Purpose of Life

You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
Ehrmann, Max

Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our lives.
Anonymous

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Schweitzer, Albert

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
Borysenko, Joan

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.
Ruskin, John

An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
Michener, James

Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes
Irving, Washington

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose
Leider, Richard

You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny.
The Upanishads

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Cather, Willa

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Shakespeare, William

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
King, Martin Luther

Each small task of everyday is part of the total harmony of the universe.
St. Theresa of Lisieux

Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
Paul Valery

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
Harry Truman

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Malcom Forbes

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
Aristophanes

Nature does nothing uselessly.
Aristotle

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Buddinton Kelland

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine

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