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1. “To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” – James Allen

2. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” –

3. “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving

4. “The two most important days in life are the day you are born and the day you discover the reason why.” –

5. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

6. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” –

7. “We all have a purpose in life, and when you find yours, you will recognize it.” – Catherine Pulsifer

8. “Live the life of your dreams. Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the and opinions of others.” – Roy T. Bennet

9. “Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful; it has brought you to where you are now.” – Iyanla Vanzan

10. “It’s not enough to have lived. We should to live for something.” – Winston S. Churchill

11. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” –

12. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey

13. “Purpose is the quality we choose to shape our lives around.” – Richard J. Leider

14. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” –

15. “When you find your ‘why,’ you don’t hit snooze no more! You find a way to make it happen!” –

16. “Our lives matter—no matter what people tell you otherwise. God created everything for a purpose.” – Edric Prim

17. “The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle

18. “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any how.” –

19. “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing.” – Oriah

20. “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

21. “The aim of life is self-development—to realize one’s nature perfectly.” –

22. “People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – Dalai Lama

23. “The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” – Terry Orlick

24. “Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” – Criss Jami

25. “Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, , and miracles.” – Roy T. Bennett

26. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

27. “Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life.” – Tom Thiss

28. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

29. “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” – John D. Rockefeller

30. “I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose.” – Ellen DeGeneres

31. “The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” –

32. “Figure out what your purpose is in life—what you really and truly want to do with your time and your life; then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching.” – Quintina Ragnacci

33. “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” –

34. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18

35. “Knowing your life’s purpose is the first step toward living a truly conscious life. A life purpose provides us with a clear goal, a set finish line that you truly want to reach.” – Simon Foster

36. “Having a purpose to wake up to each day will challenge us and give us meaning.” – Zoe McKey

37. “Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

38. “You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” – Margaret Young

39. “You’ve got to have a purpose no matter what you do in life.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

40. “Success demands singleness of purpose.” –

41. “Goals give you that sense of meaning and purpose—a clear sense of direction. As you move toward your goals, you feel happier and stronger. You feel more energized and effective. You feel more competent and confident in yourself and your abilities.” –

42. “We don’t want confidence just for the sake of it; we want it for a purpose. We want it to help us achieve our goals, follow our dreams, or perform better in some domain of life, such as , business, music, the arts, public speaking, parenting, or socializing.” – Russ Harris

43. “It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” – Amit Ray

44. “Nothing is more creative, nor destructive than a brilliant mind with a purpose.” – Dan Brown

45. “The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” – Barbara Hall

46. “Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.” – Bryant H. McGill

47. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” –

48. “In the end, the money and success that truly last come not to those who focus on such things as goals, but rather to those who focus on mastery and fulfilling their life’s task.” – Robert Greene

49. “You have a gift inside of you that only you possess. It was meant to benefit the world in some way.” – Delatorro McNeal II

50. “True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.” – Pliny the Elder

51. “The secret of success is constancy of purpose!” – Napoleon Hill

52. “Once you determine that the important results you want are an expression of your life’s purpose, you cannot help but bring drive, dedication, and determination to each day’s efforts. You will be driven to act relentlessly to meet cherished goals, all the while feeling rewarded, satisfied, and even joyful in the process.” – Russell Grieger

53. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

54. “When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.” – Wayne Dyer

55. “If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” – Roy T. Bennett

56. “There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose or definite goal at which to aim.” – Napoleon Hill

57. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes

58. “Feeling successful and living purposefully is important in any stage of life.” – David C. Borchard

59. “Nothing will divert me from my purpose.” –

60. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” –

61. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

62. “Deep within each person, there is intuitive knowledge of what she or he wants most in life. We only have to look for it.” –

63. “If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

64. “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut

65. “As you open yourself to living at your edge, your deepest purpose will slowly begin to make itself known.” – David Deida

66. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

67. “God planned for you to be here—right now—with a purpose.” – Paula White

68. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –

69. “Your purpose must be particular to you. This is the road less traveled. Your purpose cannot be someone else’s path, not your family’s path nor your friends’ path.” – Drew Scott Pearlman

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

71. “Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to ultimately be at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be.” – Abraham Maslow

72. “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy

73. “Find your purpose daily and live life to the fullest and never give up.” – M.D. Eger

74. “Discovering your purpose is the most significant thing you will do in your life, and you, your loved ones, and the world will be better off because you went on this journey.” – Mastin Kipp

75. “Understanding purpose is one thing, but recognizing the importance of having purpose is another. Everybody has a unique purpose in their life—whether it be to help others, provide for the family, or be free.” – Ben Gothard

76. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience. Let everything happen to you.” – Rock Bankole

77. “I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the says, ‘Aw shit, he’s up!’” – Steve Maraboli

78. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde

79. “Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves, we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.” – Steve Maraboli

80. “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” – Bryant H. McGill

81. “The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.” – Michel de Montaigne

82. “Perhaps the single most important ingredient in all of life for achieving happiness and fulfilment—purpose.” – Harvey Volson

83. “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” –

84. “Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” – Bryant H. McGill

85. “You have a masterpiece inside you, you know. One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be. If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you.” – Gordon Mackenzie

86. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

87. “Live for something, have a purpose—and that purpose, keep in view.” – Robert Whitaker

88. “Dig deep enough in every heart and you’ll find it—a longing for meaning, a quest for purpose. As surely as a child breathes, he will someday wonder, ‘What is the purpose of my life?’” – Max Lucado

89. “Giving so that others may be helped is a purpose of life that we should all embrace.” – Byron Pulsifer

90. “Inspiration in life is born when we have a purpose.” – Daniel Longwe

91. “If you hang out with , you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” – Steve Maraboli

92. “If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.” – Thomas Merton

93. “Nothing is more likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life.” – Victor Frankl

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

95. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” – Shannon Alder

96. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

97. “To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.” –

98. “If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.” – Jack Canfield

99. “The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

100. “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek

101. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

102. “The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose.” – Rick Warren

103. “Passion and purpose scale—always have, always will.” –

104. “Happy are those whose purpose has found them.” – Anonymous

105. “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

106. “Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.” –

107. “To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

108. “Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

109. “Life is a promise; fulfill it.” –

110. “When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny.” – Ralph Buchanan

111. “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want.” – Oprah Winfrey

112. “Chase your passion, not your pension.” – Denis Waitley

113. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

114. “Efforts and are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

115. “If we are to truly understand the point and purpose of our lives, we must first start to grasp the overarching storyline of the Bible.” – Matt Click

116. “Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, and has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.” – Dean Koontz

117. “Each of us is born for a purpose, and we want our lives to matter. I don’t think it’s unique to only some of us; it’s a longing of every human being.” – Garrett Gravesen

118. “By staying with the higher energies of optimism, forgiveness, understanding, reverence for Spirit, creativity, serenity, and bliss, your own purpose, which revolves around serving others and serving God, becomes fulfilled, and as a bonus, you create allies.” – Wayne Dyer

119. “Excuses—whether real or contrived—are the enemy of God’s purpose. That’s why I have a fixed motto for my life that I have passed on to my children—‘Just show up! No matter what the devil does to try to stop you, show up!’” – T. Adam McFaddin

120. “Once you are alive to the fact that you will die, you will intently do great work with a refined sense of purpose. Nature abhors a vacuum created by people who do not do work that helps humanity.” – Fanuel Oweke

121. “One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.” – Hannah Senesh

122. “But when you truly realize who gave you your child, why you do what you do and how you do what you do will totally change as you understand that none of this is about you and what you think and feel. It’s all about the purpose and plan of God for that child’s life.” – Joseph Woodley

123. “God has a purpose for everything, and it’s a proper and a right purpose that will end up giving us more fuller love and compassion from the heart of God.” – Jimmy Davis

124. “God grant me these—the strength to do some needed service here, the wisdom to be brave and true, the gift of vision clear—that in each task that comes to me some purpose I may plainly see.” – Edgar A Guest

125. “A lot of people are always desiring many things in life not knowing what it is they are actually desiring for. The absence of desire also makes life very difficult since the one living as such cannot define his purpose in life.” – G. S Clason

126. “There is one quality which 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

127. “I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.” – Steven Pinker

128. “Not everybody can identify a purpose in life. But when you do, and when you pursue it, you will be living the kind of life you feel you were meant to live. And what’s more, you will be happy.” – Steve Goodier

129. “We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, ‘She cared.’” – Mary Kay Ash

130. “Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.” – Martin Yan

131. “What a different story men would have to tell if only they would adopt a definite purpose, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession!” – Napoleon Hill

132. “We all want deep, purposeful, and meaningful relationships. We all want love, joy, bliss, and fulfilment. The miracle is that we can all have it! All we need to do is overcome our fears and dare to seek our goals.” – Jack Canfield

133. “All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.” – Jorge Luis Borges

134. “Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier.” – Sabaa Tahir

135. “More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – Billy Sunday

136. “No one wants to go through trials, but it’s a great comfort to know that they have a very important purpose in our lives.” – K. M. Logan

