Purpose Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Purpose

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


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


The purpose of sealing the records was not to conceal them or to conceal the facts from the American people.
~By Louis Stokes ~


I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.
~By Beck ~


I cannot think of anything more difficult than to say something which would be worthy of this impressive and, for me, memorable occasion, and of the ideals and purposes which inspired the Nobel Peace Award.
~By Lester B. Pearson ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.
~By Sam Walter Foss ~


Many good purposes lie in the churchyard.
~By Philip Massinger ~


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 ~


Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes which turns them into confusion and is the chief source of every error in our lives.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


The case decided on Thursday, though, seemed promising to takings fans because it wasn't about compensation. It was about the requirement that any government taking must have a "public purpose."
~By Michael Kinsley ~


When I was up there at the plate, my purpose was to get on base anyway I could, whether by hitting or by getting hit.
~By Shoeless Joe Jackson ~


You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.
~By Anna Kournikova ~


I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
~By Og Mandino ~


In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


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


The world rolls round forever like a mill; it grinds out death and life and good and ill; it has no purpose, heart or mind or will.
~By James Thomson ~


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 ~


Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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 ~


The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.
~By Joseph Sobran ~


The Bible is the only credible guide either as to the real relationship between man and the earth and the great Creator of both or concerning the purpose of the creation of both.
~By Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~


I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God's purpose and God's intent.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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 ~


The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


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 ~


God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
~By Robert South ~


Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose, the more it attracts people who see the organization as an opportunity to advance themselves.
~By Robert Shea ~


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 ~


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 ~


Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes.
~By Cathy McMorris ~


And really the purpose of art - for me, fiction - is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have.
~By Jerzy Kosinski ~


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 ~


We all know we have a problem, a broad problem. Ninety-eight percent of the fuel that is used by our vehicles, our autos and trucks for personal and commercial purposes, for highway and air travel operates on oil. The world has the same problem.
~By John Olver ~


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 ~


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 satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
~By Michael Flanders ~


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


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 ~


It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


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


I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose, and I know there are many cynics who will deny it, but they don't live as if they deny it.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
~By Sidney Sheldon ~


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.
~By Auberon Waugh ~


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 ~


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


My father's generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
~By Liberty Hyde Bailey ~


There is already a mountain of evidence that Saddam Hussein is gathering weapons for the purpose of using them. And adding additional information is like adding a foot to Mount Everest.
~By Ari Fleischer ~


The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose, as they can be more readily bent into the desired form; the eyes and tongue are added afterwards, and the representation altogether is really good.
~By Robert Fortune ~


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 ~


I have myself no more doubt that these metals were prepared by the Almighty for this very purpose, than I have that iron and coal were prepared for the purposes in which they are being used.
~By Hugh McCulloch ~


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


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 ~


For this purpose I determined to keep an account of the voyage, and to write down punctually every thing we performed or saw from day to day, as will hereafter appear.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
~By James Dobson ~


No lying knight or lying priest ever prospered in any age, but especially not in the dark ones. Men prospered then only in following an openly declared purpose, and preaching candidly beloved and trusted creeds.
~By John Ruskin ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Every path serves a purpose.
~By Gene Oliver ~


Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people.
~By Ed Miliband ~


The purpose of my life is being a father to my kids and being a husband to my wife.
~By Terrence Howard ~


I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
~By David Livingstone ~


The instant the Government was organized, at the very first Congress, the Northern States evinced a general desire and purpose to use it for their own benefit, and to pervert its powers for sectional advantage, and they have steadily pursued that policy to this day.
~By Robert Toombs ~


Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
~By Horace ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Henry Taylor ~


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 ~


America's highways, roads, bridges, are an indispensable part of our lives. They link one end of our nation to the other. We use them each and every day, for every conceivable purpose.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


During our travels, the Indians entertained me well; and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home.
~By Daniel Boone ~


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 ~


Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
~By Dwight L. Moody ~


The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
~By Laurence Olivier ~


My purpose is to have American Jews look away from the success story with which they've cheered themselves up, and to have them remember the classical tradition, whatever it is.
~By Arthur Hertzberg ~


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 ~


The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
~By Joseph Butler ~


I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.
~By George Carlin ~


If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
~By Aesop ~


Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
~By George Will ~


But in truth, should I meet with gold or spices in great quantity, I shall remain till I collect as much as possible, and for this purpose I am proceeding solely in quest of them.
~By Christopher Columbus ~


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 ~


Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


The purpose of random testing is not to catch, punish, or expose students who use drugs, but to save their lives and discover abuse problems early so that students can grow up and learn in a drug-free environment.
~By John Walters ~


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 ~


Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money.
~By Karl Marx ~


I have been used for a purpose, and there will be a certain tragic occurrence happening if you don't take my testimony and somehow vindicate me so my people don't suffer because of what I have done.
~By Jack Ruby ~

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April 19 ,2024
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