Purpose Quotes

Edgar Allan Poe

The best things in life make you sweaty.. Edgar Allan Poe
The best things in life make you sweaty.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

if you rest at work, you will work at rest

Lailah Gifty Akita

The will to dare, the power to act.

N. Scott Momaday

The highest human purpose is always to reinvent and celebrate the sacred.

Kirstie Alley

It's funny. No matter how hard you try, you can't close your heart forever. And the minute you open it up, you never know what's going to come in. But when it does, you just have to go for it! Because if you don't, there's not point in being here.

Gautama Buddha

Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.

Rick Riordan

A wind that blows aimlessly is no good to anyone.

Leo Rosten

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.

Edward Abbey

If it's knowledge and wisdom you want, then seek out the company of those who do real work for an honest purpose.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him
The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.

Bram Stoker

She has man's brain-a brain that a man should have were he much gifted-and woman's heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Your thoughts and your words define your life. Think positively and affirm positive words to enrich your life positively.

Mollie Marti

With every choice you create the life you’ll live; with every decision you design it.

Morrie Schwartz

If you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can't wait until you're sixty-five.

Charlotte Eriksson

Find something you love and go for it with all your heart. No excuses, no plan B. Never settle for anything less than you know you can do.
It will be hard, but I promise it will be worth it.

A.J. Darkholme

Love is one of the most motivating and self-defining forces in our lives, whether we turn from it or allow ourselves to be drawn to it. If you allow romantic possibilities with others to consume all your time and energy, they will distract you from the things of interest that fill your life with passion and purpose.

Chris Burkmenn

It may not of happened the way you thought it would, but in the long run it will work out as it should.

Mollie Marti

Listen for the call of your destiny, and when it comes, release your plans and follow.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A creature doesn't move because it is a living thing, but because it knows what it
A creature doesn't move because it is a living thing, but because it knows what it can do with its life.

Lolly Daskal

Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey.

Lolly Daskal

The difference between impossible and possible is a willing heart.

Lolly Daskal

Purpose drives the process by which we become what we are capable of being.

G.G. Renee Hill

Work filled with inspiration is worship.
A heart filled with courage is unbreakable.
A life filled with gratitude is fulfilled.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Perfection itself is not the ultimate goal
but the ultimate condition of life.

Kelly Martin

You don't create or write to be successful; you don't create or paint to be famous or to increase your wealth. You do all of these things because your soul is calling you to do them.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't be indifferent about any random idea that occurs to you, because each and every idea is for a particular purpose. it may not be beneficial to you, but can be what others are craving for

Bryant McGill

The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, action.

Amah Lambert

Today is your wright-time. Anything worth writing will be, or has been written already. A great story chooses its writer lest no wright should boast. Just write! If you don't, you will come right in contact with your thoughts someplace soon.

Jon Mertz

Life is short. Clarifying your purpose may be the biggest time-saver in your life's work.

Geoff Dyer

I am always on the edge of what I am doing. I do everything badly, sloppily, to get it over with so that I can get on to the next thing that I will do badly and sloppily so that I can then do nothing - which I do anxiously, distractedly, wondering all the time if there isn't something else I should be getting on with.

Amah Lambert

Our place of birth is not so much as important as our place of berth, yet we can't moore. If we do we know our birthplace for the first time.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

As a subconscious attempt to add meaning or purpose to their life: The unemployed pray for a job; the retired pray for grandchildren.

Gyan Nagpal

A leader without purpose, is a leader by accident

Robert S. Mulliken

I decided that life rationally considered seemed pointless and futile, but it is still interesting in a variety of ways, including the study of science. So why not carry on, following the path of scientific hedonism? Besides, I did not have the courage for the more rational procedure of suicide.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

silence can be words but words cannot be silence

Rasheed Ogunlaru

It is one thing doing what you love for a living. It is another thing doing what you love with love

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A confident woman knows her worth and so doesn’t fret when her man is highly placed or is often found amidst other women in the course of his business or assignment.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A woman that is patient has the ability to endure provocation, pain, annoyance etc, with much calm and strength.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A responsible woman sees and accepts only the best in a given situation.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Courage is the ability to execute tasks and assignments without fear or intimidation.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Ladies, get confident about yourselves, build up your self-worth and esteem, love yourself and be proud of your achievements and your man will adore you for life.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A responsible woman is one who sees opportunities of service and responds to them quickly. In her dwells the ability to see and respond to opportunities.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A woman can tolerate delays knowing they are not denials; she is diligent, and composed. She is not easily irritated like love; she endures all things, beans all things and can be stretched to any limit.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Maturity of a woman is not in her age or size for age is just a number and size is figure.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A matured woman is therefore a responsible woman irrespective of her age, status and qualification.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A responsible woman doesn’t see opportunities and needs and look the other way pretending not to see them rather she gets to work to ensure things are done properly and her man succeeds in his endeavours.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Confidence thrills men for it means you won’t be fidgety or excessively jealous when the man is in the midst of people especially those of opposite sex.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

A responsible woman guides, controls (albeit subtly), directs with superior knowledge that is higher than that of her contemporaries!

