God’s power to become victorious
John C. Maxwell
We have to have a commonality and purpose. We have to understand that each of us is dependent on the success of the others in the organization to reach the goals we’re trying to accomplish. It’s never an easy thing.
Rick Welts
Photography’s central sense of purpose and aesthetic: the precise and lucid description of significant fact.
John Szarkowski
Jesus’ purpose is not to warm our hearts but to shatter our categories.
Timothy Keller
A mockingbird… was heard to blend the songs of 32 different kinds of birds into a 10 minute performance, a virtuoso display that served no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art.
Tom Robbins
A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
Paulo Coelho
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
Making films has never just been a job to me, it is my life. I have some interests outside of acting – I sing and I’ve written books, for instance – but acting is what keeps me going, it’s what I do, it gives life purpose.
Christopher Lee
If you reduce sculpture to the flat plane of the photograph, you’re passing on only a residue of your concerns… You’re not only reducing the sculpture to a different scale for the purposes of consumption, but you’re denying the real content of the work.
Richard Serra
The provisions we have made [for our government] are such as please ourselves; they answer the substantial purposes of government and of justice, and other purposes than these should not be answered.
Thomas Jefferson
There is really no insurmountable barrier save your own inherent weakness of purpose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
[M]an is fulfilling the purpose of existence who no longer needs to have any purpose except to live. That is to say, who is content.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The laws of Nature take precedence of all human laws. The purpose of all human laws is one – to defeat the laws of Nature. This is the case among all the nations, both civilized and savage. It is a grotesquerie, but when the human race is not grotesque it is because it is asleep and losing its opportunity.
Mark Twain
There is in the American Government…a want of unity…. The Sailors, the helmsman, the engineer, do not seem to have one purpose or obey one will so that instead of making steady way the vessel may pursue a devious or zigzag course, and sometimes merely turn round and round in the water.
James Bryce
Speak of love with others. Remind each other of your spiritual purpose
Deepak Chopra
There is an illusion of central position, justifying one’s own purposes as right and everybody elseВ№s as wrong, and providing a proper degree of paranoia. Righteous ends, thus approved, absolve of guilt the most violent means.
Henri Frederic Amiel
It’s very difficult to make predictions about the Iranian politics, but given the fact that Ahmadinejad was elected with a very clear purpose – to improve the economy – and he’s failed.
Gary Sick
Immigration law doesn’t exist for the purpose of keeping criminals out. It exists to protect all aspects of American life. The work site, the welfare office, the education system, and everything else.
Donald Trump
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Zora Neale Hurston
A strong will deals with the hard facts of life as a sculptor with his marbles, making them facile and yielding to his purposes, and conquering their stubbornness by a greater stubbornness in himself.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I am passionate about exploring the confluence of environmental and human health. I believe that the goals of conservation must constantly revisit a stated purpose.
Barton Seaver
There’s never been a culture without poetry in the history of the world. In every culture, in every language there is expressive play, expressive word play, there’s language use to different purposes that we would call poetry.
Edward Hirsch
The choice that you, as a Soul, have in relation to anything is always to be loving. Do you understand that this is the divine purpose that all of us as humans have been given – to love unconditionally?
John Morton
The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer. All business activities must be focused on this central purpose.
Brian Tracy
The problem of restoring integration and co-operation between man’s beliefs about the world in which he lives and his beliefs about values and purposes that should direct his conduct is the deepest problem modern life. It is the problem of any philosophy that is not isolated from life.
John Dewey
Once I asked my counsellor for advice about my vocation. I asked, ‘How can I know if God is calling me and for what he is calling me?’ He answered, ‘You will know by your happiness. If you are happy with the idea that God calls you to serve him and your neighbour, this will be the proof of your vocation.’
Mother Teresa
I always knew who I was, and I always ran from my true purpose… I know what my job is. And I always ran from it.
Kevin Gates
Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see – not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I choose to fill my days with what I’m passionate about, and live with purpose.
Ann Curry
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Abraham Lincoln
The purpose of paragraphing is to give the reader a rest. The writer is saying . . . : Have you got that? If so, I’ll go to the next point.
Henry Watson Fowler
To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.
Seneca the Younger
In leadership writ large, mutually agreed upon purposes help people achieve consensus, assume responsibility, work for the common good, and build community.
Joseph C. Rost
Even if you achieve your outer purpose, it will never satisfy you if you haven’t found your inner purpose, which is awakening, being present, being in alignment with life. True power comes out of the presence; it is the presence.
Eckhart Tolle
If you are looking for
your purpose or calling,
you will find it in your pain.
Drew Brees
The purpose of this life and all its experiences is not to make ourselves what we think we should be. It is to unfold who we already are.
Gary Zukav
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
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point from which one must begin.
Napoleon Hill
The difference between “machines” and “engines” is obviously this, that machines need more workmen and greater power to make them take effect, as for instance ballistae and the beams of presses. Engines, on the other hand, accomplish their purpose at the intelligent touch of a single workman…
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
Whenever justice is uncertain and police spying and terror are at work, human beings fall into isolation, which, of course, is the aim and purpose of the dictator state, since it is based on the greatest possible accumulation of depotentiated social units.
Carl Jung
Earn by your efficiency and enthusiasm, The right to play higher and higher roles ,That is the meaning and purpose of life.
Sathya Sai Baba
I have not given any drawn or lost games, because I thought them inadequate to the purpose of the book.
Jose Raul Capablanca
The only reason I took steroids was for my health purposes. I did not take steroids to get any gain for any strength purposes.
Mark McGwire
The fulfilling of who you are and your purpose for being here is not found outside, it’s trusting God to move you, to inspire you.
Ernie Hudson
A certain formula for an unhappy life is pursue someone else’s definition of success. Until you define your own goals and purposes your life is not your own and there can be no sense of fulfillment no matter how much you achieve.
Michael Josephson
Why produce even females? Why should there be future generations? What is their purpose? When aging and death are eliminated, why continue to reproduce? Why should we care what happens when we’re dead? Why should we care that there is no younger generation to succeed us?
Valerie Solanas
The use of drugs like mescaline may serve an appropriate purpose. Indeed, “Psychedelic” drugs have been widely used in the spiritual traditions of the world, including the Yoga of Patanjali, though they were never advertised as ultimate keys to enlightenment, merely as stepping-stones on the spiritual path.
Georg Feuerstein
Every individual’s purpose in tithing is to open up his/her awareness of universal laws. Tithing opens you, to you. You are an unlimited individual, deprived of a fuller, richer life partly because of lack of the tithing experience and expression in life.
Mark Victor Hansen
Leaders must exemplify integrity and earn the trust of their teams through their everyday actions. When you do this, you set high standards for everyone at your company. And when you do so with positive energy and enthusiasm for shared goals and purpose, you can deeply connect with your team and customers.
Marillyn Hewson
The universe is the way it is , whether we like
it or not. The existence or nonexistence of a creator is independent
of our desires . A world without God or purpose may seem harsh
or pointless, but that alone doesn ‘ t require God to actually exist.
Lawrence M. Krauss
If there is a purpose in life at all, there must be a purpose in suffering and in dying. But no man can tell another what this purpose is. Each must find out for himself, and must accept the responsibility that his answer prescribes. If he succeeds he will continue to grow in spite of all indignities.
Gordon Allport
My purpose in performing is to communicate the joy I experience in living.
John Denver
Take away God and religion, and men live to no purpose, without proposing any worthy end of life to themselves.
John Tillotson
Living is having and following a purpose. That’s all. That’s the formula of life-have and follow a purpose. That’s it. If you do it, you’re living and if you don’t do it, you’re not living.
And that’s all there is to it. I’ve now given you the basic fundamental of existence and that really is it.
L. Ron Hubbard
The purpose of meditation is to create focus. It is about focusing your attention on your experience. The reason for focus: it allows you to be here now. Your only reality is This Moment, right here, right now. Peace is found in such awareness.
Neale Donald Walsch
In the broad sense design means thinking about what the function or purpose of things or processes are, and translating that into action.
Howard Rheingold
God is not a supporting actor in our life movie. We exist for his purposes, not the other way around.
Michael Horton
The purpose of education is to free the student from the tyranny of the present.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I’ve seen too much sacrifice to believe that God is behind all of it, and I’ve seen sacrifice that has no indicia of the hand of God at all. Loss is not always part of some greater plan explainable by reference to the actions of a divine being with a divine purpose.
Neil Abramson
There is no failure except failure to serve one’s purpose.
Henry Ford
It can have a secular purpose and have a relationship to God because God was presumed to be both over the state and the church, and separation of church and state was never meant to separate God from government.
Roy Moore
We are trying to evoke and reinforce meanings from the spaces we cover and the times we’re given. Short or long this becomes our purpose. What we artists do is important stuff.
Robert Genn
I was not born to be free—I was born to adore and obey.
C. S. Lewis
Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
Franz Grillparzer
The deity on purpose [sings] the liveliest of all lyrics through the most miserable poet.
God creates, blesses and saves each of us for a radically global purpose
David Platt
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.
Ronald Reagan
Dagny, we can never lose the things we live for. We may have to change their form at times, if we’ve made an error, but the purpose remains the same and the forms are ours to make.
Ayn Rand
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
I’ve not been afraid to take risks, be resolute and passionate about purpose, and inspire people to do things that maybe they thought weren’t possible.
Mindy Grossman
Your primary purpose is to be here fully, and to be total in whatever you do so that the preciousness of the present moment does not become reduced to a means to an end. And there you have your life purpose. That’s the very foundation of your life.
Eckhart Tolle
The purpose of life is to glorify God in both good and hard times alike.
T. B. Joshua
If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.
Oswald Chambers
The belief that one’s suffering has a greater cosmic purpose, and is thus more exciting and more noble, well, it made a lot of sense to me.
Heidi Julavits
When you live your life in alignment with a purpose that is centered on selflessly adding value for others, opportunities become abundant and your life becomes fulfilled.
Hal Elrod
Life purpose may be shifted from achieving a ‘steady state’ (an equilibrium between desires and plausibilities) to the excitement of running after novelties. In other words, be guided by new desires, not by extant needs.
Zygmunt Bauman
The cost of scientific advance is the humbling recognition that reality was not constructed to be easily grasped by the human mind. This is the cardinal tenet of scientific understanding. Our species and its ways of thinking are a product of evolution, not the purpose of evolution.
E. O. Wilson
But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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
I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.
Joel Osteen
We tend to set up success in Christian work as our purpose, but our purpose should be to display the glory of God in human life, to live a life “hidden with Christ in God” in our everyday human conditions.
Oswald Chambers
It is well to cultivate a friendly feeling towards error, to treat it as a companion inseparable from our lives, as something having a purpose, which it truly has.
Maria Montessori
There is an entire generation who was too young to read ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ 10 years ago but are now asking the critical question, ‘What on earth am I here for?’
Rick Warren
Judge yourself and beware of passing judgement on others. In judging others we expend our energy to no purpose; we are often mistaken and easily sin. But if we judge ourselves our labour is always to our profit.
Thomas a Kempis
I’ve not met one person, even if they are not creative, who isn’t dysfunctional. I guess artists are just a bit more aware of their dysfunction because it serves a purpose.
Karen Elson
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
By doing his share in the associated activity, the individual appropriates the purpose which actuates it, becomes familiar with its methods and subject matters, acquires needed skill, and is saturated with its emotional spirit.