137. “With strong motivation, you will feel energetic, focused, and happy. You’ll have a strong sense of direction and purpose, as well as a feeling that you’re moving towards your ideal future at a pretty good clip. When obstacles get in your way, you will cheerfully find ways to remove them or steer around them.” – James Adler

138. “The days, the weeks, and months that you’re most lit up is when you’re full on purpose.” –

139. “Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Jalaluddin Rumi

140. “We are all born with a purpose. Some have the purpose to teach, some to create beautiful works of arts, some to create products, some to invent things, some to build huge edifices.” – Rafael Bettencourt

141. “By setting and pursuing goals, you have nothing to lose but a lot to gain. It has been scientifically proven that people who set goals are more fulfilled and positive about life.” – Zoe McKey

142. “Purpose is not a noun, it is a verb. It is about how we work. We experience purpose when we do something that’s greater than ourselves. We experience purpose when we push ourselves and grow. We experience purpose as part of a community.” – Aaron Hurst

143. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

144. “Believe in yourself, , dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

145. “Knowing your purpose gives your life meaning, simplicity, focus, and motivation. It also prepares you for eternity.” – Rick Warren

146. “Emotions can help you achieve your goals by motivating you and connecting you to your sense of purpose.” – Elles Lohuis

147. “Actions are purposeful, and are taken in pursuit of goals to achieve a defined end.” – Barry Linetsky

148. “I believe each of us has a mission in life, and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it.” – Blake Mycoskie

149. “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth, will I apply to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino

150. “If somebody else made me, for his own purposes, then I shall have a lot of duties which I should not have if I simply belonged to myself.” – C. S. Lewis

151. “One thing is for sure, though, without a purpose, without a stated direction, you can wander around this world and play with life and not accomplish anything of significance and meaning.” – Byron Pulsifer

152. “I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.” – Richard P. Feynman

153. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” – Brene Brown

154. “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced; live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Indian Proverb

155. “People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.” – John C. Maxwell

156. “Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs.” – Frederick Buechner

157. “Retirees have an abundance of free time, and in part because for many people setting aside their career represents a significant loss of purpose, one that needs to be replaced to keep us feeling engaged in life.” – Patrick Foley

158. “Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.” – J.D. Stroube

159. “At a very early age, I developed a belief that we’re all here to contribute something unique—that deep within each of us lies a special gift.” –

160. “Have a higher purpose than money.” – Grant Cardone

161. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –

162. “Your purpose becomes your inner motivator, turning on the ignition switch in your brain to transcend the noise in your life and focus on what matters most.” – Victor Strecher

163. “It’s only when companies are clear about their purpose, have clearly communicated it, and it is understood by the team that companies can achieve both unity of effort and distributed decision making.” – Marc Koehle

164. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” –  Marian Wright Edelman

165. “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

166. “But sometimes, a particular purpose can be squared with a particular career. It may take nothing more than reexamining your career, asking some questions, and discovering a purpose you have overlooked in the past.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.

167. “But a growing number of organizations are springing up to help people define a positive purpose for life’s second, third, or fourth act.” – Denise Logeland

168. “Work is, to a real extent, what gives our lives meaning and purpose and provides us the motivation to get out of bed in the morning and helps us to put the aches and pains of ageing in their proper perspective.” – Wallace R.Curiel

169. “The purpose of a business is to create a mutually beneficial relationship between itself and those that it serves. When it does that well, it will be around tomorrow to do it some more.” – John Woods

170. “Everyone has a purpose in life—a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of goals.” – Deepak Chopra

171. “I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers—if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts, and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” – Marla Gibbs

172. “If you want to know what your purpose is, it is to make the most of your talents and skills for the greater good and that means starting with yourself.” – Tony Clark

173. “It doesn’t matter what you did or where you were. It matters where you are and what you’re doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and never let anyone shut you up!!” – Steve Maraboli

174. “The number one purpose of a quote, at least in my opinion, is to make the reader think. When reading a quote, usually by thinking about it and letting it mull over in our minds we can come to a fuller understanding of what the person is trying to say.” – Joseph Geran III

175. “If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.” – James E. Faust

176. “Why did you get out of bed this morning, and why should anyone care?” – Simon Sinek

177. “Experts cited the benefits of caring for your emotional needs through regular implementation of activities that inspire thoughts and feelings of joy, hope, passion, purpose, or general well-being.” – Lisa Broesch-Weeks

178. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

179. “Our purpose is to live our lives in such a way that others see Jesus living in us and say, ‘Jesus is beautiful.’” – Michael D. Perkins


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