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Ladies, get confident bout yourselves, build up your self-worth and esteem, love yourself and be proud of your achievements and your man will adore you for life.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu

Don't just float through life; don't just agree to anything and everything, have a course you are known for at all times.

Gautama Buddha

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the
If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment ... all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.

Ziad K. Abdelnour

You can't make people work harder. People have to want to work hard and make a difference. Purpose matters.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The garden is an unemployed township-based man's cubicle.

J.K. Rowling

I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Somebody is born.
Somebody goes to school.
Somebody learns to conform.
Somebody types a CV.
Somebody gets a job.
Somebody follows orders.
Somebody gets a golden watch.
And then, eventually,
Somebody dies.
And, a Nobody is buried.

A.W. Tozer

Everything God does has purpose and intention behind that design. It is a master design, and every little thing has its proper place and function.

Max McKeown

Innovation can start with wanting what does not yet exist - and finding a solution - or seeing what does not yet exist - and finding an opportunity.

Michael Poeltl

In such a person, sadness breeds purpose; finding inspiration in the darkness and often times, I believe, they will impress a hell onto their own lives in order to re-create it, that others might suffer the experience from the comfort of their armchairs. - Quote from Her Past's Present.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it!

Chris Matakas

I envision a world in which the vast majority of us are actively striving toward our potential by serving others through mediums we are most passionate.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Each person born into the world has a unique mission to fulfill.
Discover your mission and seek grace to fulfill this purpose.

Francis Chan

God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

Thomas Merton

If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.

J.D. Stroube

Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.

Richard Brautigan

all of us have a place in history. mine is clouds.

Mitsugi Saotome

If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life; it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.

Katsura Hoshino

When you lost sight of your path, listen for the destination in your heart (Allen Walker, D-gray Man)

Deb Caletti

The magic of purpose and of love in its purest form. Not televison love, with its glare and hollow and sequined glint; not sex and allure, all high shoes and high drama, everything both too small and in too much excess, but just love. Love like rain, like the smell of a tangerine, like a surprise found in your pocket.

Gloria Gaither

We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.

Lauren Bacall

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.

Robert Bryne

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Daniel Willey

I can’t think of anything more disheartening than living a life without a clear purpose.

Betty Friedan

Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question- 'Is this all?

Henry David Thoreau

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?


Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

R.J. Anderson

I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.


Why do you so earnestly seek
the truth in distant places?
Look for delusion and truth in the
bottom of your own heart.

Rachel Carson

The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.

Patti Smith

...the law of empathy, by which he could, by his will, transfer himself into an object or a work of art, and thus inflence the outer world. He did not feel redeemed by the work he did. He did not seek redemption. He sought to see what others did not, the projection of his imagination.

M. Scott Peck

Life is difficult.

Mollie Marti

Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Once You Realize your Purpose in Life, do whatever it Takes within Good means in order to Fulfill your Destiny. This is Your Life, No One can Live it for You. The Journey is Yours.

Roman Payne

Why do we mortals wonder if it is through 'human chaos' or through 'divine perfection' when the world guides us to some magical event? In either case, is not the result the same? Is the result not 'divine perfection?

Leo Tolstoy

One must try to make one's life as pleasant as possible. I'm alive and it's not my fault, which means I must somehow go on living the best I can, without bothering anybody, until I die.'
'But what makes you live? With such thoughts, you'll sit without moving, without undertaking anything...'
'Life won't leave one alone as it is.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Blessed is the person who desired to read the Holy Scriptures. It’s brings great reward to those who believe, trust and obey the Holy instructions.

Aniekee Tochukwu

Blessed are the doubters: for they shall not be easily fooled.. Aniekee Tochukwu
Blessed are the doubters: for they shall not be easily fooled.

Deborah Day

One is often so busy doing life that it is easy to avoid evaluating whether you are putting your energy in the direction you value most.

Santosh Kalwar

I have more wisdom than any books ever written in history of times, any scripture ever written which you rhyme but this is not my purpose.

Osiri Wisdom

Wisdom is indispensable in the fulfillment of purpose".

Mollie Marti

A wise teacher learns in the midst of teaching; a wise student teaches in the midst of learning.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

There exist no new mistakes anywhere. The same mistakes people committed are the same mistakes people are committing and the same mistakes shall people commit

Amit Kalantri

Peace shouldn't be an option, it must be the objective, peace shouldn't be a possibility, it must be the purpose.

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

We may regard certain days as free days. Free days are however fee days. We will pay later

Bamigboye Olurotimi

Wealth without wisdom is equal to life without purpose

Rick Warren

Anytime you use your God-given abilities to help others, you are fulfilling your purpose of life.
What matters is not the Duration of your life, but the Donation of it.

Deborah Day

You will be your best self when you take time to understand what you really need, feel and want.

Deepak Chopra

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.

Gabrielle Bernstein

When we fulfill our function, which is to truly love ourselves and share love with others, then true happiness sets in.

Deborah Day

Your purpose is your why.

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