Purpose Quotes

I know of no such unquestionable badge and ensign of a sovereign mind as that of tenacity of purpose...

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Pablo Picasso

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 Gandhi

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life

Cyril Connolly

The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it.

Tom Coburn

The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.

Voltaire

Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.

Robin G. Collingwood

It is a difficult task to talk to the purpose, and to put life and perspicuity into our discourse.

Jeremy Collier

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.

David Hume

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

Adolf Hitler

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

Callimachus

Our soultries to direct us to individuals who share our purpose in life, complement our strengths, and supplement our weaknesses. But there is no guarantee that these ideal mates are going to look the way we expect, or be of our own background.

Carolyn Miller

The purpose of the Fish and Wildlife Division is to assure compliance with laws that protect and enhance the long-term health and equitable utilization of Oregon`s fish and wildlife resources.

Jeff Williams

Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose. Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities, but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.

Charlene Tilton

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them; such persons covet secrets as a spendthrift covets money, for the purpose of circulation.

Charles Caleb Colton

The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart.

Price Pritchett

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

Ronald Reagan

It is not the government's purpose to make a profit the way a company does, because a company doesn't have to give a damn about the unemployed poor or provide services that are non-commercial by definition.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.

Orson Welles

Extremists in your midst spread propaganda claiming that the West is engaged in a war against Islam. This propaganda is false, and its purpose is to confuse you and justify acts of terror. This propaganda is false, and its purpose is to confuse you and justify acts of terror. We respect Islam, but we will protect our people from those who pervert Islam to sow death and destruction. Our goal is to help you build a more tolerant and hopeful society that honors people of all faiths and promotes the peace.

George Walker Bush

Hell was not part of the original creation. Hell is God's fall-back position. Hell is something God was forced to make because people chose to rebel against him and turn against what was best for them and the purpose for which they were created.

LEE STROBEL

The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.

Ross Parmenter

Marriage is about banality. Its purpose is banality, to create an environment of surpassing safety and predictability for young children to grow up in, the foundation of life, the root of inner peace.

Orson Scott Card

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

Hugo Black
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