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Topic: Purpose of Life Quotes - Sayings about Life's Purpose
Purpose of Life Quotes 1 - 2
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
Paul Valery

Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.
Henry David Thoreau

The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Robert Louis Stevenson

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Friederich Nietzsche

Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
Euripides

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcom Forbes

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

The education of the will is the object of our existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
Benjamin Disraeli

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward Phelps

The days that are still to come are the wisest witnesses.
Pindar

However gradual the course of history, there must always be the day, even an hour and minute, when some significant action is performed for the first or last time.
Peter Quennell

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
Confucius

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
D.H. Lawrence

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
Aristotle

Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
E.R. Beadle

Success is never final.
Winston Churchill

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

There is only one way to come into this world; there are too many ways to leave it.
Donald Harington

The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness, though an indefinite concept, is the goal of all rational beings.
Immanuel Kant

It appeared to me obvious that the happiness of mankind should be the aim of all action, and I discovered to my surprise that there were those who thought otherwise.
Bertrand Russell

All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.
Blaise Pascal

Nothing endures but change.
Heraclitus

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
William James

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Buddinton Kelland

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Blaise Pascal

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr Robert Schuller

So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.
Confucius

Such as we are made of, such we be.
William Shakespeare

You only live once- but if you work it right, once is enough.
Joe E. Lewis

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

We teach what we live.
Author unknown

Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.
T.S. Elliot

In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life; it goes on!
Leo Buscaglia

It is better to deserve an honor and not receive it, than to receive one, and not deserve it!
Mark Twain
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