Purpose Quotes

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kubler - Ross
William hazlitt - if i have not read a book before, it is, for all...
Aristotle - anyone can become angry. that is easy. but to be...
One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.
Jean - Jacques Rousseau
Denis johnston - men do not invent myths. they only invent fables,...
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
George Herbert Walker Bush
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
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
Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
Laurence J. Pete
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The 14th. Dalai Lama
The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason.
Immanuel Kant, The Science of Right
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
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
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 basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest.
Barbara M. White
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - - A point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
Ayn Rand
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
William Ashley
It is not our purpose to become each other it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
Hermann Hesse
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Dolly Parton
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
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne
There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all.
William Hart Coleridge
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
Richard Guggenheime
Every man serves a useful purpose A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
Laurence J. Pete
Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - - Indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins
America - A great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far - Reaching in purpose.
Herbert Hoove
America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
George Herbert Walker Bush
To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick, O Magazine, September 2002
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
A state that dwarfs its men in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes, will find that with small men no great things can really be accomplished.
John Stewart Mills
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 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
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung, "Memories, Dreams, Reflections", 1962
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
All of us are working together for the same end; some of us knowingly and purposefully, others unconsciously.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations? Book Seven
Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli