50 Purpose quotes that'll help you understand its power

For the things you want to do and the goals you want to achieve, having these thoughts will make you realize that there are reasons for living. People who live with purpose have a mindset that influences their priorities, actions, and decisions. May these quotes about purpose help you acquire inspiration you need to find your purpose in life.

Purpose quotes that'll help you understand its power
1. “When you lost sight of your path, listen for the destination in your heart.” – Katsura Hoshino

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

3. “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

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

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

6. “Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.” – Steve Maraboli

7. “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut

8. “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

9. “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Purpose quotes that'll help you understand its power
10. “Nothing is more creative nor destructive than a brilliant mind with a purpose.” – Dan Brown

11. “I'm not unhappy. Only people with no purpose are unhappy. I've got a purpose.” – Cassandra Clare

12. “If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.” – Thomas Merton

13. “To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.” – Robert M. Pirsig

14. “Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Lauren Bacall
Purpose quotes that'll help you understand its power
15. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” – Rumi

16. “Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.” – Washington Irving

17. “Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose; make a positive difference in someone's life.” – Roy T. Bennett

18. “The fact that you are still alive assures you that God has something for you to accomplish.” – Rodney Winters

19. “There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do. It is really that simple.” – John Connolly
Purpose quotes that'll help you understand its power
20. “Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don't make it wait any longer.” – Steve Maraboli

21. “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” – Rick Warren

22. “I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.” – R.J. Anderson

23. “We have different forms assigned to us in the school of life, different gifts imparted. All is not attractive that is good. Iron is useful, though it does not sparkle like the diamond. Gold has not the fragrance of a flower. So different persons have various modes of excellence, and we must have an eye to all.” – William Wilberforce

24. “Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we've been blessed with.” – Steve Maraboli
Purpose quotes that'll help you understand its power
25. “You will be your best self when you take time to understand what you really need, feel and want.” – Deborah Day

26. “Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly, but merely to be lived. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically lived.” – Mandy Hale

27. “I can’t think of anything more disheartening than living a life without a clear purpose.” – Daniel Willey

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

29. “Right person, wrong timing doesn’t mean God was wrong. It means you were there at the right time to fulfill something else. Look for it.” – Shannon L. Alder

30. “Sometimes it's the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.” – Steve Maraboli

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31. “Find the thing you want to do most intensely, make sure that’s it, and do it with all your might. If you live, well and good. If you die, well and good. Your purpose is done.” – H.G. Wells

32. “A man may plant a tree for a number of reasons. Perhaps he likes trees. Perhaps he wants shelter. Or perhaps he knows that someday he may need the firewood.” – Joanne Harris

33. “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

34. “To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

36. “Just because you got money doesn't mean you're going to be happy, and just because you can buy everything in the world doesn't mean you're going to find your purpose.” – Logic

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

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

39. “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

40. “It doesn't matter what you did or where you were. It matters where you are and what you're doing. Get out there. Sing the song in your heart, and never let anyone shut you up.” – Steve Maraboli

41. “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

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

43. “The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.” – Mahatma Gandhi

44. “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

45. “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

46. “The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.” – Dalai Lama

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

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

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

50. “Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.” – J.D. Stroube

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