Purpose Quotes

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

Quentin Crisp

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Eric Hoffer

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.

Richard Bach

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's time.

Sydney J. Harris

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.

Dr. James C. Dobson

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.

Paul J. Meyer

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

Tryon Edwards

There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it.

Napoleon Hill

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm S. Forbes

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards

Anatole France

Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.

Sophia Lyon Fahs

You cannot discover the purpose of life by asking someone else - the only way you'll ever get the right answer is by asking yourself.

Terri Guillemets

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Robert Byrne

I report to you that our country is challenged at home and abroad: that it is our will that is being tried and not our strength; our sense of purpose and not our ability to achieve a better America

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence

Aristotle

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.

Unknown

I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.

Dick Werthimer

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream?

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But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.

Star Trek

The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.

E.M. Gray
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