Quotes Worth Memorizing: “Purpose”

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“The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
– Frederick Buchener

nietzsche

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

shedd

“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
– William Shedd

DL-Moody

“Moses spent 40 years thinking he was somebody; 40 years learning he was nobody; and 40 years, discovering what God can do with a nobody.”
– D.L. Moody

frankl

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be re­placed, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Viktor Frankl

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“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.”
― John Stuart Mill

eleanor roosevelt

 “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 ralph waldo emerson

“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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

fyodor dostoyevsky

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

Leo Tolstoy

“Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.”
―Leo Tolstoy

 Henry David Thoreau

“Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.”
― Henry David Thoreau

 

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Question: What’s Your Purpose Statement?