Purpose Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Purpose

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All nature's creatures join to express nature's purpose. Somewhere in their mounting and mating, rutting and butting is the very secret of nature itself.
~By Graham Swift ~


How it came to pass that man, originally taught, as we doubt not he was, to know and to worship the true Jehovah, is found, at so early a period of his history, a worshiper of baser objects, it is foreign to our present purpose to inquire.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


AS for all those mistakes I make - they are on purpose - to teach you how to deal with them.
~By Donald Norman ~


Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.
~By Stephen Fry ~


We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings, with such mental qualities and powers, for the sole purpose of being used as beasts, or instruments of labour.
~By Thomas Clarkson ~


In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable acts of cruelty against one another.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.
~By Bo Bennett ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood.
~By Tyne Daly ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 Greeks already understood that there was more interest in portraying an unusual character than a usual character - that is the purpose of films and theatre.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


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


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.
~By Mike Gordon ~


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


Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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 Lane Allen ~


For the purposes of the play, it was perfect to be able to use that and the stresses and strains that there were. At the end of the play, the mother realizes the terrible things she had done.
~By Fay Wray ~


A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
~By Andrew Bernstein ~


Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
~By Ayn Rand ~


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 ~


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


I was involved in the robbery for a purpose, and that was because I knew somebody who could drive a diesel train. I was responsible to take along this old guy who could drive the train.
~By Ronald Biggs ~


There is, however, another purpose to which academies contribute. When they consist of a limited number of persons, eminent for their knowledge, it becomes an object of ambition to be admitted on their list.
~By Charles Babbage ~


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 ~


So there is a foreign intelligence purpose for every one of our FISA warrants.
~By Robert Mueller ~


Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
~By Benjamin Tucker ~


It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
~By John Ruskin ~


The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
~By Charles Lamb ~


The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
~By John Mason Brown ~


Show your bluebell passion with every step you take. Infuse your corporeal mind, body and spirit with atomic sense of urgency, purpose and apple juice.
~By Isabel Yosito ~


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 ~


The developing science departs at the same time more and more from its original scope and purpose and threatens to sacrifice its earlier unity and split into diverse branches.
~By Felix Klein ~


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 ~


Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?
~By Howard Nemerov ~


But my method of the pillar, as it throws the horse yet more upon the haunches, is still more effectual to this purpose, and besides always gives him the ply to the side he goes of.
~By William Cavendish ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


During the past 30 years, European governments have provided more than $15 billion in the form of low- and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose of developing new aircraft lines.
~By Norm Dicks ~


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 ~


In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
~By Heather Donahue ~


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 ~


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 have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
~By Thomas Szasz ~


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 ~


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 ~


In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
~By Hugo Black ~


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


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 ~


The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
~By William O. Douglas ~


What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.
~By Newt Gingrich ~


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 ~


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.
~By Edward de Bono ~


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 ~


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 ~


An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
~By A. P. Herbert ~


The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
~By Emma Bonino ~


And ultimately the people who produce my records, they know that they're here to serve the purpose of me expressing who I am at this period of time and augmenting that or pulling it forward and I love that process.
~By Alanis Morissette ~


Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose. You make the films you can make.
~By Alain Resnais ~


And here a most heinous charge is made, that the nation has been burdened with unnecessary expenses for the sole purpose of preventing the discharge of our debts and the abolition of taxes.
~By Robert Walpole ~


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


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 ~


Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
~By Chinua Achebe ~


When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.
~By Menachem Mendel Schneerson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.
~By David Boies ~


When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
~By Neil Abercrombie ~


A confidence problem exists on the part of the people of the region who desire democratic rule in principle, but remain suspicious of both the fashion with which democratization is presented and the purposes of the democratic world.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
~By John Clayton ~


If you go out there and your main purpose is to get a sponsor, then it's not gonna work. Just go out there and have fun. That's how I got sponsored.
~By Ryan Sheckler ~


The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
~By Aneurin Bevan ~


Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.
~By Salvador Dali ~


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


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


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


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 ~


The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.
~By Paul Valery ~


The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
~By Ayn Rand ~


I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
~By Barbara Hepworth ~


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 ~


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


Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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 ~


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


It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


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 ~


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


True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~By Helen Keller ~


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 ~

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