Purpose Of Life Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Steve Maraboli
“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

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.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

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

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 Alder

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

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

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

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

“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

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Things don't have purposes, as if the universe were a machine, where every part has a useful function. What's the function of a galaxy? I don't know if our life has a purpose and I don't see that it matters. What does matter is that we're a part. Like a thread in a cloth or a grass-blade in a field. It is and we are. What we do is like wind blowing on the grass.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

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

Amit Ray
“Give time, give space to sprout your potential. Awaken the beauty of your heart – the beauty of your spirit. There are infinite possibilities.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I'm starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

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

Steve Goodier
“But beware of this about callings: they may not lead us where we intended to go or even where we want to go. If we choose to follow, we may have to be willing to let go of the life we already planned and accept whatever is waiting for us. And if the calling is true, though we may not have gone where we intended, we will surely end up where we need to be.”
Steve Goodier

Brian L. Weiss
“We are frightfully concerned with our own deaths, sometimes so much so that we forget the real purpose of our lives”
Brian L. Weiss, Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives

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

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

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

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

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“Sooner or later on this journey, every traveller faces the same question: Are you a human intending to be a god, or a god pretending to be human?”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Seth Grahame-Smith
“Most men have no purpose but to exist, Abraham; to pass quietly through history as minor characters upon a stage they cannot even see. To be the playthings of tyrants. But you...you were born to fight tyranny.”
Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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