John Dewey
When Columbus took off, the purpose was to improve trade relations with China. That problem has not been solved to this very day, but just look at the by-products.
Edward Teller
I discovered that people are not really afraid of dying; they’re afraid of not ever having lived, not ever having deeply considered their life’s higher purpose, and not ever having stepped into that purpose and at least tried to make a difference in this world.
Joseph Jaworski
Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
Jacques Barzun
It is not the purpose of the ad or commercial to make the reader or listener say, ‘My what a clever ad.’ It is the purpose of advertising to make the reader say, ‘I believe I’ll buy one when I’m shopping tomorrow’.
Morris Hite
Sometimes the rewards of risk don’t leave us wrecked. Sometimes we find our passion, our purpose, courage, connection, and comfort. Every good thing in our lives is a direct result of risk.
Glennon Doyle Melton
The purpose of art is to accumulate the human within the human being.
Svetlana Alexievich
For many, to live in a universe that may have no purpose, and no creator, is unthinkable.
Lawrence M. Krauss
We must believe that He permits it [this war] for some wise purpose of his own, mysterious and unknown to us; and though with ourlimited understandings we may not be able to comprehend it, yet we cannot but believe, that he who made the world still governs it.
Abraham Lincoln
No species, ours included, possesses a purpose beyond the imperatives created by its genetic history.
Public deliberation is a means by which citizens make tough choices about basic purposes and directions for their communities and their country.
F. David Mathews
In Victorian times the purpose of life was to develop a personality once and for all and then stand on it.
Ashley Montagu
In LA, I mean, here’s this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
Heather Donahue
How often have I tried just hard enough so that I can then say to myself that I tried with the real purpose of assuaging my guilt about something I did not wish to succeed in the first place?
Lawrence Fagg
Every novelist has a different purpose – and often several purposes which might even be contradictory.
Irwin Shaw
To love your family, love your work, live your purpose and be unconditionally grateful for every moment of your life… is to succeed at the highest level (in my opinion).
Hal Elrod
The purpose of whistleblowing is to expose secret and wrongful acts by those in power in order to enable reform.
Glenn Greenwald
Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
Carl Sagan
The purpose of a moral philosophy is not to look delightfully strange and counterintuitive or to provide employment to bioethicists. The purpose is to guide our choices toward life, health, beauty, happiness, fun, laughter, challenge, and learning.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
We are all preparing for things to come. That is the purpose of mortal life. … We are all children of a Heavenly Father who has sent us to earth with the invitation to prepare for eternal life. Every choice, every experience, every repentance and reformation prepares us for what is to come.
Dallin H. Oaks
When a child makes a mistake or fails to accomplish a certain goal, we must avoid any word or action which indicates that we consider him a failure. ‘Too bad that didn’t work.’ ‘I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you.’ We need to separate the deed from the doer.
Rudolf Dreikurs
The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon… The book has been thoroughly tested, and it’s very hard to see how it could be improved on for its current purposes.
Umberto Eco
Alluding to hell is a warning that a person can completely neglect his purpose in life. I don’t believe in an eternal hell.
Hans Kung
The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.
Peter Abelard
The church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought.
John Stott
It’s about getting a more democratic Wales for the purpose of improving our economic performance, for improving the delivery of health care, for raising educational standards.
Ron Davies
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
The purpose of a headline is to pick out people you can interest. You wish to talk to someone in a crowd. So the first thing you say is, “hey there, Bill Jones” to get the right persons it is in n advertisement
Claude C. Hopkins
People may assume ‘The Act of Killing’ is a historical documentary about what happened in 1965. But our purpose was to expose a present-day regime of fear for what it is.
Joshua Oppenheimer
You would think with all the genius and the brilliance of these times, we might find a higher purpose and a better use of mind.
Jackson Browne
I do not giggle without purpose. Lady Linette says you should never misapply a giggle.
Gail Carriger
People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview.
Mitt Romney
The purpose of a good education is to show you that there are three sides to a two-sided story.
Stanley Fish
Pattern-finding is the purpose of the mind and the construct of the universe. There are an infinite number of patterns, some of which are known; those still unknown hold the key to unresolved enigmas and paradoxes.
Agnes Denes
PURPOSE is spirit seeking expression.
Kevin Cashman
Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.
Robert Foster Bennett
Remember: in order for a perception to change one must be frustrated in one’s actions or change one’s purpose.
Neil Postman
Jesus Christ became Incarnate for one purpose, to make a way back to God that man might stand before Him as He was created to do, the friend and lover of God Himself.
Oswald Chambers
I like to cook; it is, for me, a happy combination of mindlessness and purpose.
Paula Fox
It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild.
Alan Autry
The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.
Alphonse Mucha
The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but “to give and serve.”
Wilfred Grenfell
We are all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God’s purpose to understand.
Jojo Moyes
People lose track of their purpose, because they are so back there – living in their past.
Wayne Dyer
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player…The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
Marianne Williamson
Mr. Bazzard’s father, being a Norfolk farmer, would have furiously laid about him with a flail, a pitch-fork, and every agricultural implement available for assaulting purposes, on the slightest hint of his son’s having written a play.
Charles Dickens
The world in which we live can be understood as a result of muddle and accident; but if it is the outcome of deliberate purpose, the purpose must have been that of a fiend. For my part, I find accident a less painful and more plausible hypothesis.
Bertrand Russell
Strength of my heart, I need not fail, Not mind to fear but to obey, With such a Leader, who could quail? Thou art as Thou wert yesterday. Strength of my heart, I rest in Thee, Fulfil Thy purposes through me.
Amy Carmichael
We have an idea that God is leading us to a particular end, a desired goal; He is not…What we call the process God calls the end. His purpose is that I depend on Him and His power NOW. It is the process, not the end that is glorifying to God.
Oswald Chambers
A typical master. Right to the end, he didn’t give me a chance to get a word in edgeways. Which is a pity, because at that last moment I’d have liked to tell him what I thought of him. Mind you, since in that split second we were, to all intents and purposes, one and the same, I rather think he knew anyway.
Jonathan Stroud
Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.
Paulo Coelho
…it isn’t foolish or wicked to enjoy. Wickedness is hurting people on purpose. I love what you are and who you are and how you are. You give me great joy. And you make horrible coffee.
John D. MacDonald
Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
William Temple
Art brings people back to their sensibility as human beings. This is the purpose of art: To bring people together and bring back the humanity as well.
eL Seed
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
Wayne Dyer
She forgot to be shy at the moment, in honestly warning him away from the sunken wreck he had a dream of raising; and looked at him with eyes which assuredly, in association with her patient face, her fragile figure, her spare dress, and the wind and rain, did not turn him from his purpose of helping her.
Charles Dickens
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
Kobe Bryant
The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.
Robert Bork
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
Anne Sullivan Macy
The purpose of freedom is to create it for others.
Bernard Malamud
Let light and love and power and death fulfil the purpose of the Coming One.
Alice Bailey
When I was up there at the plate, my purpose was to get on base anyway I could, whether by hitting or by getting hit.
Despite the modern dogma to the effect that women were a subject sex until the nineteenth century ’emancipated’ them from history, women in history had demonstrated strong wills and purposes, had made assertions, and had directed or influenced all human destiny, including their own, since human life began.
Mary Ritter Beard
Linear narrative is an artfully-directed telling of a story, where the lighting and the sound is all for a very clear purpose. You’re not just wandering around in the world.
Edwin Catmull
There’s no grander sight in the world than that of a person fired with a great purpose, dominated by one unwavering aim.
Orison Swett Marden
Here is what we have to offer you in its most elaborate form — confusion guided by a clear sense of purpose.
Gordon Matta-Clark
The illusion of purpose and design is perhaps the most pervasive illusion about nature that science has to confront on a daily basis.
Lawrence M. Krauss
It is not the fact that we are united in common goals or purposes that makes us a community. Rather, it is the fact that we share a common life in Christ.
Jerry Bridges
No clowns were funny. That was the whole purpose of a clown. People laughed at clowns, but only out of nervousness. The point of clowns was that, after watching them, anything else that happened seemed enjoyable
Terry Pratchett
The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure.
Robert Ryman
If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
William Godwin
So, I’m not on a diet. I’m on a journey with Jesus to learn the fine art of self-discipline for the purpose of holiness.
Lysa TerKeurst
The State is a collection of officials, different for difference purposes, drawing comfortable incomes so long as the status quo is preserved. The only alteration they are likely to desire in the status quo is an increase of bureaucracy and the power of bureaucrats.
Bertrand Russell
Certain food-based biofuels like biodiesel have always been a bad idea. Others like corn ethanol have served a useful purpose and essentially are obsoleting themselves.
Vinod Khosla
Only Christianity and its teachings can explain the purpose and meaning of this world- and also gives the basis for right and wrong, good and evil, etc.
Ken Ham
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
Joan Blades
A rule should suit the purpose.
W. Edwards Deming
So many people glorify and romanticize ‘busy.’ I do not. I value purpose. I believe in resting in reason and moving in passion. If you’re always busy/moving, you will miss important details. I like the mountain. Still, but when it moves, lands shift and earth quakes.
Joseph Cook
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose – for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the science of metaphysics.
H. L. Mencken
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts.
John Ruskin
Being successful and fulfilling your lifes purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.
Rick Warren
The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country. He will ask rather ‘What can I and my compatriots do through government’ to help us discharge our individual responsibilities, to achieve our several goals and purposes, and above all, to protect our freedom?
Milton Friedman
Certainly one of the most enthralling things about human life is the recognition that we live in what, for practical purposes, is a universe without bounds.
James Van Allen
The need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.
Stephen Covey
You know, I think the main purpose of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps is to get poor Americans into clean, pressed, unpatched clothes, so rich Americans can stand to look at them.
Kurt Vonnegut
…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
When people are deeply happy they bring a sense of purpose with them wherever they go, whatever circumstances they are in. So if they’re changing the oil in the car, they bring a sense of joyful purpose even to that.
Marci Shimoff
I have never looked at foreign countries or gone there but with the purpose of getting to know the general human qualities that are spread all over the earth in very different forms, and then to find these qualities again in my own country and to recognize and to further them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is only one thing for which God has sent me into the world, and that is to develop every kind of virtue or strength, and there is nothing in all the world that I cannot use for this purpose.
Science is incapable of supplying answers to ultimate questions about why things exist and what their purpose is.
Nicola Cabibbo
The symbolism in any kind of dance allows for recall, reenactment, and reexperience of events for purposes of resisting, reducing, transforming, and escaping stress.
Judith Lynne Hanna
Being neurotic seemed to be a kind of wild card, an all-purpose explanation.
Renata Adler
They [Federal Goverment] don’t care if I am guilty or innocent. I serve their purpose in here. Other than what I have mentioned, what fear could they possibly have from a old man with dimming eyesight, arthritis, diabetes, and other health issues that render me hardly a threat to anyone.
Leonard Peltier
Whereas religions may serve a benign purpose by letting many people feel comfortable with the level of morality they themselves can attain, no religion holds its member to the high standards of moral responsibility that the secular world of science and medicine does!
Daniel Dennett
Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The idea that reincarnation means all beings eventually reach enlightenment is not true. Life does not have a fixed purpose. It just is.
Frederick Lenz
The purpose of the Senate is to keep 100 middle aged knuckleheads out of the private sector where they can do real harm.
P. J. O’Rourke
Success will only happen with Afghans leading the charge, and it is far, far more important for Kabul to create and support a purpose-driven school of architecture than to invite a high profile designer to build.
