20 Quotes on Purpose

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On Tuesday I published a post on “What is the Power of Purpose?”  in advance of an important gathering for over 100 women and men who have a shared purpose to support girls and women.  In doing research for this event I of course searched for great quotes on purpose, enjoy!

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  1. “The purpose of life on earth is that the soul should grow- so grow! By doing what is right.” – Zelda Fitzgerald
  2. “Happy are those whose purpose has found them.” – Anonymous
  3. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”- Gautama Buddha
  4. “You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” – Steven Maraboli
  5. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Bryne
  6. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – Bishop TD Jakes
  7. “I Believe a purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J Fox
  8. “When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny.” – Ralph Buchanan
  9. “To have no set purpose in one’s life is the harlotry of the will.” – Stephen MacKenna
  10. “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving
  11. “The Meaning of life is to find your gift. The Purpose of life is to give it away” -William Shakespeare
  12. “Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.” -Anonymous
  13. “Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs.”      – Frederick Buechner
  14. “If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.” – Marian Anderson
  15. “To explore what it would mean to live fully, sensually alive and passionately on purpose, I have to drop my preconceived ideas of who and what I am.” – Dawna Markova
  16. “To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  17. “Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “Many people 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
  19. “Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
  20. “Purpose is the quality we choose to shape our lives around.” – Richard J. Leider

And a great one I heard  today from guest speaker Kim Azzarelli author of the soon to be released book Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose.

“When we put purpose first, everything else lights up.”

Have a great Day!

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