True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood is the only industry, even taking in soup companies, which does not have laboratories for the purpose of experimentation.
The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart.
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.
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.
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.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
It is a difficult task to talk to the purpose, and to put life and perspicuity into our discourse.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
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.
The punishment of criminals should serve a purpose. When a man is hanged he is useless.
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.
When you inhabit any of these three roles, youre reacting to fear of victimhood, loss of control, or loss of purpose. Youre always looking outside yourself, to the people and circumstances of life, for a sense of safety, security, and sanity.
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.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
You can do something other than working with God in His purpose, but it will always be something lesser, and you couldn't come up with something better.
The fact is prosperity has a purpose. Its to allow us to pursue "the better angels," to give us time to think and grow.
The single harmony produced by all the heavenly bodies singing and dancing together springs from one source and ends by achieving one purpose, and has rightly bestowed the name not of \\\"disordered\\\" but of \\\"ordered universe\\\" upon the whole.
I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.