Purpose Quotes

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.


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

The purpose of conservation: the greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.

Gifford Pinchot

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

Finally, there are those whose chief purpose in visiting the forests is simply an escape from civilization. These people want to rest from the endless chain of mechanization and artificiality which bounds their lives. In the forest they temporarily abandon a routine to which they cannot become wholly reconciled, and return to that nature in which hundreds of generations of their ancestors were reared.

Bob Marshall

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
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