Cameron Sinclair
The act of loving is an act of self-evolution even when the purpose of the act is someone else’s growth.
M. Scott Peck
The purpose of fiction is to combat loneliness.
Josh Radnor
There is a day coming when all of the suffering, all of the maladies of this life are destroyed, when we, in our glorified bodies, will live in heaven, on the new earth, eternally fulfilling God’s ordained purpose for us.
Paul P. Enns
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
If one has a purpose, life is bearable enough, do you not think so?
Deanna Raybourn
You are free. You are powerful. You are good. You are love. You have value. You have purpose. All is well.
Esther Hicks
Power consists in one’s capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
Woodrow Wilson
The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, . . . stubborn will.
Ferdinand Foch
As it is for a person, so it is for a company: having a sense of purpose is invigorating and motivating.
Jon Miller
The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is: mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
Joan Blades
My purpose is to teach and demonstrate what is possible. To demonstrate love of God and good. Remember what my role is as a woman: to be… good. My role as a mother: to teach, support and nurture my offspring. My role as a grandmother: to remind everybody – right where you are, God is.
Iyanla Vanzant
It takes a person with a mission to succeed.
Clarence Thomas
Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction, and events without reason.
Rick Warren
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
Not sense data or atoms or electrons or packets of energy, but purposes, interests, and meanings, constitute the underlying facts of human experience.
Lewis Mumford
I know that for category purposes, people have to lump certain artists in with genre that they make their name or their bones in. Nobody can tell me that Taj Mahal is pure blues. Nobody can tell me that Mike Bloomfield was pure blues. It was a lot of other things going on as well.
Joe Louis Walker
Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
Will Smith
The ultimate purpose of Zen,’ I remembered the roshi telling me, ‘is not in the going away from the world but in the coming back. Zen is not just a matter of gaining enlightenment; it’s a matter of acting in a world of love and compassion.
Pico Iyer
I believe God created the world for a purpose. The Designer of intelligent design is, ultimately, the Christian God.
William A. Dembski
I had purpose in my heart that I would stand up for the truth regardless of what I might lose in life.
Israel Folau
An entire life of solitude contradicts the purpose of our being, since death itself is scarcely an idea of more terror.
Edmund Burke
Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run. Over unsounded gorges, through the rifled hearts of mountains, under torrents’ beds, unerringly I rush! Naught’s an obstacle, naught’s an angle to the iron way!
Herman Melville
I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that’s the basis of Greek mythology.
Brendan Fraser
I am of the order whose purpose is not to teach the world a lesson but to explain that school is over.
Henry Miller
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose
Winston Churchill
You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God’s mind?
Freeman Dyson
Every way of classifying a thing is but a way of handling it for some particular purpose.
William James
It is good to start as young as you can. What is more important is to carve out your vision and assess your readiness to start giving. Commitment and purpose are core to giving.
Shiv Nadar
Although our prospect is peace, our policy and purpose are to provide for defense by all those means to which our resources are competent.
Thomas Jefferson
Does not the latent feeling that much of their striving is to no purpose tend to infuse large quantities of sham into men’s work?
William Allingham
Consumers have to understand that the purpose of these claims is to get them to buy the product.
Marion Nestle
God does not stop at rescuing us; the purpose of that rescue is to enjoy fellowship with us.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
We want to do something and a definition is a means of doing it. If we want certain results then we must use certain meanings or definitions. But no definition has any authority apart from a purpose, or to bar us from other purposes.
I. A. Richards
The purpose of work is not to make money. The purpose of work is to make the workers, whether working stiffs or top executives, feel good about life.
Ricardo Semler
People become less inhibited from wanting to change social and economic conditions in a radical fashion according to their own interests, and from being prepared to think of state intervention in ever wider spheres as possible and useful for this purpose.
Gunnar Myrdal
My goal is to formulate a new color theory based on the full spectrum of visible light.
Olafur Eliasson
If you define evolution as merely meaning change over time, then I don’t see any problem with a person being a Christian and believing in evolution. But that’s not how textbooks define evolution. They define evolution as being random and undirected without plan or purpose.
Lee Strobel
The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant’s threatening countenance.
I hope to see Ruby help every programmer in the world to be productive, and to enjoy programming, and to be happy. That is the primary purpose of Ruby language.
Yukihiro Matsumoto
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.
Robert Kennedy
She moved with such purpose it was as though she walked with exclamation marks.
Gail Carriger
Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man’s command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization.
Cordell Hull
Everyone in life has a purpose, and nobody’s purpose is better than anyone else’s
Tori Kelly
The purpose of road traffic is speed, not safety.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke
I am no disbeliever in spiritual purpose and no vague believer. I see from the standpoint of Christian orthodoxy. This means that for me the meaning of life is centered in our Redemption by Christ and what I see in the world I see in relation to that.
Flannery O’Connor
My whole purpose really is to try to help working families to find better jobs and get better benefits and look out for the little guy.
Frank Pallone
It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.
Federico Fellini
Purpose is what gives life a meaning.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
The essence of a general’s job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose . to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things.
Victor Borge
Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing – and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
Olympia Snowe
The only purpose of cats is that they constitute mobile decorative objects.
Muriel Barbery
The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make a difference that you lived at all-using the talents that God has given you for the betterment of others.
Leo Rosten
When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion.
Ann Wigmore
The thing about hope is that it doesn’t go away even when it serves no purpose.
Lauren DeStefano
If we have a purpose in life beyond being a cog in the human machine, mine is to help inspire people and that’s pretty cool. I would like to motivate the world.
Steve Gleason
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
William James
Talking about one’s feelings defeats the purpose of having those feelings. Once you try to put the human experience into words, it becomes little more than a spectator sport. Everything must have a cause, and a name. Every random thought must have a root in something else.
Derek Landy
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other.
Albert Einstein
You can talk all you want about having a clear purpose and strategy for your life, but ultimately this means nothing if you are not investing the resources you have in a way that is consistent with your strategy. In the end, a strategy is nothing but good intentions unless it’s effectively implemented.
Clayton Christensen
To be Christian is to be obliged to engage the world, pursuing God’s restorative purposes over all of life.
James Davison Hunter
The principle of [divine] purpose… stares the biologist in the face wherever he looks… The probability for such an event as the origin of DNA molecules to have occurred by sheer chance is just too small to be seriously considered.
Ernst Boris Chain
Unconscious Polities emerge independent of conscious purpose.
William Irwin Thompson
This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
Oswald Spengler
What women need to understand is that men don’t communicate. It’s not intentional or on purpose. We’re just not as emotional. You ladies feel like you have to express yourselves.
Kevin Hart
The purpose of human life is the dissolution of the soul and the revelation of the Spirit.
Ian Gardner
The purposes of God point to one simple end-that we should be as he is, think the same thoughts, mean the same things, possess the same blessedness.
George MacDonald
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
Strong lives are those that are marked by a sense of purpose, connectedness, resilience, and fulfillment.
Jenifer Fox
By unlinking your money motivation from anger, fear, and the need to prove yourself, you can install new links for earning your money through purpose, contribution, and joy.
T. Harv Eker
The progressive development of man [has as its] ultimate purpose the complete mastery of mind over the material world.
Nikola Tesla
Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it.
Sigurd F. Olson
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
For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power?
James Madison
In the journey to success, tenacity of purpose is supreme.
Aliko Dangote
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
When I was growing up in my area, the worst problem for us was we never had a purpose, I’d just be looking for stuff to do, I would be bored, that’s how we would get into trouble.
J Hus
Twenty years later, the core of Yahoo is still the same. We are driven by the same purpose—to be your guide around the web. You may not know how much you motivate us every day by using our products and sharing your ideas, but you do. Thank you.
David Filo
The Catholic influence just comes from being raised Catholic, going to church every Sunday, being confirmed, going to church on holy days. So it’s coming from where I am. It serves the purpose of having people who have a base or foundation where they know what’s right.
Craig Finn
I believe that it is higher education’s purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream.
Gordon Gee
Government serves Christ’s kingdom rule; this is its purpose. And Christians’ purpose in politics should be to advance the kingdom of God – to make it more real, more tangible, more present.
Josh Hawley
Great advertising triggers an emotion in you. It has purpose. It touches a nerve, and that provokes a reaction.
David Droga
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.
Bertrand Russell
The purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize with other people… For me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy.
Roger Ebert
There is no purpose in living where there is nothing to do.
Winston Churchill
…to kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state
Alphonse de Lamartine
When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may require all kinds of help. Generally, we read him in modern spelling and with modern punctuation, and with notes. But any poetry that is performed – from song lyric to tragic speech – must make its point, as it were, without reference back.
James Fenton
No dream is too high for those with their eyes in the sky!
Buzz Aldrin
There is no one insignificant in the purposes of God.
Alistair Begg
The fairytale is irresponsible; it is frankly imaginary, and its purpose is to gratify wishes, as a dream doth flatter.
Susanne Katherina Langer
It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Brian Tracy
It is not good for a man to be too cognizant of his physical and spiritual mechanisms. Complete knowledge reveals limits to human possibilities, and the less a man is by nature limited in his purposes, the less he can tolerate limits.
Stanislaw Lem
The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all.
Thomas Jefferson
For our purposes you can consider it a small country between Germany and France.” “But there isn’t anything between Germany and France. Except Switzerland.” “Precisely,” said Jace.
Cassandra Clare
We are not moving towards some kind of goal. We are at the goal, and it is changing with us. If art has any purpose, it is to open our eyes to that fact.
Antony Gormley
The ultimate purpose of life is to show that Jesus is more precious than life.
John Piper
The purpose of rock n’ roll is to convince girls to pay money to get close to you.
Richard Hell
The zoo cannot but disappoint. The public purpose of zoos is to offer visitors the opportunity of looking at animals. Yet nowherein a zoo can a stranger encounter the look of an animal. At the most, the animal’s gaze flickers and passes on. They look sideways. They look blindly beyond.
John Berger
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It has been my experience that people who are at cross-purposes with nature are cynical about mankind and ill at ease with themselves.
Indira Gandhi
The purpose of scientific enquiry is not to compile an inventory of factual information, nor to build up a totalitarian world picture of natural Laws in which every event that is not compulsory is forbidden. We should think of it rather as a logically articulated structure of justifiable beliefs about nature.
Peter Medawar
Every atom in creation may be said to be acquainted with and married to every other, but with universal union there is a division sufficient in degree for the purposes of the most intense individuality.
John Muir
When your life is on course with it’s purpose, you are your most powerful.
Oprah Winfrey
Democrats and Republicans have been very keen to make home ownership almost a national purpose.
Edmund Phelps
Was there ever a name more full of purpose than Chicago’s? … spoken as Chicagoans themselves speak it, with a bit of a spit to give heft to its slither, it is gloriously onomatopoetic.
Jan Morris
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
Through Jesus, your past is explained, your present has a purpose, and your future is secure. What more could you really want in life?
Jase Robertson
Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
Henry Taylor
The example my parents set, both in and outside of our household, helped me understand that we all have a specific purpose in life–to give back to society.
Ilyasah Shabazz
Whereas the notion of purpose before was always associated with future, there is now a deeper purpose that can only be found in the present, through denial of time.
Eckhart Tolle
The circumstances of the world are so variable that an irrevocable purpose or opinion is almost synonymous with a foolish one.
