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77 Quotes to Help You Find Your Life Purpose (GUIDE)

13 of the Most Inspiring Quotes About Living Your Life on Purpose

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. - Viktor Frankl
Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. – Viktor Frankl
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. - Oprah Winfrey
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. – Oprah Winfrey
It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. - Winston S. Churchill
It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. – Winston S. Churchill
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. - Dalai Lama
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. – Dalai Lama
Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life. - Tom Thiss
Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life. – Tom Thiss
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. - James Allen
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. – James Allen
The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. - Terry Orlick
The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. – Terry Orlick
The self is made, not given. - Barbara Myerhoff
The self is made, not given. – Barbara Myerhoff
When you find your WHY, you don't hit snooze no more! You find a way to make it happen! - Eric Thomas
When you find your WHY, you don’t hit snooze no more! You find a way to make it happen! – Eric Thomas
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. - W. Clement Stone
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone
Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose. - Mary Anne Radmacher
Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose. – Mary Anne Radmacher
I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned. - Michael J. Fox
I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned. – Michael J. Fox

29 Uplifting Quotes on Purpose to Empower you

The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.”

Barbara Hall
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The secret of success is constancy to purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy to purpose. – Benjamin Disraeli
We all have a purpose in life, and when you find yours you will recognize it. - Catherine Pulsifer
We all have a purpose in life, and when you find yours you will recognize it. – Catherine Pulsifer
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. - Paulo Coelho
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. – Paulo Coelho
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. - Michel de Montaigne
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. – Michel de Montaigne
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. - Bryant H. McGill
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for. – Bryant H. McGill

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.”

Denis Waitley
Success demands singleness of purpose. - Vince Lombardi
Success demands singleness of purpose. – Vince Lombardi
The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you discover the reason why. - Mark Twain
The two most important days in life are the day you born and the day you discover the reason why. – Mark Twain
If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. - Jack Canfield
If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily. – Jack Canfield
What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question. - Margaret Atwood
What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question. – Margaret Atwood
Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful; it has brought you to where you are now. - Iyanla Vanzant
Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful; it has brought you to where you are now. – Iyanla Vanzant
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washingtom Irving
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. – Washington Irving
The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. - Thomas Carlyle
The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. – Thomas Carlyle
People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life. - John C. Maxwell
People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life. – John C. Maxwell
Our lives matter. No matter what people tell you otherwise. God created everything for a purpose. - Edric Prim
Our lives matter. No matter what people tell you otherwise. God created everything for a purpose. – Edric Prim
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. - Robert Byrne
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. – Robert Byrne
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. - John F. Kennedy
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy
I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift. - Steven Pinker
I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift. – Steven Pinker
Find your purpose daily and live life to the fullest and never give up. - M.D. Eger
Find your purpose daily and live life to the fullest and never give up. – M.D. Eger
When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist. - Wayne Dyer
When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist. – Wayne Dyer
True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. - Helen Keller
True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. - Maya Angelou
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. – Maya Angelou
I believe we're all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose. - Ellen Degeneres
I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose. – Ellen Degeneres
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced; live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. - Indian Proverb
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced; live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. – Indian Proverb
The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. - Charles Dickens
The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. – Charles Dickens
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. - Mary Kay Ash
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. – Mary Kay Ash
Knowing your life purpose is the first step toward living a truly conscious life. A life purpose provides us with a clear goal, a set finish line that you truly want to reach. - Simon Foster
Knowing your life purpose is the first step toward living a truly conscious life. A life purpose provides us with a clear goal, a set finish line that you truly want to reach. – Simon Foster

35 Inspirational Quotes on the Power of Purpose

Discovering your purpose is the most significant thing you will do in your life, and you, your loved ones, and the world will be better off because you went on this journey.”

Mastin Kipp
Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18
If we are to truly understand the point and purpose of our lives, we must first start to grasp the overarching storyline of the Bible. - Matt Click
If we are to truly understand the point and purpose of our lives, we must first start to grasp the overarching storyline of the Bible. – Matt Click
Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. - John D. Rockefeller
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. – John D. Rockefeller
Nothing will divert me from my purpose. - Abraham Lincoln
Nothing will divert me from my purpose. – Abraham Lincoln

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”

Abraham Lincoln
You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. - Margaret Young
You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. – Margaret Young
The days, the weeks and months that you’re most lit up is when you’re full on purpose. - Grant Cardone
The days, the weeks and months that you’re most lit up is when you’re full on purpose. – Grant Cardone
Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be. - Abraham Maslow
Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be. – Abraham Maslow
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing - Oriah
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dream of meeting your heart’s longing – Oriah
Each of us is born for a purpose, and we want our lives to matter. I don't think it's unique to only some of us; it's a longing of every human being. - Garrett Gravesen
Each of us is born for a purpose, and we want our lives to matter. I don’t think it’s unique to only some of us; it’s a longing of every human being. – Garrett Gravesen
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better. - Robert F. Kennedy
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better. – Robert F. Kennedy
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. - James Allen
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it. – James Allen

It is absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like in order to go on spending time doing things you don’t like and teaching your children to follow in the same track.”

Alan Watts
Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. – Jalaluddin Rumi
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown
There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose, or definite goal at which to aim. - Napoleon Hill
There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose, or definite goal at which to aim. – Napoleon Hill
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. - Billy Sunday
More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. – Billy Sunday
People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. - Simon Sinek
People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. – Simon Sinek
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. - Picasso
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Picasso
Inspiration in life is born when we have a purpose. - Daniel Longwe
Inspiration in life is born when we have a purpose. – Daniel Longwe
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. - Buddha
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. – Buddha
At a very early age, I developed a belief that we're all here to contribute something unique, that deep within each of us lies a special gift. - Tony Robbins
At a very early age, I developed a belief that we’re all here to contribute something unique, that deep within each of us lies a special gift. – Tony Robbins
To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind. - Seneca
To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind. – Seneca
When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny. - Ralph Buchanan
When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny. – Ralph Buchanan
As you open yourself to living at your edge, your deepest purpose will slowly begin to make itself known. - David Deida
As you open yourself to living at your edge, your deepest purpose will slowly begin to make itself known. – David Deida
Life is a promise; fulfill it. - Mother Teresa
Life is a promise; fulfill it. – Mother Teresa
Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs. - Frederick Buechner
Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s needs. – Frederick Buechner
Perhaps the single most important ingredient in all of life for achieving happiness and fulfillment: Purpose - Harvey Volson
Perhaps the single most important ingredient in all of life for achieving happiness and fulfillment: Purpose – Harvey Volson
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. - Marian Wright Edelman
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. – Marian Wright Edelman
The purpose of life is to know God. - Wayne Dyer
The purpose of life is to know God. – Wayne Dyer

Conclusion

Life purpose is not something that only religious people who meditate and chant in cave gets.

A life purpose is simply your life’s message – the reasons you get up in the morning.

It is crucial to know your life purpose because it dictates your daily decisions and it ultimately guides your characters and behaviors.

Without purpose, you will have no clear direction and your life ceases to have meaning.

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