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

Tags: Learning, Minds  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.

Tags: Culture, Life  ✍ Author: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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

Tags: Single, Yourself  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Failure, Strong  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.

Tags: Good, Together  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The purpose of all wars, is peace.

Tags: Peace, Wars  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Tags: Happiness, Happy  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

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

Tags: Happiness, True  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Tags: Courage, Enough  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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

Tags: Friendship, Spirit  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

Tags: Far, Possible  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Tags: Devil, Scripture  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.

Tags: Education, True  ✍ Author: Leonard Bailey

What drives me is exploration with a purpose, more the classic Royal Geographical Society genre.

Tags: Classic, Society  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.

Tags: Dead, Used  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

I clearly believe a lot more than some of my coalition colleagues - Tories - in redistribution and using the tax system for that purpose. I also believe in the government having an active role in the economy, which is having an industrial strategy. I'm not a believer in laissez-faire.

Tags: Government, System  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.

Tags: Her, Nature  ✍ Author: John Cage

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.

Tags: Child, Makes  ✍ Author: Ken Calvert

The sensors have many potential practical uses - in Government buildings, train carriages, cargo containers, on a soldier's lapel - and are a thousand times cheaper than current sensors that are used for the same purpose.

Tags: Government, Soldier  ✍ Author: Anne Campbell

I don't belong to any clubs, and I dislike club mentality of any kind, even feminism - although I do relate to the purpose and point of feminism. More in the work of older feminists, really, like Germaine Greer.

Tags: Older, Work  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

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.

Tags: Life, Vision  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

Tags: Said, She  ✍ Author: George Carlin

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Tags: Best, Picture  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.

Tags: Common, Education  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Justice is the set and constant purpose which gives every man his due.

Tags: Constant, Justice  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill
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Every successful enterprise has a very clear strategic purpose.

Tags: Clear, Successful  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the purpose of improving our economic performance, for improving the delivery of health care, for raising educational standards.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

Tags: Today, Together  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I've moved about 10 times over the past 15 years. I don't move for the sole purpose of getting rid of stuff. I'm not crazy. I also move so that I never have to wash any windows.

Tags: Crazy, Past  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

Tags: Secret, Success  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

Tags: Existence, Human  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

Tags: Business, Create  ✍ Author: Peter Drucker

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.

Tags: Fashion, Universe  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

Tags: Best, Design  ✍ Author: Charles Eames

Semi-automatic weapons have no socially redeeming purpose.

Tags: Redeeming, Weapons  ✍ Author: Marian Wright Edelman

Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.

Tags: Learn, Together  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The purpose is clear. It is safety with solvency. The country is entitled to both.

Tags: Both, Country  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The fishes are also employed for the same purpose on any yard, which happens to be sprung or fractured. Thus their form, application, and utility are exactly like those of the splinters applied to a broken limb in surgery.

Tags: Broken, Happens  ✍ Author: Giovanni Falcone

Rhyme is a mnemonic device, an aid to the memory. And some poems are themselves mnemonics, that is to say, the whole purpose of the poem is to enable us to remember some information.

Tags: Remember, Whole  ✍ Author: James Fenton

If you take a print magazine with a million person circulation, and a blog with a devout readership of 1 million, for the purpose of selling anything that can be sold online, the blog is infinitely more powerful, because it's only a click away.

Tags: Away, Powerful  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Tags: Children, Yourself  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

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

Tags: Education, Mind  ✍ Author: Malcolm Forbes

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Tags: Education, Mind  ✍ Author: Malcolm Forbes

Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.

Tags: God, Here  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Consular cards were not designed to be identification and no treaty recognizes them as such. Legal travelers, visitors and long-term residents carried passports, visas or green cards for that purpose.

Tags: Green, Legal  ✍ Author: Elton Gallegly

All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,' 'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted.

Tags: President, Wanted  ✍ Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay

The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world.

Tags: Government, Great  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.

Tags: Above, Serve  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.

Tags: Firm, Men  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many people flounder about in life because they do not have a purpose, an objective toward which to work.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: George Halas

An uplifting sense of purpose is more than an impetus for individual accomplishment, it is also a necessary insurance policy against expediency and impropriety.

Tags: Against, Sense  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

If corporate leaders and their acolytes are not slaves to some meritorious social purpose, they run the risk of being enslaved by their own ignoble appetites.

Tags: Risk, Social  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.

Tags: Innovation, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.

Tags: Future, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Herbie Hancock

Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.

Tags: Knowledge, Win  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.

