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Purpose Quotes

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The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Related topics: Wisdom Motivational Values Live-By Focus Attention Success

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

 

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
- Robert Byrne

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

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More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Resilience is about believing in yourself,
and trusting your own wisdom rather than
being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

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

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be resolute in your goals,
but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

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

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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