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Purpose Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Purpose

Please enjoy these 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 Life-Purpose Intention Success

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

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

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

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

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

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

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

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

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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 will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

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

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice,
forever whispering within our ear,
that thing which causes the eternal quest,
that thing which forever sings and sings.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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


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