Tags: Forget, Human  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

There are many alternatives to embryonic stem cell research, alternatives with great potential. We need to support these and oppose creating life for the sole purpose of destroying it.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

Simplicity is not the absence of clutter, that's a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product. The absence of clutter is just a clutter-free product. That's not simple.

Tags: Place, Simple  ✍ Author: Igor Ivanov

When I was up there at the plate, my purpose was to get on base anyway I could, whether by hitting or by getting hit.

Tags: Getting, Whether  ✍ Author: Shoeless Joe Jackson

So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God.

Tags: God, Wife  ✍ Author: Warren Jeffs

Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.

Tags: Put, Success  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.

Tags: Action, Necessary  ✍ Author: Immanuel Kant

It does not follow that the meaning must be given from above; that life and suffering must come neatly labeled; that nothing is worth while if the world is not governed by a purpose.

Tags: Life, Suffering  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

Thirdly, even if we assume that the world is governed by purpose, we need only add that this purpose - or, if there are several, at least one of them - is not especially intent on preventing suffering, whether it is indifferent to suffering or actually rejoices in it.

Tags: Suffering, Whether  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument, and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument, we run the risk of using it with a purpose for which it was not made for, and in this way we may degrade it.

Tags: May, Risk  ✍ Author: Jacques Lacan

A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.

Tags: Education, Said  ✍ Author: Joseph Lancaster

Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.

Tags: Good, Sense  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

Success demands singleness of purpose.

Tags: Demands, Success  ✍ Author: Vince Lombardi

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.

Tags: View, Woman  ✍ Author: Sophia Loren

If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.

Tags: Archbishop, Sense  ✍ Author: Harold MacMillan

The task which we have set ourselves is simply to show why and for what purpose we hold that standpoint during most of our lives, and why and for what purpose we are provisionally obliged to abandon it.

Tags: Show, Why  ✍ Author: Ernst Mach

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

Tags: Keep, State  ✍ Author: James Madison

The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.

Tags: Art, Moral  ✍ Author: Norman Mailer

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.

Tags: Here, Life  ✍ Author: Norman Mailer

Brands are facing a new competitive landscape in which self-definition, core values and purpose will increasingly define their ability to reach customers that only allow what is meaningful in their lives to pass through their filter.

Tags: Lives, Values  ✍ Author: Daniel Mainwaring

Integrate purpose into your for-profit business model through a long term commitment to a cause that is aligned with your core values and those of your community.

Tags: Business, Values  ✍ Author: Daniel Mainwaring

The most potentially transformative impact of social media is its ability to encourage brands to marry profit and purpose. The reason brands participate is that such outreach earns those companies social currency enabling them to start or participate in conversations that connect them to consumers in meaningful ways.

Tags: Reason, Start  ✍ Author: Daniel Mainwaring

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.

Tags: Become, Here  ✍ Author: Og Mandino

Gen. Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children. Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose, and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.

Tags: Children, Support  ✍ Author: Knute Nelson

To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Tags: Forget, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.

Tags: Children, Eat  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad.

Tags: Along, War  ✍ Author: Kenzaburo Oe

Every path serves a purpose.

Tags: Path, Serves  ✍ Author: Gene Oliver

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.

Tags: Human, Light  ✍ Author: Laurence Olivier

It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.

Tags: Annoying, Honest  ✍ Author: James Otis

To what purpose is it to be artificially happy on the surface?

Tags: Happy, Surface  ✍ Author: Anne Parillaud

We all serve a purpose. My purpose isn't to be rejected. My purpose isn't to think small or to be introverted. This door closed is literally pushing me to the next door.

Tags: Door, Small  ✍ Author: Nate Parker

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.

Tags: Life, Meaning  ✍ Author: Trey Parker

With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Tags: Passion, Poetry  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

Tags: Criticism, Friend  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.

Tags: Happiness, Possible  ✍ Author: Marcel Proust

The purpose of the ADA was to provide clear and comprehensive national standards to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. As a result, individuals with disabilities are now able to live in their homes and have access to new careers.

Tags: Able, Against  ✍ Author: Jim Ramstad

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Tags: Greater, Life  ✍ Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you.

Tags: Happen, Old  ✍ Author: Andy Rooney

It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.

Tags: Makes, Spends  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.

Tags: May, Universe  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

If you have a sense of style and purpose and will you don't want to compromise.

Tags: Compromise, Sense  ✍ Author: Vidal Sassoon

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

Tags: Happy, Life  ✍ Author: Charles M. Schulz

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.

Tags: Consists, Human  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

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