117+ 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.

If you’re searching for top encouraging quotes and popular light quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of empowering persistence quotes, greatest miracle quotes and famous fate quotes.

Most Famous Purpose Quotes

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

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

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

purpose quotes

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 first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don’t mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead. – Ken Blanchard

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

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

Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live. – Criss Jami

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

You have a masterpiece inside you, you know. One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be. If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you. – Gordon Mackenzie

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

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

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

Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs. – Frederick Buechner

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

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 purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

The self is made, not given. – Barbara Myerhoff

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

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

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

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

The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence. – Alan Cohen

Everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking. – Theodore Roosevelt

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

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing. – Oriah

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

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

There is a purpose to our lives that each day tugs at our sleeve as an annoying distraction. – Robert Brault

The purpose of life is to glorify God in both good and hard times alike. – T. B. Joshua

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

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

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. – George Bernard Shaw

Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18

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

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

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

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

You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires. – Marcia Wieder

A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker. – David Hume

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

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

Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run-in the long-run, I say!-success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it – Viktor Frankl

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

The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do. – Pau (Pablo) Casals

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

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

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

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

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. – Robert Bryne

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

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. – Leo C. Rosten

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best. – David O. McKay

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. – Leo Rosten

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

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

Success is… knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others. – John C. Maxwell

You can accept reality, or you can persist in your purpose until reality accepts you. – Robert Brault

Man is fulfilling the purpose of existence who no longer needs to have any purpose except to live. That is to say, who is content. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

It is absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like in order to go on spending time doing things you don’t like and teaching your children to follow in the same track. – Alan Watts

I don’t think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for. – Norman Mailer

When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny. – Ralph Buchanan

The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world. – Bill Drayton

People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. – Simon Sinek

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

Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you. – Anthony Robbins

Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart. – Gordon B. Hinckley

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. – Gautama Buddha

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

Why did you get out of bed this morning, and why should anyone care? – Simon Sinek

I believe each of us has a mission in life, and that one cannot truly be living their most fulfilled life until they recognize this mission and dedicate their life to pursuing it. – Blake Mycoskie

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama

Passion is so much more than a feeling. It’s living in the meaningful and joy-filled zone of ‘being’ and ‘doing’ your life’s purpose. – Kent Julian

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. – Marian Wright Edelman

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

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. – Billy Sunday

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

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. – Aristotle

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

There is a design and a purpose for each of our lives. Living unaware of that is sad, but dying unaware of it is a tragedy. – Lou Engle

To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind. – Seneca

Life is a promise; fulfill it. – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Picasso

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. – Buddah

The only purpose of our lives consists in waking each other up and being there for each other. – Johanna Paungger

If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish. – Marian Anderson

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. – David Viscott

Our purpose in life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. – Dalai Lama

Happy are those whose purpose has found them. – Anonymous

When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny. – Ralph Buchanan

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness. – Deepak Chopra

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

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

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

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

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer

But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together. – Bram Stoker

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

The purpose of life is to know God. – Wayne Dyer

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it – Buddha

As you open yourself to living at your edge, your deepest purpose will slowly begin to make itself known. – David Deida

Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs. – Frederick Buechner

To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Share Your Opinion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.