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  1. Picture quote by Sayings about motivational

    Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose. ⏤ Sayings

  2. Picture quote by Roy Bennett about living

    Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. ⏤ Roy Bennett

  3. Picture quote by Roy Bennett about believe

    Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles. ⏤ Roy Bennett

  4. Picture quote by William Wallace about living

    Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ⏤ William Wallace

  5. Picture quote about purpose

    Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

  6. Picture quote by Evan Esar about life

    You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. ⏤ Evan Esar

  7. Picture quote by William Shakespeare about life

    The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ⏤ William Shakespeare

  8. Picture quote by Dalai Lama about life

    The purpose of out lives is to be happy. ⏤ Dalai Lama

  9. Picture quote by John Piper about life

    Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason. ⏤ John Piper

  10. Picture quote by Dalai Lama about life

    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. ⏤ Dalai Lama

  11. Picture quote by Steve Maraboli about fear

    The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness, not to stop your progress. ⏤ Steve Maraboli

  12. Picture quote by Dalai Lama about life

    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others... And if you can't help them at least don't hurt them. ⏤ Dalai Lama

  13. Picture quote by Washington Irving about mind

    Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. ⏤ Washington Irving

  14. Picture quote about motivational

    Better to fight for something than live for nothing.

  15. Picture quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar about purpose

    The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service. ⏤ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  16. Picture quote about time

    We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, learn, grow, love and then return home.

  17. Picture quote by Oprah Winfrey about passion

    Follow your passion; it will lead you to your purpose. ⏤ Oprah Winfrey

  18. Picture quote by Ernest Hemingway about fun

    When you stop doing thing for fun you might as well be dead. ⏤ Ernest Hemingway

  19. Picture quote by Grant Cardone about purpose

    Purpose. One word that derives me every day. Find yours and be willing to die doing it. ⏤ Grant Cardone

  20. Picture quote by Zig Ziglar about problem

    People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem. ⏤ Zig Ziglar

  21. Picture quote by Friedrich Nietzsche about purpose

    They muddy the water, to make it seem deep. ⏤ Friedrich Nietzsche

  22. Picture quote by Sayings about purpose

    Flowers do not bloom without a little rain. Everything has its purpose, even pain. ⏤ Sayings

  23. Picture quote by Mark Twain about live

    Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. ⏤ Mark Twain

  24. Picture quote by Rick Warren about life

    Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life. ⏤ Rick Warren

  25. Picture quote by Sayings about passion

    Find your purpose, your passion, your unique place in the world... and fight for it. ⏤ Sayings

What are the best purpose quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about purpose of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best purpose quotations. Top purpose sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ernest Hemingway

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Pablo Picasso

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.

Thomas S. Monson

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hermann Hesse

Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.

Zig Ziglar

The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.


To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.

Steve Maraboli

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Malcolm X

Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.

Bryant H. McGill

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.

Morihei Ueshiba

Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.

Leo Tolstoy

What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Dag Hammarskjold

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.


I just wake up and say, You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.

Garth Brooks

The purpose of man is in action not thought.

Thomas Carlyle

It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.

Pablo Picasso

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber

Profit is not the legitimate purpose of business. The legitimate purpose of business is to provide a product or service that people need and do it so well that it's profitable.

James Rouse

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov

What is the quality of your intent?

Thurgood Marshall

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

Thomas Paine

We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.

Willie Nelson

Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.


Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

William Cowper

A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Give me a man who says, This one thing I do, and not, These fifty things, I dabble in.

Dwight L. Moody

The whole life is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.


Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.

Victor Frankl

In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.


If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.

Les Brown

We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.

George Bernard Shaw

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

Carl Jung

What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.

Edward George BulwerLytton

The purpose of all war is peace.

Augustine of Hippo

If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.


Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

Hell is paved with good intentions, not with bad ones. All men mean well.

George Bernard Shaw

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.

James Allen

Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.

Leo Buscaglia

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

Margaret Thatcher

They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.


My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

Charles M. Schulz

Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.

Winston Churchill

The way we do small things determines the way we do everything.

Robin S. Sharma

The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it.

Edward De Bono

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.

Michel de Montaigne

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

What we determine we often break. Purpose is but the slave to memory.

William Shakespeare

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!

Bill Watterson

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.

Shinichi Suzuki

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.

Bertrand Russell

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Eric Hoffer

You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires.

Marcia Wieder

Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you.

Anthony Robbins

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.

Charles H. Parkhurst

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.

Erich Fromm

The purpose of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. James 1:19


Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Zora Neale Hurston

The purpose of life is to find your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.

David Viscott

Fear God and work hard.

David Livingstone

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

James Madison

You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?

Freeman Dyson

Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

Friedrich von Schiller

Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.

George Eliot

The aims of life are the best defense against death.

Primo Levi

The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.

Pau (Pablo) Casals

I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.

Lord Byron

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Wollstonecraft

It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.

Andre Gide

I went through a struggle, and I really needed to get myself together and connect with my purpose, which is music.

Brandy Norwood

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Richard Dawkins

I demolish my bridges behind me - then there is no choice but forward.

Fridtjof Nansen

If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs.

Mike Gordon

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.

Billy Sunday

The purpose of all wars, is peace.

Saint Augustine

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.

Shirley Maclaine

He who clings to life shall lose it -- but losing it in a right cause will gain it.


What on earth are you doing for Heaven's sake?


Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.

Auberon Waugh

It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.

Mary O'Connor

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.


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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Ronald Reagan

You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.

Tracy Kidder

I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.

Jack London

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

John Mason Brown

Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose.


I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you.

Andy Rooney

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