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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.

Adam Smith

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.

William S. Burroughs

The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body.

Lindsey Graham

A healthy environment, a strong economy and energy independent America - that would be the purpose of my presidency, is break the strangle hold that people enjoy on fossil fuels who hate our guts.

Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Kin Hubbard

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.

Weak Point Trying
William S. Burroughs

Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.

Zora Neale Hurston

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Adolf Hitler

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.

Willie Nelson

We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

Kobe Bryant

I'm reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.

Charlie McDowell

I still go see films for entertainment, and I love them, but for me as a filmmaker, I really want to have a purpose in telling a story.

Dwight L. Moody

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

Malcolm X

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Christopher Columbus

I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.

Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I'm a martial artist. I don't train for a fight. I train for myself. I'm training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.

Antonin Scalia

Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited... It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.

Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

Stephen Hawking

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.

Ilaiyaraaja

Genuine music, to me, is the one which has no purpose. It should be as natural and as purposeless as the flow of the river.

Michel de Montaigne

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

John Stuart Mill

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 sufficient warrant.

George Carlin

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Josh Brolin

George W. Bush brought a lot of minorities into his administration, which was a positive thing, and they had some issues that they wanted to press, but 9/11 really gave them direction. It gave them a purpose.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.

Joaquin Phoenix

You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose.

Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can't help them, won't you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.

Christopher Columbus

For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.

Carl Jung

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

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Walter Scott

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

Charlie Chaplin

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

Woodrow Wilson

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

Lisa Marie Presley

I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because there was no purpose in it for me. I'm not proud of this, and I'm not trying to promote it.

James Madison

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.

Dolly Parton

Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.

Thomas Jefferson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Achievement Attitude Purity Right
Hermann Hesse

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.

Christopher Columbus

But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.

Bruce Springsteen

Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.

The first purpose of comedy is to make people laugh. Anything deeper is a bonus. Some comedians want to make people laugh and make them think about socially relevant issues, but comedy, by the very nature of the word, is to make people laugh. If people aren't laughing, it's not comedy. It's as simple as that.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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.

Aggression Success
George Harrison

Basically, I feel fortunate to have realized what the goal is in life. There's no point in dying having gone through your life without knowing who you are, what you are, or what the purpose of life is. And that's all it is.

John Belushi

I'm learning to cope and not deny my own success, but I still think it's not happening a lot. I get nervous, and I am capable of doing something to blow it on purpose. A lot of actors have that problem.

Learning Success
Tony Blair

The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.

Saint Augustine

The purpose of all wars, is peace.

Helen Keller

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

The whole notion of journalism being an institution whose fundamental purpose is to educate and inform and even, one might say, elevate, has altered under commercial pressure, perhaps, into a different kind of purpose, which is to divert and distract and entertain.

Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

Napolean Hill

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.

Quentin Crisp

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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Aldous Huxley

The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.

Bill Watterson

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!

Eric Hoffer

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

We will find neither national purpose nor personal satisfaction in a mere continuation of economic progress, in an endless amassing of worldly goods. We cannot measure national spirit by the Dow Jones Average, nor national achievement by the Gross National Product.

Achievement Progress
Benjamin Disraeli

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

George Washington

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

Christopher Morley

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.

Chuck Palahniuk

What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises.

Edgar Allan Poe

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Vince Lombardi

Success demands singleness of purpose.

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John F. Kennedy

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Peter Drucker

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

Ayn Rand

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview.

Helen Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Vince Lombardi

The difference between men is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose and in the invincible determination.

Ronald Reagan

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Dianne Feinstein

The sole purpose of nuclear weapons must be to deter their use by others.

Rachael Stirling

I do have strong feelings about the aristocracy: they serve a purpose, but it's a sort of insular strand of society.

Robert Browning

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.

Nikola Tesla

The earth is bountiful, and where her bounty fails, nitrogen drawn from the air will refertilize her womb. I developed a process for this purpose in 1900. It was perfected fourteen years later under the stress of war by German chemists.

Tom Petty

It's hard for me... If I don't have a project going, I don't feel like I'm connected to anything. I don't even think it's that healthy for me. I like to get out of bed and have a purpose.

I've always been a very sensitive person, and people tell me that if I'm in a certain mood, and I go into a room, my mood will permeate the room. It's not on purpose - I'd rather be invisible in those moments - but I'm really bad at faking how I feel.

D. H. Lawrence

Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.

Simone Weil

A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Karl Marx

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.

Carl Jung

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

Bertrand Russell

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.

Dave Barry

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.

Antonin Scalia

A journalistic purpose could be someone with a Xerox machine in a basement.

Marcel Proust

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

John McCain

Civic participation over a lifetime, working in neighborhoods and communities and service of all kinds - military and civilian, full-time and part-time, national and international - will strengthen America's civic purpose.

I've been very hands-on with everything I've done since I had my children. And it's just really important for me to understand the big picture, where everybody's coming from, what's the real purpose of this shoot and this song, or whatever it is in that moment that I'm doing.

Napolean Hill

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

Horace

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.

I had no need to apologize that the look-wider, search-more affirmative action that Princeton and Yale practiced had opened doors for me. That was its purpose: to create the conditions whereby students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be brought to the starting line of a race many were unaware was even being run.

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Albert Schweitzer

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.

William Shakespeare

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Bill Clinton

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program.

Denis Waitley

Winners are people with definite purpose in life.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.

Differences Togetherness
Sigmund Freud

We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.