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Purpose Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Purpose.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Values Positive Motivational Life-Purpose

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

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

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

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

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

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

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Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

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

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

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

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

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

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

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

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

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

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 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

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice,
forever whispering within our ear,
that thing which causes the eternal quest,
that thing which forever sings and sings.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

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

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.
- The Buddha

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

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

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

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

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

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

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

You can never really live anyone else's life,
not even your child's.
The influence you exert is through your own life,
and what you've become yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb


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