Purpose Quotes

Every man serves a useful purpose A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
Laurence J. Pete
Pliny the elde - why is it that we entertain the belief that for...

Carl gustav jung - as far as we can discern, the sole purpose of...
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice", Act 1 scene 3
Denis johnston - men do not invent myths. they only invent fables,...
I am often troubled as I try hard here to create a new sense of common purpose... that sometimes we forget that we are all in this because we are seeking a good that helps all Americans.
William Jefferson Clinton

The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and ultimately destroy our most precious non - Material possessions the confidence in the existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.
Paul Sweezy
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.
William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
Don Barthelme
How strange is the lot of us mortals Each of us is here for a brief sojourn for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Albert Einstein
The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.
Anna James
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
The history of the human race, viewed as a whole may be regarded as the realization of a hidden plan of nature to bring about a political constitution, internally, and for this purpose, also externally perfect, as the only state in which all the capacities implanted by her in mankind can be fully developed.
Immanuel Kant
What is success I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Margaret Hilda Thatche
A man can go on without wealth, and even without purpose, for a while. But he will not go on without hope.
C. Neil Strait
The right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.
U. S. vs Cruikshan
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.
Upham
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes?
Anaximenes
One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.
Jean - Jacques Rousseau
To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.
Alen Coren
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
Richard Leide
Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.
Howard Thurman
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being.
Carl Jung
As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank, so the skilled theologian can wrest from any scripture that which will serve his purpose.
Bhagavad Gita
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
Richard Guggenheime
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.
Eric Hoffer, "The True Believer", 1951
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. There can be no other meaning.
Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell
See first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.
William Shakespeare
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
James Allen
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The 14th. Dalai Lama
See first that the design is wise and just that ascertained, pursue it resolutely do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.
William Shakespeare
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
Charles Robert Darwin
Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
T. T. Munge
Your purpose in relationships is simply to be your best self, regardless of the circumstances.
Rosalene Glickman, Ph. D., Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self
Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.
Steven Patrick Callahan
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.
William Adams
The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.
Henry Kissinge