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Life Purpose Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Life Purpose

Please enjoy these Life Purpose Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

Related topics: Motivational Live-By Purpose Intention Success

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 PHOTO

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

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

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

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

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

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Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.
- The Buddha

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

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

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

If you don't know where you are going,
you might wind up someplace else.
- Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

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

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

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

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

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

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

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

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

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

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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.
- Dwight L. Moody

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

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

To make a difference is just...
I think...
the purpose of what life is.
- Anastacia

When I chased after money, I never had enough.
When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving
of myself and everything that arrived into my life,
then I was prosperous.
- Wayne Dyer


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