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Quotes about Purpose
by Garrison Keillor

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

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Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor PHOTO

Anyone who thinks sitting in church
can make you a Christian must also think
that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
- Garrison Keillor

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

 

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
- Garrison Keillor

It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.
- Garrison Keillor

They say such nice things about people at their funerals
that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
- Garrison Keillor

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God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Vodka is tasteless going down, but it is memorable coming up.
- Garrison Keillor

I'm not busy...
a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't
think my schedule looked so busy.
- Garrison Keillor

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a
lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
- Garrison Keillor

I want to resume the life of a shy person.
- Garrison Keillor

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire.
With air conditioning their windows were shut,
they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.
- Garrison Keillor

I think the most un-American thing you can say is,
'You can't say that.'
- Garrison Keillor

A minister has to be able to read a clock.
At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast
and get the peas out of the freezer.
- Garrison Keillor

Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and
the decades cannot improve.
- Garrison Keillor

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong,
all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
- Garrison Keillor

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed,
one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
- Garrison Keillor

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye,
and deny it.
- Garrison Keillor

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that,
everyone chortles.
- Garrison Keillor

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory,
like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
- Garrison Keillor

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
They seem not to notice us, hovering,
averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks,
but what we do for them is never wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother
laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
- Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again.
- Garrison Keillor

A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table -
There's nothing wrong with them,
but it's hard to stop thinking about it.
- Garrison Keillor

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you
wanted but getting what you have,
which once you have got it you may be smart enough
to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
- Garrison Keillor

We have nearly complete misunderstanding between
people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon,
and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well.
It's when you are trying to convince another person to think
the same way that you do that there is
friction and trouble between people.
But when you feel that the other person is
dumber than dirt, too dumb for words -
why waste your breath - you get along pretty well.
There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as
when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one.
- Garrison Keillor

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

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

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

The most difficult phase of life
is not when no one understands you,
it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger


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