William H. Seward
Trouble is here. It is for a purpose. Use it for the purpose for which it was intended – to help you grow. Thank God for your troubles.
Norman Vincent Peale
She either confused me with a much older child or else she glimpsed deep inside my soul and perceived a hole that needed filling. I’ve always chosen to believe the latter. After all, it’s the librarian’s one sworn purpose to bring books together with their one true reader.
Kate Morton
The idea that we can have a new life form, what does it say about the zoo’s main purpose, which is to preserve life? What does it say when the artificial and real animal can have the same attraction to people?
Patricia Piccinini
Meaning and purpose come not from accomplishing great things in the world, but simply from loving those who are right in front of you, doing all you can with what you have, in the time you have, in the place where you are.
Katrina Kenison
Absolutely nothing will revitalize a discouraged church faster than rediscovering it’s purpose.
Rick Warren
He taught them that the purpose of a man is to make his life holy–every aspect of his life: eating, drinking praying, sleeping. God is everywhere, he told them, and if it seems at times that He is hidden from us, it is only because we have not yet learned to seek Him correctly.
Chaim Potok
Truly, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.
Napoleon Hill
It’s increasingly apparent that the absence of purpose – or of a moral language – within government, media or business, could become one of the most dangerous own goals for capitalism and for freedom.
Elisabeth Murdoch
The entire universe – for one thing – only exists in your perceptions. That’s all you’re gonna see of it. To all practical intents and purposes this is purely some kind of lightshow that’s being put on in the kind of neurons in our brain. The whole of reality.
Alan Moore
The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.
Tony Robbins
Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.
Coco Chanel
AS for all those mistakes I make – they are on purpose – to teach you how to deal with them
Donald A. Norman
Your purpose is why you you’re living, your vision is how you’re going to execute it.
Bob Proctor
The Lord created you and me for the purpose of becoming Gods like himself.
Brigham Young
My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of all the Western stars until I die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What is the purpose of the universe?” is a silly question.
Richard Dawkins
Palestinians are becoming religiously fanatic. Israel is becoming irrelevant. They do it for religious purpose, fanatic, they want to conquer the Middle East under the command of the Iranians.
Shimon Peres
EARTH LIFE with its joys and sorrows is a necessary part of our eternal existence. Its purposes are to prepare us to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father and to provide the way whereby we may receive a fulness of joy.
Alma P Burton
There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.
James P. Carse
You, me, & your papa are 3 of the tiny percentage of souls on this miserable earth who’ve figured out that playing ball is the highest purpose God ever invented the human male body for.
David James Duncan
If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
T. D. Jakes
Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want, so when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.
Alan Cohen
Politics disappears; it vanishes. What remains constant is human life. So I try to develop a perspective in my writing where politics is just one of the pieces of furniture in this furnished world. It is not the purpose. It is not the goal.
Tatyana Tolstaya
I think it’s important to have a greater purpose behind modeling. Don’t model just because you’re pretty and you want to make money. Every girl wants that. You have to stand out from everyone else and on those really hard days, that is really the only thing that will keep you going.
Whitney Thompson
On my way to the office in the morning, there are, in front of me, behind me, other men going to their jobs. I see them; if I dared, I would smile at them. I think to myself that I am a socialist, that they are the purpose of my life, of my efforts and that they do not know it yet.
Jean-Paul Sartre
If man has been kicked up out of that which is only impersonal by chance , then those things that make him man-hope of purpose and significance, love, motions of morality and rationality, beauty and verbal communication-are ultimately unfulfillable and thus meaningless.
Francis Schaeffer
There isn’t any question that Hollywood is profit driven. Anybody that thinks it isn’t is a fool. It’s a business. Hollywood was never philanthropy. The only purpose it had was making money; the only purpose it still has is to make money.
Sydney Pollack
My name was originally Da Baby Jesus, but I changed it like two years into my career because I didn’t want to offend anyone; although I feel like my purpose in the game is related and still is, I didn’t want my name to be a distraction from the music.
There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.
Charles Babbage
The standard God has for you has nothing to do with approval, and everything to do with purpose.
Steven Furtick
I love fashion. I love couture. I’m going to erect a shelf in my bedroom with an art light to be the spot for the shoes of the month. I want them to serve another purpose.
Sandra Bullock
I think that paying your bills every month, that’s not so glamorous or fun, having a job, or when your child gets sick. That’s why when there are those special things, they are even more important and you want them to have a purpose.
Zac Posen
I feel that there’s a lot of would-be guardians of the culture who think that high-minded literary purpose and the life that gets chronicled in the gossip columns, that these two things are incompatible.
Jay McInerney
The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines and proceed from Corregidor to Australia for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary objective of which is the relief of the Philippines. I came through and I shall return.
Douglas MacArthur
He had been alone in the world and empty for so long. But she filled him full, and so he believed everything that had been taken out of him might have been for a purpose. To clear space for something better.
Charles Frazier
Both poetry and philosophy are prodigal of eulogy over the mind which ransoms itself by its own energy from a captivity to custom, which breaks the common bounds of empire, and cuts a Simplon over mountains of difficulty for its own purposes, whether of good or of evil.
Horace Mann
Heaven is purpose, principle, and people. Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulations.
Dee Hock
Weight every purpose in the light of eternity. A trivial pursuit is that which is out side the will of God & detached from the glory of God.
Paul Washer
The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence , the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently.
Dalai Lama
A crusade is, simply put, something that’s bigger than you are. It’s a “cause” with an impact that reaches beyond your personal wants and needs.
Arthur L. Williams, Jr.
I think the purpose of test screenings is different for the studio and for the filmmaker. For the studio, I think they want to know whether the film works or not.
Michel Gondry
Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet – because it is the purpose of humanity.
Eckhart Tolle
The perfectly natural thing to do with an unreadable book is to give it away; and the publication, for more than a quarter of a century, of volumes which fulfilled this one purpose and no other is a pleasant proof, if proof were needed, of the business principles which underlay the enlightened activity of publishers.
Agnes Repplier
It rarely happens otherwise than that a thorough-faced coquette dies in celibacy, as a punishment for her attempts to mislead others, by encouraging looks, words, or actions, given for no other purpose than to draw men on to make overtures that they may be rejected.
George Washington
In order to serve its purpose, a vision has to be a shared vision.
Warren G. Bennis
The real wealth of a nation is its people. And the purpose of development is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy, and creative lives. This simple but powerful truth is too often forgotten in the pursuit of material and financial wealth.
Mahbub ul Haq
My purpose was what my father’s purpose was – to make a living and to have a family. I was going to do the right thing. My dream to me was to have money to support it and to live in the kind of house I liked.
Jack Kirby
Do your homework. Find your voice. Be authentic. And then dive in with purpose.
Julie Foudy
I’ve always hated criminals and crime. Life is hard enough without someone walking into your life on purpose and making it worse.
Pauley Perrette
The giants of the race have been men of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.
Orison Swett Marden
The money in the schools overpowers the principles of the purpose.
Miroslav Vitous
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare
An unchurched christian is a grotesque anomaly. The New Testament knows nothing of such a person. For the church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God’s new community.
John Stott
A fanatic is a man who, when he’s lost sight of his purpose, redoubles his effort.
Poul Anderson
We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality.
Alex Salmond
Since historical reconstruction is a rational process, only justified and indeed possible if it involves the human reason, what we call history is the mess we call life reduced to some order. pattern and possibly purpose.
Geoffrey Elton
The purpose of painting is to decorate the walls. Therefore it has to be as rich as possible
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Perhaps fiction has, for me, served a similar purpose–what is a narrative arc if not the imposition of order on disparate events?–and perhaps it is my avid reading that has been my faith all along.
Curtis Sittenfeld
Our practices – our most spiritual practices – are hanging laundry on the line, raising children, building strong relationships, practicing kindness as much as we can, striving for excellence in the workplace, and developing deeper self-knowledge. I wrote The Four Purposes of Life to assist in these endeavors.
Dan Millman
I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.
Laurence Fishburne
Ambition is the incentive that makes purpose GREAT and ACHIEVEMENT greater!
Orison Swett Marden
A passion for continual learning, a refined, discerning ear for the moral and ethical consequences of their actions, and an understanding of the purposes of work and human organisations
Warren G. Bennis
Make work a purpose, not just a place.
Tom Rath
I tell you this: There is no coincidence, and nothing happens “by accident.” Each event and adventure is called to your Self by your Self in order that you might create and experience Who You Really Are.
Neale Donald Walsch
But it seems to me that if God had intended for you to cover your face then, in His wisdom, He would have provided you with a flap of skin for the purpose.
Pat Condell
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
Every time I would think about my purpose, the answers seemed to come in sounds.В  In melodies.В  In feelings.
David Archuleta
One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person’s beliefs at the time.
Idries Shah
The purpose of information is not knowledge. It is being able to take the right action.
Peter Drucker
I think it’s undignified to read for the purposes of escape. After you grow up, you should start reading for other purposes
M. John Harrison
The breeding of shepherd dogs is the breeding of working dogs; and this must always be the aim, or we shall cease to produce shepherd dogs.
Max von Stephanitz
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
Quentin Crisp
One thing I was thinking about is that they probably get their come-uppance about the same percentage that people in real life do. Basically, stealing for all practical purposes might as well be legal in New York.
Mike Judge
The purpose of fiction is not to nail you to the ground as facts do, but to take you to the edge of the cliff and kick you off so you build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
Live with passion. Live with purpose.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Purpose is the engine, the power that drives and directs our lives.
John R Noe
When every action has a purpose, every action has a result
Greg Plitt
I always say that the characters in Jane Austen’s original books are rather like zombies because they live in this bubble of immense wealth and privilege and no matter what’s going on around them they have a singular purpose to maintain their rank and to impress others.
Seth Grahame-Smith
On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.
Barack Obama
Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be re-taught when the students become teachers.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The purpose of construction is TO MAKE THINGS HOLD TOGETHER; of architecture TO MOVE US.
Le Corbusier
The wicked find it easier to coalesce for seditious purposes than for concord in peace.
Real servants don’t try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for His purposes.
William James
I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income for charitable purposes; and that it is his further duty to see it so applied and to do the most good for which it is capable.
Thomas Jefferson
The purpose of the poetry is not to dazzle us with an astonishing thought, but to make one moment of existence unforgettable and worthy of unbearable nostalgia.
Milan Kundera
At KIND, our purpose is to spark kindness.
Daniel Lubetzky
Danny Tiatto is not going to make a mistake on purpose.
Kevin Keegan
The purpose of history is to explain the present – to say why the world around us is the way it is. History tells us what is important in our world, and how it came to be. It tells us what is to be ignored, or discarded. That is true power – profound power. The power to define a whole society.
Michael Crichton
Men and governments must act to the best of their ability. There is no such thing as absolute certainty but there is assurance sufficient for the purposes of human life.
John Stuart Mill
As an artist, I often wonder what my purpose is or why I do what I do.
David Choe
The one thing to rely upon is God’s favor. Do not build either on your study or on your meditation, although they both help you. But you are dependent on God, not even on your murshid. Seek Him, trust Him. In Him lies your life’s purpose, and in Him is hidden the rest of your soul.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
The idea of death robs inquiry of its passionate vitality and empties our efforts of their purpose by coming to one predestined conclusion, death. Why inquire if you already know the answer?
James Hillman
The Greeks… labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative.
Henry Grady Weaver
Design exists to serve some purpose.
