Purpose Quotes

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing

Thomas Alva Edison

You can have anything you want--if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose

William Adams

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

Aristotle

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

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

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

The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.

Charles Dickens

Terrorism has replaced Communism as the rationale for the militarization of the country [America], for military adventures abroad, and for the suppression of civil liberties at home. It serves the same purpose, serving to create hysteria.

HOWARD ZINN

I think the show is amazing I've watched it and really enjoyed it, and I love the idea of training with a purpose and learning from a professional. My only worry is that all my dancing is club dancing. I've never had to learn anything formal. I might not be able to pick up some of the styles or crack some of the steps

DJ Spoony

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
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