Quotation Explorer - 'Purposes'

When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes. - Thomas S. Monson
God is not against money, He is against the money being used outside His purposes. - Sunday Adelaja
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. - Louis D. Brandeis
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
Happiness is the ultimate purpose of all purposes of life. - Debasish Mridha
Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes. - Theodore Dreiser
Time is redeemed when you make the most of your life by fulfilling God’s purposes. - Elizabeth George
I want to know we're not pushing children toward the traditions of life, but instead cultivating them to grow in their own specific purposes, and make the dreams of their youth become realities as they age. - Ashley Ormon
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washington Irving
Depend on it. God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so. - James Hudson Taylor
Real success is not rooted in positions, places or possessions, but in fulfilment of God's purposes for our lives. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Choice Theory explains that, for all practical purposes, we choose everything we do. - William Glasser
One of the greatest purposes a man/woman can ever be indulged in is the positive evolution of self for the selfless service to humanity. - Ufuoma Apoki
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction. - Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness is not the simple purpose of life but it is the ultimate purpose of all purposes of life. - Debasish Mridha
In God’s hands, the ingredients of our lives will always work out ultimately for our good and, even better, for His eternal purposes. - Elizabeth George
We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends. - Kami Garcia
My creed on the subject of slavery is short. Slavery per se is not sin. It is a social condition ordained from the beginning of the world for the wisest purposes, benevolent and disciplinary, by Divine Wisdom. - Samuel Morse
Values carry the message of shared purposes, standards and conceptions of what is worth living for and what is worth striving for. - Anita Roddick
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience. - Gary L. Francione
If we've deluded ourselves into thinking that our angry mass emails or conversation-stopping talking points serve as a ministry or carry out the purposes of God, we need to slow down and take a breath. - David Dark
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private rants of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
We are in the Dark to one another's Purposes and Intendments, and there are a thousand Intrigues in our little Matters, which will not presently confess their Design, even to sagacious Inquisitors... - Joseph Glanville
Being creative, joyful, happy, and beloved are the ultimate purposes of a profound life. - Debasish Mridha
Most of what you do to fulfill God’s purposes will require acts of faith. - Jim George
If either man or woman would realize that the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble thoughts and hopes and purposes; by having something to do and something to live for that is worthy of humanity, and which, by expanding and symmetry to the body which contains it.
Scatter the names of all those who have ever lived over the surface of the knowable cosmos, and it would remain, for all purposes, as unnamed as it was before the small, anomalous flicker of human life appeared on this small, wildly atypical planet. - Marilynne Robinson
To some extent a life of celibacy is a picture of how all of us are to live, containing our passions for God’s purposes. - Eric Metaxas
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions. - Unknown
An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile. - George Bernard Shaw
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes. - Kenneth Hildebrand
If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart. - Oswald Chambers
The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes. - Henry Kissinger
Believe in your purposes. Define yourself endlessly. - Debasish Mridha
The highest goal of a leader is to help others fulfill their purposes in life. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
I now see my life, not as a slow shaping of achievment to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery of a purpose which I did not know. - Joanna Field
Education has multiple purposes, but learning how to ask essential questions and how to challenge dogma,tradition, and injustice in appropriate and constructive ways is its highest purposes. - Gregory S. Prince, Jr.
Strength of my heart, I need not fail,Not mind to fear but to obey,With such a Leader, who could quail?Thou art as Thou wert yesterday.Strength of my heart, I rest in Thee,Fulfil Thy purposes through me. - Amy Carmichael
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
When I was earning, saving, and spending, I felt poor. When I started to give away some of my earning for good purposes, abundance filled my heart. - Debasish Mridha
Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is. - Jean-Paul Sartre
The prime purposes of our lives is to help others, love others, and be kind to others. - Debasish Mridha
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness. - William Hazlitt
In other words, for purposes of sex discrimination law, to be a woman means either to be like a man or like a lady. We have to meet either the male standard for males or the male standard for females. - Catharine MacKinnon
God’s road for us may not be one that appears successful from our human vantage point, yet serves as part of his divine plan to fulfill his purposes in our lives. - Dillon Burroughs
Of all the purposes of education, I think the most useful is this: It prepares you to keep yourself entertained. It gives you a better chance of an interesting job. - Roger Ebert
Most people think confidence lies in an excessive rehearsal. It’s true that man has to prepare, plan and practice before projecting his purposes. But a time must definitely arrive when man has to put an end to learning and rehearsal and start practicing what he spent time learning. - Israelmore Ayivor
Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day. - Stephen Jay Gould
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
To accomplish your goals and purposes in life you must be constantly refreshed by Him. - Sunday Adelaja
We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. - Gary L. Francione
The true understanding of life and its purposes comes from an understanding of consciousness. - Debasish Mridha
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. - Saul Steinberg
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