Purpose Quotes

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

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.

Mahatma Gandhi

The heart of blogging is linking...linking and commenting. Connecting and communicating - the purpose of the Internet.

George Siemens

I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing; its only purpose is to inflame.

Jeanette Winterson

Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose.

Pablo Picasso

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Thomas Carlyle

The purpose of man is in action not thought.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.

James Allen

To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.

James Allen

The first principle of ethical power is purpose. By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.

Ken Blanchard

A warriorÖfeeds his body well; he trains it; works on it. Where he lacks knowledge, he studies. But above all he must believe. He must believe in his strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.

David Gemmell

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!'

Thomas Kempis
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