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Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Never be afraid to treat the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else's footsteps.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal.
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.
Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.
A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Every why has a wherefore.
Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
The secret to success is constancy to purpose.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you.
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Anyone can live heroically and successfully for one day. The man who achieves a high purpose makes that day the pattern for all the days of his life.
For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.
I just wake up and say, You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.