We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
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.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
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.
This is the true joy of life-the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Dedicate yourself to Love. Decide to let Love be your intention, your purpose, and your point. And then let Love inspire you, support you and guide you in every other dedication you make thereafter.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
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.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
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.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve
As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
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