Purpose Quotes (94) Spiritual Sayings

Summary:  Purpose Definition - Your spiritual life and spiritual purpose are intertwined in your day-to-day life. You may not realize it but your spiritual life is reflected in every decision you make. It motivates your actions and compels you to perform daily tasks. 


“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

“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” 
~ Siddhārtha Gautama

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” 
~ Robert Byrne

“We make our purpose.” 
~ Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God Quotes 

“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.” 
~ Steve Maraboli

“To live with purpose, 
To say the courageous thing, 
To celebrate the simple gift, 
To follow your dreams, 
This is a happy life.” 
~ Wayland Henry

“Figure out your passion. What floats your boat, rings your bell, lights your tree? A life without passion is possible, but not desirable. Have you really lived at all if you have not lived with passion? Without it would a masterpiece be possible? I don’t think so. With purpose, cause and passion, there is no way the end you envision will not become the reality you live.” 
~ Toni Sorenson 

“Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” 
~ Criss Jami, Venus in Arms 

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

“The key to a happy life is to have accomplishments to be proud of and purpose to look forward to, and at the moment I had both. How wonderful it was to be me.” 
~ Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter 

“great minds have purposes; others have wishes” 
~ Washington Irving 

“The key to a happy life is to have accomplishments to be proud of and purpose to look forward to, and at the moment I had both. How wonderful it was to be me.” 
~ Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter 

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
~ Mortimer Adler 

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

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the
best which is within us
~ Marianne Williamson 

The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
The joy of life is to love
~ William Arthur Ward 

The living self has one purpose only: 
to come into its own fullness of being, 
as a tree comes into full blossom, 
or a bird into spring beauty, 
or a tiger into lustre. 
~  D.H. Lawrence 

The supreme purpose and goal for human life…is to cultivate love. 
~  Ramakrishna 

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. 
~ Mitch Albom 

Happiness is living by inner purpose, not by outer pressures. 
~ David Augsberger 

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. 
~ Sir Cecil Beaton 

I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I’m here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it. 
~ Dietrich Bondoeffer 

Blessed is he who has found his work. 
~ Thomas Carlyle 

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 ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals. 
~ Deepak Chopra 

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. 
~ William Cowper 

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. 
~ Charles Du Bos 

Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God’s work, peacefully and harmoniously. 
~ Wayne Dyer 

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. 
~ Wayne Dyer 

HWhether in the intellectual pursuits of science or in the mystical pursuits of the spirit, the light beckons ahead, and the purpose surging in our nature responds. 
~ Arthur Eddington 

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

Inspiration Deficit Disorder is about losing your vitality and purpose, and forgetting your original source of love and potential. It's about the cost of being disconnected and unaware of your own unique talents, needs, and destiny. 
~ Jonathan H. Ellerby 

Luck is tenacity of purpose. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. 
~ Mahatma Gandhi  

When you work, you fulfill a part of earth's fondest dream assigned to you when that dream is born. 
~ Kahlil Gibran Quotes  

I am not afraid…I was born to do this. 
~ Joan of Ark 

It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined. 
~ Henry James 

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. 
~ William James 

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Stay hungry. Stay foolish. 
~ Steve Jobs 

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is giving your gift away. 
~ David Viscott 

Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God's long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles. 
~ Luci Shaw 

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

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. 
~ George Bernard Shaw 

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. 
~ Robin Sharma 

Purpose is the most powerful motivator in the world. The secret of passion truly is purpose. 
~ Robin Sharma 

One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world. 
~ Hannah Senesh 

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. 
~ John Ruskin 

The soul is here for its own joy. 
~ Rumi 

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. 
~ Rumi 

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

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being. 
~ Carl Jung 

The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its supreme purpose through him. 
~ Carl Jung 

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. 
~ Helen Keller 

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

The most common form of despair is not being who you are… 
~ Søren Kierkegaard 

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. 
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 

Our world is incomplete until each one of us discovers what moves us - our passion. No other person can hear our calling. We must listen and act on it for ourselves. 
~ Richard J. Leider 

There is no right path. Only the one that allows you to sleep soundly and wake up excited. 
~ Jennifer Louden 

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. 
~ Abraham Maslow 

Work for your own soul’s sake. 
~ Edgar Lee Masters 

We must not only give what we have, we must give what we are. 
~ Desire-Joseph Mercier 

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. 
~ Henry Miller 

Every single thing you've been through in your life has had a purpose. 
~ Beth Moore 

Nothing will kill what you've been called to do more than comparing yourself to someone else. 
~ Beth Moore 

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? 
~ Caroline Myss 

None of us needs instruction in how to recognize what your heart is saying. We do need guidance, however, on how to have the courage to follow those feelings, since they will force us to change our lives in any case. But consider the consequences of not listening to the heart's guidance: depression, confusion, and the wretched feeling that we are not on our life's true path, but viewing it from a distance. 
~ Caroline Myss 

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. 
~ Earl Nightingale 

If you live the life you love, you will receive shelter and blessings. Sometimes the great famine of blessings in and around us derives from the fact that we are not living the life we love; rather, we are living the life that is expected of us. We have fallen out of rhythm with the secret signature and light of our own nature. 
~ John O’Donohue 

your destiny. You were created for joy. Pay attention to what brings you joy and take joyful actions daily. Creative action equals joy attraction. Joy is the path to your true purpose. 
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly 

Living with passion and purpose is about doing what ‘lights you up’ and makes your heart sing. It’s NOT about money. It’s about something much more rare and precious. It’s about shining your light in a way only YOU can do it in this world! 
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly 

Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. 
~ Mary Lou Retton 

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. They only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. 
~ Anthony Robbins 

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. 
~ Nora Roberts 

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. 
~ Rumi   

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
~ Author Unknown 

Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music. 
~ Mac Anderson 

If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential. 
~ Joseph Campbell 

Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf. 
~ Alan Cohen 

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 

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. 
~ Khalil Gibran 

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. 
~ Carl Jung 

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

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

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 

Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose. 
~ Bo Bennett 

Every path serves a purpose. 
~ Gene Oliver 

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 purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. 
~ Mortimer Adler 

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