Purpose Quotes

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Aristotle
President harry truman, public papers of the president of the united states: harry s. truman - 1951 u. s. gov. 1966 pp548 - 549 - our religious faith gives us the answer to the...

Benjamin disraeli - the secret of success is constancy of purpose....
Thoughts lead on to purposes purposes go forth in action actions form habits habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards
Ralph waldo emerson - four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no...
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being.
Carl Jung

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
We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Erich Fromm
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 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 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
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
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
William Ashley
Life becomes religious whenever we make it so when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
Aristotle
All of us are working together for the same end; some of us knowingly and purposefully, others unconsciously.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations? Book Seven
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
Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
Richard Guggenheime
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - Invincible determination - - A purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton
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
Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.
Steven Patrick Callahan
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - A point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelley
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
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
Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Alan Stewart Paton
America - A great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far - Reaching in purpose.
Herbert Hoove
Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill
The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.
James Baldwin
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
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving
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 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
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
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
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne
Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
David Letterman
This is the true joy in life - - Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
George Bernard Shaw
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
Richard Leide
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
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