Purpose Quotes

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
Aristotle - anyone can become angry. that is easy. but to be...

William hazlitt - if i have not read a book before, it is, for all...
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
James thurbe - the wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist...
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

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill - Designed for the purpose.
Winston Churchill
Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?
Pliny the Elde
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
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, little minds have wishes.
Washington Irving
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is merely to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate. I think it is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something. To have it make some difference that you lived at all.
Leo Rosten
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
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
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
We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.
Albert Einstein
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
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
Eventually, alas, I realized the main purpose of buying cocaine is to run out of it.
George Carlin, From his book - Brain Droppings
This is the true joy in life - - Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
George Bernard Shaw
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
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
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
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kuebler - Ross
The primary purpose of the Data statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3. 141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable Pi can be given that value with a Data statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of pi change.
Fortran manual for Xerox Computers
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
Fran Lebowitz
To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.
Alen Coren
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
A good book is the precious life - Blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.
John Milton
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
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
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
James Baldwin
If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
Arthur Koestle
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving
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
A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
Kurt Vonnegut, Sirens of Titan
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Dolly Parton