Paula Scher
If you want to know why you were jplaced on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.
Rick Warren
I feel that when a child has self-worth and purpose, that’s what keeps them grounded.
Jada Pinkett Smith
[It is not the purpose nor right of Congress] to attend to what generosity and humanity require, but to what the Constitution and their duty require.
William Branch Giles
I make sure to use my life for that which can be of goodwill. It has fortified me spiritually and emotionally
Oprah Winfrey
What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places?
Mary Oliver
People need an enemy to feel a sense of purpose.
Terry Goodkind
There is nothing so weak, for working purposes, as this enormous importance attached to immediate victory. There is nothing that fails like success.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
It is important to remember the purpose of health care reform: to make sure Americans have access to quality, affordable health care – especially those individuals who were being denied by their insurance companies because they weren’t profitable customers.
Bill Foster
The purpose of a college education is to question your father’s values.
James O. Freedman
Desire is the factor that determines what your definite purpose in life shall be.
Napoleon Hill
Trends in culture all serve a purpose and that’s always indicative in fashion and music, you can always tell what’s going on culturally in the mindset of the young generation if you look at those mediums.
Marina and the Diamonds
The purpose of Art is to create enthusiasm.
Pablo Picasso
The great end of all arts is to make an impression on the imagination and the feeling. The imitation of nature frequently does this. Sometimes it fails and something else succeeds.
Joshua Reynolds
Lawyers serve a purpose, and we couldn’t operate as society without them. They can make things more complicated and difficult, but there are certain times where the need for them is crucial to an argument or an event or an issue.
Gabriel Macht
I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”
Abraham Lincoln
I question and soul-search constantly into myself to be as certain as I can that I am fulfilling the true meaning of my work, that I am maintaining my sense of purpose, that I am holding fast to my ideals, that I am guiding my people in the right direction.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream – and by tuning into one another’s secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.
Oprah Winfrey
Everything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose.
Iyanla Vanzant
One begins by plaguing oneself to no purpose in order to be true to nature, and one concludes by working quietly from one’s own palette alone, and then nature is the result.
Vincent Van Gogh
I believe the use of noise to make music will increase until we reach a
music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make
available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard.
John Cage
Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
Thomas Aquinas
To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can. I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?
Kathleen Turner
Successful organizing is not built on self-interest but rather on dignity and a sense of purpose.
Paul Wellstone
It is my desire and intent to trust the multi-layered good purposes of God than in what humans fabricate out of their need and experience. I specifically ask not to know these purposes so that I might remain a child in their unfolding.
William P. Young
I want to look at myself the way I do on purpose, because if you aggrandize and try to look at yourself the way a fan does or the way a reviewer does or the way – God bless them, they all got a right to, everybody’s got a right to an opinion about it.
David Crosby
Since history has no properly scientific value, its only purpose is educative. And if historians neglect to educate the public, if they fail to interest it intelligently in the past, then all their historical learning is valueless except in so far as it educates themselves.
G. M. Trevelyan
Unity is a spiritual quality. It’s the sweet feelings of peace and purpose that come from belonging to a family. … It’s wanting the best for others as much as you want it for yourself. … It’s knowing that no one is out to harm you. It means you will never be lonely.
Mary N. Cook
The novelist now usurps the chair of the educator, the pulpit of the preacher, the columns of the journalist. Yet his original purpose of entertaining may have been his highest purpose. (introduction to Gladiator, Book League Monthly, 1930)
Philip Wylie
Our purpose in this life is to gain the view of ourselves; otherwise, we are total slaves to others who psychically drain us, abuse us.
Frederick Lenz
When I was 23, I climbed this mountain in Alaska called Devil’s Thumb alone. It was incredibly dangerous, and I did it because I thought that if I did something that hard and pulled it off, my life was gonna be transformed. And of course, nothing happened. But I get the search for purpose.
Jon Krakauer
This may be the primary purpose of dogs: to restore our sense of wonder and to help us maintain it, to make us consider that we should trust our intuition as they trust theirs and to help us realize that a thing known intuitively can be as real as anything known by material experience.
Dean Koontz
It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.
Ashleigh Brilliant
A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Upon the farm of the uncle with whom I lived, we did know of the mortgage as some dreadful damper on youthful hopes of things that could not be bought. I do have a vivid recollection that the major purpose of a farm was to produce a living right on the spot for the family.
Herbert Hoover
The purpose of education is to fit us for life in a civilised community, and it seems to follow from the subjects we study that the two most important things in civilised life are Art and Science.
Anthony Burgess
Some people try deliberately to exploit the colonial hangover for their own purpose, to serve an external force. To us, Communism is as bad as imperialism.
Jomo Kenyatta
Like the Bible, Stanislavsky’s basic texts on acting can be quoted to any purpose.
Lee Strasberg
Grace doesn’t cause people to live in sin; it frees them from the paralyzing effects of guilt and condemnation so that they can live holier accidentally now than they ever did on purpose before.
Andrew Wommack
If then nature makes nothing without some end in view, nothing to no purpose, it must be that nature has made all of them for the sake of man.
This gospel has often been spoken of as a way of life. This however is not quite accurate. Consisting as it does of the principles and ordinances necessary to man’s exaltation it is not just a way of life, it is the one and only way of life by which men may accomplish the full purpose of their mortality.
Marion G. Romney
The purpose of a spiritual discipline is to give us a way to stop the war, not by our force of will, but organically, through understanding an gradual training.
Jack Kornfield
America is a nation created by all the hopeful wanderers of Europe, not out of geography and genetics, but out of purpose.
Theodore White
Men who reach decisions promptly usually have the capacity to move with definiteness of purpose in other circumstances.
Andrew Carnegie
The purpose of a relationship is to decide what part of yourself you’d like to see ‘show up’, not what part of another you can capture and hold.
Neale Donald Walsch
There are many things the government cant do, many good purposes it must renounce. It must leave them to the enterprise of others. It cannot feed the people. It cannot enrich the people. It cannot teach the people. It cannot convert the people.
Lord Acton
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
It’s so hard to retain what your purpose is – or to even realize what it is.
Sinead O’Connor
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
I’ve lost so many people. Some I left on purpose and never looked back. Some were taken from me, and I never said good-bye.
Ann Aguirre
A man needs a much bigger orbit than a woman. He needs a mission, a life purpose, and he needs to know his name. Only then is he fit for a woman, for only then does he have something to invite her into.
John Eldredge
These papers of the day have uses more adequate to the purposes of common life than more pompous and durable volumes.
Samuel Johnson
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Ronald Reagan
To state that the cost of proper medical care itself surpasses the financial resources of any of the countries in the West is of course ridiculous, not the least when one considers the other purposes for which money is freely being used and working hours spent.
Karl Evang
Life is not a dress rehearsal – wake up every day excited to live out your purpose.
Andrew Wommack
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
Sharks have swum the oceans for over 400 million years, but we’re threatening this critically important species for the purpose of making soup – it’s sad and wasteful.
Ted Danson
Criticism of a policy is welcome. But in the garb of criticizing a policy, if you allege that the policy was made for corrupt purposes, I reject it.
P. Chidambaram
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
Many writers lay very great stress upon some definite moral purpose, at which they profess to aim their works.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
I’m a big micro manager; I’m a stickler about organisation; everything needs a place, a purpose, and micro managing myself even when I’m in the studio.
Christina Aguilera
The purpose of the mission must be thoroughly understood beforehand, and the men must be inspired with a sense of personal dedication that knows no limitations… In an age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need for personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk.
William H. McRaven
Part of success is preparation on purpose.
Jim Rohn
To have meaning, our lives require both passion and purpose. A life without passion is like a furnace without fuel, and without purpose, like a ship without a rudder.
Mardy Grothe
Led by a new generation of edgy sportswriters like Lipsyte, we found new purpose in the great issues of the day – race, equal opportunity, drugs, and labor disputes. We became personality journalists, medical writers, and business reporters.
Jane Leavy
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
Christopher Columbus
The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, won’t you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.
Leo Buscaglia
After learning to love God (worship), learning to love others is the second purpose of your life.
Rick Warren
In ECW, hardcore wrestling wasn’t done just for the fun of it. It was done for a purpose, for a reason. And for me, it was done to exist and produce a revenue for my family.
Terry Funk
I want to make sure that what I do has specific purpose and is not just throwing a dart at something to keep busy.
Bryan Cranston
Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven’t gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights. 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
The only people benefiting from the status quo in immigration [in the USA] today are the people trafficking human beings across the border, and the people who are hiring illegal labor for cheap purposes.
Marco Rubio
The only real purpose of a goal is to inspire you to fall more deeply in love with life.
Michael Neill
…I am opposed to all attempts to license or restrict the arming of individuals… I consider such laws a violation of civil liberty, subversive of democratic political institutions, and self-defeating in their purpose.
Robert A. Heinlein
The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se. This will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy.
Michael Porter
Are you mad? (Artemis) Yes, I am. Mad at this world where we are nothing to the gods. Mad at the Fates who put us here for no purpose except to toy with us for their petty amusement. I wish all of the gods were dead and gone. (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The goal is to win. It’s not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don’t want to throw my money away, but it’s really about having fun and that means success and trophies.
Roman Abramovich
Unlimited power may be available when two or more people coordinate their thoughts and actions in a spirit of perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose.
Napoleon Hill
Prayer is not an agency by which my will is to be accomplished upon the earth. The purpose of prayer is to get God’s will to be accomplished upon the earth, and so many times we ask and receive not because the motive behind our asking is really that of accomplishing my will rather than God’s will.
Chuck Smith
I believe he died this way on purpose. I believe he wanted no chilling moments, no one to witness his last breath and be haunted by it, the way he had been haunted by his mother’s death-notice telegram or by his father’s corpse in the city morgue.
Mitch Albom
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Dolly Parton
The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Obviously, the intention was not to go back to images traditionally valued as worthy or holy images and shapes, but exactly the opposite; its main purpose had to be, to realise as sacred art anything which so far had been regarded as of little value and pitiful.
Antoni Tapies
Are you desperate or determined? With desperation comes frustration. With determination comes purpose, achievement, and peace.
James A. Murphy III
The Bible is the only credible guide either as to the real relationship between man and the earth and the great Creator of both or concerning the purpose of the creation of both.
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
If you throw away all thoughts of attainment, you will then come to see the real purpose of your quest.
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Kurt Vonnegut
It’s about bums on seats. If nobody wants to listen to what you are doing, it kind of defeats the purpose really, doesn’t it?
James Grant
The purpose of existence is to exist. It is too fantastic to have a meaning.
Jaggi Vasudev
Freedom is the natural condition of the human race, in which the Almighty intended men to live. Those who fight the purpose of the Almighty will not succeed. They always have been, they always will be beaten.
Abraham Lincoln
The scientific use of thought consists in forming a clear and distinct mental image of what you want; in holding fast to the purpose to get what you want; and in realizing with grateful faith that you do get what you want.
Wallace D. Wattles
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
The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it.
Lawrence M. Krauss
The harvest of this world is to the resolute, and he that is infirm of purpose is ground betwixt the upper and the nether millstone
Eric Rucker Eddison
There is no royal road to a successful life, as there is no royal road to learning. It has got to be hard knocks, morning, noon, and night, and fixity of purpose.
