Purpose Quotes

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
Richard Leide
Albert einstein - we scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been...

Carl jung,
Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill
C. neil strait - a man can go on without wealth, and even without...
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kubler - Ross

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
She knows what is the best purpose of education not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Mason Brown
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
Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm.
Bertrand Russell
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
William Ashley
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
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty", 1859
Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose.
President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 pp548 - 549
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
I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tyron Edwards
There are certain themes of which the interest is all - Absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.
Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes?
Anaximenes
Every man serves a useful purpose A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
Laurence J. Pete
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
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
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 believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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 purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Morris Adle
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
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
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
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
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
Fran Lebowitz
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
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
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
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
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
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
Richard Guggenheime
Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butle