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A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.
- Allen, James
Purpose Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Purpose

1.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

2.
Man becomes greater in proportion to knowing himself and his faculties. Let him become conscious of what he is and he will soon also learn what he should be.
Schelling, Felix E.

3.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
Cowper, William

4.
A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

5.
One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house f the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. [Psalms 27:4]
Bible

6.
Purpose is what gives life a meaning.
Parkhurst, Charles H.

7.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
Tolstoy, Count Leo

8.
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.
Roosevelt, Theodore

9.
A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.
Pilgrim, Peace

10.
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
Carlyle, Thomas

11.
The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
Casals, Pablo

12.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

13.
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Cousins, Norman

14.
We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. We need as much something to suffer for as something to live for.
Hoffer, Eric

15.
Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
Morgan, Arthur E.

16.
People should follow their own energy.
Schultz, Will

17.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
Brown, Les

18.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Buddha

19.
The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.
Machiavelli, Niccolo

20.
Every man is occasionally visited by the suspicion that the planet on which he is riding is not really going anywhere; that the Force which controls its measured eccentricities hasn't got anything special in mind. If he broods on this somber theme long enough he gets the doleful idea that the laughing children on a merry-go-round or the thin, fine hands of a lady's watch are revolving more purposely than he is.
Thurber, James

21.
Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose.
Proverb

22.
Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
Thoreau, Henry David

23.
Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men.
Lippmann, Walter

24.
Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ; so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. [Philippians 1:27]
Bible

25.
The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.
Blanchard, Ken

26.
They are not only idle who do nothing, but they are idle also who might be better employed.
Socrates

27.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
Patanjali

28.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. [2 Corinthians 5:20]
Bible

29.
Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?
Seneca

30.
Better to die of something than to die in old age of nothing.
Sharpman, Al

31.
Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question, then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us toward the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.
Redfield, James

32.
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.
Wooden, John

33.
The sense of paralysis proceeds not so much out of the mammoth size of the problem but out of the puniness of the purpose.
Cousins, Norman

34.
We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.
Shaw, George Bernard

35.
The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Carlyle, Thomas

36.
The presence of a long-term, conscious goal has helped me maintain stability through the ubiquitous changes of over half a century.
Craig Mary

37.
The aims of life are the best defense against death.
Levi, Primo

38.
I see no business in life but the work of Christ.
Martyn, Henry

39.
If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.

40.
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.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De

41.
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
Sophocles

42.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Allen, James

43.
Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.
Ziglar, Zig

44.
You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires.
Wieder, Marcia

45.
You, betrayed by time and space, Seek and find your proper place.
Wizard, Her Majesty's

46.
You have to know what is right for you and go after it regardless of what others say.
Brown, Les

47.
I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.
Diana, Princess of Wales

48.
The crowning blessing of life is to be born with a bias to some pursuit.
Tallentyre, S. G.

49.
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.
Hildebrand, Kenneth

50.
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.
Allen, James


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