Charles M. Schwab
A sense of self has to be sought in the parade of images and products; and this culture becomes the main determinant upon morality, beliefs, and purpose, usurping more and more territory that formerly belonged to parents, teachers, community, priests, and politics alike.
Jeremy Seabrook
The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose.
Barack Obama
So the older models, when you look at Freudian, when you look at Jungian thought, and there’s still people who really – who really use the Jungian thought of dream analysis, is really that you would analyze the dreams. The dreams are there for a purpose.
Shelby Harris
Every builder builds somewhat for unknown purposes, and is in a measure a prophet.
Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
What’s really important about WikiLeaks is that the Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans. They have hacked American websites, American accounts of private people, of institutions. Then they have given that information to WikiLeaks for the purpose of putting it on the Internet.
Hillary Clinton
There will be no major solution to the suffering of humanity until we reach some understanding of who we are, what the purpose of creation was, what happens after death. Until those questions are resolved we are caught.
Woody Allen
For a few ticks of the clock I am here, uncomprehending, attempting to make some record or memorial of this eternal passage, like a traveler in a strange country through which he is being hurried on a schedule not of his making and for a purpose he does not understand.
Louis J. Halle
Logic sometimes makes monsters. For half a century we have seen a mass of bizarre functions which appear to be forced to resemble as little as possible honest functions which serve some purpose.
Henri Poincare
Terrorism has replaced Communism as the rationale for the militarization of the country [America], for military adventures abroad, and for the suppression of civil liberties at home. It serves the same purpose, serving to create hysteria.
Howard Zinn
And this vague little smile is my all purpose expression the meaning of which I will leave to your discretion.
Ani DiFranco
I have seen many organizations where there is this sense of purpose in the headquarters but it never gets cascaded down to everybody within the organization.
Colin Powell
Jesus did not die just to give us peace and a purpose in life; he died to save us from the wrath of God.
Jerry Bridges
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
Mere thinking cannot reveal to us the highest purpose.
Albert Einstein
The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas.
Billy Graham
SIREN, n. One of several musical prodigies famous for a vain attempt to dissuade Odysseus from a life on the ocean wave. Figuratively, any lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing performance.
Ambrose Bierce
You were placed on this earth to create, not to compete.
Robert Anthony
There’s a difference between maliciously offending somebody – on purpose – and somebody being offended by…truth. If you’re offended by the truth, that’s your problem. I have no obligation to not offend you if I’m speaking the truth. The truth is supposed to offend you; that’s how you know you don’t got it.
Brad Stine
Saying yes means getting up and acting on your belief that you can create meaning and purpose in whatever life hands you.
Susan Jeffers
Women — a mistake, or did He do it to us on purpose?
Jack Nicholson
The purpose of prayer and of God’s call in your life isn’t to make you number one in the world’s eyes but to make Him number one in your life.
Ravi Zacharias
Our purpose is to end war and bring resources back to the life-sustaining needs of our community.
Jodie Evans
Justice William Brennan stated that the phrase ‘under God’ in our Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional because it no longer has a religious purpose or meaning.
Mathew Staver
Scouting is a Game with a Purpose
William Hillcourt
It is not enough for us to know what is right and to believe it is good. We must be willing to stand up and be counted. When we have the courage and faith to live up to the best we know, we fulfill the purpose for which we came to this earth, and we provide an incentive for others to do the same.
Dean L. Larsen
To understand God’s thoughts, one must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.
Florence Nightingale
Learning to see love and to express that love is the purpose of living this life. What’s real has love at its heart; the universe is constructed from love, and that love is very much tied to our power of attention and imagination.
Fred Alan Wolf
Whether I’m writing about plumbers or psychics or psychic plumbers, I want to find a creative space that imprisons me usefully, so I can deviate with purpose.
Heidi Julavits
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
D. H. Lawrence
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
Most men have no purpose but to exist, Abraham; to pass quietly through history as minor characters upon a stage they cannot even see
Seth Grahame-Smith
Once we are self-aware, we must choose purposes and principles to live by; otherwise the vacuum will be filled, and we will lose our self-awareness and become like groveling animals who live primarily for survival and propagation. People who exist on that level aren’t living; they are “being lived”.
Stephen Covey
That’s my sole purpose in life is to sit here today and tell you that you can do this, in any life. You can do this in one of your past lives, in a future life, or right now. I prefer now.
Frederick Lenz
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
I am saying there is someone that I have a message and purpose for, that God will bring in my pathway, because one thing I’m committed is never to waste my trials in life, to find purpose in all things and especially the places of pain.
Paula White
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
Have I today done anything to fulfill the purpose for which Thou didst cause me to be born?
John Baillie
It’s never too late, for with a purpose, a worthy goal and a motivation to reach those upper layers on the pyramid, a person can travel further in a few years than he might otherwise travel in a lifetime.
Earl Nightingale
The purpose of Jesus’s coming is to put the whole world right, to renew and restore the creation, not to escape it.
Timothy Keller
‘Out of many, one’ is the national motto, and what the Founders imagined it meant is that out of the great and celebrated differences between us comes one nation and one larger purpose.
Mike Gallagher
Your purpose when driving is not to arrive at your destination safely or quickly. Your purpose when driving is…to impress your personality on the road.
Martin Amis
Every beggar shall be arrested. But to arrest a beggar merely in order to put him in jail would be barbarous and absurd. He should be arrested for the sole purpose of teaching him how to earn a living by his work.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Circumstances and crises are God’s tools to move you into your purpose and the maximizing of your potential.
Myles Munroe
In a mind charged with an eager purpose and an unfinished vindictiveness, there is no room for new feelings.
T. S. Eliot
Generous gestures yield the most when that isn’t their purpose.
Malcolm Forbes
No sign of purpose can be detected in any part of the vast universe disclosed by our most powerful telescopes.
Hugh Elliot
When the promise is clear, the price gets easy
Jim Rohn
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
The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
William O. Douglas
Money can’t heal your heart. Money can’t give you purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want purpose. I don’t want arms and legs, I want peace. I don’t want arms and legs, I want to be a miracle for someone else.
Nick Vujicic
Zen is the study of mind in all of its manifestations. The purpose of Zen is to be happy.
Frederick Lenz
Although your father and mother are dead, if you propose to yourself any good work, only reflect how it will make their names illustrious, and your purpose will be fixed.
Education is a slow-moving but powerful force. It may not be fast enough or strong enough to save us from catastrophe, but it is the strongest force available for that purpose and in its proper place, therefore, is not at the periphery, but at the center of international relations.
J. William Fulbright
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
Michel de Montaigne
The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.
Larry Wall
The Master of Lifes been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat. He has given me life and joy where other saw oblivion. He Has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal.
Life and love go on, let the music play.
Johnny Cash
A logical theory may be tested by its capacity for dealing with puzzles, and it is a wholesome plan, in thinking about logic, to stock the mind with as many puzzles as possible, since these serve much the same purpose as is served by experiments in physical science.
Bertrand Russell
Since the purpose of business is to satisfy existing desires, or stimulate new ones, if everyone were genuinely happy, there would be no need for business any longer.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
To make a man happy, fill his hands with work, his heart with affection, his mind with purpose, his memory with useful knowledge, his future with hope, and his stomach with food.
Frederick E. Crane
The purpose of battle is to attain the greatest heights within your own limits!
Yukito Kishiro
I learned that the purpose of the Twelve Steps is to do the will of God.
Keith Miller
Soy sauce is really a multi-purpose seasoning.
Martin Yan
Meaningful student involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose strengthening their commitment to education, community & democracy.
Adam Fletcher
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
Carl Rogers
A mentor is someone with a willingness to help others, who has a capacity to inspire, a determination to work hard, a clear sense of vision, an inspiring purpose, a deep sense of integrity and an appreciation for joy.
Kerry Kennedy
We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.
Joseph Campbell
If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose of our government is that it must provide for the common defense, then no other position is possible.
Don Nickles
I hate not working. It’s that lack of purpose. It becomes very easy to lie in until midday.
George Blagden
Part of your purpose in life is to build strong and fruitful relationships with others, and your work setting is a perfect place to start.
Zig Ziglar
God employs different strategies for different places or purposes
Rick Joyner
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
Jeff Cooper
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.
Mary Oliver
It’s the nature of government, to build enduring institutions, structures that stay long after their purpose is over. If you pay people to help the poor, you have people who won’t be paid if there aren’t any poor, so they’ll be sure to find some.
Jerry Pournelle
In more than 20 years I’ve spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.
Buzz Bissinger
We’re all so mauled by information, but it’s recycled information. We need to shut it out. So, you’ve got to get bizarre. This is an artist’s purpose – to break away from the recycled. Performance art can do that.
Jack Bowman
The most powerful music is music with purpose.
Tom Morello
In New York, people are unhappy on purpose, because unhappiness makes them seem more complex; in Washington DC it just sort of works out that way.
Chuck Klosterman
Always keep your home presentable, assuming you keep a home for purposes of presentation.
Robert Breault
What radical constructivism may suggest to educators is this: the art of teaching has little to do with the traffic of knowledge, its fundamental purpose must be to foster the art of learning.
Ernst von Glasersfeld
In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians.
Joseph Lancaster
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.
Rick Riordan
The acme of humbleness is to forget unfalteringly good deeds of oneself.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov
The purpose of prayer is emphatically not to bend God’s will to ours, but rather to align our will to his.
John Stott
The very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.
Dalai Lama
The purpose of debates is to explore issues, not end them.
David Gemmell
Positive criticism is feedback given with the purpose of helping another person to grow and to develop. Negative criticism is intended to hurt and often to defame and to destroy.
L. Lionel Kendrick
The truth us that other systems of geometry are possible, yet after all, these other systems are not spaces but other methods of space measurements. There is one space only, though we may conceive of many different manifolds, which are contrivances or ideal constructions invented for the purpose of determining space.
Paul Carus
Teamwork is neither “good” nor “desirable.” It is a fact. Wherever people work together or play together they do so as a team. Which team to use for what purpose is a crucial, difficult and risky decision that is even harder to unmake. Managements have yet to learn how to make it.
Peter Drucker
Find out what you are, then do it on purpose
Dolly Parton
As a myth of national purpose and as a program for individual conduct, the simple life has, in a sense, served as the nation’s conscience, reminding Americans of what the founders had hoped they would be and thereby providing a vivifying counterpoint to the excesses of materialist individualism.
David Shi
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
James Thurber
My definition of fake news is a content-like object that is a story, an article, a video, a tweet that has been fabricated, completely invented out of thin air, intentionally for the purpose of misleading.
Vivian Schiller
Most lives are a flight from selfhood. Most prefer the truths of the stable. You stick your head into the stanchions and munch contentedly until you die. Others use you for their purposes. Not once do you look outside the stable to lift your head and be your own creature.
Frank Herbert
Nothing is a surprise to God; nothing is a setback to His plans; nothing can thwart His purposes; and nothing is beyond His control.
Joni Eareckson Tada
I don’t approve of the use of animals for any purpose that involves touching them – caging them.
Neal Barnard
Your problems are never bigger than your purpose.
Herman Edwards
Even when I was Miss World, I did all the dressing up I could, so the pretty face thing was done. But it was never about just looking pretty with the crown, I always wanted to make it more than that – I wanted to make it about beauty with a purpose. So I carried that into my films as well.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Once wide coercive powers are given to governmental agencies for particular purposes, such powers cannot be effectively controlled by democratic assemblies.
Friedrich August von Hayek
The purpose of foreign policy is not to provide an outlet for our own sentiments of hope or indignation; it is to shape real events in a real world.
John F. Kennedy
Activity without purpose is the drain of your life
Tony Robbins
Your ideas about right and wrong are just that-ideas. They are the thoughts which form the shape and create the substance of Who You Are. There would be only one reason to change any of these; only one purpose in making an alteration: if you are not happy with Who You Are.
Neale Donald Walsch
But the individual was not a tool for something. He was the maker of tools. He was the one who must build. Even for the best purpose it is criminal to turn an individual into simply a means for some ultimate end. A society in which the dignity of the individual is destroyed cannot hope to be a decent society.
Golda Meir
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning
Barbara De Angelis
You are not a powerless speck of dust drifting around in the wind…we are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes-unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose.
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks Rio de Janeiro is only 130 feet tall. McGuinty’s eco-idols [Wind Turbines] will be three times that height, but will serve the same imposing purpose.
Ezra Levant
The purpose of work is to give people a chance to utilize and develop their faculties; to enable them to overcome their ego-centeredness by joining others in a common task; and to bring for the goods and services needed for a becoming existence.
E. F. Schumacher
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
I am whatever you make me, nothing more. I am your belief in yourself, your dream of what a people may become…. I am the clutch of an idea, and the reasoned purpose of resolution. I am no more than you believe me to be and I am all that you believe I can be. I am whatever you make me, nothing more.
Franklin Knight Lane
A man of purpose focuses on his destination, not his situation. Don’t let your situation mislead you!
T. B. Joshua
It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. Its a crazy world out there. Be curious.
Stephen Hawking
When you pray, pray so that you may know Him. When you seek to simplify, do it as a means of knowing Him more. When you surrender, or behave with humility or sacrifice, do it with the sole purpose in mind to know Him.
Charles R. Swindoll
Money is the by-product, it is not the purpose.
Marcus Lemonis
For too long the federal government has interfered in the lives of working Americans with no purpose, and with little benefit.
Madison Cawthorn
You were aimed from birth: you will never be alone… The whole wide world pours down.
William Stafford
The main point here is that we are to desire something before faith can come into play. Our desires are of value to God. It’s His will to fulfill our dreams. When we are delighting in the Lord, our dreams and desires are formed in His Spirit, timing and purpose.
Phil Pringle
What you want will pull like a magnet. Here’s the other part. What for? Purpose is stronger than object. It’s the ‘What for?’ that’s even more powerful than the object. And the more you can describe in detail to stir the emotion and the intellect and the spirit and the soul, then the more powerful the ‘what for’ is.
Jim Rohn
Pain serves a purpose. Without it you are in danger. What you cannot feel you cannot take care of.
Rebecca Solnit
In this case we’re building a corner to stretch a fence and hang a gate. It had a real purpose in the ranch here. I needed to do this. But at the same time, it made a beautiful structure.
Bruce Nauman
When you have got military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, they’re intended for one purpose. And that is to inflict as much damage on human beings in as short as time as possible.
Mark Shields
No species … possesses a purpose beyond the imperatives created by genetic history … The human mind is a device for survival and reproduction, and reason is just one of its various techniques.
E. O. Wilson
Mr. Franzen said he and Mr. Wallace, over years of letters and conversations about the ethical role of the novelist, had come to the joint conclusion that the purpose of writing fiction was “a way out of loneliness.” (NY Times article on the memorial service of David Foster Wallace.)
Jonathan Franzen
I’ve spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in… my business, my career and the roller coaster ride… how the people I associated with worked together.
Diahann Carroll
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
Singleness of purpose is essential for success in life.
John D. Rockefeller
People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.
John C. Maxwell
Art is about cosmic beauty. Science is about cosmic order. Religion is about cosmic purpose.
Paul G
I just find that there’s something about looking back on interviews, whether for purposes of remembering what I said about something or if it’s for posterity when I’m 75.
Zachary Quinto
The only purpose of starting is to finish
Seth Godin
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
I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.
Bob Dylan
Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart.
Nhat Hanh
… there is one primary purpose of a Christian’s business: to serve God.
Larry Burkett
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
Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?
Bram Stoker
No organization can depend on genius; the supply is always scarce and unreliable. It is the test of an organization to make ordinary people perform better than they seem capable of, to bring out whatever strength there is in its members, and to use each person’s strength to help all the other members perform.
Peter Drucker
If you don’t appreciate what you have in life right now, whatever it is, you will never realize your purpose. Without appreciation, you will never become strong enough to respect yourself.
Caroline Myss
The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward.
Gene Tunney
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 look at my voice and my abilities as a gift. I don’t feel that I can even take any credit for it, but it’s such a huge presence in my life. It is my life. It’s my identity, it’s everything. And it’s given me a great deal of joy and a sense of purpose – I can’t imagine my life without it.
Emmylou Harris
Riding exhilarated me; it gave me a joy and a purpose.
Ann Romney
I’m trying to get at this. That is, a man may know that he belongs to, say, a group – this group or that group – but he feels himself lost within that group, trapped within his own deficiencies and without personal purpose.
Malcolm X
The man who is just and resolute will not be moved from his settled purpose, either by the misdirected rage of his fellow citizens, or by the threats of an imperious tryant.
I happen to believe that certain types of assault weapons, which are manufactured and designed for military purposes to kill people very quickly should not be used in civilian society.
Bernie Sanders
To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.
Christine Lagarde
In those days, when my hands were much employed, I read but little, but the least scraps of paper which lay on the ground, my holder, or tablecloth, afforded me as much entertainment, in fact answered the same purpose as the Iliad.
Henry David Thoreau
The ultimate purpose of every teaching, every activity in the Church is that parents and their children are happy at home, sealed in an eternal marriage, and linked to their generations.
Boyd K. Packer
Nothing is more important than to learn how to maintain a life of purpose in the midst of painful adversity.
Timothy Keller
God made no mistakes when He created you. You were uniquely designed for success in your purpose.
Valorie Burton
Dad was a philosopher and had what he called his Theory of Purpose, which held that everything in life had a purpose, and unless it achieved that purpose, it was just taking up space on the planet and wasting everybody’s time.
Jeannette Walls
Ones teachers all belonged to that generation who were imperialists, and the whole narrative throughout my adolescence was of countries leaving the empire. I find it extraordinary that this purpose which drove how we viewed the world is now considered to be something that has no effect upon us.
Jeremy Paxman
Don’t die with your music still in you. Don’t die with your purpose unfulfilled. Don’t die feeling as if your life has been wrong. Don’t let that happen to you.
Wayne Dyer
To be ‘on purpose’ means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at, and accomplishing what’s important to you.
Jack Canfield
Give with a truly glad heart, for the sole purpose of the good it will do, and whatever you give shall return to you, multiplied, as if on wings, covered in sparkles.
Mike Dooley
A burning purpose attracts others who are drawn along with it and help fulfill it.
Margaret Bourke-White
All you need to find and accomplish God’s purpose in your life is God’s permission and approval–not anyone else’s. When you get in step with Him, there will be a glow on your face that will make people wonder what you’re up to.
Zig Ziglar
The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated.
William E. Simon
There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I’m a martial artist. I don’t train for a fight. I train for myself. I’m training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.
Georges St-Pierre
Rather do what is nothing to the purpose than be idle; that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot, when fliers scape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and the self-made sepulchre of a living man.
Francis Quarles
Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge. The purpose of politics is to help them overcome these feelings of inferiority and compensate for their personal inadequacies in the pursuit of power.
Auberon Waugh
The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred. Sacred energy renews us.
Marianne Williamson
My purpose is far greater than my pain.
Foxy Brown
You people always hold onto old identities, old faces and masks, long after they’ve served their purpose. But you’ve got to learn to throw things away eventually.
Neil Gaiman
The Drop’s unpredictability is organic rather than sensationalistic. The movie doesn’t pull surprises out of thin air for the sole purpose of shocking an audience – it lets them develop naturally.
James Berardinelli
You have no skills in your hands. You have no education of understanding the meaning and the purpose and the compassion and the relationship. You have just a profession.
Satish Kumar
Living is having and following a purpose. That’s all.
L. Ron Hubbard
Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.
Charles Caleb Colton
Faith is an orientation of the total person, giving purpose and goal to one’s hopes and strivings, thoughts and actions.
James W. Fowler
The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging.
Robert Biswas-Diener
The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
Karl Marx
How can I fail when I have no purpose?
Ashleigh Brilliant
If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself – your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
Dee Hock
My hope is the Trump administration will approach Russia strategically, with a clear purpose of trying to find more common ground, but without giving up on fundamental values and principles that are at the core of the United States’ foreign policy.
John F. Kerry
Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.
Viktor E. Frankl
Good design is a great combination of common sense, unusual imagination, clarity of purpose–with a prerequisite knowledge of structure, values, color, aesthetic insight and a deep reverence for the love of life.
Millard Sheets
… the death of the spirit which threatens every man unless he is conscious of the danger and has a real purpose which can keep it alive and enable it to thrust its way through the choking weeds and thorns to the air and to the sun
Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
A man’s longest purposes will be his best purposes. It is true, life is short and uncertain; but it is better to live on the short arc of a large circle than to describe the whole circumference of a small circle.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
T’s [King James Bible] subject is majesty, not tyranny, and it’s political purpose was unifying and enfolding, to elide the kingliness of God with the godliness of kings, to make royal power and divine glory into one invisible garment which could be wrapped around the nation as a whole.
Adam Nicolson
When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God’s grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.
Clifford D. Simak
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
Enchantment and seduction were fine means of persuasion, but when time is short, an awkward but quick concussion could better serve a girl’s purpose.
Christopher Moore
I tell you this: The purpose of life is not to please God. The purpose of life is to know, and to recreate, Who You Are.
Neale Donald Walsch
We don’t realise that we are actually perfect just the way we are. We are born perfect, but spend a lifetime trying to be something we are not, and then feel inadequate for failing. Your only purpose is to BE YOURSELF, otherwise you will deprive the universe of who you came here to be.
Anita Moorjani
We all know we have a problem, a broad problem. Ninety-eight percent of the fuel that is used by our vehicles, our autos and trucks for personal and commercial purposes, for highway and air travel operates on oil. The world has the same problem.
John Olver
Civic participation over a lifetime, working in neighborhoods and communities and service of all kinds – military and civilian, full-time and part-time, national and international – will strengthen America’s civic purpose.
John McCain
We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens.
Johannes Kepler
A cough is something that you yourself cant help, but everybody else does on purpose just to torment you.
Ogden Nash
I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Dalai Lama
[Speaking of his experience in a concentration camp:] As we said before, any attempt to restore a man’s inner strength in the camp had first to succeed in showing him some future goal…Woe to him who saw no more sense in his life, no aim, no purpose, and therefore no point in carrying on. He was soon lost.
Viktor E. Frankl
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
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
A building has integrity, just as a man and just as seldom! It must be true to its own idea, have its own form, and serve its own purpose!
Ayn Rand
Believe that there is a purpose in your pain.
Kay Warren
We have so much ill fortune as inconstancy, or so much bad purpose as folly, we are not so full of evil as we are of inanity; we are not so wretched as we are base
Michel de Montaigne
Ballet is the repetitive training of the body for the purpose of executing steps in traditional fashion. It is tied to and bound by the past. It is a disciplined beauty consciously preserved in the image of the old days in societies that were class-conscious and appreciative of elitist physical expertise.
