'What is the purpose of the universe?' is a silly question.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
Henry Ward Beecher
A purpose of our lives is to broaden what we can understand and say and therefore be.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
After a point of time, when you get success and fame, money and everything, the purpose of life has to be redefined. For me, I think that purpose is to build bridges. Artists can do that very easily, more than politicians.
A. R. Rahman
After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.
P. J. O'Rourke
All revolutions are spiritual at the source. All my activities have the sole purpose of achieving a union of hearts.
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Any time we are misused or used for a purpose other than what God intended us for, it's damaging.
Anyone who has had the experience of going through American security checks knows the purpose of these checks is not to make you safer; it's just to annoy you.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.
Certain food-based biofuels like biodiesel have always been a bad idea. Others like corn ethanol have served a useful purpose and essentially are obsoleting themselves.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
W. Clement Stone
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy
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