Purpose Quotes

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

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.

Charles H. Perkhurst

Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something you’re tremendously passionate about.

Steve Pavlina

Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.

Steve Pavlina

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

Steve Pavlina

Not believing that you have a purpose won’t prevent you from discovering it, just as a lack of belief in gravity won’t prevent you from tripping.

Steve Pavlina

The purpose of your existence is yours alone to discover.

Steve Pavlina

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. They only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; its who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

Anthony Robbins

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

Woodrow Wilson

These repeated forgeries and falsifications create a well-founded suspicion that all the cases spoken of concerning the person called Jesus Christ are made cases, on purpose to lug in, and that very clumsily, some broken sentences from the Old Testam.

Thomas Paine

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.

T.S. Eliot

Sex appeal is not on purpose.

Heather Locklear

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.

Unknown

True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

The supreme purpose of history is a better world.

Herbert Hoover

History is now strictly organized, powerfully disciplined, but it possesses only a modest educational value and even less conscious social purpose.

J. H. Plumb

The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others

Albert Schweitzer

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found - in himself.

Erich Fromm

The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.

William Simon
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