Purpose Quotes

Immanuel kant - the history of the human race, viewed as a whole...
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Philip Dormer Chesterfield

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
Fran Lebowitz
Louis vermeil - the prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other...
If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
William Hazlitt
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

Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli
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
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
Don Barthelme
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
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
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
You can have anything you want - - If you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
William Adams
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
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
Unknown
All of us are working together for the same end; some of us knowingly and purposefully, others unconsciously.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations? Book Seven
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
The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.
Anna James
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
This is the true joy in life - - Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
George Bernard Shaw
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
To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
James Allen
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Gustav Jung
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffe
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
Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
David Letterman
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
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
To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick, O Magazine, September 2002
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
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
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
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
William Ashley