50+ 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

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 to purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love – I think that’s the meaning of this human experience. Steve Gleason

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

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

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

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. Chantal Sutherland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chase your passion, not your pension. Denis Waitley

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 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

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

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

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

Inspirational Purpose Quotes

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

It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life. Bryant H. McGill

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

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

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

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

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

When you find your WHY, you don’t hit snooze no more! You find a way to make it happen! Eric Thomas

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

The self is made, not given. Barbara Myerhoff

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

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