Purpose Quotes And Sayings

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The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.
~By Garet Garrett ~


You know, the purpose of reconciliation is to avoid the filibuster. The filibuster is an effort to talk something to death.
~By Dick Durbin ~


Our lives are programmed at conception and are endowed with purpose and meaning.
~By Jeane Dixon ~


I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, 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 ~


Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom.
~By Ernest Istook ~


The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
~By Norman Mailer ~


The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
~By James Thurber ~


In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


It's very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don't need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.
~By Kim Y. Sam ~


The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect the essential sovereignty of nations, large and small.
~By Nikita Khrushchev ~


As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


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 ~


What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
~By Barbara de Angelis ~


If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I've had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it.
~By Lorrie Fair ~


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


Life ceases to be so oppressive: we are free to give our own lives meaning and purpose, free to redeem our suffering by making something of it.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


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


Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time.
~By Benjamin Hoff ~


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 ~


Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
~By Anne Sullivan ~


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 ~


The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
~By Billy Ray Cyrus ~


Often and often must he have thought, that, to be or not to be forever, was a question, which must be settled; as it is the foundation, and the only foundation upon which we feel that there can rest one thought, one feeling, or one purpose worthy of a human soul.
~By Jones Very ~


I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That's what our purpose is in this business. You're merchandised, you're a product. You're sold and it's based on sex. But that's okay. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded.
~By Megan Fox ~


Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.
~By Howard Thurman ~


When I was a very young lawyer, I had a senior partner who advised me never to get mad, except on purpose.
~By Warren Christopher ~


I learned that the purpose of the Twelve Steps is to do the will of God.
~By Keith Miller ~


In the Constitution of the American Republic there was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule.
~By Robert Welch ~


Looking at the purpose of our government toward the Indians, we find that after subjugating them it has been our policy to collect the different tribes on reservations and support them at the expense of our people.
~By Nelson A. Miles ~


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 ~


Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.
~By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ~


So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio with technicians who've done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
~By Billy Sherwood ~


Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


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


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 ~


The purpose of all war is peace.
~By Saint Aurelius Augustine ~


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 ~


I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark, and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark.
~By Jane Mayer ~


In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.
~By Marlo Thomas ~


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


This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
~By Oswald Spengler ~


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 ~


To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


This will result in wells that will make a substantial improvement in the recovery factor just because they are absolutely in the proper place within the reservoir for the purposes of drainage.
~By Andrew Gould ~


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


The 2 million people who work in the NHS and social care are also themselves patients and users. I know they all want to treat patients and users the way they and their families would want to be treated and that is the purpose of our reforms.
~By Patricia Hewitt ~


Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers, and eight minor ones which are called Pawns; and, for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns of one party are of a different color from those of the other.
~By Howard Staunton ~


In this case we're building a corner to stretch a fence and hang a gate. It had a real purpose in the ranch here. I needed to do this. But at the same time, it made a beautiful structure.
~By Bruce Nauman ~


The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.
~By Alexander Alekhine ~


Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.
~By John Stossel ~


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 ~


A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


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 ~


Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples.
~By John Searle ~


Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose.
~By Mike Johanns ~


I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
~By George W. Bush ~


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


Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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 ~


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 ~


There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.
~By H. G. Wells ~


Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
~By Aristotle ~


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.
~By Brian Tracy ~


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 ~


No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
~By Denis Waitley ~


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 ~


Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
~By Charles Eames ~


Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


While I believe our Constitution allows for State and local governments to execute the power of eminent domain for those purposes that specifically serve the public good, condemning property solely to implement economic development plans is not serving the public good.
~By Solomon Ortiz ~


Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


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 ~


The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


Don't confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation; the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
~By Martin H. Fischer ~


When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof is substantially to identify the national purpose with the social problem.
~By Herbert Croly ~


Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
~By Scott Turow ~


America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.
~By George H. W. Bush ~


The whole purpose of those attacks was to drive those contractors out. Lots of them had to leave. They were terrified.
~By Wayne White ~


The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
~By William J. Brennan ~


I usually do one con a year as a GoH and try to make the World Fantasy Convention for business purposes. Last year I went to a worldcon for the first time in two decades. I may go again this year.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


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


Your great country is wonderful at stealing pieces of history and using it for its own purposes, so there didn't seem to be anything particularly unusual about it but the English were incredibly exercised about it.
~By Michael Apted ~


All the charges you enumerate have been made with one purpose in mind-to place our office on the defensive and make us waste valuable time answering allegations that have no basis in fact.
~By Jim Garrison ~


While goals are chosen, a purpose is discovered. Our purpose is something we have been doing all along, and will continue to do, regardless of circumstances, until the day we die.
~By Peter McWilliams ~


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 ~


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 ~


Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own.
~By Herman Kahn ~


Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
~By Robin G. Collingwood ~


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 ~

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