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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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Christopher Morley

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.

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.

Alan Watts

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

John Milton

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Achievement Advice Truth Goals
Ulysses S. Grant

Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere, accomplished.

Aldous Huxley

Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Hippocrates

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

Marcel Proust

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

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.

Mia Hamm

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.

Andre Gide

God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.

Hillaire Belloc

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Ulysses S. Grant

I have never advocated war except as a means of peace.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Brian Tracy

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Denis Waitley

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

Adolf Hitler

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

Charlie Chaplin

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Blaise Pascal

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.

Garrison Keillor

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

Erich Fromm

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

Horace Mann

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Andrew Carnegie

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.

Hippocrates

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Napolean Hill

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

Malcolm X

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Benjamin Disraeli

A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.

Anatole France

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

Alexander Hamilton

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Ulysses S. Grant

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.

Courtney Love

Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Coco Chanel

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

Billie Jean King

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.

Marcel Proust

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

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.

Brian Tracy

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.

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.

Alexander Hamilton

Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

Ulysses S. Grant

I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.

Billie Jean King

There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim.

John D. Rockefeller

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.

Saint Augustine

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.

Billie Jean King

They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique.

Joseph Campbell

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

Vince Lombardi

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

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.

Anatole France

An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

Jim Morrison

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.

Achievement Opinion People Poetry
Hillaire Belloc

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.

Erma Bombeck

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.

Socrates

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

James Baldwin

The establishment of democracy on the American continent was scarcely as radical a break with the past as was the necessity, which Americans faced, of broadening this concept to include black men.

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Hippocrates

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

Joseph Campbell

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

Life Achievement Nature Comparisons
Audre Lorde

The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.

George Santayana

The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.

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.

Toni Morrison

Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.

John Stuart Mill

The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.

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.

John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Hillary Clinton

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.

Thomas Jefferson

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

John D. Rockefeller

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities—a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.

Coco Chanel

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

Emily Dickinson

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

D. H. Lawrence

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.

Joseph Addison

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Woodrow Wilson

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

Saint Augustine

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.

Coco Chanel

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

Billy Graham

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.

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.

Carl Sandburg

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

Elizabeth I

I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.

Henry James

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

William S. Burroughs

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

Joseph Campbell

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.

Peter Drucker

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

Bill Watterson

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?

Erich Fromm

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

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.

Denis Waitley

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

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
Henry David Thoreau

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

Voltaire

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

Benjamin Disraeli

My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles.

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.