Purpose Quotes And Sayings

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Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is, that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us.
~By George Haven Putnam ~


Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.
~By William Temple ~


If your basic premise about the fundamental purpose of our government is that it must provide for the common defense, then no other position is possible.
~By Don Nickles ~


Where radio is different than fiction is that even mediocre fiction needs purpose, a driving question.
~By Ira Glass ~


In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene.
~By Christine Lahti ~


The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
~By Rainer Maria Rilke ~


The sensors have many potential practical uses - in Government buildings, train carriages, cargo containers, on a soldier's lapel - and are a thousand times cheaper than current sensors that are used for the same purpose.
~By Anne Campbell ~


I did not want to reject religion as nonsense because life seemed to have no ultimate purpose without it, and most of the good people I knew were Christians.
~By Luke Ford ~


When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe.
~By Clifford D. Simak ~


Butterfly was certainly a vehicle for me, and if it died, it still would have served its purpose, in spades. We never expected it to give me the visibility it has given me. It was just a small thing as a vehicle, and suddenly the whole world knew about it.
~By Pia Zadora ~


Our purpose is to educate as well as to entertain.
~By Curtis Mayfield ~


Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


I am not involved in any 'issues' because it's too sensitive for me - or my wife - to get involved. Every time we express an opinion it becomes a whole thing in itself. And the whole purpose of living in the countryside was to get away from hundreds of people. My wife fell off a horse, and suddenly there are hundreds of people around.
~By Guy Ritchie ~


The mind must see visual achievement of the purpose before action is initiated.
~By Mack R. Douglas ~


War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.
~By Colin Powell ~


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.
~By Shirley MacLaine ~


There are no morals about technology at all. Technology expands our ways of thinking about things, expands our ways of doing things. If we're bad people we use technology for bad purposes and if we're good people we use it for good purposes.
~By Herbert Simon ~


It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose, especially when, as we learned last year, some acts of perjury may now be acceptable - in this world, at least, if not the next.
~By James L. Buckley ~


We're helping those children who cannot help themselves and giving a push to those who can. We've done it by working together for a common purpose. I see no reason to stop now.
~By Jane D. Hull ~


I'm very close to suggesting that Mr. Pitt has now served as long as he can usefully do so. He seems to take his foot out of his mouth only for purposes of changing feet.
~By John Dingell ~


A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order to invigorate our downtown and, simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness that we can get things done.
~By Alan Autry ~


I was 48-years old before anybody talked me into it for medicinal purposes, instead of some of these drugs that they give you that will lead you to heart surgery and things of that nature.
~By Merle Haggard ~


My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies, but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose. It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
~By Mark Strand ~


There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics none in which there is more need of good pilotage and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.
~By Robert Browning ~


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four, of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.
~By Jim Trelease ~


I've spent about that amount of time trying to tell the public that there was purpose in... my business, my career and the roller coaster ride... how the people I associated with worked together.
~By Diahann Carroll ~


The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
~By Christopher Morley ~


It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
~By Hugo Black ~


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


With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
~By Samuel E. Morison ~


I received orders from Congress to proceed to Charleston in South Carolina, for the purpose of Co'operating with General Lincoln in the defense of that Capitol.
~By Abraham Whipple ~


I would guess that the decision to create a small special purpose language or use an existing general purpose language is one of the toughest decisions that anyone facing the need for a new language must make.
~By Guido van Rossum ~


I'm just beginning to direct. For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me.
~By Mark Harmon ~


Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how much will be spent for household and other purposes. Without such planning, things would quickly go awry.
~By Walter Ulbricht ~


Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.
~By Shinichi Suzuki ~


Consular cards were not designed to be identification and no treaty recognizes them as such. Legal travelers, visitors and long-term residents carried passports, visas or green cards for that purpose.
~By Elton Gallegly ~


In the early ages, I believe not much thought was given to what man is and what his real functions should be, and what is the real purpose of his life.
~By Morarji Desai ~


Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing - and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
~By Olympia Snowe ~


If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled.
~By Red Skelton ~


The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.
~By David Foster Wallace ~


No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
~By Alfred Adler ~


Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq - that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people.
~By Arlen Specter ~


I can't tell you where a poem comes from, what it is, or what it is for: nor can any other man. The reason I can't tell you is that the purpose of a poem is to go past telling, to be recognised by burning.
~By A. R. Ammons ~


