Purpose Quotes

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

Garrison Keillor

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids


Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.

Ibn Ata'Allah

The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.

Ayn Rand

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.

Mortimer Adler

Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose

Frank Tyger

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honourable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.

Leo C. Rosten

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.

Edward Teller

The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.

Richard R. Grant

As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.

Samuel Johnson

The purpose of medicine is to prevent significant disease, to decrease pain and to postpone death... Technology has to support these goals-if not, it may even be counterproductive.

Dr. Joel J. Nobel

The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.

Karl Marx

The purpose of a writer is to be read, and the criticism which would destroy the power of pleasing must be blown aside

Samuel Johnson
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