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Purposes Quotes

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We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Related topics: Inspirational Values Purpose

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too
often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
- Andrew Jackson

 

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds -
the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes -
and you try to bring the two together.
- Mitchell Kapor

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

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Music is intended and designed for sentient beings
that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun

Is the system going to flatten you out
and deny you your humanity,
or are you going to be able to make use of the system
to the attainment of human purposes?
- Joseph Campbell

Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
- Alexander John Ellis

In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable
acts of cruelty against one another.
- J. William Fulbright

There were scenes that just for length purposes,
and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great,
don't make it much longer than about 90 minutes.
- John Badham

I'm into music for all different sorts of purposes.
- Tom Jenkinson

Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious
or subconscious tendencies,
form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The world is not looking for servants,
there are plenty of these, but for masters,
men who form their purposes and then carry them out,
let the consequences be what they may.
- Woodrow Wilson

If I have not read a book before, it is,
for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it
was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
- William Hazlitt

But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much,
then the real value of money is better measured for
some purposes in labour than in commodities.
- Alfred Marshall

Where there are large powers with little ambition...
nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
- Jonathan Swift

The EU should have consolidated its different presences
and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
- Emma Bonino

For all practical purposes I left home when I was 7.
- Jean Stafford

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns
out the most important thing in the end.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation
and development of a human fetus for the purposes of
later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs.
- Nathan Deal

Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists
on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.
- Christopher Lasch

In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate
and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying
others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.
- Heather Donahue

Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism,
is easy to misuse for political purposes.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

I mean, I tend to do my own thing, and that usually
crosses purposes with everyone around me.
- Shirley Manson

Many good purposes lie in the churchyard.
- Philip Massinger

The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes,
but must convince international public opinion of that.
- Shirin Ebadi

A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is,
therefore, a thinker.
- Andrew Bernstein

We were therefore obliged to unload our boats of their
cargoes and pass them empty over the falls by means
of long cords which we had provided for such purposes.
- William Henry Ashley

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

The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be,
for all practical purposes, infinite.
- George Leonard

Every novelist has a different purpose -
and often several purposes which might even be contradictory.
- Irwin Shaw

The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it,
and the means can never be considered in isolation form their purposes.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Quicksilver is used for many purposes;
without it,
neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.
- Marcus V. Pollio

For psychological purposes the most important differences
in conation are those in virtue of which the object
is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
- Samuel Alexander

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals,
principles and purposes.
- Robert Shea

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted,
or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view,
any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

What we call a democratic society might be defined
for certain purposes as one in which the majority is
always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
- Walter Lippmann

Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen,
women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds.
- Kate Smith

My reputation is too important to put it aside for
purposes of some friendship.
We have a job to do.
- Stephanie Tubbs Jones

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go
to public places on the same terms and conditions as
other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.
- John Ashcroft

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve
all the purposes of vice,
in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
- Joseph Butler

Life does more than adapt to the Earth.
It changes the Earth to its own purposes.
- James Lovelock

To have united the purposes of an entire Nation,
is the great historical achievement of the man in whose
strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people.
- Gustav Krupp

It does not just happen.
It is disclosed by science that practically one-half
of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.
- Alva Myrdal

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes,
they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop

The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes,
dead-letter days.
- Charles Lamb

Every program has two purposes: The one for which it
was written and another for which it wasn't.
- Alan Perlis

The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
- Pablo Casals

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general
who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying,
and thereby they achieve great results.
- Sun Tzu

It's very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear
weapons for offensive purposes.
They don't need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.
- Kim Y. Sam

Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes
which turns them into confusion and is the chief source
of every error in our lives.
- Sarah Fielding

No experience is a cause of success or failure.
We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences,
so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
- Alfred Adler

I'm just beginning to direct.
For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me.
- Mark Harmon

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect
liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them?
- Horace

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular
feeling about the family,
they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism
of family values for their own purposes.
- Christopher Lasch

So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio
with technicians who've done amazing things to my board
and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.
- Billy Sherwood

The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes.
I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.
- David Foster Wallace

The life of the creative man is lead,
directed and controlled by boredom.
Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
- Susan Sontag

I'm very close to suggesting that Mr. Pitt has now
served as long as he can usefully do so.
He seems to take his foot out of his mouth only for
purposes of changing feet.
- John Dingell

I was a gang leader.
Although, it was a gang for defensive purposes.
It was not a gang to sell drugs.
- Jack Bowman

Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.
- E. Stanley Jones

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

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than
narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment,
depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
- Maimonides

But there is a higher law than the Constitution,
which regulates our authority over the domain,
and devotes it to the same noble purposes.
- William H. Seward

The distinction between children and adults,
while probably useful for some purposes,
is at bottom a specious one, I feel.
There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Our lives our guided by that general conception of
the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes.
- William Kingdon Clifford

Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how
much will be spent for household and other purposes.
Without such planning, things would quickly go awry.
- Walter Ulbricht


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