It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.
~By Ovid ~


The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.
~By Richard Grant ~


One thing I was thinking about is that they probably get their come-uppance about the same percentage that people in real life do. Basically, stealing for all practical purposes might as well be legal in New York.
~By Mike Judge ~


Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
~By Washington Irving ~


To come to be you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle. You will become what your vision is.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


Our lives our guided by that general conception of the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.
~By Harold MacMillan ~


Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain.
~By Dave Pelzer ~


The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
~By John Cage ~


Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.
~By Marcus V. Pollio ~


The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
~By Atal Bihari Vajpayee ~


A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
~By Simone Weil ~


I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
~By Geoffrey Fisher ~


My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
~By Jamie Zawinski ~


My only purpose is to teach children to rebel against authority figures.
~By Sherman Alexie ~


The Spy Act strikes a right balance between preserving legitimate and benign uses of this technology, while still, at the same time, protecting unwitting consumers from the harm caused when it is misused and, of course, designed for nefarious purposes.
~By Cliff Stearns ~


Success demands singleness of purpose.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.
~By E. O. Wilson ~


There are things they tell us that sound good to hear, but when they have accomplished their purpose they will go home and will not try to fulfill our agreements with them.
~By Sitting Bull ~


If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
~By Ron Paul ~


You want to enjoy life, don't you? If you get your job done quickly and your job is fun, that's good isn't it? That's the purpose of life, partly. Your life is better.
~By Yukihiro Matsumoto ~


It is impossible to deny that Christians and Muslims have a common agenda here: both faiths have at their heart the living image of a community raised up by God's call to reveal to the world what God's purpose is for humanity.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


I think the studio gave me that series on purpose, because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin was ill and that I needed to go to work. They gave me that series to do.
~By Fay Wray ~


I didn't and don't go to Internet for any business purposes. The book sales for me by this point are way beyond any influence I might have, positively, or others might have, negatively.
~By R. A. Salvatore ~


Bush is going in the wrong way. And I dare say, that is what the strategy of his administration is, is just to wipe out government's purpose for any social and economic justice at all. And I'm going to take the country in an opposite direction than he's taking it.
~By Dennis Kucinich ~


Educators are still spending way too much time trying to control what kids learn, bending the content to their own purposes, hoping beyond hope to change - by using technology - but not change too much.
~By Daniel Greenberg ~


It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations of the universe around him and to share his own destiny as well as that of the universe, now by adjusting himself to its forces, now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true.
~By George W. Bush ~


Are ideals confined to this deformed experiment upon a noble purpose, tainted, as it is, with bargains and tied to a peace treaty which might have been disposed of long ago to the great benefit of the world if it had not been compelled to carry this rider on its back?
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


If I'm a phenomenon, it makes me feel like I have no purpose.
~By Jewel Kilcher ~


The purpose creates the machine.
~By Arthur Young ~


Moreover, broad plans commensurate with our national purpose and resources would bring conviction of our power to every soldier in the front line, to the nations associated with us in the war, and to the enemy.
~By Kelly Miller ~


What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
~By Edward Abbey ~


Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things.
~By Morihei Ueshiba ~


I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect, foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage, the vacancy which will presently happen.
~By Henry Laurens ~


If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
~By William Hazlitt ~


Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.
~By Knute Nelson ~


However, those who have used those words use half the sentence to fit their purpose, which, of course, I believe is to discredit me and the new Nation of Islam that has come up around me.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


Culture is the tacit agreement to let the means of subsistence disappear behind the purpose of existence. Civilization is the subordination of the latter to the former.
~By Karl Kraus ~


Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose.
~By Frank Knox ~


The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason.
~By Michael K. Simpson ~


For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its own that the people can be required to serve. For us the word is only a label for the arrangements by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility for things that concern us in common.
~By Elliot Richardson ~


Is the president purposefully using propaganda and hyperbole to garner the American public for support?
~By Sean Hannity ~


Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
~By Denis Waitley ~


Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


So that is how I ended up with those two titles, I like Accidentally on Purpose better - it is how we work in our trade - is it really an accident, or is there a thread of destiny in there? That was the intention, I am not sure I found out.
~By Michael York ~


Every program has two purposes: The one for which it was written and another for which it wasn't.
~By Alan Perlis ~


You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.
~By E. F. Schumacher ~


The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
~By Gregor Mendel ~


All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
~By William Henry Harrison ~

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