33+ Best Purpose of Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Purpose is why you do something or why something exists. Profoundly inspirational purpose of life quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Purpose of Life Quotes

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy

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

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

The secret of success is constancy to purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. – Winston S. Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. – Washington Irving

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. – Denis Waitley

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou

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

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

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

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

True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller

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

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

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

The self is made, not given. – Barbara Myerhoff

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. – Mary Kay Ash

The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. – Charles Dickens

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