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Purpose of Life Quotes - Thoughts on Purpose

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

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Inspirational Values Live-By Dream Vision Strong Strength

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

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

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

 

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

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path.
- The Buddha

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice,
forever whispering within our ear,
that thing which causes the eternal quest,
that thing which forever sings and sings.
- Ernest Holmes

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

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

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your work is to discover your world
and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

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

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

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

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

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

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


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