Purpose Quotes

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 Spengle
Washington irving - great minds have purposes, others have wishes....

Lyndon b. johnson - our purpose in vietnam is to prevent the success...
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Cynthia ozick, o magazine, september 2002 - to want to be what one can be is purpose in life....
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The 14th. Dalai Lama

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
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
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowpe
My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.
James Dean
Every path serves a purpose.
Gene Olive
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
Unknown
We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear - Brought experience.
George Washington
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
This is the true joy in life - - Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
George Bernard Shaw
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
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Morris Adle
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today I knew it then as purpose.
Bette Davis
I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth.
Ronald Reagan
The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
Dick Werthime
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, And know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, No coincidences, All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler - Ross
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
Eric Hoffe
In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear - Eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.
Stephen Jay Gould
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
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962
The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times he thinks about others things.
Bertrand Russell
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 devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice", Act 1 scene 3
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
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Andy Rooney
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home.
Australian Aboriginal Prove
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, Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory
Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaces by vague ritual.
Frank Herbert, Dune
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - - That is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurbe
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 primary purpose of education is not to teach you to earn your bread, but to make every mouthful sweeter.
James R. Angell