76+ Best Purpose Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Purpose is the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. Inspirational purpose quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Most Famous Purpose Quotes

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Nietzsche

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

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

If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. Viktor Frankl

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

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho

If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. Bishop T.D. Jakes

The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you discover the reason why. Mark Twain

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

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving

The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

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

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert Byrne

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

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

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

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

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously. Steve Maraboli

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced; live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

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

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

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

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln

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

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren

By setting and pursuing goals, you have nothing to lose but a lot to gain. It has been scientifically proven that people who set goals are more fulfilled and positive about life. Having a purpose to wake up to each day will challenge us and give us meaning. Zoe McKey

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

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

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

Figure out what your purpose is in life, what you really and truly want to do with your time and your life; then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching. Quintina Ragnacci

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

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

Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life. Tom Thiss

Do what you have to do until you can do what you want. Oprah Winfrey

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. Og Mandino

You can have anything you want  if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. William Adams

Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. James Allen

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

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

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. Oscar Wilde

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

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments. Bryant H. McGill

You’ve got to have a purpose no matter what you do in life. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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

Life is a promise; fulfill it. Mother Teresa

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua Marine

Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.  Marian Wright Edelman

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

Everyone has a purpose in life a unique gift or special talent to give to others.  And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the exctasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of goals. Deepak Chopra

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

The purpose of life is to know God. 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

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them. Ruben Chavez

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

Nothing is more likely to help a person overcome or endure troubles than the consciousness of having a task in life. Victor Frankl

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

The secret of success is constancy of purpose! Napoleon Hill

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

Have a higher purpose than money. Grant Cardone

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

There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. Deepak Chopra

Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful. Martin Yan

Your real job in life is to figure out what it is you are called to do. Oprah Winfrey

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi

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

Perhaps the single most important ingredient in all of life for achieving happiness and fulfillment Purpose. Harvey Volson

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