Quotes About Purpose

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Criss Jami
“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Steve Maraboli
“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don't make it wait any longer.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Katsura Hoshino
“When you lost sight of your path, listen for the destination in your heart (Allen Walker, D-gray Man)”
Katsura Hoshino

Robert M. Pirsig
“To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”
Robert M. Pirsig

Deb Caletti
“The magic of purpose and of love in its purest form. Not televison love, with its glare and hollow and sequined glint; not sex and allure, all high shoes and high drama, everything both too small and in too much excess, but just love. Love like rain, like the smell of a tangerine, like a surprise found in your pocket.”
Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Lauren Bacall
“Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
Lauren Bacall

Sabaa Tahir
“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, A Torch Against the Night

Charles Dickens
“There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

John Piper
“God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.”
John Piper

Sue Fitzmaurice
“What it means to be authentic:
- to be more concerned with truth than opinions
- to be sincere and not pretend
- to be free from hypocrisy: "walk your talk"
- to know who you are and to be that person
- to not fear others seeing your vulnerabilities
- being confident to walk away from situations where you can't be yourself
- being awake to your own feelings
- being free from others' opinions of you
- accepting and loving yourself”
Sue Fitzmaurice

Steve Maraboli
“You've been given the innate power to shape your life...but you cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change. Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it! Success isn't something you have, it's something you DO!”
Steve Maraboli

Warren Buffett
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
Warren Buffett

Steve Maraboli
“Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you're still here, you're still capable, powerful, you're not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You're still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.”
Steve Maraboli

Mandy Hale
“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

David Foster Wallace
“Like most North Americans of his generation, Hal tends to know way less about why he feels certain ways about the objects and pursuits he's devoted to than he does about the objects and pursuits themselves. It's hard to say for sure whether this is even exceptionally bad, this tendency.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Rodney A. Winters
“The fact that you are still alive assures you that God has something for you to accomplish.”
Rodney A. Winters, Go Into the House

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

“We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.”
Gloria Gaither

Robert James Waller
“This is why I'm here on this planet, at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great, high place, somewhere back in time, for many more years than I have lived in this life. And through all of those years, I have been falling toward you.”
Robert James Waller

Matthew Arnold
“But often, in the world’s most crowded streets,
But often, in the din of strife,
There rises an unspeakable desire
After the knowledge of our buried life;
A thirst to spend our fire and restless force
In tracking out our true, original course;
A longing to inquire
Into the mystery of this heart which beats
So wild, so deep in us—to know
Whence our lives come and where they go.”
Matthew Arnold, The Complete Poems

Rick Warren
“The purpose of influence is to "speak up for those who have no influence." (Pr.31:8) It's not about you.”
Rick Warren

Criss Jami
“With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Ryokan
“Why do you so earnestly seek
the truth in distant places?
Look for delusion and truth in the
bottom of your own heart.”
Ryokan

Steve Maraboli
“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.”
Steve Maraboli

Brother Andrew
“I have come to see clearly that life is more than self. It is more than doing what I want, striving for what will benefit me, dreaming of all I can be. Life is all about my relationship with God. There is no higher calling, no loftier dream, and no greater goal than to live, breathe, and be poured out for Jesus Christ."
--Jamie in Brother Andrew's "The Calling”
Brother Andrew, The Narrow Road: Stories of Those Who Walk This Road Together

H.G. Wells
“Find the thing you want to do most intensely, make sure that’s it, and do it with all your might. If you live, well and good. If you die, well and good. Your purpose is done”
H.G. Wells

Julian Barnes
“Pride makes us long for a solution to things – a solution, a purpose, a final cause; but the better telescopes become, the more stars appear.”
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

Ann Voskamp
“He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it, when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real. His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret purpose framed from the very beginning [is] to bring us to our full glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7 NEB).”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Harper Lee
“In Maycomb, if one went for a walk with no definite purpose in mind, it was correct to believe one's mind incapable of definite purpose.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

William Wilberforce
“We have different forms assigned to us in the school of life, different gifts imparted. All is not attractive that is good. Iron is useful, though it does not sparkle like the diamond. Gold has not the fragrance of a flower. So different persons have various modes of excellence, and we must have an eye to all.”
William Wilberforce

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