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Be not simply good; be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. - James Thurber

If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything. - Malcolm X

Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it. - Source Unknown

Man's chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever. - Westminster Confession of Faith

You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires. - Marcia Wieder

Your cause belongs to those that can avenge your wrongs. - Winkworth

You, betrayed by time and space, Seek and find your proper place. - Her Majesty's Wizard

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward toward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. - Bible

I just wake up and say, "You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today." - Garth Brooks

Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose. - Leo Buscaglia

The purpose of man is in action not thought. - Thomas Carlyle

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

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. - William Cowper

The presence of a long-term, conscious goal has helped me maintain stability through the ubiquitous changes of over half a century. - Craig Mary

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you. - Wayne Dyer

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. - George Eliot

Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A purpose you impart is no longer your own. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

At a turbulent public meeting once I lost my temper and said some harsh and sarcastic things. The proposal I was supporting was promptly defeated. My father who was there, said nothing, but that night, on my pillow I found a marked passage from Aristotle: Anybody can become angry--that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Arthur Gordon

I think that a lot of women are made to feel that they have not done the one thing that they were put on the earth to do if they didn't do the normal thing, if they didn't take the most traveled path. And it's unfortunate. - Nanci Griffith

The purpose in life is to collaborate for a common cause; the problem is nobody seems to know what it is. - Gerhard Gschwandtner

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. - Dag Hammarskjold

Many good purposes lie in the churchyard. - Philip Henry

Multitudes of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose, deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the satisfying happiness which attends it. They are not wicked, they are only shallow. They are not mean or vicious; they simply are empty -- shake them and they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and conviction. Without purpose their lives ultimately wander into the morass of dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose and undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich compensations reward us. A sense of purpose simplifies life and therefore concentrates our abilities; and concentration adds power. - Kenneth Hildebrand

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. - Ken Hudgins

The aims of life are the best defense against death. - Primo Levi

I see no business in life but the work of Christ. - Henry Martyn

Make sure the thing you're living for is worth dying for. - Charles Mayes

You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal. - Barry Munro

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. - Friedrich Nietzsche

It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. - Mary O'Connor

It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it. - Nelson Rockefeller

To be a Sufi is to cease from taking trouble; and there is no greater trouble for thee than thine own self, for when thou art occupied with thyself, thou remainest away from God. - Abu Sa'id

How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become -- to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display? - Seneca

Better to die of something than to die in old age of nothing. - Al Sharpman

The crowning blessing of life is to be born with a bias to some pursuit. - S. G. Tallentyre


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