Shirley MacLaine
I can at any moment convert my time into money, but I do not require more of the latter than is sufficient for necessary purposes.
Michael Faraday
Having a purpose is the little secret of the nonpretties. Something to do always beats something to look at.
Adriana Trigiani
Cisco has not and does not design products for the purpose of political censorship.
Marc Chandler
The purpose of education is not to fill a vessel but to kindle a flame.
Alfred North Whitehead
Government grows despite repeated failures to serve the public well because government’s purpose no longer is to serve the public. Government now serves primarily the interests of those who work for the government.
Jack Kelly
The illusion of purpose is to be avoided. The illuion of lack of purpose is to be avoided.
Frederick Lenz
The only science that gives purpose to every other science is the science of religion – the science of our happy relationship with, and our providential dependence on God and our neighbor.
Solanus Casey
Creating and integrating an empowering personal mission statement is one of the most important investments we can make.
Stephen Covey
Anyone can get a job, but do you have a purpose?
Tom Butler-Bowdon
I have long gone about with a conviction on my mind that I had a work to do-a Work, if you like, with a great W; a Purpose to fulfil; … a Great Social Evil to Discover and to Remedy.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Those who are critical of my goals and dreams simply do not understand the higher purpose to which I have been called.
Andy Andrews
What a different story men would have to tell if only they would adopt a DEFINITE PURPOSE, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession!
Napoleon Hill
To the extent that your work takes into account the needs of the world, it will be menaingful; to the extent that through it you express your unique talents, it will be joyful.
Laurence Boldt
The purpose of adult education is to help them to learn, not to teach them all you know and thus stop them from learning.
Carl Rogers
The purpose of feminism is to free the uniqueness of the individual and to understand that inside each of us is a unique human being who is a combination of heredity and environment.
Gloria Steinem
I am, in fact, the complete anti-Messiah, and detest converts almost as much as I detest missionaries. My writings, such as they are, have had only one purpose: to attain for H. L. Mencken that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
H. L. Mencken
There is no action so slight or so mean but it may be done to a great purpose, and ennobled thereby.
John Ruskin
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Remember God is not surprised by your inabilities, your imperfections, or your faults.В  He has always known everything about you that you are just now finding out, and he chose you on purpose for himself.
Joyce Meyer
The purpose of war is to support your government’s decisions by force.
Robert A. Heinlein
I don’t know why my smile has become a signature pose. I think it’s a nice change. I think people want to see happiness, so a smile is what can bring that. I didn’t make it my trademark on purpose.
Arizona Muse
That happy sense of purpose people have when standing up for a principle they haven’t really been knocked down for yet.
P. J. O’Rourke
It was a foggy day in London, and the fog was heavy and dark. Animate London, with smarting eyes and irritated lungs, was blinking, wheezing, and choking; inanimate London was a sooty spectre, divided in purpose between being visible and invisible, and so being wholly neither.
Charles Dickens
During tough times I can always go back to it and find encouragement. The Bible tells us what God says about us. In it, we read about how much he loves us and that he’s got a plan and a purpose for our lives.
Tim Tebow
Everything I’ve taken away from my father has been significant. So, I can’t say that any one lesson is the most significant. By being around him, I learned that there is a purpose in life, and that if we are inspired to help people, we should do it.
Ziggy Marley
The factories that moved overseas used to provide not just high-paying jobs but also a sense of purpose and community.
J. D. Vance
The fame and the money and all that stuff that comes along with it is all great, but that’s not the sole purpose of why I make music.
The work of your life is to discover your purpose and get on with the business of living it out.
Oprah Winfrey
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 best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi
We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.
Donella Meadows
We live in a post-authentic world, and today authenticity is a house of mirrors. It’s all just what you’re bringing when the lights go down. It’s your teachers, your influences, and your personal history. At the end of the day, it’s the power and purpose of your music that still matters.
Bruce Springsteen
Aligning yourself with the intelligence of the universe means coming to understand your life’s purpose and applying it fearlessly to life’s circumstances.
Rod Stryker
In shamanism and certain yogas, Taoist yoga, claim very clearly that the purpose is to familiarize yourself with this after-death body, in life, and then the act of dying will not create confusion in the psyche. You will recognize what is happening. You will know what to do. And you will make the clean break.
Terence McKenna
I’ve always had this tremendous and very deep feeling of knowing my purpose, you know? It never dawned on me, it always very much known.
If you’re trying to do multiple agendas, you’ll confuse yourself as a storyteller. If you have one purpose, everything else will fall into place.
Andrew Stanton
We must never forget that this coutry was founded by men who came to these shores to worship God as they pleased. Catholics, Jews, and Protestants, all came here for this great purpose. They did not come here to do as they pleased – but to worship God as they pleased, and that is an important distinction.
Harry S. Truman
Virtue cannot be followed but for herself, and if one sometimes borrows her mask to some other purpose, she presently pulls it away again.
Michel de Montaigne
When Republicans used reconciliation in 2001 for the Bush tax cuts, they used it to increase the deficit. The whole purpose of reconciliation is for deficit reduction!
Kent Conrad
You have to realize: OK, I don’t know how to solve a political problem, I don’t know how to solve the pollution problem… all I know is in my own life, I need to figure out some sense of purpose, I need to figure out how to be happy… and I’m willing.
I think we all want to know that if our lives don’t turn out the way we imagine, there’s still a purpose.
Steven Curtis Chapman
I knew that was really the only purpose of life: to be our self, live our truth, and be the love that we are.
Anita Moorjani
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
America is not fighting to win a war. We are fighting to give an application to an old Greek proverb, which is that the purpose of war is not to annihilate an enemy but to get him to mend his ways. And we are confident we can get the enemy to mend his.
Arthur Goldberg
Being right is not too difficult. Your choose your perception. You select your information. You leave out what does not suit you. You drag in some general-purpose value words. You throw in a sneer or two about the opposition, and you are a fine fellow who made a fine speech.
Edward de Bono
The chief end of our life is to live in communion with God. To this end the Son of God became incarnate, in order to return us to this divine communion, which was lost by the fall into sin. Through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we enter into communion with the Father and thus attain our purpose.
Theophan the Recluse
Often and often must he have thought, that, to be or not to be forever, was a question, which must be settled; as it is the foundation, and the only foundation upon which we feel that there can rest one thought, one feeling, or one purpose worthy of a human soul.
Jones Very
Obedience is the psychological mechanism that links individual action to political purpose. It is the dispositional cement that binds men to systems of authority.
Stanley Milgram
Balance is to choose happiness, to feel that the purpose of life is to love, not necessarily to be loved, to be happy, to be conscious, to be aware, to be fulfilled.
Frederick Lenz
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
Critics have their purposes, and they’re supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.
Duke Ellington
Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.
Jonathan Winters
I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.
William Temple
The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Cyril Connolly
If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God.
Red Skelton
Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose.
C. S. Lewis
I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect, foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage, the vacancy which will presently happen.
Henry Laurens
Truth is a risky proposition. It’s the nature of mediocre human beings to believe that lies are necessary, that they serve a purpose, that truth is subversive, that candor is dangerous, that the very scaffold of communal life is supported by lies.
Anne Rice
The sheer number of government employees and welfare recipients effectively transforms the purpose of government from maintaining order to confiscating as much as possible from vulnerable taxpayers.
James Bovard
Government being, among other purposes, instituted to protect the consciences of men from oppression, it certainly is the duty of Rulers, not only to abstain from it themselves, but according to their stations, to prevent it in others.
George Washington
Giving up the illusion that you can predict the future is a very liberating moment. All you can do is give yourself the capacity to respond… the creation of that capacity is the purpose of strategy.
John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley
Switching to ‘Renewables’ generates jobs, skills, purpose, power, wealth, future, resilience, autonomy, freedom, unity: Sustainable Society
Dave Hampton
The ‘advancing man’ in medicine, who holds to a clear mental image of himself as successful, and who obeys the laws of faith, purpose, and gratitude, will cure every curable case he undertakes.
Wallace D. Wattles
[I]t is difficult to picture the great Creator conceiving of a program of one creature (which He has made) using another living creature for purposes of experimentation. There must be other, less cruel ways of obtaining knowledge.
Adlai Stevenson I
Spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in man’s life, and it is the sole purpose of being. Is not civilization, in all its tragic forms, a supreme motive for spiritual awakening?
Khalil Gibran
Money is only a human invention. I get paid for my work, it’s a system of trade, but it’s not my purpose and reason for living.
Vanna Bonta
The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
Ayn Rand
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
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.
John Herschel
There is such a thing as perfection…and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth….Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.
Richard Bach
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
Any belief in Creators or Purpose is wishful thinking. And when you point out that perhaps ALL thinking is wishful, reactions of intense irritation give evidence that we are not dealing with logic but with faith.
William S. Burroughs
I laid my hand on top of theirs, and all I could think was, Is this how revolutions begin? Not with a proclamation or a riot, but with a few people in a room somewhere with their hands clasped and a purpose.
Laurell K. Hamilton
The purpose of Zen is the perfection of character.
Yamada Koun
Music is given of God to further his purposes. Sweet melodies mellow the souls of men and help prepare them for the gospel. After men receive the truth, songs of praise to Deity help to sanctify and cleanse their souls.
Bruce R. McConkie
He has guided my hands in ways I don’t always understand, ways that people of this world would scoff at. But there is a purpose for all that I have ever made, even if I don’t understand for certain what that purpose is.
Patrick Carman
They pursue meaninglessness until they can force it to mean.
Rollo May
The principal purpose of stare decisis is to protect reliance interest and further stability in the law.
Antonin Scalia
No Ponzi schemer tells anyone exactly how it works. The purpose of a Ponzi scheme is to trick people, to take the money and run.
Mitchell Zuckoff
I think the purpose of veganism is an appreciation for plants and veggies and fruit and to just eating cleaner… If you’re going to go vegan, then really learn how to be.
Antoni Porowski
The sole purpose of marketing is to sell more to more people, more often and at higher prices. There is no other reason to do it.
Sergio Zyman
What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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
There are some concerns that are universal. Everyone wants to be loved, and everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere in the world. Everyone wants to do something and feel like they have a sense of purpose. These are just the things that I think about and the things that make their way into my songwriting.
Tracy Chapman
There are many images which I miss on purpose. I’ve done too many of them before and photographing them again doesn’t change the world, or me.
Jim Goldberg
The transformation from body identification to spirit identification is the purpose of our lives.
Marianne Williamson
The realm of classical music is so vast – not only in terms of style but of era, age and the purposes for which it was composed – it is an enormous art form.
David Finckel
If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: ‘What is the purpose of life?’ is unaskable and unanswerable.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Every event has a purpose and every setback a lesson. Failure is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather embrace it as the teacher it is.
Robin S
Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom.
Miyamoto Musashi
People who achieve the highest levels of success – whether in business or in raising families or simply in discovering fulfillment and satisfaction and purpose in life – are those who place their focus on other people rather than themselves.
Richard M. DeVos
Don’t ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices. Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter.
Michael Oher
Liberty is inseparable from social justice, and those who dissociate them, sacrificing the first with the purpose of attaining the second more quickly, are the true barbarians of our time.
Mario Vargas Llosa
Success is a product of unremitting attention to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli
We cannot fulfill that purpose [environmentalism] if we are heaping contempt on God’s creation.
Joe Lieberman