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Purpose Quotes

303 Purpose quotes:

"When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it."
Author: Stone Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment."
Author: Wooden Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Success demands singleness of purpose"
Author: Lombardi Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose."
Author: Disraeli Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
Author: James Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking."
"What we determine we often break. Purpose is but the slave to memory."
"Be not simply good; be good for something."
"We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us."
"Every why has a wherefore."
"The grim shape/ Towered up between me and the stars, and still,/ For so it seemed, with purpose of its own/ And measured motion like a living thing,/ Strode after me."
Author: Wordsworth Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so, - and that they, and not I, are the natural, lawful, and competent judges of this matter"
Author: Burke Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends."
"For I say unto you in all sadness of conviction that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone -- when you have felt around you are a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and despair have trusted to your own unshaken will -- then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought -- the subtle rapture of postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army. And if this joy should not be yours, still it is only thus you can know that you have done what lay in you to do -- can say that you have lived, and be ready for the end."
Author: Holmes Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"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. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak."
Author: Thoreau Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts"
Author: Voltaire Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"Men achieve a certain greatness unawares, when working to another aim."
"But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again."

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