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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Purpose Quotes

Quotes about Purpose
  • The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live. Mortimer Adler
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Arthur H. Prince
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that Happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned By One Whose only purpose is your good? A Course in Miracles
  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
  • The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
  • No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval. Minot Simons
  • If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler
  • God does not waste suffering; if he ploughs it is because He purposes a crop. J.O. Sanders
  • Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows, Sydney J. Harris 
  • A human activity having for its purpose the transmission of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen. (on the purpose of art). Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian Novelist
  • A life without 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 A. Kempis
  • Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose - to be in relationship to God, who is there. Man forgets his purpose and thus he forgets who he is and what life means. Francis Schaeffer
  • I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. Christopher Columbus
  • JOY is the result of serving God's purposes, from his perspective, by his power, & for his glory. Rick Warren
  • Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that. Tom Krause
  • The purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's in trouble.
  • The secret of success is consistency of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
  • Choose the fullness of the Lord's will, plan and purpose for your life. Charles Stanley
  • God has purposes for our lives that we may not know this side of eternity. Zig Ziglar
  • — Don't play just to play. — Play with purpose. — Play to win.
  • Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G.K. Nielson
  • What is true happiness? It's not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller
  • The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama
  • There is no joy the world can give like that which comes from joining good [people] in common purpose. Jim Tressel
  • The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill
  • A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist
  • Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot (1819-1880) English Novelist
  • Life is filled with meaning as soon as Jesus Christ enters into it. Stephen Neill
  • To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life. Baruch Spinoza

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