Purpose Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Purpose

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It does not follow that the meaning must be given from above; that life and suffering must come neatly labeled; that nothing is worth while if the world is not governed by a purpose.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


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. ~


Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual.
~By Richard M. Helms ~


Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
~By Cecil Beaton ~


All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


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 ~


If he who employs coercion against me could mould me to his purposes by argument, no doubt he would. He pretends to punish me because his argument is strong; but he really punishes me because his argument is weak.
~By William Godwin ~


Studies indicate that these children are more susceptible to advertising and even less likely to understand the purpose of this advertising.
~By Bob Filner ~


Our purpose is to be up here to resolve these issues. Our purpose is to be up here and represent the people.
~By Allen West ~


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


To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.
~By James Allen ~


Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


Original Monkees' songs were produced very thinly, on purpose.
~By Peter Tork ~


Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
~By Lester Bangs ~


Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


I think you have to remember that Americans saw their purpose as so innately good that they could excuse the pain they would inflict on others to carry out those purposes. Because the purposes were so good, they would justify this pain we were inflicting on other people.
~By Neil Sheehan ~


I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?
~By Joseph Campbell ~


Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
~By Adam Weishaupt ~


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 ~


What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
~By Sydney J. Harris ~


My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


I'm really, really enjoying myself, I seem to have a lot of purpose in my life. I'm enjoying what I'm doing, you know, and people are liking it. So, it's great, you know.
~By Robbie Williams ~


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 ~


I think of myself as being a relatively intelligent man who is open to a lot of different things and I think that questioning our purpose in life and the meaning of existence is something that we all go through at some point.
~By Laurence Fishburne ~


And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits.
~By Ed Rendell ~


The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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 ~


Our purpose, as we face these challenges, remains clear - fair and orderly markets that allow for efficient capital formation, while protecting the interests of investors.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


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 ~


Man is the result of a purposeless and materialistic process that did not have him in mind. He was not planned.
~By George G. Simpson ~


My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
~By Wynonna Judd ~


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


An abundant supply of excellent water, forming a volume equal in bulk to the human body, is conveyed by one of these pipes, and distributed about the city, where it is used by the inhabitants for drink and other purposes.
~By Hernando Cortes ~


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


So far as hypotheses are concerned, let no one expect anything certain from astronomy, which cannot furnish it, lest he accept as the truth ideas conceived for another purpose, and depart from this study a greater fool than when he entered it.
~By Nicolaus Copernicus ~


The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


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


What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.
~By Mitchell Kapor ~


Every path serves a purpose.
~By Gene Oliver ~


Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
~By Alan Paton ~


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 ~


We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
~By Erich Fromm ~


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 ~


And in fact, I think one of the best guides to telling you who you are, and I think children use it all the time for this purpose, is fantasy.
~By Peter Shaffer ~


So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.
~By Richard Dean Anderson ~


The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
~By Edward Young ~


The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
~By Robert Walpole ~


So if you look back over the long history of China, they've never tried to take over the world, but they've been quite aggressive in their own neighborhood... in carrying out their own purposes and interests in their sphere of the world.
~By Fred Thompson ~


The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
~By Pablo Casals ~


Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
~By Marian Wright Edelman ~


The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
~By Anatole France ~


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 ~


The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.
~By Harold Rosenberg ~


I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.
~By Norman Mailer ~


It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the purpose of improving our economic performance, for improving the delivery of health care, for raising educational standards.
~By Ron Davies ~


A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.
~By Finley Peter Dunne ~


Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
~By Thornton Wilder ~


The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation, the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high, and contained in the sacred writings.
~By William Herschel ~


Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.
~By Roland Emmerich ~


I suppose if it has a practical purpose, I appreciate a pat on the back. I suppose it's rewarding, ultimately.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift. Every life has a purpose. And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11.
~By Bill Frist ~


Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
~By William Cowper ~


I now resolved to go to bed early, with a firm purpose of also rising early the next day to revisit this charming walk; for I thought to myself, I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


To what purpose is it to be artificially happy on the surface?
~By Anne Parillaud ~


The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.
~By Colin Powell ~


For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.
~By James Rouse ~


The ruling idea of the politician - stated rather bluntly - is that those who are opposed to him exist for the purpose of being made to serve his ends, if he can get power enough in his hands to force these ends upon them.
~By Auberon Herbert ~


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 ~


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


The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce.
~By Friedrich List ~


Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
~By Marcel Proust ~


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!
~By Bill Watterson ~


My purpose is to refuel, refresh and rejuvenate moms.
~By Lisa Whelchel ~


The essence of a general's job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things.
~By Walter F. Ulmer ~


Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution.
~By Randall Terry ~


By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size.
~By Steven Chu ~


But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.
~By Joshua Chamberlain ~


It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.
~By Nelson Rockefeller ~


In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge.
~By Sydney Brenner ~


Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.
~By Kjell Magne Bondevik ~


Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


The purpose creates the machine.
~By Arthur Young ~


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


All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
~By Vinoba Bhave ~


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 ~


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


The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
~By Robert Byrne ~


FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.
~By Felix Adler ~


It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.
~By David Brainerd ~


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


My purpose is to make my narrative as truthful as possible.
~By George Armstrong Custer ~


What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation and development of a human fetus for the purposes of later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs.
~By Nathan Deal ~


Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
~By Bo Bennett ~

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