Purpose Quotes

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

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
– Robert Byrne

“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”
– Napoleon Hill

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

“A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.”
– H.H. Dalai Lama

“Given a big enough why people can bear almost any how.”
– Friedrich Nietzche

“To know the sweetness of the infinite within us, this is the cause, the reason, the purpose, the only purpose of our being.”
– Nicholas of Cusa

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one… ”
– George Bernard Shaw in ‘Man and Superman’

“Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
– Vincent Van Gogh

“Purpose is the engine that powers our lives.”
– Denis Waitley

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
– Woodrow Wilson

“There is no greater calling than service to others. And there is no better way to have your blessings multiply.”
– Oprah Winfrey