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Wise Quotes about Purpose

May you find great value in these Purpose quotes and sayings.

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

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The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

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

Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
- Alan Cohen

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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