These quotes on purpose will prompt you to think on the rationale of the existence of life. Scroll down to read some famous intent quotations and sayings.

Purpose Quotes

Life is a long quest for a purpose, which can often lead to the exhaustion of all the resources. Nothing in universe exists without a specific purpose; one only needs the eye to find one. Quite ironically but, despite all our wisdom and knowledge we are pushed back to the same question in various phases of our life. These famous purpose quotes and intent quotations and sayings will wise you up on your purpose and will provide clarity by removing the clouds of doubts from your mind.

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

- Socrates

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

- Henry Ward Beecher

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.

- Garrison Keillor

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

- Donald Trump

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

- Erich Fromm

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.

- Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics , Erich Fromm

This is true only because the purposes and objectives of the Committee for Industrial Organization find economic, social, political and moral justification in the hearts of the millions who are its members and the millions more who support it.

- John L. Lewis

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.

- Mia Hamm

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.

- Adam Smith

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

- Napolean Hill

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

- Carl Rogers

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

- Thomas Paine

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.

- The Wild Palms , William Faulkner

Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

- The Wild Palms , William Faulkner

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.

- Vince Lombardi

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

One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

- Pensées , Blaise Pascal

Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.

- Brian Tracy

If you think it's going to rain, it will.

- Clint Eastwood

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

- Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

- Emily Dickinson

Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.

- Noam Chomsky

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.

- B. C. Forbes

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

- Henry David Thoreau

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

- Charlie Chaplin

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

- Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

- Walden , Henry David Thoreau

My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.

- Resurrection , Tupac Shakur

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.

- Charlie Chaplin

I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.

- Fidel Castro

Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.

- Voltaire

Ability is of little account without opportunity

- Lucille Ball

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

- Malcolm X

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time..

- Jack London

Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.

- Ovid

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.

- Maria Montessori

The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."

- Maria Montessori

To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.

- Maria Montessori

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