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Purpose of Life Quotes - Life Purpose Quotes

May you find encouragement and inspiration in these quotes about the purpose of life. Choosing your life purpose is perhaps the most important decision of your life. Being committed to living out of your life purpose will reward you with a life of satisfaction and joy.

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

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

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

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

 

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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


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