Purpose Quotes

The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.

Pablo Casals

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.

Thomas Carlyle

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.

James Allen

Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking

Theodore Roosevelt

There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.

Stephen R. Covey

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy

Passionate hatreds can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. These people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunies for battle.

Eric Hoffer

America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.

Herbert Hoover

The purpose is to try to provide another layer of protection for the things that we want to preserve,

Bill Adler

Thoughts lead on to purpose, purpose leads onto actions, actions form habits, habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.

Tyron Edwards

The new female and the new male are partners on a journey of spiritual partners on a journey of spiritual growth. They want to make the journey. Their love and trust keep them together. Their intuition guides them. They consult with each other. They are friends. They laugh a lot. They are equals. That is what a spiritual partnership is: a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth.

Gary Zukav

Love is the will to extend ones self for the purpose of nurturing ones own or anothers spiritual growth.

Scott Peck

The purpose of a work of fiction is to appeal to the lingering after-effects in the reader's mind as differing from, say, the purpose of oratory or philosophy which respectively leave people in a fighting or thoughtful mood.


Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose

Winston Churchill

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.

James F. Cooper
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