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Quotes About Purpose Of Life

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Eleanor Roosevelt
“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.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

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

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your
“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Albert Einstein
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

[Moral Decay (first published 1937)]”
Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

Amit Ray
“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

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

Pearl S. Buck
“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”
Pearl S. Buck

Michael Crichton
“Human beings are so destructive. I sometimes think we're a kind of plague, that will scrub the earth clean. We destroy things so well that I sometimes think, maybe that's our function. Maybe every few eons, some animal comes along that kills off the rest of the world, clears the decks, and lets evolution proceed to its next phase.”
Michael Crichton, The Lost World

Seneca
“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. ... The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”
Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Shannon L. Alder
“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.”
Shannon L. Alder

William Lane Craig
“‎"If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed. Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that life itself is absurd. It means that the life we have is without ultimate significance, value, or purpose.”
William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
Robert Bryne

Penelope Fitzgerald
“A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity.”
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop

Douglas Coupland
“You keep waiting for the moral of your life to become obvious, but it never does. Work, work, work: No moral. No plot. No eureka! Just production schedules and days. You might as well be living inside a photocopier. Your lives are all they're ever going to be.”
Douglas Coupland, Player One: What Is to Become of Us

Bernard Kelvin Clive
“I’m not out to compete with any one, I’m here to complete, by encouraging and inspiring souls through a text at a time”
Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die

Khaled Hosseini
“The cities, the roads, the countryside, the people I meet - they all begin to blur. I tell myself I am searching for something. But more and more, it feels like I am wandering, waiting for something to happen to me, something that will change everything, something that my whole life has been leading up to.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

“Remember that our Heavenly Father knows us perfectly and knows what's best for us . . . . Surely, His knowledge is greater than ours. We just have to have faith in Him. If we don't, well, that doesn't change what happened, it just makes us more miserable because we refuse to trust His will. Our Heavenly Father wants us to have joy. And happiness. But we need to look for those opportunities that give us joy. If we don't, what would be the purpose for existing?”
Jeri Gilchrist, Out of Nowhere

Deborah Day
“Living in a way that reflects one's values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things.”
Deborah Day

“You were ordered to obey to Allah, and you were create to perform good deeds.”
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

Johann Gottfried Herder
“To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful and to want what is good, hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason.”
Johann Gottfried Herder

Amit Ray
“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Chris Hedges
“The enduring attraction of war is this: Even with its destruction and carnage it can give us what we long for in life. It can give us purpose, meaning, a reason for living. Only when we are in the midst of conflict does the shallowness and vapidness of much of our lives become apparent. Trivia dominates our conversations and increasingly our airwaves. And war is an enticing elixir. It gives us resolve, a cause. It allows us to be noble. And those who have the least meaning in their lives, the impoverished refugees in Gaza, the disenfranchised North African immigrants in France, even the legions of young who live in the splendid indolence and safety of the industrialized world, are all susceptible to war's appeal.”
Chris Hedges, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Roman Payne
“Why do we mortals wonder if it is through 'human chaos' or through 'divine perfection' when the world guides us to some magical event? In either case, is not the result the same? Is the result not 'divine perfection?”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Deborah Day
“The best way to insure you achieve the greatest satisfaction out of life is to behave intentionally.”
Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!

Cecil Castellucci
“I want to make my mark,' he says.
But what target, I wonder, are you going to hit?”
Cecil Castellucci, Boy Proof

Ankita Singhal
“A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit. So, don’t be afraid to take a stand .”
Ankita Singhal

Pliny the Elder
“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

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