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Purpose Quotes

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

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

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Values Live-By Focus Attention Success

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

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

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

 

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

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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 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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Success demands singleness of purpose.
- Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

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

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 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

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

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

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

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

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


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